Andrea Gyorody and Matthew Francis Rarey Receive Curatorial Awards for Excellence
Andrea Gyorody, Ellen Johnson ‘33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Matthew Francis Rarey, assistant professor of art history, have both received 2020 Curatorial Awards for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) for their Allen Memorial Art Museum exhibition “Afterlives of the Black Atlantic.” On view since August 2019, “Afterlives” has been chosen by the AAMC as the best exhibition this past year at an organization with an operating budget of under $5 million.
Stiliana Milkova Publishes Essay
Stiliana Milkova, assistant professor of comparative literature and Italian, published an essay in the Michigan Quarterly Review, reflecting on the pandemic, translation, and the myths of reading and creativity.
Kristina Mani Writes for World Politics Review
Associate Professor of Politics Kristina Mani wrote in World Politics Review that Latin America's militarized response to the COVID-19 crisis will likely expand the political influence of the military and bring new challenges to the protection of human rights.
Peter Takács Gives Lecture
Greggor Mattson Publishes Essay on COVID-19's Impact on Gay Bars
Associate Professor of Sociology Greggor Mattson published an essay about COVID-19's impact on gay bars for the Conversation. It was picked up by the AP Wire and republished on more than 40 news sites, including the Houston Chronicle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Business Insider, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Julia Christensen Gives Presentation on Book and Project
Associate Professor of Integrated Media Julia Christensen, a LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient, will gave a multimedia presentation at on Wednesday, April 22 about her project and forthcoming book, Upgrade Available (Dancing Foxes Press, Spring 2020), which examines how “upgrade culture” fundamentally impacts our experience of time.
Peter Dominguez Serves as Artistic Director of Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Inc Conference
Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass Peter Dominguez was named artistic director of the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Inc annual conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group could not meet in person for its 27th year, but instead created a Virtual Bass Orchestra. Listen to Dominguez's introduction and hear faculty and students play Duke Ellington's "Azure.”
Hal Sundt Publishes Essay on Quarantine and the TV Show Frasier
Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Hal Sundt published an essay on quarantine, space, and one of his favorite shows, Frasier, for the American Scholar.
Julia Christensen Interviewed About Book and Exhibition
Associate Professor of Integrated Media Julia Christensen was interviewed in the Art Newspaper about her new book and solo exhibition, both titled Upgrade Available.
Kirk Ormand Awarded Fellowship in Strasbourg
Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand has been awarded a fellowship at the Université de Strasbourg Institut d'Etudes Avancées / University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) for the fall of 2020, when he will be on leave. Ormand will use his time in Strasbourg to begin a book on archaic Greek invective poetry.