Omotayo Jolaosho, 2009 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient, recently published an article about South African women’s activism in the journal Signs titled “Awkward Activisms: Gender and Embodied Mobilization in a Postapartheid South African Social Movement.” This essay is based on that research to encourage further public dialogue on critical issues of bodily autonomy, knowledge, and authority.
Alex Fattal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies at Penn State University. His research analyzes the central role that the media plays in Colombia’s armed conflict through long-term ethnographic research. This combination of subject and method has led him to a research agenda that is deeply interdisciplinary, drawing on the social sciences, humanities, Latin American studies and the documentary arts. His writing has been published by American Ethnologist, Anthropological Quarterly, Public Books, and Sensate to name a few.
How Do the Social Sciences Inform Digital User Experience? A Conversation with UX Researcher David Platzerby Research Matters
DPDF recipient David Platzer spoke with SSRC Program Assistant Nirali Vyas about his work as a user experience (UX) researcher for Adobe. Platzer shares his perspective on connecting academia and industry after discussing his dissertation research on autism, technology, and social design, focusing specifically on autism hiring programs at major technology companies.
As part of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship 20th Anniversary interview series, 2001 IDRF recipient Jeffrey Juris, opens up about his work as a scholar and an activist.
Eric Jarosinski is a highly distinguished #FailedIntellectual based in New York. A former professor of modern German literature, culture, and critical theory, he recently left academia to devote himself to his post as founding editor of Nein. Quarterly, the Internet’s leading compendium of utopian negation. On Twitter @NeinQuarterly has gained a highly diverse global audience, currently numbering over 100,000 readers in more than 125 countries. Nein. Quarterly also appears in a four-line print format, with its trademark scowl gracing the opinion page of Die Zeit in Germany. His first book, Nein. A Manifesto., was published in 2015 in the US (Grove Atlantic).