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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)