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IAH fellows expand field of African American studies

August 5, 2020

Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities are putting the African American and African Diasporic experience at the center of their research, greatly expanding the fields of study that their research represents.

Priscilla Layne traces her path from multicultural Chicago to a career in German

February 1, 2018

When people hear I’m a German professor, they ask me two questions: Do I have German relatives? Was I a military brat? The answer to both is “no.” People frequently assume that if an American decides to learn German, this must be for familial, functional or professional reasons. I began learning German as a 10-year-old living on the North Side of Chicago because I wanted to understand Indiana Jones!