Introducing Preparing for Our Future Museums: Museum Studies in the 21st Century, an IAS Research and Creative Collaborative researching the academic program needed to provide knowledge and skills for new museum professionals to successfully meet current and future challenges of the field.
Introducing Florencia Pech-Cárdenas (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the IAS, 2020–2021), working on “Influences of Handicraft Production on Gender, Livelihoods, and Natural Resources Management in Maya Communities.“ She says, “The interdisciplinary nature of my research requires me to integrate theoretical frameworks and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to analyze my ethnographical, social, and ecological data sets.”
Introducing the Moving Image and Media Studies Graduate Group, a 2020–2021 IAS Research and Creative Collaborative, which is a collaboratively run nexus for students, faculty, and production professionals working in film and audiovisual media at the University of Minnesota.
Introducing Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (IAS Faculty Fellow, Fall 2020), working on “Race and Deaths from Infectious Diseases in the United States, 1900–1950.” “How did racial and ethnic inequality in mortality change as U.S. racial categories shifted in the early and mid-twentieth century?” she asks. “What would it look like to treat racial inequality in lifespan with the same urgency that we treat pandemics?”