Eleven faculty teaching graduate courses in the humanities and humanities adjacent areas have been awarded a stipend to continue the work of the Liberating Structures immersion series.
Humanities for the Public Good is launching a new Liberating Structures User Group at the University of Iowa, led by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Ashley Cheyemi McNeil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elwyUizjTGY&feature=youtu.be 2020 HPG Graduate Interns reflect on their experiences working with Eastern Iowa non-profits and University of Iowa units during Summer 2020 - sharing the work they did and connections they made between their learning experiences, scholarship and careers.
On July 13, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies’ artist-in-residence, Antoine Williams, held an event entitled “Antoine Williams in Conversation with LaTanya Autry and Tiffany Holland.” This conversation brought together the dynamic and influential voices of a historian, cultural organizer, and…
Think about current events taking place in our nation and our state. What does present day activism look like to you? What different types of activism have you seen and practiced in recent weeks or months? The Virtual Writing Project…
Writing this blog entry has been a challenge. I have struggled to figure out what to say and how best to say it, how to express the volume of internal work this summer has kicked up. Many of my colleagues…
As a creative wing of a University that “seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavors through leading-edge research and artistic production,” Hancher has done much to assist the creation of new pieces of performance art. It has commissioned more than 100 new works in its nearly 50 years of existence and its initiatives—such as the recent Embracing Complexity program—work to bring diverse voices to the stage.
There exists the idea that stories about food should be easy to digest and palatable, that we should avoid the bitter aspects of our entangled food histories of violence, scarcity, and exploitation.
This summer, I began my work as a summer intern at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS), an artist residency program that reimagines the futures of marginalized people by creating dynamic workspaces for artists of color. This new experience coincided with a pandemic, along with protests for racial justice and calls for the dismantlement of institutionalized racism.
This summer, I am working with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development to create an audio documentary series on their Grow Johnson County initiative, a hunger relief and educational farm initiative. Working on 5 acres of land at the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm, the project grows a variety of fruits and vegetables that go directly to local food assistance agencies across the county, which according to Iowa Valley RC&D Food Systems Director Jake Kundert is currently home to over 20,000 food insecure people.