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Author and activist Eli Clare

Disability Justice Advocate Eli Clare is the CNY Humanities Corridor’s 2021 Distinguished Visiting Collaborator

Clare will discuss his ongoing work during two virtual presentations on October 28 and 29.

Oct. 19, 2021  · 

The Syracuse University Humanities Center, in partnership with the Cornell Society for the Humanities, welcomes author and social justice educator, Eli Clare, as a Distinguished Visiting Collaborator in the Central New York Humanities Corridor. A leading thinker at the intersection of queerness, race, and disability, Clare is widely recognized for his work highlighting how mental and physical processes interrelate.

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Starling-Davis is a Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellow (2020-21)
Starling-Davis is a Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellow (2020-21)

Curating the Bigger Picture: Evan Starling-Davis Approaches Literacy from Multiple Entry Points

April 5, 2021

By Ellen de Graffenried

Evan Starling-Davis is a narrative artist, curator and producer. More precisely, he names himself a digital-age “griot”—a term used for traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history derived from the African diaspora’s culture and history...

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P. Gabrielle Foreman, founding faculty director of the Colored Conventions Project, is the 2021 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities. (Submitted photo)
P. Gabrielle Foreman, founding faculty director of the Colored Conventions Project, is the 2021 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities. (Submitted photo)

Bringing an Earlier Era of Activism to Digital Life

Jan. 28, 2021

Article by Dan Bernardi

Bringing seven decades of nineteenth-century Black organizing to digital life is the mission of the Colored Conventions Project (CCP). Co-founded by faculty director P. Gabrielle Foreman, the CCP is a scholarly and community research project focused on digitally preserving Black political activism from the 1830s to 1890s, some of which occurred in this region, near Syracuse University and across Central New York...

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A Vital Space: CNY Humanities Corridor Offers Unique Resource to Writers

A Vital Space: CNY Humanities Corridor Offers Unique Resource to Writers

Dec. 9, 2020

Article by Dan Bernardi

Collaboration can be a key element in the process of taking a book from rough draft to print. It often takes many sets of eyes to provide the necessary clarity writers might not see on their own. To gain such valuable feedback, it helps to find a trusted group of peers who have knowledge of a book’s subject matter and who are committed to a collaborative, give-and-take research ethos. Thanks to support from the Central New York Humanities Corridor, scholars are connecting with colleagues from across the region who specialize in corresponding areas of study...

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AY20 Humanities Center Dissertation Fellow, Haejoo Kim

AY20 Humanities Center Dissertation Fellow, Haejoo Kim

Skepticism of Masks, Vaccinations Isn’t New: Ph.D. Candidate’s Research on 19th-Century Britain Provides Lessons for Today

Dec. 8, 2020

Article by Brandon Dyer

Haejoo Kim, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, is currently researching and writing her dissertation “Medical Liberty and Alternative Health Practices in Nineteenth-Century Britain.” She is exploring 19th-century British anti-vaccination periodicals and pamphlets to examine the rhetoric. “When the pandemic first hit in early spring, I was thinking I should have been working on epidemics and contagious diseases instead of alternative health practices,” Haejoo says. “And then people started to protest against mask wearing, and vaccine refusal resurfaced with full force..."

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Rayan Mohamed (left) and Felone “Abigail” Nganga work on an assignment with their video cameras. Photo courtesy of Brice Nordquist.
Rayan Mohamed (left) and Felone “Abigail” Nganga work on an assignment with their video cameras. Photo courtesy of Brice Nordquist.

Bringing Personal Stories to Life

Nov. 12, 2020

Article by Jay Cox

Through the Narratio Fellowship, refugee students immerse themselves in filmmaking that reflects their unique perspectives. Felone “Abigail” Nganga arrived in the U.S. with her sister in November 2019 following a harrowing journey that began several years earlier at their home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their father was assassinated by government forces, and they lost touch with their mother after she fled...

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Sarah Workman, Assistant Director for Proposal Development
Sarah Workman, Assistant Director for Proposal Development

Sarah Workman’s Role Helps Humanities Professors Across Campus

Oct. 8, 2020

Article by Brandon Dyer

As assistant director for proposal development, Sarah Workman applies her academic background to help Syracuse University humanities faculty develop research proposals and find funding and support to make their ideas a reality. “I’m constantly looking at what’s out there in terms of funding, especially as it pertains to the humanities faculty..."

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