At the Mississippi Headwaters. Photo credit: Sara Černe
Humanities Without Walls
As a graduate laboratory participant, I am taking part in a 2018-2020 grant funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation for a collaborative research project entitled "Indigenous Art and Activism in Changing Climates: The Mississippi River Valley, Colonialism, & Environmental Change". The project is lead by Dr. Kelly Wisecup (Project Leader & PI, Northwestern), Dr. Vicente Diaz (Co-PI, Minnesota) and Dr. Christopher Pexa (Coordinator, Minnesota). For a full list of the participants, from five institutions, see this link, and for more information about the project, see this article.
Headlands Short Film Project
"40 writers and filmmakers, coming together in Aotearoa, creating film for an anxious world."
Pacific Island Studies Now!
May 4, 2018: Together with Dr. Nitasha Sharma (African American and & Asian American Studies, Northwestern University) we convened a symposium on research and Oceania. We collaborated with the Asian American Studies Program, the Buffett Institute, the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research to bring top scholars in their fields, Hokulani Aikau (Utah), Vicente Diaz (Minnesota), and Christine DeLisle (Minnesota), to Northwestern.
Other collaborative & community-based initiatives I support and volunteer for:
The American Indian Association of Illinois's "Native Scholars" after-school homework initiative