Georgetown Humanities Initiative

Faculty Stories

Highlights from our humanities colleagues.

Race, Representation, and Renaissance

When I taught the course in Fall 2020, I recognized that we had just marked a century since the start of the New Negro Renaissance period. There were other notable intersections: we were living through a once-in-a-century pandemic, as people had in 1918; and, we were in a period of national racial reckoning, as the country had been with the Red Summer race riots of 1919. 

Read Prof. Morrison’s Story

Exploring Possibilities

For those of us committed not just to scholarship concerning disability, but to disability justice, this is good news. Disability is not an issue or experience that concerns some people—it concerns everyone.”

Meet Professor Joel Michael Reynolds

“The cohort experience provided me the opportunity to develop and workshop a new HALC course from the ground up (and, importantly, to do so before the considerations imposed by the pandemic). ”

Meet Professor Ian Bourland

“Dr. Ammerman’s work centers on hemispheric relationality, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the American landscape to contest the imagined geopolitical boundaries of settler nation-states. ”

Meet Dr. Cinthya Ammerman

Translating Humanities Insights into Writing that Makes a Difference

Professors Sherry Linkon and Matthew Pavesich offered a new graduate course Engl 728/Writ 428 “Public Writing. Translating Humanities Insights into Writing that Makes a Difference,” which interrogates what it means to write publicly, explore a variety of genres, and engage with public audiences.

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How We Vote and What it Means

Georgetown Humanities and Georgetown University Press co-sponsored a panel on the significance of voting, hosting University of Alabama’s professors Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown—authors of the book How We Vote. Innovation in American Elections (Georgetown University Press 2020)—in conversation with Georgetown University scholars Hans Noel (Government), Diana Owen (Communication, Culture, and Technology), and Robert Patterson (African American Studies).

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