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Posted on May 2nd, 2023 in Announcements, Article, Community Engagement, Faculty, Featured, Publication, Research by David E. Hoegberg

For Arab American Heritage Month, Professor Edward Curtis explores his own Arab American roots in Southern Illinois, where his Syrian-Lebanese great-grandfather settled in 1899. What he discovered—a secret love affair and the surprising sympathetic press coverage—challenges what we think we know about the small-town Midwest. His article, “Moses of Cairo (Illinois),” was published April 24 …

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Posted on February 21st, 2024 in Award, Faculty, Publication, Research by Carrie E. Foote

Congratulations to Elizabeth Nelson, Indiana University-Indianapolis for winnning the Annual Book Award from the National Council on Public History, which recognizes outstanding scholarship that addresses the theory and/or practice of public history or that includes the products of public history work. Click here to purchaes the book, Co Edited with Michelle Jones, New York University, …

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NCPH
Posted on February 19th, 2024 in Award, Book, Faculty by Carrie E. Foote

Congratulations to three Faculty in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Indianapolis for these outstanding National Award from National Council on Public History.  The Robert Kelley Memorial Award distinguished achievements by individuals, institutions, or nonprofit or corporate entities for making history relevant to the individual lives of ordinary people outside of academia. Awarded to: …

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Head Shot
Posted on February 17th, 2024 in Book Chapter, Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Faculty, Publication by Carrie E. Foote

Dr. Amy Shansami, Sociology IU-I, has a chapter in the newly published anthology, Home: Multilingual Funds of Knowledge Parent Stories. The Anthology project is spearheaded by IU Columbus Education Associate Professor Laura Liu to foster community sharing of multicultural, multilingual funds of knowledge, resulting in an anthology of 15 parent-written stories. The publication features children’s …

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Dr Whitehead
Posted on February 16th, 2024 in Announcements, Community Engagement, Events, Faculty, Media by Carrie E. Foote

Associate Professor of Sociology Andrew Whitehead appears as a featured voice in a new documentary on Christian nationalism titled GOD & COUNTRY. The film opens in theaters nationwide–including Indianapolis–on Friday, February 16. GOD & COUNTRY takes a closer look at the dangerous implications and explores how a base of Christians has radically stoked a movement …

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Drs Brann and Bute
Posted on February 7th, 2024 in Article, Faculty, Media, Publication, Research by Carrie E. Foote

Drs. Jennifer Bute and Maria Brann, along with a team of researchers from across the country, recently published a novel screening tool, Reproductive Grief Screen, to identify patients who may be experiencing ongoing, complicated grief following a pregnancy loss.  Click here for the press release highlighting the critical importance of this new tool and read …

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Dr. Hayes
Posted on February 5th, 2024 in Book, Faculty, Publication, Research by Carrie E. Foote

Dr. Kelly Hayes, Dept. of Religious Studies newly published work, Spirits of the Space Age: The Imagined World of Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn, details the historical emergence of The Valley of the Dawn, a highly eclectic new religious movement known for its spectacular material culture and all-encompassing aesthetics. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Kelly …

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Posted on February 2nd, 2024 in Faculty, Publication by Carrie E. Foote

Dr. Rachel Wheeler, Chair of the Department of Religous Studies at IU-I published and excellent and timely opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed, titled: A Cure for Humanities Deficiency Syndrome. She eloquently lays out a strong argument against the logic that has led to many universities across the country cutting Humanities programs. To help save …

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whitehead
Posted on January 30th, 2024 in Announcements, Award, Faculty, Grant by Carrie E. Foote

Dr. Andrew Whtehead, co-directs the Association of Religion Data Archives (the ARDA) at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture; they were awarded a $1.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to use the ARDA to Strengthen the Religion Research Community, 2023-2026.  Click here to read more about this important project …

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Professor Layden
Posted on January 29th, 2024 in Book, Faculty, Media, Publication by Carrie E. Foote

Assistant Professor of English Sarah Layden‘s new book of short stories, Imagine Your Life Like This, was reviewed by Kathryn Ludwig for the Indiana Authors Awards book reviews, which makes the reviews available to newspapers across the state. Layden was interviewed about the book by Indiana Humanities/Indiana Authors Awards. Click here to Watch the interview:  …

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Dr BANERJEE
Posted on January 21st, 2024 in Announcements, Faculty by Carrie E. Foote

Congratulations Dr. Aniruddha (Rudy) Banerjee, Geography at IU-Indianapolis, for being awarded a US Patent for Methods And Systems Providing Aerial Transport Network Infrastructures For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Click here to learn more! Abstract: SKYDOS creates a comprehensive retail delivery ecosystem with security protocols imitating a century old, reality-tested and fine-tuned robust model, the current street …

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