How do race, class, and the environment influence food access and food choices? Using COVID 19 as the backdrop, this panel examines the state of food security and challenges in Gainesville: What are the barriers to food access in Gainesville? What are the political outcomes?
On 5 April 2019, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere welcomed Jon Parrish Peede, Chairman National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the University of Florida as part of its Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration. WUFT aired several segments based on an interview between their journalist Emma Bautista and Chairman Peede. Segment One – […]
The University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is excited to announce two new positions: Assistant Director for Programming and Public Engagement and Assistant Director for Graduate Engagement. Assistant Director for Programming and Public Engagement Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere College of Liberal Arts & Sciences University of Florida: […]
Danielle is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English. She holds a BA in anthropology and sociology, and her research interests include science fiction, film, and the environmental humanities. Before coming to the University of Florida, she organized environmental campaigns and worked in the non-profit sector.
Greetings friends of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, We regret to inform you that our planned Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration Event with special guest Jon Parrish Peede (Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities) has been postponed, due to complications related to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. We sincerely apologize for any […]
Brandon Murakami earned his BA in English from UH Mānoa and is currently a Ph.D. student in UF’s English department. His scholarly interests intersect in three fields: (new) media studies, children’s literature & culture, and comic studies/visual rhetoric. Brandon’s current focus for the Spring 2019 semester charts the rise of food show’s popularity as a […]
In the Fall of 2019, UF welcomed many new faculty with scholarly interests in the Humanities. Previous Years: In fall of 2018 more than thirty new faculty members with scholarly interest in the humanities joined UF as part of the Faculty 500 initiative. At our […]
Rachel Gordan, “1940s: The Decade of Anti-Anti-Semitism” Related to her project, “How Judaism Became an American Religion,” Gordan discussed the anti-anti-Semitism literature of the 1940s, and its pivotal role in teaching Americans to feel sympathy for the victims of anti-Semitism. A few novels like Laura Z. Hobson’s Gentleman’s Agreement and Saul Bellow’s The Victim are […]
Jaime Ahlberg, “Disability as Difference: Implications for Educational Justice” With a view toward educational justice, Jaime Ahlberg considers how conceptions of disability shape social policy, in order to help scholars, policy makers, and educators to think broadly about reform beyond special education in U.S. educational systems. Ahlberg explores four models of thinking about disability: 1) […]
There is a wealth of knowledge to be gleaned by studying Caribbean communities past and present. Two emerging scholars at the University of Florida know this well. With support from the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere’s Tedder Doctoral Fellowships Matthew Strickland learned how religion and slavery were intertwined in 19th-century Barbados and […]