Fellows and Staff

New Book: Gabriel Menotti’s Movie Circuits: Curatorial Approaches to Cinema Technology

Book cover of Movie Circuits by Gabriel MenottiCongratulations to last year’s Fulbright Fellow-in-Residence Gabriel Menotti, who just published his new book Movie Circuits: Curatorial Approaches to Cinema Technology via Amsterdam University Press! The book is about rogue cinemas, practice-led research, and a hint of philosophy of technology.

Graduate Fellow Allain Daigle Wins 2nd Place in SCMS Student Writing Award

Huge congratulations to C21 Graduate Fellow Allain Daigle, who won 2nd place in the 2019 SCMS Student Writing Awards for his essay “Modern Glass: Zeiss and the Industrialization of Vision.”

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.”

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!

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.”