"Untitled" by Alicia Henry, mixed media, 2 feet by 3 feet

Patterns: Visual artist Alicia Henry challenges conventions of femininity

Paper dolls have long been used to emphasize cultural norms regarding femininity and beauty. As often happens, childhood play subtly reinforces society’s notions of the “ideal.” Once these playthings are cast off and one enters adulthood, these romanticized notions should fall out of our conscience as easily as clothes fromRead More

"Untitled" by Alicia Henry, mixed media, 2 feet by 3 feet

Patterns: Visual artist Alicia Henry challenges conventions of femininity

Paper dolls have long been used to emphasize cultural norms regarding femininity and beauty. As often happens, childhood play subtly reinforces society’s notions of the “ideal.” Once these playthings are cast off and one enters adulthood, these romanticized notions should fall out of our conscience as easily as clothes fromRead More

 

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Recent Books, Winter 2019

Recent Books, Winter 2019

Gastronomic Judaism as Culinary Midrash (2018, Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield) by Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, MA’86, PhD’91 This book is about who and how one makes food Jewish. Brumberg-Kraus questions Jewish identity in particular, and identity generally as something fixed, stable, singular and unintentional and Jewish food choices as situational, often temporary, expressionsRead More

Recent Books, Fall 2018

Recent Books, Fall 2018

Encounters at the Edge of the Muslim World: A Political Memoir of Kyrgyzstan (2018, Rowman & Littlefield) by Eugene Huskey, BA’74 Holder of the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in Political Science at Stetson University, Huskey’s research first took him to Kyrgyzstan in 1992, six months after Kyrgyzstan’s emergence asRead More

Vanderbilt University/John Russell

Chancellor’s Letter: Shaping the Course of Things

At Vanderbilt, there is no shortage of exploration. Every day our talented faculty, students and staff are driven to make discoveries—not just for the recognition, but for the chance to move the dial, to permeate the boundaries, to affect our society at large and for the better.

On Watch: Vanderbilt alumna works to give a voice to victims of human rights abuses

On Watch: Vanderbilt alumna works to give a voice to victims of human rights abuses

As the global initiatives director for Human Rights Watch, Worden curates and implements international outreach and advocacy campaigns and is now mobilizing the world of sport to tackle global abuses.

Nancy Ransom, the Women’s Center’s first director, in her office in the late 1970s (Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archive)

A Center of Their Own: The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center marks 40 years of interaction and change

Tthe Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018, is taking a look at its origins through an oral history project and a documentary exhibit.