News & Stories
A collection of recent news featuring IAS programs and residential fellows.
We are pleased to announce the hire of Alexandra Peck, who will be joining the IAS this August for a two-year appointment as an early-career scholar as part of the Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative.
We are delighted to announce the IAS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows for 2021–2022. IDFs spend a semester in residence at the IAS. Together with our Faculty Fellows, they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community.
Meet Emily Winderman, a Spring 2021 IAS Residential Faculty Fellow, working on the project “Back-Alley Abortion: A History of Sanitary Rhetoric and Reproductive Injustice.” By tracing how the phrase “back-alley abortion” circulated through different media outlets, institutions, and advocacy circles, I seek to discern how assumptions of unsanitary space get laminated onto non-white medical practitioners.
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“Why Canoes: Capacious Vessels and Indigenous Futures of Minnesota's Peoples and Places” opened today at Northrop's fourth-floor gallery exploring the interconnectedness between the Native Canoe Program, University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and members of three Indigenous communities around Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota).
This May-June, the IAS will be bringing together two cohorts of six virtual fellows to meet for a total of 8 sessions and receive $2,000. The two themes are “Water, Equity, and Justice” and “The Mission of the Land Grant/Land Grab University.” DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due Friday, April 2 at noon.
Meet Hassan Abdel Salam (IAS Faculty Fellow, Spring 2021), working on his project The Human Rights Fatwas: How Orthodox Jurists Deliver Human Rights Decisions in their Adjudication of Islamic Law, which asks how orthodox jurists advance human rights.
Meet SeungGyeong (Jade) Ji (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the IAS, 2020-21), working on her project Rights and Redemption: Politics of Abortion in South Korea 1974-2019, which uses ethnography to examine the contested meanings of abortion across social, cultural, and legal domains in South Korea.
Meet Jason Kerwin, (IAS Faculty Fellow, spring 2021), working on his project, Overcoming Procrastination and Other Behavioral Barriers in the HIV Epidemic, which attempts to tackle that challenge by using appointments and financial commitment devices to try to overcome procrastination in HIV testing.