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Caroline Doenmez, a young woman, standing on the side of a dirt road with dried grass on either side. The road is on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Families First

Anthropology doctoral student Caroline Doenmez focuses on the role of indigenous birth workers in keeping families together. She is CLA’s inaugural RIGS (Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow.

New three-year project will deepen knowledge on disability by facilitating virtual...

Dr. Jennifer Row, Dr. Angela Carter, and Dr. Jessica Horvath Williams of the University of Minnesota's Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) are featured in an article about a new project at the U of M that seeks to educate people about medical discrimination against people with disabilities.
Photo of Hamy Huynh

Q&A with Hamy Huynh

Even though her last semester at the U moved to distance learning, Hamy Huynh didn’t let it stop her from learning and growing. “I’m choosing to look on the bright side and have been using this pandemic as a reason to better myself mentally, physically, emotionally, and career-wise.”
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Q&A with Robel Tedros

Junior Robel Tedros used his time during distance learning to spend quality time with family and focus on physical and mental health. “What inspires me to keep moving forward is finding ways in which I can activate my own personal happiness.”
Portrait of Meixi Ng

Learning Through the Land: How Indigenous Knowledge Can Shape Schools

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.
Aren Aizura poses outdoors for a portrait

Aren Aizura on Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment

“Claiming trans recognition or rights is not enough as long as we don’t look at how transgender identity is made possible through racial and imperial logics,” says Aren Aizura. His new book examines the racial dynamics and economic issues related to gender and gender reassignment. “I argue that trans culture and politics need to take account of its own whiteness and reliance on capitalist circuits.”