Fall 2021
Fall Quarter Newsletter
Dear students, faculty, staff and community,

It's been a busy fall as we all get used to being on campus again. The Institute has now moved into our new building in the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood and we are settling in nicely. The space is particularly appreciated since we are growing quickly as many of our undergraduate and graduate programs continue to flourish and expand. We have quite a few new program directors we'd like to welcome as well: Ulrike Strasser and Frank Biess (European Studies, German Studies and Italian Studies), Matthew Vitz (Global South Studies), Lisa Lampert-Weissig (Jewish Studies), Philip G. Roeder (Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies) and Kyong Park (Transnational Korean Studies Interim).

This winter and spring quarter, we will launch events in our Challenging Conversations and Community, Arts, and Resistance series related to this year's theme of community engagement. We will be bringing speakers from San Diego and the Southern California region to share strategies for building more meaningful relationships with the communities we live in. Stay tuned for more details!

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support of all things IAH, and we hope to see you in person or virtually, in the near future.

Nancy Kwak

Daniel Widener
Associate Director
Upcoming Events
Recognizing Our Powerful People
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month 2021, Chicanx and Latinx Studies partnered with MEChA de UCSD to highlight forty-five members of the UC San Diego community. The spotlight series started on September 15 and ended on October 29. Members from the UC San Diego community included faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Food Justice and Community Health with
The Kitchenistas of National City
The Kitchenistas is a passionate group of women from National City advocating for healthy food traditions to change communities and transform lives in San Diego. The webinar was co-sponsored by the Hispanic Center of Excellence, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, and the Latino Medical Student Association.

Black Lives Matter in Italy
Filmmaker and activist Fred Kudjo Kuwornu visited UC San Diego to give a talk on Black Lives Matter in Italy and the Legacy of Colonialism. The event was co-sponsored by Italian Studies, Black Studies Project, European Studies, and African American Studies at UC San Diego, as part of the year-long series titled "Black Europe."

UC Humanities Graduate Fellows Collaborative
Congratulations to Semih Gokatalay (History) and Ningning Huang (Literature) for being awarded research fellowships to participate in a professionalization workshop where they developed their ability to speak about their research and work in a range of settings.

New Associate Director of the Institute
The Institute of Arts and Humanities is pleased to welcome Professor Daniel Widener from the Department of History as its new Associate Director. Professor Widener teaches Modern American history, with a focus on expressive culture and political radicalism. He began his educational career at the Echo Park-Silverlake Peoples' Childcare Center. He studied at Berkeley and New York University. Professor Widener teaches courses on Cuba, African American History, California, Sport, and Film.
Featured Publications

Songs in Dark Times:
Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from
Scottsboro to Palestine
Professor Amelia Glaser

German Angst:
Fear and Democracy in the
Federal Republic of Germany
Professor Frank Biess

Sessue Hayakawa:
Cinema and Transnational Stardom
Professor Daisuke Miyao

Missionary Men in the
Early Modern World
Professor Ulrike Strasser
UCHRI Grants: Calls for Applications Now Open!
The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) primarily funds UC faculty and graduate students who participate in innovative research and projects that engage a variety of disciplines and stakeholders. Check out their website for more information and upcoming deadlines.
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