See below to find out more about externally funded work by UIC faculty, as well as ongoing partnerships.
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Climates of Inequality
A project of the Humanities Action Lab in partnership with the UIC Latino Cultural Center, which seeks to create a lasting space to strengthen humanities pedagogies and practices around social justice, while confronting the most existential justice issue we face: the climate crisis. Led by Rosa Cabrera, faculty at UIC's Department of Latin America and Latino Studies and Department of Anthropology. Funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Amplifying Mothers of Police Violence Survivors
This project seeks to overcome the problem whereby current prison reform and abolitionist frameworks do not value the trauma experienced by mothers of incarcerated individuals or realize the potential of mothers to create political change through advocacy and activism. Led by UIC Gender and Women's Studies and Global Asian Studies scholar Nadine Naber, in collaboration with the Chicago-based organization “Mothers Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity” (MAMAS). Funded by Humanities Without Walls (HWW).
Black Study and Creative Praxis in the Greater Midwest
Bringing together scholars, artists, and organizers for a series of linked activities that will converge at the Third Biennial Black Midwest Symposium, with P.I. and UIC Black Studies scholar Terrion Williamson and funded by Humanities Without Walls (HWW).
Listening for the Long Haul: A Living History of Long COVID
A collaboration between Long Covid Justice (LCJ) and History Moves, a public history project led by UIC historian Jennifer Brier. Funded by Humanities Without Walls (HWW).
Building Climate Resilient Spaces for the Humanities
UIC’s Jane Addams Hull-House Museum & Gallery 400 as Sites of Heritage Justice. A two-year grant from the NEH's Climate Smart Humanities Organizations to study how Gallery 400 and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum can be more environmentally sustainable. With Director of the School of Art & Art History in CADA Ömür Harmanşah.
The Freshwater Lab
The Freshwater Lab is an environmental humanities initiative to communicate Great Lakes water issues to the general public, create tools to visualize the current state and future scenarios of water sources, engage unaffiliated groups in water planning, and train a new generation of Great Lakes leaders. Led by UIC English professor Rachel Havrelock, with support from grants from Humanities Without Walls, the Mott Foundation, and the Chicago Frontline Funding Initiative.
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) is a global network of over 250 humanities centers, institutes, research libraries, and related organizations. The Institute for the Humanities has been a member of CHCI since 1996, hosting its annual conference in October 1996.
Humanizing Critical Race Theory
Humanizing CRT is a project funded by the Mellon Foundation to move critical race and gender studies beyond the confines of legal studies and into the Humanities and related fields. UIC faculty will develop curricula and teaching tools for undergraduate courses, resource guides, and community outreach strategies. The project will also host a reading group and faculty research activities to build community around these essential analytical and theoretical frameworks.