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Shannon Cram receives fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center where she will be a Writer in Residence for two weeks in January.  The focus of Cram's residency will be her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility, which explores the complex politics of remediation at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Home to more than two-thirds of the nation’s high-level nuclear waste and the largest environmental cleanup in human history, Hanford is tasked with managing toxic materials that ...

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Shannon Cram discusses Environmental Worlds: Between Craft and Emergence

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram attended the annual American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington D.C. where she served as discussant for a panel entitled, "Environmental Worlds: Between Craft and Emergence."  Bringing together scholars from multiple disciplines and institutions, this panel explored the embodied relations of labor and environment through ethnographic research in high-end food cultivation in Japanese strawberry fields and "geoparks," "dead labor" in ...

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Shannon Cram presents her work on nuclear politics and policy

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram presented a paper about her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Life and the Politics of Impossibility, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in Chicago in April.

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Shannon Cram presents research on remediation at Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram was invited to the University of Michigan's Science, Technology, and Society Program where she presented her research to the Science and Technology Studies Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop and gave a guest lecture in Dr. Gabrielle Hecht's "Global Nuclear Proliferation" class.  For both events ...

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IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José FustéJade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will ...

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