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Northern Spark: Dance of A Thousand Water Dreams

Put on your dancing shoes! “All are invited to join–to invoke a collective consciousness about the Mississippi that flows through us and about the preciousness of water in our lives. It is deeply inspired by the work of activists from the Indigenous People’s Task Force and is created in collaboration with them, and works through […]

“HMONG ACROSS BORDERS” Conference, Friday-Saturday, Oct 4-5, 2013

  The Consortium for Hmong Studies between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted our second conference, “Hmong Across Borders” on October 4-5, 2013 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. See the full program below.   The event has been made possible thanks to the support of the Luce Foundation, the […]

A Conversation with the Theorizing Early Modern Studies Collaborative, August 1, 2012

Conveners Juliette Cherbuliez, Michael Gaudio, Matthias Rothe, J.B. Shank talk with Amir Hussain about their work The Theorizing Early Modern Studies (TEMS) Collaborative began with a desire to create an intellectual and exploratory space that resisted the constraints of discipline-bound and results-oriented inquiries. Ten years in the making (the last five of which have been […]

September 6-9, 2012: Moreechika: Season of Mirage

September 6 to September 9 Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea recently named “Favorite Minnesota Role Model for Women in the Arts” by the Minnessota Women’s Press, and her company, Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), will present the United States premiere of Moreechika: Season of Mirage. The work will receive its world premiere in July at the “New Waves! 2012″ […]

Kari Smalkoski, Hmong Studies Fellow, 2010-11

Kari Smalkoski (Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development), Hmong Studies Graduate Fellow Project: “Performing Masculinities: The Impact of Cultural Practices, Racialization and Space on Hmong Male Youth and their Families”  

Mary Hermes, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2011

Mary Hermes (Department of Education, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UM-Duluth), Spring 2011 Project: “Community and Collaboration: Ojibwe Language Documentation and Revitalization” Hermes collaborated with Ojibwe language teacher Dennis Jones, implementing the use of multimedia software in his classroom, and with Lucia Bonnaci, who is planning the first Ojibwe immersion camp based on […]

Joseph Gerteis, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2011

Joseph Gerteis (Department of Sociology, CLA), Spring 2011 Project: “American Nationalism: Boundaries and Identities in Historical Context” Gerteis used the duration of his fellowship to think through key issues of a new project on historical dimensions of exclusion in American national identity. His conversations with other fellows helped him sharpen and define how to approach […]

Choreography of the Moving Cell – Roundtable Discussion

Over the past year the Moving Cell Collaborative has been developing a working version of a “Cellular Catastrophe Arena” in which movement artists can safely recreate the environment found at the microscopic level of the cell. At this roundtable, collaborative participants present an interim report on the progress of the project that includes video by […]

Susanna Ferlito, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2010

Susanna Ferlito (Department of French and Italian, CLA), Fall 2010 Project: “Patient‘s Voices: Notes Towards a History of Sensibilities in Medical Languages” Ferlito completed an article, “Hysteria‘s Upheavals: Belgioioso‘s Gendered Politics,” which will be published in Modern Italy in 2012, and a conference paper. As a result of the semester‘s exchanges with her cohort of […]

Cerise Myers, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2009-10

Cerise Myers (Art History, CLA): “The Visible Posthuman: Envisioning Agency for the Cybernetic Self in Digital Culture” The fellowship gave Myers the time she needed to focus on her dissertation project—reading, outlining, writing, and presenting a conference paper drawn from her research, as well as getting substantive feedback from a variety of scholars outside her […]

Diane Willow, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Diane Willow (Department of Art, CLA), Spring 2010 Project: “Body Electric” Willow pursued her project in two concurrent areas of creative research within the context of contemporary practices and theories of interactive art: an exploration of the aesthetic implications of divergent cultural perspectives of the body as expressed in the theoretical foundations of traditional Chinese, […]

Stuart McLean, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Stuart McLean (Department of Anthropology, CLA), Spring 2010 Project: “A Poetics of Emergence: Imagining Creativity beyond ‘Nature’ and ‘Culture’” McLean completed work on two articles and a chapter for an edited volume, and made substantial progress on a book project. In addition, he completed two conference presentations, one of which has been accepted for publication […]

Kathleen Hull, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Kathleen E. Hull (Department of Sociology, CLA), Spring 2010 Project: “Beyond the Culture Wars: How Ordinary Citizens Use Religious, Legal, and Scientific Repertoires to Understand Contemporary Social Dilemmas” Working jointly with Penny Edgell, Hull used the semester at IAS to work on revising a grant proposal for resubmission to NSF for a new project examining […]

Cindy Garcia, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Cindy García (Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, CLA), Spring 2010 Project: “Un/Sequined Corporealities and the Deterritorialization of Salsa: Gendered Performances of Latinidad in Los Angeles Salsa Economies” García worked on several publications, including a journal article accepted for publication in Discourses in Dance, an abstract and draft for an article accepted for a forthcoming […]

Penny Edgell, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Penny Edgell (Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts), Spring 2010 Project: “Beyond the Culture Wars: How Ordinary Citizens Use Religious, Legal, and Scientific Repertoires to Understand Contemporary Social Dilemmas” While in residence Edgell read literature in several interdisciplinary areas to revise and resubmit a grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) with her […]