Isaac Espósto: Mapping the Architectures of Borderland Confinement

May 13, 2024

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. 

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

April 15, 2024

Treasure Tinsley is a graduate student in History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study for 2023–2024 and is developing her dissertation project, “Problem Property: Reproductive and Carceral Logics of Urban Renewal in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood, 1950–1990.”

IAS Communications and Program Assistant Lucy Bichakhchyan spoke with Tinsley about her work.

Consortial Partners Reflect on Humanities Without Walls’s Evolution

September 25, 2023

The Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls network has created stronger, lasting institutional connections.

In the beginning, Humanities Without Walls was an untested idea. An experiment. Building HWW’s infrastructure was an evolutionary process, with several of the consortial partners finding ways to map or adapt HWW ideologies onto pre-existing institutional landscapes, while other members of the consortium forged ahead into more uncharted territory.