CAS Resident Associates Archive

Learning Publics

Chris Higgins, Education, Policy, Organization & Leadership
Anke Pinkert, Germanic Languages & Literatures

Dissonance: Music and Globalization since Edison’s Phonograph

William Kinderman, Music
Harry Liebersohn, History

Cultures of Law in Global Contexts

Shao Dan, EALC
Feisal Mohamed, English
Siobhan Somerville, English and GWS

Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet

Karrie Karahalios, Computer Science

Karrie Karahalios is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Center for People & Infrastructures. Karahalios completed a S.B. in electrical engineering, an M.Eng. in electrical engineering and computer science, and an S.M. and Ph.D in media arts and science at MIT. Her work focuses on the interaction between people and the social cues they perceive in networked electronic spaces. She received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Faculty Early-Career Development Award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER) in the area of human-centered computing. In addition, she is two-time winner of the ACM Best Paper award for research on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) for her work on social media.

Sovereignty and Autonomy in the Western Hemisphere: National and Regional Struggles for Power, Identity and Space

Frederick Hoxie, History
Nils Jacobsen, History

Knowing Animals: Histories, Strategies and Frontiers in Human/Animal Relations

Jane Desmond, Anthropology

Jane Desmond is Professor of Anthropology and affiliated faculty Gender/Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also directs the International Forum for U.S. Studies, a center for transnational studies of the U.S. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in American Studies, and has served on the faculties of Cornell University, Duke University, and the University of Iowa. In 2000 she held the Otto Salgo Chair in American Studies at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. She is the current President of the International American Studies Association (2009-2011).

Her academic work focuses broadly on issues of embodiment and social identity, in the arenas of performance, visual culture and tourism. Her books include: Staging Tourism: Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World (U of Chicago Press, 1999) and her current animal studies book project: Displaying Death/Animating Life: Human/Animal relations in Art, Science, and Engineering.

Her work has been published in leading humanities and social science journals in many countries, including the American Quarterly, Signs, Cultural Studies, American Studies International, and the Hungarian Journal of American Studies, and is forthcoming in journals in Korea, Brazil, and China.

Interpreting Technoscience: Explorations in Identity, Culture and Democracy

Rayvon Fouché, History

Professor  Fouché’s work explores the multiple intersections and relationships between cultural representation, racial identification, and technological design. His first book Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation (Johns Hopkins University Press) produced a broader understanding of black inventive experiences. He has co-edited Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power (University of Minnesota Press) and edited the four volume Technology Studies (Sage Publications). His current book project examines how sport governing bodies use technoscientific power and authority to authenticate athletic performances.

Technoscience–Fall 2009 events
Technoscience–Spring 2010 events


Immigration: History and Policy

James Barrett, History

Professor Barrett specializes in U.S. and comparative working-class
history and class, race, and ethnicity in twentieth-century U.S. social
history. His most recent book is a new edition of Hutchins Hapgood’s
The Spirit of Labor (1907: reprint, Urbana, 2004). His current research
interests focus on racial and ethnic identity and relations in working
class communities and the relationship between personal and historical
experience. He is writing a book about the interactions among Irish
Americans, “New Immigrants,” and various peoples of color during the
early twentieth century.

Gale Summerfield, Women and Gender in Global Perspective Program (WGGP)

Gale Summerfield is Director of WGGP) and Associate Professor of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since receiving her doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she has written extensively on gender, development, and globalization addressing issues of human security, such as employment, property rights, and migration.

Immigration–Spring 2007 events
Immigration–Spring 2008 events
Immigration–Fall 2008 events
Immigration–Spring 2009 events

Science and Technology in the Pacific Century

Glenn Hoetker, Business Administration

STIP–Fall 2007 events
STIP–Spring 2008 events

Mega-Disasters: Science, Policy and Human Behavior

Sue Kieffer, Geology

Robert McKim, Religious Studies
Fall 2006 events
Spring 2007 events

Academic Year 2006 and Academic Year 2005
The Age of Networks: Social, Cultural and Technological Connections

Noshir Contractor, Speech Communications

Dan Schiller, Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Academic Year 2005
The Memory Project: An Interdisciplinary Study of Memory and the Construction of Identity and Culture

Lillian Hoddeson, History

Academic Year 2004
Who Gets What? The Interactions of Health Policy and Social Welfare Policy

Brad Schwartz, Medicine

Noreen M. Sugrue, Institute of Nursing

Academic Year 2003
The Ethnography of the University of Illinois

Nancy Abelmann, Anthropology
William Kelleher, Anthropology


Academic Year 2003
An Examination of the Interaction Between Human Subject Protection Regulations and Research Beyond the Biomedical Sphere
C.K. Gunsalus, Law

Academic Year 2002
The New Biology: Issues and Opportunities

Chip Burkhardt, History

Harris Lewin, Animal Sciences

Academic Year 2001
Defining Values of Research and Technology: The University’s Changing Role

Jay Kesan, Law

Phillip McConnaughay, Law