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Posted on March 6th, 2021 in Featured

This site features the wide-ranging research, community engagement, and creative activity of the faculty in the IU School of Liberal Arts (SLA) at IUPUI. Please check back often to see the cutting-edge research and activities being done by faculty in SLA as well as faculty media appearances and honors. Faculty interested in being highlighted on …

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Posted on April 14th, 2021 in Community Engagement, Media by Aaron Dusso

The American Indian Program here in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI has been supporting efforts by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Native Americans. These efforts were recently highlighted in the IndyStar. Charmayne ‘Charli’ Champion-Shaw is Director of American Indian Programs and Lecturer in Native American and Indigenous …

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Posted on April 12th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Paul Mullins recently published his new book, Revolting Things: An Archeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities with the University Press of Florida. Overview In this book, Paul Mullins examines a wide variety of material objects and landscapes that induce anxiety, provoke unpleasantness, or simply revolt us. Bringing archaeological insight to subjects that are …

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Posted on April 7th, 2021 in Article, Award, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Vijay O. Lulla and Dr. Owen J. Dwyer’s article “Racial Segregation in Indianapolis, 1990-2010: A Spatial Perspective,” won the George C. Roberts Award for best paper published in the Midwest Social Science Journal. Abstract The index of dissimilarity is the most widely used method for measuring racial segregation. When applied to Indianapolis, this index …

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Posted on April 5th, 2021 in Award by Aaron Dusso

Prof. Malcolm Moran was awarded the 2021 Inspiring Sports Storyteller award by the Indiana Sports Corp. He was honored at the Pathfinder Awards event April 1st at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Prof. Moran was also featured on an episode of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. Malcolm Moran is Director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program …

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Posted on March 31st, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Herbert J. Brant has a new article in the Latin American Literary Review titled, “Ricardo Piglia’s Plata quemada: The Queer Pietà” Abstract:This study explores Ricardo Piglia’s fictionalization of the 1965 true-crime story that inspired his 1997 novel, Plata quemada (Burned Money) and in particular, the author’s creative choice to invent a homoerotic relationship between …

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Posted on March 29th, 2021 in Community Engagement, Media, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Katharine Head was recently asked to serve as an expert contributor to the National Communication Association podcast “Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast.”  The episode is called “Public Health Communication, Vaccine Rollouts, and More.”  In this episode, we reflect on how public health communication about COVID-19 has changed one year into the pandemic, and we …

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Posted on March 26th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Obioma G. Nnaemeka is the co-editor of a new book titled, Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film.   Book Description: This book investigates how the intersection between gendered violence and human rights is depicted and engaged with in Africana literature and films. The rich and multifarious range of film …

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Posted on March 24th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

One of the earliest sources of humanity’s religious impulse was severe weather, which ancient peoples attributed to the wrath of storm gods. Enlightenment thinkers derided such beliefs as superstition and predicted they would pass away as humans became more scientifically and theologically sophisticated. But in America, scientific and theological hubris came face-to-face with the tornado, …

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Posted on March 22nd, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

“The Effects of Selective and Indiscriminate Repression on the 2013 Gezi Park Nonviolent Resistance Campaign” in the journal Sociological Perspectives.   Abstract We investigate the differential effects of selective and indiscriminate repression on the rate of protest actions during the nonviolent resistance campaign in Gezi Park, Turkey, in 2013. After deriving theoretical expectations about how …

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Posted on March 19th, 2021 in Book Chapter, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Chris Lamb’s chapter in the new book, 42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy is on the differences in how the story of Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball was covered by Black and white sportswriters.  The signing of Robinson was perhaps the most important story about civil rights in the years immediately …

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