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Meet a Fellow: Hannah Katherine Hicks

Sep. 7, 2021—Hannah Katherine Hicks is the 2021-2022 American Studies Fellow from the Department of History. Her research focuses on legal history, gender, and race in the nineteenth-century American South.  What is your research about and why does it matter? My research focuses on women’s experiences as defendants and complainants in South Carolina’s criminal courts between the...

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Meet a Fellow: Carwil Bjork-James

Aug. 30, 2021—Meet Carwil Bjork-James, a 2021-2022 RPW Center Faculty Fellow. This year’s group is exploring the theme of “Environments.” What was your first job and what did you learn from it?  My first academic job was a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working in the Global (Climate) Change Research division in the 1990s. The climate models being...

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Meet a Fellow: Daniel Romero Suárez

Apr. 27, 2021—Daniel Romero Suárez is the 2020-2021 Joe and Mary Harper Graduate Student Fellow from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. His doctoral research seeks to demonstrate that contemporary poetry of sickness in Latin America resorts to communal imagery that includes a long and painful history of loss, political violence, and socioeconomic precariousness, in order to challenge...

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Meet a Fellow: Sebastian Ramirez

Apr. 13, 2021—Sebastian Ramirez is the 2020-2021 American Studies Graduate Student Fellow from the Department of Philosophy. He will be giving a public lecture on Friday, April 23 at 12:30 PM entitled “Racism’s Revenge: Towards A Du Boisian Theory of Racist Ideology.” What is your research about and why does it matter? Scholars and activists often conceptualize racism as a set of affects, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and/or...

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Meet a Fellow: Betsey Robinson

Apr. 6, 2021—Meet Betsey Robinson, a 2020-2021 RPW Center Faculty Fellow. This year’s group is exploring the theme of “Imagining Cities.” What does the phrase “Imagining Cities” mean to you? I am an archaeologist and historian of architecture and landscapes in the ancient Mediterranean world, so it could be said that “my life is in ruins.” But really, my...

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Meet a Fellow: Danielle Stubbe

Mar. 30, 2021—Danielle Stubbe is the 2020-2021 Mona C. Frederick Graduate Student Fellow from the Department of History studying the modern intellectual and cultural history of the United States. She will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, April 1 at 2 PM entitled “Cultural Credibility: U.S. Anthropology from the Field to the Archives, 1930-1980.” What is your research about...

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Digital Humanities Interest Leads to Local Women’s History Tours

Mar. 23, 2021—Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel is an author, historian, archivist, and digital humanist. She is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education at Belmont University. Digital humanist. That’s a descriptor I’ve not only learned to embrace but come to love. Almost a decade after completing my Ph.D. in history, I finally tackled the dissertation-to-book...

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Black Womxn, STEM Fields Need You! So Don’t Exit Stage Left When Things Get Hard.

Mar. 16, 2021—Nicole M. Joseph is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Vanderbilt University. Renã A. S. Robinson is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. Hey, Sis, if you have been keeping up with anti-racist, racist, and diversity, equity, and inclusion talks in STEM then you might be feeling like we’re feeling. Tired. Over it. Overwhelmed....

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Editing as Activism – Wiki-events Related to Women’s History Month

Mar. 9, 2021—Mary Anne Caton is the Grants and Programs Manager and Wikipedian-in-Residence for the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and beyond, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are partnering with campus units to sponsor virtual Wikipedia edit-a-thons that celebrate women’s lives, achievements, and history. Why edit Wikipedia? Because editing is activism and brings women’s...

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Women’s History Month 2021

Mar. 2, 2021—Rory Dicker is director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and is a senior lecturer in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.  Buried in the stimulus and COVID-relief bill that passed at the end of 2020 was a piece of legislation of significance to those who care about women’s history. The Smithsonian Women’s History Act provides for the creation of a national museum...

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