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OPENING RECEPTION
Monday, November 15 from 4-5 p.m. | Sullivant Hall Rotunda

Our opening reception was an opportunity to celebrate a range of cross-disciplinary research and creative projects demonstrating the power of the arts and humanities to respond to critical challenges and drive social change. The program included remarks by GAHDT leadership, live music and dance performances and a two-story visual installation highlighting the innovative and diverse faculty and student research we’ve supported.

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  • OPENING REMARKS
    Dana Renga | Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and Italian
  • GLOBAL ARTS + HUMANITIES INTERVENTIONS
    Wendy S. Hesford | Faculty Director of GAHDT and Professor of English
  • DIFFICULT SUBJECTS
    Hasan Kwame Jeffries | GAHDT Faculty Fellow for Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of History
  • HUMANITIES + ARTS IN PRACTICE
    Danielle Fosler-Lussier | GAHDT Faculty Fellow for the Arts and Professor of Music

Live performances

  • INTO THE VOiD
    Tom Dugdale (Assistant Professor, Theatre), Jacob Reed (Composer) and Warren Hyer (Central Ohio Symphony Executive Director)
  • DAABO: DANCE PERFORMANCE
    Momar Nydiaye
     (GAHDT Faculty, Assistant Professor, Dance) Student Dancers Leila Hill, Hannah Mu, Allison Smith, Elizabeth Sugawara, Lexi Valentin, Rosely Polanco 
    Musical Accompaniment Kevin Seals, DJ Krate Gigga and Medoune Yassine Gueye
  • KORA MUSIC PERFORMANCE | Ryan Skinner (Associate Professor, Music)

All program participants and performers are recipients of Global Arts + Humanities research support, in the form of grants and/ or fellowships.

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POP-UP EVENTS
Sullivant Hall Rotunda

Throughout the showcase, several faculty, staff and student members staged pop-up performances about the pandemic, migration, mobility and the possibilities of digitality and improvisation through music, poetry and dance.

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  • NOVEMBER 16, 2 p.m. | Caribbean Dance: Identity, History and Mobility
    Thaliyah Cools Lartique (Dance) Undergraduate Student and GAHDT Undergraduate Research Fellow
    This dance performance explores how history and mobility have shaped cultural expressions like West Indian/Caribbean dance.
  • NOVEMBER 17, 2 p.m. | Poetry & Film
    Zoë Brigley Thompson (Lecturer, English) and collaborators
  • NOVEMBER 22 and December 6, 12:00 p.m. | "From the space(s) between us…" Streaming  Video
    Graduate Student Jacob Kopcienski (Music), Berenice Llorens (Electronic Multidisciplinary Artist), Fede Cámara Halac (Sonic Arts)
    Networked performance trio whose work leverages pandemic constraints on performance to explore the otherwise impossible sounds, textures and listening practices that emerge from spaces of digital collaboration.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE SHOWCASE
Thursday, December 2 from 4-5 p.m. | Sullivant Hall Rotunda

Our Social Justice Showcase highlighted the Global Arts + Humanities' commitment to research and creative practices, experiential learning and community partnerships that address historical struggles for racial justice and equity. The program included presentations by recipients of our Matching Grants (offered in collaboration with the ODI/OR Seed grants for Racial Justice) and Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Grants, as well as spoken word and dance performances.

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  • OPENING REMARKS
    James Moore III | Vice Provost of Diversity & Inclusion (Educational Studies)
  • GAHDT COMMITMENT TO RACIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH
    Wendy S. Hesford | GAHDT Faculty Director (Professor, English)
  • INCREASING BLACK WOMEN IN OHIO ELECTED OFFICE
    Wendy Smooth | Associate Dean of DEI (Professor, Political Science, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
  • HIDDEN FIGURES
    Ranthony A. C. Edmonds | Ross Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL RACISM IN THE ACADEMY
    Maurice Stevens | (Professor, Comparative Studies) and Zoe Plakias (Assistant Professor, AEDE)
  • OHIO PRISON EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROJECT
    Mary Thomas | (Associate Professor, WGSS) and Tiyi Morris (Associate Professor, AAAS)

Performances

  • SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE
    Elaine Richardson
    (Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning)
  • DANCE PERFORMANCE
    Crystal Perkins (Assistant Professor, Department of Dance)