Over the past eight years, the IUPUI Museum Studies Department has collaborated with the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a remarkable coalition of universities and human rights organizations from around the world that together produce community-curated public humanities projects about urgent social issues. Addressing global concerns at the local level, IUPUI Museum Studies students and professors have engaged deeply with many Indianapolis agencies, including the Kheprw Institute, Indianapolis Public Library, Indiana Medical History Museum, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Climates of Inequality: Inequity Along the White River: Local Advocacy for Change
States of Incarceration: Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Mental Illness: Why are Prisons the Nation’s Mental Hospitals?
Guantánamo Public Memory Project: Guantánamo Hits Home: How Has GTMO Affected America? and Arts of Detention: What Does Art Reveal About GTMO?