Presentation: Imagining America

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Erica Kohl-Arenas

February 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

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Please join us for a presentation by Imagining America director Erica Kohl-Arenas about public humanities and arts. The event will take place at 10:00 AM in the McCune Conference Room and will include audience discussion.

Imagining America (IA) is currently based at UC Davis, its third host campus, as of July 2017. Comprised of a network of college and university members and community partners, IA’s annual programming includes convening a national conference and cultural organizing institutes, and collaborative research and action projects.

IA contributes resources to an expanding membership; offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student leaders, including the Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) network, an annual cohort funded by IA that acts as a incubator for scholarly writing, innovative thinking, and bold experimentation; and provides significant leadership to the field of engaged scholarship in higher education, as evidenced in Public: A Journal of Imagining America, IA’s peer-reviewed, multimedia e-journal focused on humanities, arts, and design in public life.

Erica Kohl-Arenas is the faculty director of Imagining America and serves on the UC Davis faculty as Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies. Kohl-Arenas brings extensive experience as a cultural organizer and public scholar with deep knowledge of the national landscape of community engagement and organizational and social movement studies; she reflects on the current importance of public scholarship and IA’s new chapter in a Q&A with the UC Davis Humanities Institute. Previously, Kohl-Arenas was a member of the faculty of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, an­d Urban Policy at The New School in New York City. Kohl-Arenas was the inaugural recipient of The New School’s Achievements in Social Justice Teaching Award in 2014, and also received The New School Distinguished University Teaching Award in 2016.


February 12, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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