Houda Abadi, a 2CI research fellow for the Transcultural Conflict Resolution faculty group (and at work on her dissertation), has accepted a position with the Carter Center. Starting in June, Abadi will take on assistant director responsibilities for the Center’s North Africa and Middle Eastern Conflict Resolution Program. Congratulations!
Robbie Land, a visiting instructor teaching film production, has won the 2014 Artadia Atlanta Award prize of $20,000. The competition was judged by curators from the High Museum here in Atlanta, the Whitney and MoMA PS1 in NYC. One of the reviewers wrote, “Robbie Land’s work engages with a wide range of issues and contexts including memory, experimental film and land art in the most exciting and thought-provoking ways. He has an endlessly expansive practice that I look forward to following for years to come.”More info here:http://blogs.ajc.com/arts-culture/2014/04/17/filmmaker-robbie-land-wins-20000-2014-artadia-atlanta-award/Congratulations!
Susan McFarland-Alvarez (GSU PhD, 2006), now on the faculty at Clayton State University, has an essay in the new Advertising and Society Review (2014, vol. 15.1, available in Project Muse). The essay is “Human Billboarding: Peopled Publicity and a New Space of ‘Agency’ in Advertising.”