News & Stories
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?”
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.
Meet Zozan Pehlivan, IAS Residential Faculty Fellow for Fall 2021. She is at work on a project demonstrating the diverse impacts of El Niño-related climate fluctuations on peasants and pastoralists in late Ottoman Kurdistan/Armenia.
Meet Shannon Drysdale Walsh, an IAS residential fellow for Fall 2021. She is at work on a project titled “Women Confronting Terror: Violence against Women and the State in Central America,” a comparative case study based on 22 months of fieldwork observations and interviews in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
Sean Drysdale Walsh joins the IAS as a scholar in residence for Fall 2021 to work on his project “Moral Psychology and the Ethics of Perpetrator Risk.” Read on to learn more about Sean’s project (and how reducing perpetrator risk is different from someone just being... a good person), and more!