Congratulations to Leslie Morris who has been named the Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in Liberal Arts from 2020-23! This endowed chair is intended to advance the extraordinary teaching, research, and creative work of faculty who are making exceptional contributions in their field
The IHRC is excited to present the IMMIGRANTS IN COVID AMERICA project, a timely resource and website that documents the health, economic, and social impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in the United States.
Psychology researchers are adapting their research to help better understand the pandemic and its effects. Their studies range from how online work affects employees to the mental health challenges of a global crisis.
This documentary explores the origins of the Jingle Dress Dance Tradition with Ojibwe historian Brenda J. Child, who also describes what the tradition means to dancers and Ojibwe people today, and how it has evolved to include modern protest movements such as Standing Rock and calls for racial justice.
Martin Manalansan, a specialist in subjects from queer theory to aspects of the Filipino diaspora, returns to a topic that requires only our senses: food. Manalansan’s latest project takes a look at the emotions and experiences of Filipino immigrants with Filipino-American cuisine.
There are large disparities in COVID-related unemployment, with the largest proportional losses among Latinx and less-educated workers. The effects have been particularly felt among children. Professors Rob Warren and Ann Meier are co-authors of this article published in Econofact.
If so many students on college campuses disregard drinking laws, why keep them? Graduate student Erez Garnai studies these laws and the social and legal protocols around them, adding, “My research also reveals...a wide and inseparable web of institutions working together to regulate social life.”
Postdoctoral fellow Meixi began her work this spring at the Department of American Indian Studies. As she learns more about Minnesota through the people and the landscape, she is excited for the opportunities to work within the community. Her work focuses on connecting with communities and designing educational systems that incorporate Indigenous knowledge in subjects like math and science.
“With our longer life spans, many people live as many years in retirement as they did working,” said Phyllis Moen, who holds an endowed chair in sociology at the University of Minnesota. “With this longevity bonus and years of active engagement, they’ve rewritten the script. Now there’s a sense of loss as they recognize their choices and opportunities are changing.”
What do you do when a loved one mysteriously disappears and your government won’t investigate? What do you do when this happens over 61,000 times? This happened in Mexico, and Barbara Frey of IGS has developed a collaborative research program to raise visibility of this issue.
Professor Benjamin Munson has transformed his NIH grant to dedicate an entire arm to study audiovisual speech perception over Zoom. He and postdoctoral research associate Dr. AlayoTripp answer some questions about how they are taking advantage of this time of social distancing to keep the study moving forward.