Humanities and Public Life
University of Iowa Press Series Humanities and Public Life
Teresa Mangum & Anne Valk
The twenty-first century is ushering in an exciting new era of imaginative, interdisciplinary collaborations among academic, local, and global partners. The Humanities and Public Life series spotlights the work of artists, scholars, and activists immersed in publicly engaged projects in which the humanities, arts, and culture inspire community building and civic change.
Part exhibition, part documentary, part advice, and part reflection on failures, successes, and possible futures, this series introduces innovative forms of humanities scholarship that are emerging across the world in the form of many-layered, long-term, complex projects.
The goal of the series is to capture significant publicly engaged arts and humanities collaborations from the perspectives of faculty, students, community members, and organizational partners. The Humanities and Public Life series meets pressing needs of current and future publicly engaged scholars and partners by providing documentation of projects that model rigorous work, critical thinking about best practices, and strategies for assessing the value and impact of public art, design, and scholarship.
Myrna Breitbart, Founding Member, Holyoke Planning Network; Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Hampshire College (term begins 2013)
Jan Cohen-Cruz, Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life; University Professor, Syracuse University (term begins 2013)
Matthew Countryman, Director, Arts of Citizenship Program; Associate Professor, History and American Culture, University of Michigan
Gregory Jay, Founding Director, Cultures and Communities Program; Professor, English and American Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (term begins 2013)
Lisa Yun Lee, Director, Jane Addams—Hull House Museum, Chicago
Ana Lopez, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs; Director, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute; Associate Professor of Communication, Tulane University
Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils
Tara McPherson, Co-director, Center for Transformative Scholarship; Associate Professor, Gender and Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
Rachel Williams, Associate Professor, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and Intermedia, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa
Kim Yasuda, Co-director, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts; Professor, Spatial Studies and Public Arts Research, Administration, and Practice, University of California–Santa Barbara