Join the IAS on Thursday afternoons this fall for our eclectic, wide-ranging discussion series designed for scholars from all walks of life.
The University of Minnesota Spotlight Series is a collaborative partnership between the Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and University Honors Program to present lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and other events throughout the academic year around timely topics of interest. The six-part 2022-23 series will focus on how data—their collection, analysis, and the research questions that rely on them—connect to the deeply personal lived experiences of individual human beings and to the human condition at large.
The IAS seeks an imaginative collaborator with wide interests and experience in event production to join our team as Program Manager.
Priority application review date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
The humanities-led Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative seeks a motivated, creative graduate research assistant interested in centering Indigenous epistemologies while driving institutional change here at the University and beyond to join our team.
July 8, 2022
We are delighted to announce that Bianet Castellanos has been appointed the next director of the Institute for Advanced Study, effective September 26, 2022.
May 11, 2022
Dr. Jennifer Gunn has served as the director of the Institute for Advanced Study since 2014. Later this year, she plans to return to her tenured faculty position as History of Medicine Endowed Professor in the Medical School’s Program in the History of Medicine.
Eight graduate students from the University of Minnesota have been selected to participate in the Summer 2022 MnDRIVE Human in the Data Fellowship.
May 3, 2022
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invites applications from or nominations of University of Minnesota tenured faculty members for the position of Director, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). This half-time academic leadership position leads a systemwide center whose mission is to collaborate broadly to advance scholarship and teaching, foster critical engagement with issues and ideas, and build generative relationships with larger communities locally and globally.
The Mellon Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative (MESPAC) is seeking interested graduate students to participate in a cohort of faculty and graduate students designing curriculum. With three to four faculty, the four to six Graduate Fellows will design a humanities course focused on Indigenous epistemologies and environmental stewardship and will mentor undergraduate students who enroll in the subsequent course(s).
We are delighted to announce the IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives for 2022–2023.
These self-initiated groups represent some of the most innovative work at the University. Their work—be it the development of a performance piece, the exploration of a concept or research area through different disciplines, or the creation of a supportive intellectual community—exemplifies synergistic interdisciplinary activity, and transcends departmental structures. We are thrilled to support this work!