Afrofantastic: Seeing the Impact of Black Speculation and Liberation in American Culture

In this presentation Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, Core Faculty in the Consortium For Critical Diversity in Digital Age Research (CEDAR), and Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum explores the manifestation of black speculative practice.

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Finding Solace in Creating With Support From a CREATE! Micro-Grant

Art Piece titled, “Synonyms for, Symptoms of, Suffocation, Solitude," by Iliana Cosme-Brooks. Iliana Cosme-Brooks, a senior double majoring in Arts and Humanities and Public and Professional Writing, has found solace in creating during the COVID-19 pandemic and has picked up embroidery, sewing, crochet, and knitting.    She was selected to receive a $500 CREATE! Micro-Grant to respond critically and creatively to…

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Gordon Henry Appointed to New Endowed Chair Position

An enrolled citizen/member of the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation, Gordon Henry has dedicated his writing, scholarship, and life to Indigenous tribal communities. In recognition of this work, he has been appointed the inaugural Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in North American Indian and Indigenous Literary Studies at Michigan State University. “Most everything associated with the Audrey and John Leslie…

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Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence Program Enters Its Fifth Year

MSU’s College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence program is bringing two dynamic artists to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year to enrich the life of the greater Lansing community by cultivating diversity and facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design.  This year’s Critical Race Studies Artists-in-Residence are:  Dan Paz, visual artist  Elka Stevens, textile and mixed media artist  2021-2022 Critical Race Studies Artists-in-Residence Dan…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant 2021 Winners Announced

2021 CREATE! Micro-Grant winners Twelve student projects were selected to each receive $500 CREATE! Micro-Grants to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the funding, micro-grant winners will craft a variety of works using creative mediums such as film, dance, poetry, song, and oil painting to tackle issues involving race, isolation, body image, language, and more.   “It gives me great…

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Faculty Voice: Forging a New Legacy

Julian Chambliss is a Professor in the Department of English, core faculty for the Consortium for Critical Diversity in Digital Age Research, and Val Berryman Curator of History for the MSU Museum. He wrote this "Faculty Voice" article about Marvel Studios' newly released movie, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" for MSU Today.

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