Badgett's Reseach on SCOTUS Marriage Ruling Cited

 
The work of ISI Board member Lee Badgett has been cited in the International Business Times, the BBC World Service, WBUR, Knowledge@Wharton on Sirius XM, WABE, RYOT and The News Tribe. Badgett's research was conducted at the Williams Institute at UCLA, and demonstrates that same-sex weddings will likely bring $546 million to the economies of the 13 states that did not allow marriage equality prior to the court's decision. 

ISI Selects Eleven Fellows for 2015-16 Faculty Seminar on “Secrecy, Publicity, Privacy, Security”

Eleven faculty members have been chosen by the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) as fellows for its 2015-16 seminar on “Secrecy, Publicity, Privacy, Security.” The fellows will approach the theme from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the humanities to geosciences, computer science to finance. Each fellow will receive a $1,500 research allowance and participate in a yearlong faculty seminar.

Stephen Clingman Authors Memoir, 'Birthmark'

When Clingman was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned, but in somewhat altered form. In his book, Clingman takes the fact of that mark – its appearance, disappearance and return – as a guiding motif of memory. This is how we remember the worlds we are born into, how they become a set of images in the mind, surfacing and resurfacing across time and space. South Africa under apartheid was itself governed by the markings of birth – the accidents of color, race, and skin.

Ervin Staub Publishes "The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil"

Former ISI fellow and Professor Emeritus of Psychology Ervin Staub recently published his new book, The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil. In this book, Ervin Staub draws on his extensive experiences in scholarship and intervention to illuminate the socializing experiences, education, and trainings that lead children and adults to become helpers/active bystanders and rescuers, acting to prevent violence and create peaceful and harmonious societies. 

Britt Rusert Awarded Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Essay Prize

Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies Britt Rusert was awarded the 2014 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) essay prize for her essay "Delany's Comet: Fugitive Science and the Speculative Imaginary of Emancipation." The prize recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic. Last year "Delany's Comet" also received finalist mention for the Constance Rourke Prize, awarded by the American Studies Association (ASA) for the best article published in American Quarterly.

Banu Subramaniam Publishes Ghost Stories for Darwin

ISI board member Banu Subramaniam published Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity with the University of Illinois Press in October. The book brings together her work on flower color variation in morning glories and the feminist studies of sciences. The interdisciplinary book bridges the social history of plants, women's studies, evolutionary and invasive biology, and the history of ecology. Donna J. Haraway comments that Subramaniam's book "destabilizes the old exchange rates and proposes instead a wealth of narratives and experimental conceptual and laboratory practices for doing evolutionary biology, ecology, and women's studies together." The book can be found here