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January 2020

Poetry Workshop with Charif Shanahan

January 31 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry/SIU Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award.  He is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Shanahan’s poems appear in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, PBS NewsHour, Poem-A-Day of the Academy of American…

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February 2020

Poetry Workshop with Monica Sok

February 7 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of Year Zero, winner of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with a “Discovery” Prize from 92Y. She teaches poetry to Southeast Asian youths at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and Banteay Srei in Oakland, California. Her debut poetry collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in February 2020.

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Storytelling Workshop with Sterling HolyWhiteMountain

February 21 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation. He holds a BA in English creative writing from the University of Montana and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. He was also a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His work has appeared in volumes 1 and 2 of Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century American Indian and Indigenous Writers, Montana Quarterly, ESPN.com, The Yellow Medicine Review and The Atlantic. He is currently completing a story collection.

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March 2020

DJ Lynnée Denise in Conversation with Fredara HADLEY Ethnomusicology in the Digital Age and Beyond

March 5 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fredara Hadley is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Oberlin. Professor Hadley is involved with the Society of Ethnomusicology, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and Experience Music Project’s Popular Music Conference. She is also the founder of Jooksi, a company that provides music education and music-based walking tours of New York City.

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May 2020

“Religion, Pain, and Selfhood: Anthropologists and the Study of Buddhism”

May 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

By Invitation Only Graduate Students WorkshopThis workshop aims to bring together scholars of Buddhism working in medical anthropology to discuss how ethnographic studies of pain, loss and suffering contribute to our understanding of religion, particularly in a Buddhist context.   Speakers: Felicity Aulino (Providing for Others; University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Julia Cassaniti (Living Buddhism, Remembering the Present; Washington State University)C. Julia Huang (Charisma and Compassion; Harvard University) Moderator:Tanya Marie Luhrmann (When God Talks Back, Stanford University)

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