Obermann Advisory Board

Ann Ricketts

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Assistant Vice President for Research
University of Iowa

Ann Ricketts is Senior Assistant Vice President in the Office of the Vice President for Research. After a career in sponsored research and assisting faculty in the pursuit of grants, she now oversees human resources and other key administrative and organizational areas of responsibility for the OVPR. Ricketts is the liaison between the OVPR and the Obermann Center and has been an invaluable partner and Ex-Officio member of the Obermann Advisory Board for over a decade.

Christopher Harris

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Cinematic Arts
University of Iowa

Christopher Harris, Associate Professor, Head of Film & Video Production, is a filmmaker whose films and video installations read African American historiography through the poetics and aesthetics of experimental cinema. His work employs manually and photo-chemically altered appropriated moving images, staged re-enactments of archival artifacts and interrogations of documentary conventions.

H. Glenn Penny

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University of Iowa

Glenn Penny teaches modern European history at the University of Iowa.  He is the author of Objects of Culture: Ethnology and Ethnographic Museums in Imperial Germany (UNC Press, 2002) and Kindred by Choice: Germans and American Indians since 1800 (UNC Press 2013). He has also edited volumes on anthropology and empire and performing indigeneity.

Hyaeweol Choi

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Religious Studies
University of Iowa

Dr. Choi is C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies. Her research interests are in the areas of gender, religion and transnational history.

Joyce Tsai

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Stanley Museum of Art; School of Art & Art History
University of Iowa

Tsai is Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Art and Art History and Chief Curator at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, and Director of the Intermedia Research Initiative. Her curatorial, pedagogical, and scholarly work engage questions of technology, politics, philosophy in modern and contemporary art. Her book, László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography, is winner of the Phillips Collection Book Prize. 

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