Graduate student Sam Fajerstein interviewed Dr. Craig Campbell, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, for the Russian Studies Workshop at IU. The podcast interview can be listened to here . Campbell shares how his interest began in Russian and Siberian studies, and he discusses his research in visual anthropology, sociology, and cultural history. They explore the interplay between photography and historiography, the role of photography in Campbell's research of indigenous peoples of Russia, how images open up or question what we are perceiving, and when he first realized the importance of the visual in his academic work.
Professor Emeritus James Madison published an op-ed in the October 8 Indianapolis Star entitled "From 1920s white robes to today's pressed shirts, a throughline of American bigotry."
2012 History BA Alex Moler was recently interviewed by the College's Walter Center for Career Achievement for the podcast series All Careers Considered, in conjunction with Themester: Democracy. Listen here and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app.
Eric Sandweiss co-authored an October 2 op-ed in The Indianapolis Star on "Why American climate refugees could bring hope, prosperity to Indiana".
We are extremely proud to have Leah Valtin-Erwin as the recipient of this year’s Graduate Student Essay Prize from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies! The President of the Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University won this prize for her research paper, “A Bag for All Systems: Shopping Bags and Urban Grocery Shopping in Late Communist and Early Post-Communist Eastern Europe 1980-2000.” You can congratulate Leah virtually at the 12th Annual Romanian Studies conference hosted by Indiana University on October 23-24, viewable at https://www.facebook.com/events/321449739075208/.
Jakobi Williams was moderator for "Everything Man: A Book Talk with Dr. Shana Redmond," presented by AAADS, on October 15.
Voting Guide for Students: Campus Action for Democracy, a non-partisan student organization, has put together a guide for students that provides information on how to vote, without any discussion of issues or candidates. View & download the guide here.