Humanities Center Events
Stacey Katz Bourns Professor, Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Director, World Language Center “Contextualizing 21st-Century Language Pedagogy: Challenges and Frameworks”
Madhavi Venkatesan Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Economics “The Significance of Economics Education”
Cameron Blevins Assistant Professor, Department of History “Beyond Bureaucracy, More than Coercion: Rethinking State Power in U.S. History”
Libby Adler Professor, School of Law and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies “Tracing the Progress of Gay Rights in Political Economy”
Humanities Center Fellows “Cultures of Ability”
Humanities Center News
Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty fellows selected for the sixth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 8 faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community. The theme for…
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This summer, about two dozen scholars from across the country assembled at the Northeastern campus to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute exploring “Space, Place, and the Humanities.” The NEH awarded the Northeastern Humanities Center this unique opportunity to host the event through its Summer Seminars and Institutes grant program. “As a…
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Dear Colleagues: The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is pleased to announce the appointment of Sari Altschuler as Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center. Altschuler, now Assistant Professor of English, first joined the Northeastern community in the 2016-2017 academic year as a visiting faculty member in the Department of English. She…
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My dissertation focuses on British and Irish women, their experience of trauma during the First World War, and the potential for care and treatment they received as a result. Through this work, I interrogate gendered conceptions of trauma, specifically "shell shock," and how medicine, culture, and society have combined to exclude women's experiences from discussions of these conditions...
My current dissertation research examines how political context and health care setting shape beliefs about personal responsibility for chronic ‘lifestyle’ diseases and how these beliefs in turn influence the lived experiences of patients suffering from chronic disease. More specifically, I explore how conceptions of personal responsibility for health reconstruct structural health inequalities as individual failures and compound pre-existing stigmas among poor populations of color that face the greatest social obstacles to good health...