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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Right of Assembly Violently Wrested

The right of peaceable assembly has been at the heart of the struggle of African American equality throughout our nation’s history. When honored, it has yielded important protections. When breached, it has facilitated widespread and systematic oppression. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

The Author in the Age of Digital Distribution

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Common Place

Do Cities Tear Us Apart?—Part 3

In part 3 of this series, Andrew Lynn addresses "skyboxification" as a barrier to flourishing cities. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Institute Seminar Series - "Theodicy"

19 September 2014

Jeff Olick (UVa, Sociology) | Seminar

Fellows Afternoon Tea

24 September 2014

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Institute Seminar Series - "Interpretation and Meaning"

3 October 2014

Isaac Reed (University of Colorado at Boulder) | Seminar

Fellows Cocktail Hour

10 October 2014

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Jeff Guhin

Featured Fellow

Jeff Guhin

Postdoctoral Abd el-Kader Fellow

Jeff Guhin is the Abd El-Kader postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He earned his PhD in sociology from Yale, and his specialties include education, religion, theory, and culture. Guhin’s first book is titled Make the Children Come to Me: Moral Authority and the Problem of America in Christian and Muslim Schools, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Currently, Guhin is conducting fieldwork for his next book, an ethnographic comparison of morality and citizenship in three urban public school districts. This work is a part of the Institute’s School Cultures and Student Formation Project,...

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