Alumni Fellow Christopher Nichols named 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

nichols-speaking-cropAlumni Fellow Christopher McKnight Nichols was named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation.

This prestigious award recognizes Nichols’ past work, particularly his book Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age, and will support his future research on isolationism, internationalism, democracy, and international order.
Read more about Nichols’ award and research here.
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Organizing Enlightenment now available for preorder in paperback

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 2.31.39 PMOrganizing Enlightenment, a book written by Core Faculty member Chad Wellmon, is now available for preorder in paperback format.

Wellmon’s book tells the story of how the university emerged in the early nineteenth century at a fraught moment of cultural anxiety about revolutionary technologies and their disruptive effects on established institutions of knowledge.

Preorder Organizing Enlightenment here. 

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Congratulations to Julia Ticona

Ticona_JCongratulations to Institute fellow Julia Ticona of the University of Virginia’s sociology department for successfully defending her dissertation, “Left to Our Own Devices: Navigating the Risks of Work & Love with Personal Technologies.”

Ticona interviewed 86 high and low income workers to examine the ways they used their personal technologies to cope with the new realities of work after the Great Recession.

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Alumni fellow Molly Scudder to join Purdue faculty

Scudder_MCongratulations to Alumni Fellow Molly Scudder, who will be joining the political science department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Scudder will be a tenure-track assistant professor of political theory.

Scudder was a doctoral fellow at the Institute during the 2013–2014 academic year.

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Edward Gitre receives award from the Center for Research Libraries

Gitre_EEdward J.K. Gitre, an affiliated scholar at the Institute, was awarded the 2016 Honorable Mention in Teaching by the Center for Research Libraries.

Gitre’s award was given in recognition of the class he teaches at Virginia Tech, “World War II: a Global History.”

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Chad Wellmon awarded Mellon New Directions Fellowship

news_-_wellmon_0Chad Wellmon, faculty fellow at the Institute, was awarded a New Directions Fellowship by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will allow Wellmon to pursue research for his project, “Future Philology,” which he discusses in further detail here.

“My ultimate goal is to help reinvent an old humanistic practice for our digital age.”

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John Inazu quoted in The Washington Post

Inazu_JJohn Inazu, former visiting fellow at the Institute and contributor to the Institute’s Pluralism and Race, Faith, and Culture projects, was quoted in an article in The Washington Post on Ted Cruz and police monitoring of Muslim neighborhoods.

“At some point, an overly localized presence could raise First Amendment concerns about chilling expression or association.”

Preorder Inazu’s forthcoming book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference, here.

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Larycia Hawkins interviewed by UVA Today

Photo by Dan Addison, UVA Today

Photo by Dan Addison (UVA Today)

Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow Larycia Hawkins was interviewed by UVA Today about her new position at the Institute, her research, and “embodied solidarity.”

“Many places talk about interdisciplinary research and cross-pollination; UVA actually makes it happen.”

Read the full IASC press release on Hawkins’ arrival at the Institute here.

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Joseph E. Davis quoted in Virginia Living magazine

Joe DavisJoseph E. Davis, director of research at the Institute and publisher of The Hedgehog Review, was quoted in an article in the spring issue of Virginia Living magazine. The article, “License to Ill,” considers the current cultural attitude toward taking time off work to recover from illness.

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