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Lovelace Fellow Velia Ivanova Answers Four Questions About Her Scholarship and Experience at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

Velia Ivanova is the current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection, found here at the Library of Congress. Velia is a Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology at Columbia University in New York. I interviewed Ivanova on her research project, her academic program at Columbia, and notable finds that she …

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The Kluge Center: A Place for Conversations on the Future of Democracy

Posted by: John Haskell

No one needs reminding that democracy in the US, Europe, and elsewhere is under stress. Led by Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, the Kluge Center has hosted some of the greatest thinkers from the academy and leading practitioners in the political and policymaking world for conversations on the future of democracy. In fact, the …

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The Mexican Revolution and its Lasting Legacy on American Art and Culture

Posted by: Dan Turello

This is a guest post by Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado. He is Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies and Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. He plans to be in residence at the Kluge Center during the summer of 2021 …

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What’s Responsible for the Upheaval in American Politics?

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On October 29, the Kluge Center released a conversation with Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo in which they talked about their new book, “Upending American Politics.” These two scholars provide considerable insight into developments in American party politics in recent years – and even shed some light on this year’s election results. Skocpol, the Victor …

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Why We Write: Public Scholarship in Times of Crisis

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Janna Deitz, Kluge Center Program Specialist in Outreach and Partnerships. Scholars in residence at the John W. Kluge Center represent the very best in academic researchers and are further distinguished by their commitment to engage with the public and policymaking community. These scholars bring the Center’s motto of “connecting thought …

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Alumni Outreach and India’s Social Movements: A Summer, Virtually, at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Kluge Center intern Julia Bliss. Interning for the Kluge Center this summer has been one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences of my life. As a junior studying studio art and anthropology at the University of Vermont, I find great joy and satisfaction in research. Growing up on …

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How Distance Learning Could Put Chinese Students at US Universities at Risk

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Aynne Kokas and Michael Xiao. Kokas is a Kluge Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, as well as Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas is the author of the book “Hollywood Made in China,” which examines the cultural, political and economic implications …

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The 20th Century Transformation of the Dalit Movement in India

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Michael Collins is a 2020 Kluge Fellow from the University of Gottingen. Collins is working on a project titled “From Boycotts to Ballots: Democracy and Social Minorities in Modern India.” Boris Granovskiy, who recently detailed at the Kluge Center, interviewed Collins on his work. Boris Granovskiy (BG): Can you share a brief history of Dalit …