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We are pleased to announce that eight graduate students from the University of Minnesota have been selected to participate in the Summer 2022 MnDRIVE Human in the Data Fellowship. Each fellow will receive $7,000 as well as a range of professional development opportunities while participating in the summer cohort to pursue a range of interdisciplinary projects.
Shaden M. Tageldin is associate professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She joins the IAS as a residential faculty fellow for Spring 2022. Shaden is at work on a project titled The Place of Africa, in Theory: Of Continents and Their Doscontents, which asks the question, “What would it mean to center Africa in a reinterpretation of the global politics by which the world’s literatures and cultures came into comparative perspective in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries?”
We are delighted to announce that the five IAS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows for 2022–2023. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows spend a year in residence at the IAS alongside our Faculty Fellows and Scholars in Residence.
We are delighted to announce the IAS Residential Faculty Fellows for 2023–2023. Faculty fellows spend a semester in residence at the IAS. Together with our Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows, they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community.
Ann DuHamel is an associate professor of Music in the Humanities Division at the University of Minnesota at Morris. She joins the IAS as a residential faculty fellow for Fall 2021. Ann is at work on a project titled “Prayers for a Feverish Planet: A Musical Exploration of Climate Change,” which unites music and climate change in an attempt to expand and revolutionize the contemporary piano recital.
Meet Alexandra Peck, the Visiting Scholar of Indigenous Studies for the Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative. Learn more about her ongoing project nearly 400 Indigenous S’Klallam landmarks and sacred sites along western Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, “Mapping Multivocality: Documenting Changes in the S’Klallam World Through Ethnogeography.”
Ricardo Velasco is a documentarian and cultural studies scholar. He earned his PhD in Latin American Studies with Portfolio Certificates in Cultural Studies and Museum Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Ricardo joins the IAS community of scholars as the Minnesota Transform Postdoctoral Associate.
Cassius Adair joins the IAS as an American Council of Learned Societies Visiting Fellow. He is at work on a project titled “The Transgender Internet,” which brings together transgender theory and computer history to understand trans history not just as a genealogy of in-the-streets resistance, but also as enmeshed within dominant political formations, media infrastructures, and information systems.
Meet Benjamin Bigelow, residential faculty fellow at the IAS for Fall 2021, working on a project about the complexity and diversity of Scandinavian identity.
Meet Nina Medvedeva, an interdisciplinary doctoral fellow for 2021–2022 at the IAS working on a dissertation about the political economy of short-term rentals, the evolving concept of home, and the racialized and gendered history of urban development.