Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow Kira Thurman, an assistant professor of history and Germanic languages and literatures at the University of Michigan, traces the history of black classical musicians in Central Europe from the 1870s to the 1960s.
Columbia University professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak considers W.E.B. Du Bois in the great diversity of his positions—from the American “Negro” all the way to global communism and Pan-Africanism, with reference to his literary and autobiographical works.
On this edition of "Beyond the Lecture," we sat down with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen to discuss the era of Trump and, more personally, his thoughts on the importance of the transatlantic alliance.
Sociologist Nancy Foner explores why Islam has become a more significant cleavage between immigrants and the majority population in Western Europe than it has in the United States.
More than twenty years after the Dayton Accords, Europe’s most unstable region is still rife with ethnic conflict, territorial disputes, religious extremism, and political and economic stalemate. This panel discussion of international experts addresses pathways towards a new Balkans diplomacy.
Distinguished Professor of Sociology Nancy Foner is an expert on the comparative study of immigration, examining how massive post-1965 immigration has been reshaping the United States.
New York Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that President Donald Trump’s contempt for the foundations of the postwar order has many US allies, including Germany and Canada, suggesting they no longer trust American leadership and need to look out for themselves.
At the American Academy, multimedia artist A.L. Steiner will work on her first artist monograph, for which she plans to utilize digital print-on-demand systems, as well as biodegradable and post-consumer supply-chain materials.
The fall 2017 Mary Ellen von der Heyden in Fiction V.V. Ganeshananthan, a journalist and fiction writer, is the author of Love Marriage (Random House, 2008). At the Academy, she will be working on her second novel, Movement, which draws on a decade of research on the Sri Lankan civil war, as well as her experience as a member of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.
On the evening of September 21, 2017, the Academy inaugurated the twentieth year of its fellowship program, welcoming the thirty-ninth class of fellows—a vibrant group of writers, artists, and scholars from across the United States. An introduction was delivered by Jutta Allmendinger, president of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).