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ASU hosts Humanities Faculty Authors' Reception

September 14, 2012

On Sept. 18 the Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host the annual Humanities Faculty Authors’ Reception.

This event recognizes and celebrates the substantial body of research reflected in recent publications by humanities faculty at ASU, and will also honor the 2012 IHR Transdisciplinary Book Award winner, professor Rob Nixon, and his book "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor." Nixon holds the Rachel Carson Professorship in English and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a frequent contributor to publications such as the New York Times and The New Yorker, and is the past recipient of a Guggenheim, an NEH and a MacArthur Foundation Peace and Security Award. He will present “Mind the Gap: Slow Violence and the Environmental Humanities” as the featured speaker for this year’s Reception.

Dan Gilfillan, IHR acting director, associate professor in the School of International Letters and Cultures, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the reception. Elizabeth Langland, vice provost at ASU's West campus, dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and interim dean of the Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Neal Lester, associate vice president, Humanities and Arts in the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will also be speaking, with Joni Adamson, associate professor of English and Environmental Humanities in the School of Letters and Sciences, introducing Rob Nixon.

Join us to browse books, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about humanities research at ASU. “Slow Violence” will be available for sale by the Sun Devil Book Store. The event will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the University Club.

The Institute for Humanities Research, a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, funds transdisciplinary research in the humanities.

Click here to RSVP or for more information, contact the IHR at 480-965-3000 or