We would like to express our gratitude for the generous funding received for this conference from the following colleges, centers, and departments at the University of Michigan:

Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies | College of Literature, Science, and the Arts | University of Michigan Office of ResearchWeiser Center for Emerging Democracies | Department of Afroamerican and African Studies | Department of History | Department of Political Science | African Studies Center | Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies | Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies | Center for European Studies | Institue for the Humanities | Rackham Graduate School | Department of American CultureDepartment of English Language & Literature | Department of Comparative Literature | Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures | Department of Anthropology


Photo Credits

Credits for our conference theme are dedicated to Dimitris Michalakis whose photojournalistic collection Burnout 2010-2014 retraces the lived experience of economic austerity in contemporary Athens, Greece. More about his work can be found on his personal website here.