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Posted on 11/14/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient David Germano (Religious Studies) Overcoming historical discrimination and contemporary disadvantages, a powerful blossoming of writings by Tibetan women has emerged over the past few decades. These works include deep reflections on their own Tibetan cultural heritage…
Posted on 11/13/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Jessica Ann Levy (History) My book project, Black Power, Inc.: Corporate America, Race, and Empowerment Politics in the U.S. and Africa (University of Pennsylvania Press, under contract), analyzes the financial, ideological, and political investments made by a cohort of…
Posted on 11/13/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Meltem Yucel (Psychology) People differ on how fairly they think the resources are distributed. This difference often contributes to polarization of the public sphere and makes it harder to solve issues pertaining to inequality. Those who see the harm…
Posted on 11/13/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Jennifer Bair (Sociology), Richard Handler (Anthropology), and Yingyao Wang (Sociology) Talks on the Economy, Market, Politics and Organizations (TEMPO) is an interdisciplinary workshop of faculty and graduate students devoted to the development of empirical work…
Posted on 11/12/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Jeremy Sorgen (Religious Studies) Until now, ethicists have mostly told us what is right, while assuming that it is our responsibility to get there. This project uses empirical methods to develop an “adaptive framework” for observing cultural value…
Posted on 11/12/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Chad R. Diehl (History) As Japan built its empire in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, it enforced assimilationist policies that changed the lives of the people in its territories. This project explores the history of body culture among the indigenous…
Posted on 11/12/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Christopher Ali (Media Studies) This project will investigate and understand the global implications of 5G technology and the discourses of hype surrounding 5G. Specifically, it addresses the myths that industry and government create about 5G, the ways industries,…
Posted on 11/11/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Katia Dianina (Slavic Languages and Literatures) My project analyzes the spectacular return of the sacred to post-Soviet Russian public sphere following seventy years of forced secularization.  Contemporary Russia provides one of the most striking examples of…
Posted on 11/11/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Nizar F. Hermes (Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures) It might seem odd that the poet who once penned the most imitated Arabic poem of all times is largely unstudied, if recognizable at all, in the western academy. Indeed, like most of the Maghribi…
Posted on 09/17/2019
Sarah Milov (History) Movements and Directions in the Study of Capitalism (MADCAP) is an interdisciplinary working group for the study of capitalism in all its global articulations and variations. MADCAP brings together scholars from History, Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, English, Media…
Posted on 09/17/2019
A three-day festival of documentaries from India, accompanied by discussions to encourage building communities of conversation across schools, departments and the Charlottesville community, hosted on UVa grounds. The films speak to architecture, art and domesticity into which politics are embedded…
Posted on 08/27/2019
Lise Dobrin, Associate Professor (Anthropology) On September 14, 2019, UVa will host a small group of researchers affiliated with universities in the Southeastern US (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) who share an interest in the study of language as it is…
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…