HRI Inquiry Research Blog

Research updates, observations, and opportunities from the Humanities Research Institute.


Latest Posts

  • Archival Research Traces Indigenous Mexican Migration to U.S. South
    Yuridia Ramírez (History) is a 2022–2023 HRI Campus Faculty Fellow. Ramírez’s project, “Indigeneity on the Move: Transborder Politics from Michoacán to North Carolina,” traces the movement of P’urhépecha migrants from Cherán, Michoacán, México, to and from North Carolina during the late twentieth century. Learn more about HRI’s Campus Fellowship Program, which supports a cohort of faculty and graduate students through a […]
  • Warm Wishes from HRI
    2022 Memories As 2022 draws to a close, we are grateful to you—colleagues, students, and friends—for your thoughtful engagement, partnership, and commitment to a vibrant humanities community. May this season bring rest and reflection, and a renewed energy for the year ahead.
  • Movement and Meaning in Indian Diplomacy
    Nicole Cox (Anthropology) is a 2022–2023 HRI Graduate Fellow. Cox’s project, “Re/Moving the State: Multiple Productivities of Embodied Practice in Indian Diplomacy” focuses on the role of embodied practices such as dance and yoga in India’s public diplomacy and seeks to undo invisible and oversimplified notions about global Indian heritage, state power, and the moving body. Learn more about HRI’s Campus […]
  • Communication Research Identifies Visual Logics of Race
    Daniel DeVinney (Communication) is a 2022–2023 HRI Graduate Fellow. DeVinney’s project, “The Post-Racial Imaginary: Visual Logics of Race in the Obama and Early Trump Eras,” examines the visual culture of the post-racial myth during the Obama and early Trump eras. According to DeVinney’s research, this decade was not beyond race, but instead was a time in which the social knowledge […]
  • Odyssey Project Mural Ignites Communal Spark
    Earlier this month, Odyssey Project students collaborated with Chicago artist Rafael Blanco to create an interior mural in Levis Faculty Center over the course of three days. The painting, which spans nearly 20 feet wide by 6-and-a-half feet tall, features a background of bright, multicolored stripes with a portrait of an African American woman and a quotation from writer Maya […]