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ScienceNOW: Bodystorming: Dance Grooves Show How Molecules Move

The IAS Moving Cell Collaborative, conveners Carl Flink and David Odde, and their ongoing “Bodystorming” project are featured in this recent article in ScienceNOW, the official AAAS news feature! by Helen Fields on 12 November 2012, 11:45 AM Photo credit: William Cameron Inside a chain-link cage, a handful of men and women walk, run, and spin, creating a […]

Interview with Former Residential Fellow Mark Pedelty

IASPM-US Interview Series: Mark Pedelty, Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment Mark Pedelty, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a residential fellow at the IAS in the fall of 2009, recently published Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment.  He spoke with the  International Association for the Study of Popular Music about the […]

Former Quadrant Fellow Matthew Wolf-Meyer – “On the evolution of sleep”

Matthew Wolf-Meyer, 2010-2011 Quadrant Fellow, recently contributed to the UMN Press blog to talk about the history of human sleeping patterns.  He is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life, published in 2012 by the University of Minnesota Press. He blogs regularly […]

Fénelon’s Gods, al-Tahtawi’s Jinn: Trans-Mediterranean Fictionalities

 A talk by Shaden Tageldin Shaden M. Tageldin is associate professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, where she joined the faculty in August 2004. A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literatures in English, Arabic, and French, her research and teaching engage several fields within a transnational and a translingual […]

Debates in the Digital Humanities

Book launch with Matthew K. Gold, editor, and Douglas Armato, director, University of Minnesota Press   Matthew K. Gold, editor of this path-breaking book, and Douglas Armato, his editor at the University of Minnesota Press, will discuss the many perspectives on the digital humanities that leaders in the field provide in 29 chapters, and also […]

Ozan Karaman, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellow, 2010-11

Ozan Karaman (Post-doctoral researcher, Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability) Project: “Islamic Urban Governance: A Transnational Perspective” Over the course of his fellowship, Karaman prepared dissertation chapters for publication. He submitted three articles to journals, one of which is now forthcoming in Antipode. He also made progress on his next research project, conducting an […]

Adair Rounthwaite, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Adair Rounthwaite (Department of Art History, CLA) Project: “Vulnerable Spaces: Martha Rosler and Group Material at DIA Arts 1988-89” Mentor: Margaret Werry (Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, CLA) Rounthwaite passed her preliminary written and oral exams in the first semester of her fellowship and had completed her first dissertation chapter draft by the end […]

Eric Colleary, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Eric Colleary (Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, CLA) Project: “Beyond the Closet: Identities and Histories in LGBT Archives in the United States” Mentor: Regina Kunzel (Departments of History and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA) Colleary conducted a significant amount of research and made solid progress in writing his dissertation. He wrote an article, […]

Greta Bliss, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Greta Bliss (Department of French and Italian, CLA) Project: “Untranslating the Maghreb: Reckoning with Gender in Literature and Film from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia” Mentor: J. B. Shank (Department of History, CLA) Over the course of the fellowship Bliss gave several presentations, two of which were at refereed professional conferences (the annual meetings of the […]

Her Vang, Hmong Studies Fellow, 2010-11

Her Vang (Diversity Development and Multicultural Programs, Gustavus Adolphus College), Hmong Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Project: “Role of Memory in Hmong Transnational Politics” Vang wrote three articles, all of which are currently under review. Two of them were presented as works in progress to the IAS fellows, whose comments helped Vang in his revisions. In spring semester […]