Meet an IAS Collaborative: Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights at the Crossroads of Art and Science


Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights at the Crossroads of Art and Science

2020–2021 Research and Creative Collaborative

Ofelia Ferrán; Spanish and Portuguese Studies, CLA
Ana Forcinito; Spanish and Portuguese Studies, CLA
Brian Engdahl; Neuroscience, Medical School


During this academic year, the IAS Research and Creative Collaborative Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights at the Crossroads of Art and Science is continuing its interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which understandings of memory and trauma intersect with human rights practices by organizing several public online conferences, listed below (links to be shared as they become available). We hope to organize a few additional events as well, for which we are still finalizing details.

Learn more about the span and goals of our work on our website.
Aside from a number of conferences and workshops last year, our collaborative organized a major interdisciplinary, international conference on October 3-4, 2019. All the conference presentations can be seen here.

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 11:30-1:00 p.m. 
Dr. Sara Ramirez
Assistant Professor, English Department, Texas State University
“‘What's Wrong with You?’: The Embodiment of Systemic Trauma in Grise’s Your Healing Is Killing Me”

Friday, March 5, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Dr. Francis X. Shen

Professor of Law, McKnight Presidential Fellow, Law School, U of M
“Memory, Trauma and Human Rights” 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Dr. Vicente Sánchez-Biosca

Professor, Department of the Theory of Languages and Communication Sciences, University of Valencia, Spain
“The Martyrdom of Things during the Spanish Civil War” (tentative title)



This series features an IAS Research and Creative Collaborative. Each profile is written by the group as a way to share their projects, goals, and experiences as part of their time supported by the IAS.



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