Meredith Gadsby Invited to Write and Edit Journal Issue
Meredith M. Gadsby was invited to edit a special cluster issue in the Journal of The African Literature Association about the scholarship of Carole Boyce Davies. Gadsby will write the introduction and anchor article.
Alice Blumenfeld Performs at Playhouse Square
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld performs in Tablao Flamenco: Del Campo at Playhouse Square.
Chanda Feldman Publishes in Arkansas International
Chanda Feldman, assistant professor of creative writing, published a new poem in the Arkansas International Spring 2019, issue 06.
Alexia Hudson-Ward Appointed to Advisory Board
Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries Alexia Hudson-Ward has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. The aim of the fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts.
Steve Crowley Works on Manuscript
Steve Crowley will spend June at the Aleksanteri Institute for Russian Studies at the University of Helskinki, Finland. There he will be working to complete a manuscript on "Stability Amid Stagnation: The Politics of Labor and Deindustrialization in Putin's Russia."
Andria Derstine, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Elizabeth Edgar, Pamela Snyder Write Whitepaper
John G. W. Cowles Director of Allen Memoria Art Museum Andria Derstine, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries Alexia Hudson-Ward, Library/Museum Fellow Elizabeth Edgar, and Executive Director, Foundation, Government & Corporate Grants Pamela Snyder wrote the whitepaper "Academic Art Museum and Library Collaborations: Current Practices and Future Directions." The whitepaper was informed by the 2018 Academic Art Museums and Libraries Summit hosted by Oberlin College, which received support through an academic museum and library collaboration planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Cal Biruk Featured in Book Forum
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk’s book, Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World (2018), was featured in a forum of books about global health in Africa. The forum includes a review of the book and a conversation between Biruk and two other critical global health scholars.
Julia Christensen Featured in LACMA Video and Blog
Associate Professor of Integrated Media Julia Christensen's project, Upgrade Available, with the LACMA Art + Technology Lab and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was featured in this video. Christensen's work to envision artwork for a long-term, interstellar space mission was also highlighted in the LACMA blog, Unframed.
Remei Capdevila-Werning Presents Paper
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Remei Capdevila-Werning presented a paper titled “Renegotiating Globality: Catalan Architecture in a Transnational Context” at the 17th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society (NACS), celebrated at the University of Chicago from April 25 to 27, 2019.
T.S. McMillin Contributes Essay
Professor of English T.S. McMillin was invited to contribute an essay to The Arithmetic of Compassion. “'Songs to Affect and Balance the World': Poetry, Place, Home" is drawn from his research on the Los Angeles River.