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Kenneth Janken, Professor, African, African American and Diaspora Studies. George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow.

Kenneth Janken receives George Johnson Prize, recognition for distinguished achievement

Kristen Chavez

Kenneth Janken, professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, is the 2022 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow.


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The cupola on the roof above the Fellows Room, surrounded by fall leaves. An owl weathervane sits on top.

Hyde Hall at 20

Kristen Chavez

Hyde Hall opened in 2002 to be the new home of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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An easel holds blue and white balloons and a sign reading “Welcome Faculty” outside of Hyde Hall.

Welcome Reception celebrates Fellows and fellowship at Hyde

Kristen Chavez

During the first week of classes, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities opened Hyde Hall to past and current Fellows, program participants, and friends for an afternoon of fellowship and food. In addition to celebrat … Continued


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Oswaldo Estrada, holding his notebook, in his office in Dey Hall.

Experiences in the Faculty Fellowship Program with Oswaldo Estrada

Kristen Chavez

Oswaldo Estrada, professor of Romance studies, discusses the Faculty Fellowship Program. After receiving a fellowship three times, Estrada returned as its program director in 2021. As he enters the second year in the rol … Continued


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Collage of the 2022-2023 ALP cohort. Top row: Elizabeth Havice, Seth Kotch, Suzanne Maman, Mary-Rose Papandrea. Second row: Courtney Rivard, Kumi Silva, Angela Stuesse, Jonathan Weiler.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Academic Leadership Program Fellows

Kristen Chavez

Eight faculty members have been selected for the 2022-2023 cohort in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Tyson Academic Leadership Program. The program is designed to aid current and emerging leaders through a ser … Continued


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Recovering stories from the past: The Sewing Girl’s Tale

Kristen Chavez

History professor John Wood Sweet joins the podcast to talk about his new book, The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America, published by Henry Holt and Company. He talks about the … Continued


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Thomaza April participates in a video call from South Africa, as her video is projected to the University Room.

Humanities international: The Institute welcomes CHCI to Hyde Hall

Kristen Chavez

The IAH welcomed attendees for the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes’ annual meeting to Hyde Hall for the opening academic panel presentation organized by Director Patricia Parker.


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Magdalena Zaborowska, wearing a University of Michigan mask, stands in the University Room. Out of focus behind her, is her slideshow presentation.

‘Between Home, Blackness and Me’: Interview with 2022 Reckford Speaker Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Kristen Chavez

After the 2022 Reckford Lecture, speaker Magdalena Zaborowska joins Patricia Parker and Sharon Holland for a deeper dive into themes from her remarks, including questions about belonging and identity in James Baldwin’s p … Continued


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Michael Figueroa

Michael Figueroa: Facilitating community

Kristen Chavez

Michael Figueroa, who has led the Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group throughout the pandemic, views the group as an opportunity for people to find support networks. “I want the ethos of the group to scale from … Continued


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Performance and the US-Mexico Border with China Medel

Kristen Chavez

China Medel talks about her work in media and performance studies, as well as her manuscript Spectral Aethestics: Alternative Media and Visibility at the US-Mexico Border, which looks at a selection of film photography, … Continued


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