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Posted on 05/31/2019
Phoebe Crisman, Director (Global Studies) Designed to put artists at the center of social, political, economic and cultural transformation, the Black Power Station is a locally and collectively-owned Pan African arts center in Makhanda, South Africa that aspires towards global connectivity and…
Posted on 05/30/2019
Taryn Wiens, Master's Candidate (Landscape Architecture) Starting with an investigation of the management systems, techniques, and labor practices of four case-study landscapes, my research subverts the single-intervention model of landscape design by revealing each site’s ongoing formation…
Posted on 05/30/2019
María Esparza Rodríguez, PhD Candidate (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese) I plan to visit the National Public Health archive and the Hemeroteca Nacional de Mexico in Mexico City in order to review the registry of “public women,” a term which was used to refer to prostitutes. The book, created in…
Posted on 05/30/2019
Nicole Bonino, PhD Candidate (Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) In a reality characterized by massive global movements, it is fundamental to understand the wide range of perspectives involving their different social actors by investigating, for instance, the connections between the socio-political…
Posted on 05/30/2019
Nancy Takahashi, Distinguished Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) and Guoping Huang, Assistant Professor (Urban and Environmental Planning) We are an interdisciplinary, international collaboration of leaders/ stakeholders from Winneba Ghana and UVa addressing environmental challenges facing West…
Posted on 05/30/2019
David Edmunds, Track Director (Global Development Studies) This workshop invites academics, indigenous leaders, and activists to reflect on the current state of UVa/indigenous relations, and to imagine new possibilities. We will look at the university’s role in the transformation of built…
Posted on 05/30/2019
Frederick H. Damon, Professor (Anthropology) and Cong (Ellen) Zhang, Associate Professor (History) Based on textual analysis, historical materials and ethnographic research by Sinologists, Historians, Anthropologists and Archaeologists, this workshop explores social forms running from ancient…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Miguel A Valladares-Llata, Faculty Librarian (Global Studies, Romance languages & Latin American Studies) Our project investigates how cultural practitioners from Colombia are employing the humanities to promote peace and respond to a long history of political and social violence. We intend to…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Christopher Moore, Associate Professor (Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health) The UVa Center for Social Medicine will bring together faculty and students from the University of Virginia and Mbarara University of Science and Technology to imagine a new approach to access to…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Marcel Durieux, Professor Emeritus (Anesthesiology) Achieving goals in global health requires moving data into practice, but low/middle income countries struggle in performing high quality clinical research, and very few studies done and published focus on surgery and emergency care. Building on…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Jeanine Braithwaite, Professor of Public Policy (Batten) Gender and poverty in Senegal have not been thoroughly studied. The World Bank (2015) found unexpectedly that female-headed households were less poor than average (unlike the case in most African countries), but did not probe this result. We…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Simone Polillo, Associate Professor (Sociology) This project looks at the evolution of economic discourse in post-WWII Italy, with a specific focus on the annual reports authored and delivered to the public by the Italian Central Bank, and the press coverage received by these influential documents…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Dorothy Wong, Professor of Art and Director, East Asia Center Concerted efforts to study China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the University began with the major conference, “Complementing and Competing Visions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative,” held on March 2, 2019. Funded by both the…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Gary Koenig, Associate Professor (Chemical Engineering) This project will initiate energy storage collaborations in Nordic countries, starting with Finland and Iceland. The high adoption of low carbon energy within Nordic countries has pushed research into energy storage in this region, both to…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Nomi Dave, Assistant Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies) and Rachel Wahl, Assistant Professor (Curry) Academic knowledge production often involves imbalances of power, as researchers from the Global North have frequently conducted studies in marginalized communities in the Global South…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Alison Posey, PhD Candidate (Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) As a PhD student in the Department of Spanish, my research focuses on literary engagements with nationalism, populism, and terrorism in the emerging field of Basque Studies, and my dissertation project deals with the representation of…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Saad Quasem, PhD Candidate (Anthropology) My research studies continuity and discontinuity amongst the inhabitants of char areas on the Kurigram District tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh. Chars or river islands form, deform and change shape along with the movement of the river. For…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Joanne Britland, PhD Candidate (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) My dissertation “Sufrir, salir, sobrevivir: Cultural Responses to the 2008 Crisis in Spain” examines questions of migration, poverty, economics, and sociology, as depicted through culture. The funds from the Center of Global Inquiry…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Michelle Walsh, PhD Candidate (Religious Studies) This research project investigates the use of contemplative Buddhist practices and their associated traditional, yet changing, contexts in Bhutan. Specifically, through participant observation and interviews, I examine how people are developing…
Posted on 05/29/2019
Anastasia Dakouri-Hild, Associate Professor (Aegean and Near Eastern Archaeology) The students will form an essential part of KASP’s pedestrian field team during the first campaign, along with students from other universities, the co-directors and specialist scholars (see below ‘global mission’).…