XE student Isa Ananya Spoerry presented her thesis, which investigates the role of Sri Lankan food in the diaspora, at NewYorkScapes' 2020 Culture Mapping symposium in April 2020.
-Apr. 18, 2020
Alumna Kristina Shull (c/o 2006) has accepted a tenure-track position in UNC Charlotte's Department of History as Assistant Professor of Post-1960 US History. Beginning in the Fall of 2020, Shull will teach courses on mass incarceration, immigration, climate change, and public/digital history.
-Apr. 1, 2020
XE faculty Kimon Keramidas helped organize NYCDH Week 2020. Consisting of a half-day Kick-off Event symposium and more than 40 workshops, demonstrations, and events, NYCDH Week served over 400 members of the local digital humanities community. Professor Keramidas taught the workshops Introduction to Omeka and Advanced Omeka.
Sonia Epstein, a current student at XE has published a piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Click here to read "The Way They Move."
Una Chaudhuri, Director of XE and part of the collaborative creative project Dear Climate was commissioned to install a campus-wide installation, entitled "Signs, Wonders, Blunders," at Appalachian State University, North Carolina. The installation will be up through August 2020, and will be the focus of many events and engagements, including an Artist's Talk by Una Chaudhuri and Marina Zurkow, and a faculty seminar led by Chaudhuri.
XE Director Una Chaudhuri will be participating in a Skirball Salon exploring “Eraser Mountain,” the latest work by playwright-director Okada Toshiki, and a representative work of the new ecological theatre on Thursday, February 27th at NYU's Department of Performance Studies.
XE faculty Elaine Gan has released a podcast about climate change through her project the Multispecies Worldbuilding Lab. Please take a listen and share with friends or family! You can find the lab and podcast at multispeciesworldbuilding.com or at twitter and instagram @multispecieswb.
XE 2018-19 Visiting Scholar Dawn Chan will be giving commentary and response on the upcoming lecture with Concept Foreign Garments New York on a capsul collection comissioned by Triple Canopy. See the link here for further information.
XE's 2018-19 Visiting Scholar Danielle Jackson will be giving a talk at the School of Visual Arts on Photography on On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. More information on the event can be found here.
Robin Nagle was quoted in the New York Times Opinion Section on a piece on New York City waste management, "Why New York Can't Pick Up Its Trash."
XE faculty Kimon Keramidas was co-curator for the digital exhibition The Sogdians: Influencers on the Silk Roads which launched in April 2019. The exhibition, which was developed for the Freer|Sackler Asian Art Galleries of the Smithsonian, included an XE course taught in spring 2016 entitled, Telling the Sogdian Story: A Freer|Sackler Digital Exhibition Project in which students participated in early research and prototype development.
Peter Lucas was the creative producer on the documentary One Child Nation (2019), directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, which won the Grand Jury Award at Sundance.
Jan Cohen-Cruz is the keynote speaker at the International Art and Community Meeting in Porto, Portugal, in September, 2019.
Lucy Ives received a 2018 Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant to write the book She Is Raining: The Work and Life of Madeline Gins. Her novel Loudermilk, Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World, published in May 2019, was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice.
Dear Climate, an arts collective including Una Chaudhuri, presented work at Storm King in Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, May 19 – November 12, 2018.
Lori Cole published Surveying the Avant-Garde: Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2018).
Congratulations to our alumni starting PhD Programs in 2019:
Anuli Akanegbu, Anthropology, NYU
Bryan Bove, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
Kristen Graves, Ethnomusicology, University of Toronto
Danielle Lucksted, Sociology, Stony Brook University
Luxuan Wang, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
Mary Thompson and Luxuan Wang won the Hirschhorn Thesis Award
Three XE students were finalists in the 2019 Threesis Competition: