Jed Murr and other Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fellows Participate the 10th Annual COIL Conference in NYC

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr, one of the recepients of this year's Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Faculty Fellowships, traveled with a cohort from UWB, UWS, and UWT to the 10th Annual COIL Conference held at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City on April 25th-26th. The SUNY COIL Center's annual international conference the brings together 350+ professors, international programs staff, instructional technologists, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to share interactive pedagogy and collaboration models and best practices. Collaborative Online International Learning intends to link faculty across borders to co-create learning environments in which students gain valuable digital and cross-cultural competencies through collaboration with international peers. Murr's project, in collaboration with Dr. Rahul Gairola (IIT Roorkee, India) is entitled "Traveling Cultures: Cultural Work and the Politics of Location"; the course takes a comparative interdisciplinary approach to thinking about cultural work produced “in motion” between multiple cultural and political locations, with a particular emphasis on reading South Asian diasporic literatures in the U.S. in relation to other American Ethnic literatures, cultures and social movements.