Center Director Richard Grusin Speaks About Trump, Terrorism, and Total Mediation in Madison

This Monday, November 12, Center Director Richard Grusin will be giving a talk at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Titled “The Trump Show: Terrorism and Total Mediation,” the talk will consider… Read More

UWM’s Michael Newman Named as a 2018 Television Academy Foundation Fellow

Michael Newman, a previous C21 Fellow (2011-12) and professor in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies at UWM, has been named a Television Academy Foundation Fellow for 2018! One of just 25 Fellows named this year, Newman will join other Television… Read More

C21 Graduate Fellow Allain Daigle in the Atlantic!

Congratulations to current UWM doctoral candidate Allain Daigle for his recent article, “How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal,’” in the May issue of The Atlantic! Allain’s piece was published in partnership with Object Lessons and offers a compelling history of the 50-mm lens’… Read More

C21 Fellow Jesse McLean Exhibition: “When It Rains, It Pours”

We are proud to announce that current C21 Fellow Jesse McLean’s solo exhibition “When It Rains, It Pours” is now open at the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh. “When It Rains, It Pours” is an exploration of the effects… Read More

2018-19 C21 UWM Fellows Announced

The Center for 21st Century Studies is pleased to announce its 2018-19 UWM fellows and their research projects: Joel Berkowitz (FLL/Jewish Studies) Plotting Yiddish Drama Miren Boehm (Philosophy) The Limits of Thought in David Hume’s Philosophy Rachel Buff (History/Ethnic Studies)… Read More

Ryan Hollifield and Mick Day in October Issue of Geoforum

Former C21 fellows Ryan Hollifield (2010-11) and Mick Day (2010-11) propose a conceptual framework for analyzing the phenomenon of the “sacrifice zone” within the emerging research paradigm of critical physical geography, using the illustrative case of frac sand mining in western… Read More

Kennan Ferguson Appointed to University of Wisconsin Press Committee

Former C21 director Kennan Ferguson (Political Science) has been appointed as the UW System representative of the University of Wisconsin Press Committee, the editorial board that oversees and approves the UW Press. Congratulations, Kennan!

Former Fellow Richard Leson Named a Getty Scholar-in-Residence

Congratulations to former fellow Richard Leson (2010-11) who was one of just forty individuals to be named as a scholar-in-residence at The Getty Research Institute for the 2017-18 academic year. The Getty’s theme for the year is “Iconoclasm and Vandalism.”

Former Fellow Publication: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice

Ryan Holifield (2010-11) served as co-editor (with Jayajit Chakraborty and Gordon Walker) of the recently published Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. The handbook presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues… Read More

2017-18 C21 Fellows Announced

The Center for 21st Century Studies is pleased to announce its 2017-18 fellows and their research projects.