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Learn how to develop ideas for general audience articles, how to research potential venues, how to approach editors, and how to adapt your prose style.
Since the election, the meaning of "The Midwest" seems to have shifted in the minds of Americans--or at least in the headlines of the media. As a publisher of a small press and magazine focused on the Rust Belt, I will discuss perceptions of the region pre- and post-Trump, and why it's vital to tell our stories accurately and well.
"Giving up Tenure: Who Does That?" Me! I left academia after 15 years as a professor at Oberlin College. I have anticipated such a move--and I have never looked back. In this session I will discuss how and why I left academia, the hurdles and opportunities I had during the transition, and what things look like from the 'other side'
Stephen Taylor, Professor of Music at the University of Illinois, will present his recent, data-inspired pieces for instruments and electronics, featuring performances by faculty and guest artists.
In this presentation, I take as a starting point the archive-based process of writing The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. I address the specific concerns that arise when studying voice via archival work; analyzing women singers as musicians and thinkers; and writing about purportedly marginal locations.
Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning activist, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy. As co-founder of the Domestic Workers United (DWU), a city-wide, multiracial organization of domestic workers, she help lead the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010.
The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is celebrating its 20th year on campus with a series of exciting activities. A symposium of panel discussions surrounding the formation of the field of Asian American Studies and its future.