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Archives and Activism in Hispaniola
When I moved to the Dominican Republic in 2012 to conduct dissertation research on the history of Haitian migrant communities I knew I wanted to...
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DR is Dead. Long Live DR.
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Are PhD Advisors Failing Their Students?
In Partial Fulfillment: Are PhD Advisors in the Humanities and Social Sciences Doing Their Job? Dissertation Reviews hosted an informal survey in Fall...
When Documents are More than Just Words
Opening the worn, soft-bound leather cover of a hefty volume of notarial documents produced in nineteenth-century Mexico City, I hoped to find a neat ...
From PhD to Librarian
I have the best job in the world. Great colleagues. Wonderful challenges. Meaningful impact. On a daily basis it is my job to think about...
Field Work With Swiss Migrants in China
Tracing mobilities and moorings in China – some reflections about my field work on Swiss migrants in Mainland China It is May 19th, 2015, 23:00....
Navigating Bureaucracy During Fieldwork
Navigating Bureaucracy: Legal Constraints and Professional Transformations During Fieldwork As a unique, contextual and exclusive form of representati...
Mindfulness and Teaching Violent Subject Matter
“Do you ever teach books that have a happy ending?”, “How come we are studying such depressing subjects?”, “Why are all these stories so sad?”......
Public Engagement Through Museum Exhibits
Research in Translation: Public Engagement through Exhibition Displays Can museum practice foster public engagement and greater collaboration between ...
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Colonial Photography in British India
Violence and the Archive: Colonial Photography in Nineteenth-Century British India My research deals with some of the more extreme elements of ninetee...
Art Meets Scholarship: Q&A with Tong Lam
When Art Meets Scholarship in the Age of Digital Production: A Q&A with Tong Lam Professor Tong Lam is Associate Professor of History at the...