May 2024

Save the Date: 2024-25 (In)Justice Series on Just Policing

May 28, 2024

Save the date! Another robust season of conversations awaits in the 2024–25 (In)Justice Series presented by the Institute for Advanced Study. We are pleased to share that next year’s events will partner with the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Just Policing.” In conversation with community activists and leading scholars, we will interrogate policing across the globe, its histories and futures.

University of Minnesota Receives $75,000 Seed Grant to Partner with Tribal Colleges to Transform STEM Education for Indigenous Students

May 14, 2024

An ambitious new planning project aims to radically remake the role of predominantly white institutions in STEM graduate education by centering Tribal Colleges and Universities in tribal land- and self-determination-based science training.

Isaac Espósto: Mapping the Architectures of Borderland Confinement

May 13, 2024

For Isaac Espósto, a 2023–2024 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, the borders and walls along the U.S. and Mexico represent far more than just territorial boundaries. Their research looks at how the very architecture and spatial design of the borderlands purposefully produce categories of race, gender, and citizenship status that enable violence and determine whose mobility is criminalized or allowed. 

Ukrainian Words Project Play Reading and Story Circle


The Ukrainian Words Project features excerpts from nine new plays written by Ukrainian playwrights since the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine began the first ground war in Europe since WWII. The readings are followed by optional Story Circles where audience members can share their own stories with the company. The event includes Ukrainian refreshments.