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Announcing the Inaugural HumanitiesX Fellows!

HumanitiesX is excited to announce our first cohort of fellows. Each cohort, comprised of two faculty members and one community partner, proposed a course focused on the annual theme of the HumanitiesX Collaborative, which for this application cycle is immigration and migration

Headshots of HumanitiesX Fellows
Inaugural HumanitiesX Faculty Fellows (clockwise, from top left): Maria Ferrera, Chris Green, Yuki Miyamoto, Chi-Jang Yin, Amy Tyson, and Kerry Ross.
During the fellowship year, each team will work together—and in tandem with the full HumanitiesX cohort—to develop a team-taught, interdisciplinary course, which foregrounds project-based learning and explores the Collaborative’s annual theme.

Our first cohort of faculty and community partners, along with the titles of the courses they proposed, are as follows:

  • Maria Ferrera, Associate Professor of Social Work and Critical Ethnic Studies, Chi-Jang Yin, Associate Professor of Art, Media and Design and Global Asian Studies, and Minal Giri, Chair of Midwest Human Rights Consortium, will develop a course titled, Honoring Immigrant Stories: Employing Media to Promote Human Rights.
  • Yuki Miyamoto, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Kerry Ross, Associate Professor of History, and Saira Chambers, Director of the Japanese Arts Foundation, will develop a course titled, Geographies of Displacement: Migration and Immigration in Atomic-Age Art
  • Chris Green, Senior Professional Lecturer of English, Amy Tyson, Associate Professor of History, and Andrea Ortiz, Director of Organizing, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, will develop a course titled, Publishing Immigrants’ Oral Histories: The Art of Listening & Telling.*  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this cohort’s launch has been delayed for one year. We look forward to welcoming our inaugural HumanitiesX Fellows in academic year 2021-22!

*Note: At the time of publication, Chris Green and Amy Tyson were working with Karen Pallist and Su Casa Catholic Worker Community. The article was updated in Jan. 2022 to reflect the new partnership with BPNC.