University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

The Institute for Advanced Study and the Office for the Vice President for Research funded nine collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on the topic of Body & Knowing, the subject of the University Symposium for the two-year period beginning in the fall of 2008.

Projects funded on Body & Knowing by the University Symposium Awards

Intersecting performance and Social Justice: A corporeal creative research project
Ananya Chatterjea (Theatre Arts and Dance), Principal Investigator
Co-PIs: Jigna Desai (Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies) and Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley (English)

Training the Body to Participate in the Public Sphere
Rebecca de Souza (Communication, UMN-Duluth), Principal Investigator
Co-PIs: Adam Pine (Geography UMN-Duluth) and Mark H. Zmudy (Health, Physical Education and Recreation, UMN-Duluth)

The Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War: Exhuming Bodies, Producing Knowledge
Ofelia Ferran (Spanish and Portuguese Studies), Principal Investigator
Co-PI: Elisabeth Hilbink (Political Science)

Embodied Methodologies: Cultivating the Scholar’s Bodymind for New Models of Animate Inquiry
Craig Hassel (Food Science and Nutrition), Principal Investigator

Developing a 3-dimensional Body Satisfaction Intervention
Karen LaBat (Design, Housing, and Apparel), Principal Investigator

Dancing the Violent Body of Sound
Guerino Mazzola (Music/Interdisciplinary Program in Collaborative Arts), Principal Investigator
Co-PIs: William Messing (Mathematics) and Rachmi Diyah Larasati (Theatre Arts and Dance)

The Animated Body: Art and Physical Computing
Jenny Schmid (Art), Principal Investigator
Co-PI: Ali Momeni (Music/Interdisciplinary Program in Collaborative Arts)

Thinking Portraits: Mind, Body, Language
Jan Estep (Art), Principal Investigator
Co-PIs: Wilma Koutstaal (Psychology) and Sheng He (Psychology)

Body, Sound and Embodiment of Fear: a Collaborative Film Project
Rachmi Diyah Larasati (Theatre Arts and Dance), Principal Investigator
Co-PIs: Leslie Dwyer (Anthropology, Haverford College), Sumanth Gopinath (Music), I Gusti Madé Santikarma (Anthropology, Haverford College), and Dag Yngvesson (filmmaker)