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06 Dec 22

Fellow Spotlight: David Treuer

David Treuer's Academy project is a book-length personal essay about understanding America's most durable crisis – violence in its schools, policies, and streets.

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06 Dec 22

The Savage Mind: Understanding Violence in America

David Treuer describes America’s “savage mind” in its past and present incarnations and aims to reframe its causes and effects.

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01 Dec 22

In the Mean-Time

Claudia Rankine presents her adaptation of a recorded conversation between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde at Hampshire College in 1984.

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01 Dec 22

Fellow Spotlight: Claudia Rankine

Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine is adapting into a play the transcript of two recorded conversations between James Baldwin and poet Audre Lorde.

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29 Nov 22

Sweetmeats: A Novel

Alexandra Chreiteh’s reads from her magical novel-in-progress "Sweetmeats," set in a border town between Lebanon and Syria, on the cusp of the Syrian revolution.

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10 Nov 22

The Idea and Image of Slavery in Plato’s “Phaedo”

Jackie Murray focuses on the significance of Phaedo's role as she explores the function of the slavery analogy in Plato's famed dialogue.

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08 Nov 22

China and the Uyghurs: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Assessment of Mass Atrocities in Xinjiang

Naomi Kikoler, of the Simon Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the plight of the Uyghurs.

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03 Nov 22

Accountable Democracy? Representative Politics in America

In this lecture, Alma Steingart investigates how changing computational practices insinuated themselves into the most basic definitions of “fairness” in the American electorate in the twentieth century.

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03 Nov 22

Fellow Spotlight: Alma Steingart

Alma Steingart is an assistant professor of history and Columbia University who studies the intersection of mathematical thought and electoral politics in the United States.

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03 Nov 22

Fellow Spotlight: Alexandra Chreiteh

Alexandra Chreiteh's novel-in-progress, “Sweetmeats,” tells the story of a Syrian family living in a Lebanese border town at the cusp of the Syrian revolution.

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