The Michigan Humanities Collaboratory seeks submissions for High Stakes Humanities: Being Human During COVID-19, an ambitious humanities response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be published by University of Michigan Press.
Meet Abigail Nighswonger, member of the Project Grant team Expanding the Reach of the Global Feminisms Oral History Archive.
Abigail Nighswonger became involved with the Expanding Global Feminisms project through UROP (the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program). As an undergraduate research assistant on the Expanding Global Feminisms project, she has been actively engaged in annotating and transcribing interviews of women’s movement activists from Russia, India, and Nigeria.
Jiseung Kim, team member on the From Africa to Patagonia project, says “My experience in the Collaboratory helped me tremendously as I navigated the job market learning to reposition myself as a new postdoctoral researcher.”
Elisha Renne and Ronke Olawale were in Nigeria earlier this year meeting with a number of feminist scholars and activists. Hear about the research activities of Expanding the Reach of the Global Feminisms Oral History Archive a few months prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Nora Krinitsky, Project Director of the Collaboratory’s Documenting Criminalization and Confinement Project Grant team, has become an important voice in raising urgent awareness of how the COVID-19 virus impacts incarcerated individuals.
With no access to our physical space, members of Humanities Collaboratory grant teams have demonstrated remarkable adaptability during challenging times. How have teams responded? “We gathered, we broke digital bread, we checked in…balancing financial need, emotional energy, and extreme changes to availability.”
Faculty Coordinator Kristin Hass participated in Humanities Advocacy Day on March 10 meeting with a number of senators and staffers including Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), staff in the office of Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and staff in the office of U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12).
Ashley E. Lucas—co-PI and member of the Collaboratory’s Documenting Criminalization and Confinement Project Grant team—will speak on Tuesday, March 10th at the Institute for the Humanities’ FellowSpeak: “Prison Theatre: Performance and Incarceration” from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Osterman Common Room, #1022, in 202 S. Thayer.
Expanding the Reach of the Global Feminisms Oral History Archive, one of the Collaboratory’s current Project Grant teams, hosted Luciane Ramos Silva and Nabor Jr. in connection with the launch of the 21st issue of the Afro-Brazilian magazine “O Menelick 2⁰ Ato” and of its curated edition in English.
Members of the Collaboratory team “From Africa to Patagonia” have announced the publication of “Language contact in Patagonia: Durational control in the acquisition of Spanish and Afrikaans phonology” in the Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology.