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Fernando Burga Discusses Urban Food Deserts on UROC's Rules of Engagement

by altravis

Fernando Burga, former IAS Residential Faculty Fellow, was recently a guest on the Rules of Engagement podcast produced by the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). Burga, an Assistant Professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, joined host and UROC executive director Makeda Zulu to discuss his research into fast food and urban food deserts.

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Isaac Espósto: Mapping the Architectures of Borderland Confinement

by Lucy Bichakhchyan

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.

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Dr. Rachel Hardeman named to TIME’s annual TIME100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world

by altravis

Dr. Rachel Hardeman, former IAS Residential Faculty Fellow and founding director of the Center for Antiracism for Health Equity, has been named to the 2024 TIME100, TIME's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Treasure Tinsley: Exploring the Racial Politics of Urban Renewal in Cedar-Riverside

by Lucy Bichakhchyan

Treasure Tinsley, 2023-2024 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, discusses the clash between top-down development and community resilience in the local neighborhood of Cedar-Riverside. Her research uncovers the racial and gender dynamics shaping the urban landscape.

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Former IAS Residential Fellow Michael Lackey Named Obama Institute Fellow

by altravis

Former IAS Residential Fellow (Spring 2009) and University of Minnesota Morris Professor of English Michael Lackey is one of five scholars from across the United States to be invited to lecture and work at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as part of the Obama Fellowship program. 

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Meet IAS Residential Fellow Shaden M. Tageldin

by altravis

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?”

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Meet IAS Residential Fellow Ann DuHamel

by altravis

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.

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Project Update: Alexandra Peck, Visiting Scholar of Indigenous Studies

by altravis

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.”

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Meet Minnesota Transform Postdoctoral Associate Ricardo Velasco Trujillo

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Ricardo Velasco Trujillo 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.

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Meet IAS Residential Fellow Cassius Adair

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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.

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