Upcoming Events & Announcements
C21 Wooden Blocks
Please join the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) in an open meeting where we can talk with one another about how C21 can reevaluate its mission in these challenging times.

We will present some preliminary plans for how C21 might restructure its faculty fellows programs, modify its thematic focus, increase collaborative efforts for seeking funding, and support graduate students interested in enhancing their career diversity. Your feedback and suggestions on these plans will be more than welcome.

We also want to share some of our ideas and hear yours about how C21 should celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Center for 20th Century Studies in 1968.

Friday, October 13, 2017
3:30 pm, Curtin 118

Richcard Grusin
The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) is pleased to announce that Richard Grusin, Professor of English, is returning to C21 as director, starting with the 2017-18 academic year. He was previously director from 2010-15.

While C21 director, Grusin edited two collections of scholarly essays that developed out of conferences he organized: The Nonhuman Turn (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and Anthropocene Feminism (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), A third collection, After Extinction, which also grew out of a C21 conference, is due for publication with Minnesota in early 2018.

C21 would also like to thank outgoing director Kennan Ferguson (Political Science) for his two years of dedicated service. Professor Ferguson will be returning full-time to the Political Science department.

Early Scholar
C21 is pleased to announce the following UWM and UW System fellows for 2017-18:

Xin Huang
(Women’s and Gender Studies)

Ingrid Jordt

Andrew Kincaid

Jesse McLean
(Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres)

Alison Staudinger
(Democracy and Justice Studies, UW-Green Bay)

Kay Wells
(Art History)

C21 fellows are chosen through a yearly competition and their work coincides with our annual theme; for 2017-18 our theme is In the Eschaton. Fellows participate in bi-weekly seminars, present their work publicly, and are actively engaged with C21's public programming for the year. Our Fellowships page provides brief descriptions of their projects.

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