Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Joshua Sperling wrote A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger. Sperling has held several talks about the book at locations including the London Review of Books, BOZAR, School of Visual Arts, McNally Jackson, and Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Les Beldo published an article in American Ethnologist about whalers, activists, and the power of the state in the Makah whaling conflict.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway gave an invited lecture titled "Figure (of Personhood) Drawing: Pictorial Representations of Signing and Signers in Nepal" on February 15, 2019 at the University of Michigan.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited book talk on February 14, 2019 at Michigan State University's African Studies Center.
Visiting Assistant Professor of History Jiyul Kim was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article "Old Enemies Meet Again on the Battlefield, This Time to Recover the Dead" on a story about the recovery of Korean War remains from the Korean DMZ.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, received an International Security & Foreign Policy grant ($121,311) from the Smith Richardson Foundation to complete her book, The Other Great Game: The "Opening" of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia, which is under contract with Harvard University Press. The book provides a major new "big picture" narrative of the geopolitical context surrounding Korea’s “opening” in the late 19th century that will provide a deep historical context for understanding Northeast Asia's present situation, as well as over the long term.