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11 May 21

The Refugee Crisis: Crossing, Cutting, and Burning the Mediterranean Seametery

Hakim Abderrezak discusses coverage of recent Mediterranean Sea crossings to interrogate the terminology individuals and scholars use to examine this human tragedy.

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10 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Naghmeh Sohrabi

Naghmeh Sohrabi illuminates the small-scale experiences that together—and after the fact—came to define Iranian “revolutionary experience.”

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10 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Robert F. Reid-Pharr

Robert F. Reid-Pharr is mapping the contradictions that underwrote the celebrity of writer and activist James Baldwin.

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10 May 21

Gate of Tears: Migration and Immobility across the Red Sea

Nathalie Peutz and Steven Serels consider the humanitarian crisis and the pandemic in Yemen, where over half the population faces acute food shortages, fears of mass displacement are growing, and armed conflict intensifies.

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06 May 21

Idiom: Unifying and Integrating Compositional and Improvisational Language as a Composer-Performer

Anna Webber argues that jazz’s composer–performers thus occupy a unique and privileged position: they may create the ideal vessels for their own improvisation, composing shapes that most perfectly incorporate their priorities and desires as performers.

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05 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Nadnini Pandey

Nandini Pandey says that Rome recognized the pragmatic political and economic benefits of including and advancing constituent people regardless of race.

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05 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Nathalie Peutz

Nathalie Peutz is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted wide-ranging, ethnographic research in Yemen, Djibouti, and Somaliland.

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05 May 21

FULFILLMENT: Winning and Losing in One-Click America

Alec MacGillis takes on one of the forces he says is driving a waxing social divergence in America: Amazon.

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04 May 21

Tony Cokes: Words and Spaces

Tony Cokes discusses the text-animated artworks he’s been creating over the past decade.

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29 Apr 21

The Travails of Theorizing about the Integration of Europe: Neo-Functionalism and its Competitors

Philippe Schmitters explicates the most distinctive aspect of contemporary European integration: its commitment and practice of peaceful, negotiated transformation.

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