Professor Paige West's work has been feature on Columbia University's Earth Institute's blog, 'State of the Planet.' The piece outlines the history of her work, with special emphasis on her recent nomination as a part of the “Explorers Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World the World Needs to Know About.” You can read more here about Professor West's work in Papua New Guinea on indigenous sovereignty and biodiversity efforts.
Rosalind Morris and Yvette Christiansë win major Sloan grant to support their opera, 'Southern Crossings,' with music by Zaid Jabri
Yvette Christiansë, Zaid Jabri and Rosalind Morris, are thrilled to announce their receipt of a major award from the Sloan Foundation for their new opera, ‘Southern Crossings.’ The Foundation announced its grant for the opera this February. The project will be housed at Barnard College’s Africana Studies, which will also develop an educational program to accompany the opera, slated for production in late 2021.
Claudio Lomnitz's new memoir, Nuestra América: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation,' was mentioned in this week's New Yorker, as part of the 'Briefly Noted' section. Lomnitz's memoir has been receiving broad critical acclaim, and has been the subject of several talks and conversations: at the Harvard University Bookstore, with Jean Comaroff; at the Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, with Jesús Velasco; and at Skylight Books in LA, with Graciela Montaldo.