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Alaka Wali on “Beyond Bollywood”

August 16, 2017

The new "Beyond Bollywood" exhibition at the Field Museum is "the first exhibit of its kind to really concentrate on Indo-Americans, as opposed to Indians in America," Visiting Fellow Alaka Wali tells the Chicago Tribune.

Anna Tsouhlarakis on the Solar Eclipse

August 9, 2017

With "Edges of Her," a new piece on display at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, artist Anna Tsouhlarakis prompts viewers to question their assumptions about the upcoming solar eclipse. 

Tattooing as Global Practice: Alaka Wali on the History and Aesthetics of Tattoo Culture

November 16, 2016

Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow Alaka Wali, Curator of North American Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History, recently sat down with VICE magazine to discuss a new exhibit on the history of tattoos. "Usually our exhibits focus on one region or one culture," she explains, "but this exhibit pays explicit attention to tattoo practices in the United States and Europe—'the West'—and how these were influenced by tattoo artists and aesthetics in non-Western cultures." 

‘Races of Mankind’ Sculptures, Long Exiled, Return to Display at Chicago’s Field Museum

January 21, 2016

Alaka Wali, Applied Cultural Research Director at The Field Museum and Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow, discusses her curated exhibition "Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman”

--The New York Times by Jennifer Schuessler

‘Races of Mankind’ Sculptures, displayed again, in a new light, at the Field

January 14, 2016

Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow Alaka Wali is co-curator of the new Malvina Hoffman exhibition at The Field Museum.

--The Chicago Tribune by Steve Johnson 

Artist, DOVA chair Jessica Stockholder champions contemporary art at UChicago

September 11, 2015

Stockholder is one of three principal investigators of the Neubauer Collegium project, Open Fields.
-- UChicago News, by Lindsey Simon, AB’15

Neubauer Collegium celebrates opening of new home at 5701 S. Woodlawn

April 21, 2015

In a milestone for the ambitious research initiative, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society celebrated the opening of its permanent home at 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave. on April 20 with remarks by University of Chicago leaders and a panel discussion featuring Neubauer Collegium Faculty Fellows.

Visiting Fellows bring expertise, energy to the Neubauer Collegium

March 8, 2015

The robust Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellows Program supports both short and long-term visits from guest scholars, facilitating an exchange of ideas that enriches the Neubauer Collegium’s projects.