Faculty Updates

Assistant Professor Shiben Banerji received SAIC’s 2020 Full Time Faculty of the Year Award. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Humanities at UIC in Spring 2020.

Mohn Family Professor David Raskin was interviewed by Anders Holst about Donald Judd for the Podcast Art Insiders New York.

Professor Nora A Taylor contributed to the round table discussion on teaching the History of Modern and Contemporary Art of Southeast Asia published in Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, Volume 4, Number 1, March 2020.

Associate Professor Mechtild Widrich was invited to become a member in the AgorAkademi Creative Inquiry for Public Space working group, headed by Nilufer Gole (EHESS) and supported by Nomis. The group is supposed to meet several times a year for the next 3 years. She is also the co-editor of the special issue of the journal Future Anterior (Columbia University) 15.2 “Ex Situ. On Moving Monuments” and contributed an essay on “Monuments in the Age of Social Media.

Associate Professor Bess Williamson spoke with fellow disability historian David Serlin in “STAGED ENCOUNTERS: Embodiment, Architecture, and Urbanism,” a series from Princeton’s Mellon Forum on Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities in a remote session on April 9, 2020. She also presented remotely at the Society for Architectural Historians conference with the paper, “Amateurs, Activists, and Professionals: Accessibility before the Americans with Disabilities Act.”