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The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of the Political Science Department. “The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But, when the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was […]Find out more
Michelle E. Bloom
Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons
The Center for Ideas & Society presents a book talk with Michelle E. Bloom, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages. Transnational cinemas are eclipsing national cinemas in the contemporary world, and Sino-French films exemplify this phenomenon through the cinematic coupling of the […]Find out more
Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Anthea Kraut, Associate Professor and Chair of the Dance Department. Choreographing Copyright is a new historical and cultural analysis of US–based dance-makers’ investment in intellectual property rights. Although federal copyright law in the United […]Find out more
Framing Immigrants: News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Policy
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Jennifer Merolla, Professor of Political Science, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science.
While undocumented immigration is controversial, the general public is largely unfamiliar with the particulars of immigration policy. Given that public opinion […]Find out more
Facing the Fear: An Actor’s Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright
Bella Merlin, Professor of Theatre, Film & Digital Production
Stage fright has the power to drive actors away from the stage for months, years, and even a lifetime. It is a monster that can affect any actor at any time – but it is also a challenge […]Find out more
Beckett’s Thing: Painting and Theatre
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with David Lloyd, Professor of English.
Beckett was deeply engaged with the visual arts and individual painters, including Jack B. Yeats, Bram van Velde, and Avigdor Arikha. In this monograph, David Lloyd explores what Beckett saw in their paintings. He explains what […]Find out more
International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Ariel Dinar, Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the School of Public Policy.
Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although the media coverage and […]Find out more
Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Jonathan Eacott, Associate Professor of History.
Linking four continents over three centuries, Selling Empire demonstrates the centrality of India–both as an idea and a place–to the making of a global British imperial system. In the […]Find out more
Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Adriana Craciun, Professor, English Department, University of California Presidential Chair.
How did the Victorian fixation on the disastrous John Franklin expedition transform our understanding of the Northwest Passage and the Arctic? Today we still tend to see the Arctic and […]Find out more
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Carlos Cortes, Professor Emeritus, Department of History.
Fourth Quarter: Reflections of a Cranky Old Man is historian-public lecturer Carlos Cortés’ poetic rumination on life as viewed from the perspective of a post-75-year-old who is traversing the fourth quarter of his life. Sometimes ironic, sometimes nostalgic, […]Find out more