Rosalind Morris will join the inaugural year (2023-2024) of fellows at the newly established Leuphana Institute for Advanced Study in Culture and Society, where she will complete work on her Guggenheim prize-winning project, 'Anatomy Lessons of a Miner.' For more information on the LIAS, an interdisciplinary project that bridges the Humanities and the Social Sciences, visit the Institute's website.
"Held in Suspense: Promise, Threat and Revocability as Modalities of Governance," guest-edited by Syantani Chatterjee (PhD '20), Luciana Chamorro Elizondo (PhD '20), and Fernando Montero (PhD '20), has been put into press by the Cambridge Journal of Anthropology as a special issue for March 2023. The volume additionally features an afterword by Professor Maria José de Abreu.
An introductory editorial describes the volume as "salient reading in a moment of overlapping geopolitical, economic, health and environmental crises – one in which ‘normality’ seems continually suspended. Yet this issue also reminds us that the very image of ‘normality’ (qua freedom, sufficiency, security) that is often taken for granted in the Global North is a historically specific product, a privilege enjoyed by a relative minority. For many others, suspension may well be ‘normality’, an everyday condition that is oriented towards (persistently deferred) futures and social orders."
More information about the work and the featured articles can be accessed through The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology.
Professor Nadia Abu El-Haj was recently interviewed for a two-episode series from The Dig, a weekly podcast presented by Jacobin magazine. Both episodes revolve around discussions of the content and background El-Haj's book: Combat Trauma: Imaginaries of War and Citizenship in Post-9/11 America, and the effects of post-9/11 war policy on American civilian identity.
The first episode - Combat Trauma w/ Nadia Abu El-Haj - can be found here. The second episode - American Militarism w/ Nadia Abu El-Haj - can be found here. More information about The Dig is available through their Patreon.