Womxn of Color Initiative Welcomes Spring 2019 Visiting Artist

The MSU Womxn of Color Initiative welcomes as its Spring 2019 Visiting Artist, Mayra Santos Febres, an award-winning novelist, poet, essayist, radio and television personality, and professor in the humanities division of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. During her four-day visit to Michigan State University, from March 27-30, Santos Febres will engage with students and the community in…

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Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence to Exhibit Work and Program of Events at MSU

An exhibition featuring the work of Qais Assali, Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies, will be displayed at the MSU Union Art Gallery March 15-May 11. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Assali will do an artist talk on Wednesday, March…

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Podcast: Diaspora & Decolonial Love

The newest episode of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast, titled Diaspora and Decolonial Love, is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, spoke with Yomaira Figueroa, Assistant Professor of English and Global Diaspora Studies, about her research regarding 20th century U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Diasporic literature and culture and her current book project, Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.  Figueroa also discusses the Womxn of Color…

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New Department of African American and African Studies Approved

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of a Department of African American and African Studies, which will be part of the College of Arts & Letters. This new department will support the work of students, faculty, and staff associated with the existing African American and African Studies (AAAS) program and will help re-establish MSU’s position…

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Faculty Members Awarded Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards

Two College of Arts & Letters faculty members will receive MSU’sCenter for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, and Yomaira Figueroa, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, each are being honored for the impact they have made on and off campus and will be…

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Exhibit to Feature Work of Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence

An exhibition featuring the work of Helina Metaferia, Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies, will appear at MSU’s (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, February 8-March 29. This solo, interdisciplinary exhibit, titled By Way of Revolution, engages collage, assemblage, performance, video, and participation/social practice to resurrect the spirit of social justice movements of the past in order…

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Podcast: Storytelling in Our Communities

On the latest episode of The Liberal Arts Endeavor, a podcast by Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters, host Dean Christopher P. Long discusses the importance of being an engaged scholar within communities with Tamara Butler, Assistant Professor of English and African American and African Studies, and student China Gross, Social Relations and Policy '20.  Butler focuses on 20th- and…

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Book Explores Jewish Name Changing and Its Connection to Anti-Semitism

For the past 10 years, Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, has researched the practice of Jewish name changing in the United States and has written a book on the subject, titled A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America.  The book, published by New York University Press and released in October,…

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No Hands, No Limits, No Problem for Graduating Studio Art Senior

Born with no hands and missing her big toes and supporting bones on each foot, Kathryn Bailey hasn’t allowed her quadrilateral limb deficiency to keep her from living a “normal” life and now is about to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Studio Art and a concentration in Painting and Graphic Design from the Department of Art, Art…

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MSU Set to Host National Accessibility Conference

The 4th annual Accessible Learning Conference will take place December 6 and 7 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Each year, the Accessible Learning Conference (ALC) devotes time to explore different avenues concerning accessibility. This year, the ALC will explore accessibility as a social justice issue. The ALC was designed to open pathways of discussion, networking, and collaboration for students, faculty, and community…

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