Colin Dayan

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    Recent Books, Summer 2019

    Everybody’s Doin’ It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York, 1840-1917 (2019, W.W. Norton) by Dale Cockrell, professor of musicology, emeritus Everybody’s Doin’ It is the eye-opening story of popular music’s 70-year rise in the brothels, dance halls and dives of New York City. It traces the birth of popular… Read More

    Aug. 23, 2019

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    Dayan’s ‘Legal Sorcery’ to be screened at international art blowout

    The influence of Haitian vodou rituals on Colin Dayan's research on marginalized populations and the law is depicted in a performance monologue that she recorded for an international art exhibition. Read More

    Aug. 14, 2017

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    Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

    Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements. Read More

    Mar. 1, 2017

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    Kudos: Colin Dayan in conversation with writer Philip Hoare during London book tour

    Colin Dayan's new book "Dogs at the Edge of Life" was featured at the London Review Bookshop, where she recently held a conversation with award-winning writer Philip Hoare. Read More

    Mar. 17, 2016

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    Recent Books, Winter 2016

    The latest offerings from Vanderbilt writers Read More

    Feb. 29, 2016

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    Professor offers unsettling look at humanity with study of people and their dogs

    Stories of relationships between dogs and people and actions surrounding those relationships are relayed by Colin Dayan in a new book calling for greater empathy and engagement across class and racial lines. Read More

    Jan. 7, 2016

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    Dayan to discuss new book at Barnes & Noble Jan. 16

    Colin Dayan, Robert Penn Warren Professor of the Humanities and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, will appear at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, for a very special in-store discussion of her latest book, "With Dogs at the Edge of Life." Read More

    Jan. 6, 2016

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    Three Vanderbilt professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

    Three Vanderbilt University professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists named the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows. Read More

    Apr. 15, 2013

  • Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780. (image courtesy of AAAS)

    Dayan inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780. (image courtesy of AAAS) Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt, was among… Read More

    Oct. 24, 2012

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    A message from Chancellor Zeppos on the state of the university

    Dear Vanderbilt community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt) The beginning of a new academic year provides a university community with the opportunity to both reflect on the previous year and look forward, focusing intently on the future. We do so with a great sense of optimism and enthusiasm. While… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2012

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    Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

    Jeffrey Balser and Richard McCarty surprised Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos with his 25-year recognition award. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) To see a slide show of photos, visit Vanderbilt’s Flickr page. Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to Peter Buerhaus,… Read More

    Aug. 23, 2012

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    Colin Dayan named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, has been named to a distinguished class of leaders from academia, business, public affairs, humanities and the arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 17. Read More

    Apr. 18, 2012

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    Kudos

    Caudill (Vanderbilt) Devin Bender, a support specialist in the emergency department; Melinda Caudill, a medical technologist in the Virology Laboratory; and Katie Gentry, a child life specialist, each have received the Credo Award, given to staff and faculty who exemplify Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s standards for service and all-around… Read More

    Jan. 1, 2012

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    Book by Dayan named to top 25 list

    Colin Dayan (photo courtesy of Colin Dayan) A book by a Vanderbilt professor about the legal methods used to deprive people of their personhood was named one of the top 25 academic books of the year by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. The Law… Read More

    Dec. 14, 2011

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    Stripped Away

    There are any number of circumstances in which people can effectively lose some or most of their basic rights, says Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities. In her new research, Dayan argues that the law has been refined so that it can be used to deny the very rights it’s presumably there to protect. Read More

    Jun. 2, 2011

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    Vanderbilt looks at slavery at March 25 symposium

    Scholars from Duke, UC-Berkeley and Columbia will look at slavery and its afterlives during a daylong symposium at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Feb. 23, 2011