Media Mentions May 2021

Media Mentions May 2021

The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

"UChicago Announces 2021 Winners of Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards"
UChicago News
Patrick Jagoda (English Language and Literature), Persis Berlekamp (Art History), and Daniel Morgan (Cinema and Media Studies) have been recognized for exceptional teaching and mentoring.

"Humanities Scholar Wins the Prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award"
Division of the Humanities News
Tahera Qutbuddin (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) to be honored for landmark book examining seventh-century Arabic oration.

"UChicago Humanities Professor to be Honored as Commandeur by the French Government"
Division of the Humanities News
Arnold I. Davidson (Philosophy) has received the rank of Commandeur in the Ordre des Palmes académiques and will be honored at the French Consulate in Chicago in the fall of 2021.

"The College Announces Winners of Glenn and Claire Swogger Award for Exemplary Classroom Teaching"
The College
Rachel DeWoskin (English Language and Literature) and Jessica Kirzane (Germanic Studies) have been recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching. 

"Prof. Deborah Nelson Named Speaker for Convocation ceremony"
UChicago News
Deborah Nelson (English Language and Literature) will kick off campus-wide celebration with virtual event on June 9. 

"‎The Ezra Klein Show: Status Games, Polyamory and the Merits of Meritocracy"
The New York Times
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) discusses the ethics of meritocracy.  

"The Hidden History of ‘Guerrilla Television’: UChicago Scholars Preserve Decades-Old Videos"
UChicago News
Online archival project will create and share ‘a new wealth of cultural knowledge’ of 1970s.

"It’s Time for a Government Reset — and the Ideas Are Flourishing"
Knowable Magazine
Feature discusses commentary by Martha C. Nussbaum (Philosophy) on the "capability approach" to freedom.

"12 Great Books That Challenge Toxic Masculinity"
Buzzfeed News
Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson (English Language and Literature) mentioned in list of authors re-invisioninig masculinity. 

"Lebowitz Award Winners on How We Reason In Moments of Transformation"
Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa
On podcast, Agnes Callard (Philosophy) talks about what guides peoples' decision-making process when faced with difficult choices.

"Theaster Gates to Design Next Year’s Serpentine Pavilion"
Building Design
Serpentine Gallery has selected Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) to design the 21st Serpentine Pavilion—an annual architectural commission that showcases new temporary buildings by international architects. 

"A 1990s Mural at the 18th Street Station Will be Restored By a Pilsen Artist"
Claudia Brittenham (Art History) comments on the depictions of Aztec sunstones in 18th Street station murals painted by Chicago artist Francisco Mendoza.

"Timothy Harrison Reviews Cartesian Poetics"
Critical Inquiry
Timothy Harrison (English Language and Literature) reviews Andrea Gadberry's Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking.

"Gray Presents Theaster Gates: How to Sell Hardware"
Art and Object
Theaster Gates: How to Sell Hardware, the latest installation in Chicago by Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) examines a family-owned True Value hardware store formerly located on Chicago’s South Side

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May 25, 2021