IPRH Research Clusters, 2017–18

Research Clusters are groups of faculty and graduate students from the University of Illinois campus who work together to explore particular questions or subjects in the humanities and arts.

The following are the Research Clusters that have received funding from IPRH for the 2017–18 academic year.

African American Community Healing Through Storytelling

Co-Directors:
Nkechinyelum Chioneso (Psychology/Psychological Services Center)
Ruby Mendenhall (Sociology and African American Studies)
Helen Neville (Educational Psychology and African American Studies)
Shardé Smith (African American Studies)

Digital Editorial Practice and the Humanities Classroom: Creating New Publishing Capabilities for Higher Education

Director:
John Randolph (History)

Landscapes of Gentrification and Settler Colonialism

Co-Directors: 
Maryam Kashani (Gender and Women’s Studies / Asian American Studies)
Lila Sharif (Asian American Studies / CSAMES)

Medical Humanities

Co-Directors: 
Stephanie Hilger (Comparative and World Literature / Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Jonathan Inda (Latina/Latino Studies

Co-sponsored by the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.

New Directions in Eastern European Jewish Culture

Co-Directors: 
Eugene M. Avrutin (History / Program in Jewish Culture and Society)
Harriet Murav (Comparative and World Literature / Slavic Languages and Literature)
Dana Rabin (History / Program in Jewish Culture and Society)

The New New Left Club

Co-Directors: 
Toby Beauchamp (Gender and Women’s Studies)
Mimi Thi Nguyen (Gender and Womens Studies / Asian American Studies)
A. Naomi Paik (Asian American Studies)

Playful by Design (Imagining America Cluster)

Co-Directors: 
Judith Pintar (Illinois Informatics Institute / Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Randall Sadler (Linguistics)

Public Humanities

Co-Directors: 
Chris Higgins (Education Policy, Organization & Leadership)
Anke Pinkert (Germanic Languages and Literatures)