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John Finkelberg: What I'm Reading this Week

"I am particularly drawn to historical fiction and fantasy/science fiction, because I am always fascinated by the ways that authors are able to place their reader in a different time or universe and immerse them in an engaging story."

Bethany Hughes: What I'm Reading This Week

As a Native woman, it is clear to me that there isn't a one-to-one relationship between blackface and any other kind of racial impersonation in performance. And I wanted to know what makes redface different than blackface.


The Institute for the Humanities acknowledges that the University of Michigan, named for Michigami, the world's largest freshwater system, sits on land stewarded by Niswi Ishkodewan Anishinaabeg--the Three Fires People, who are the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi--along with their neighbors the Seneca, Delaware, Shawnee, and Wyandot nations.

The Institute for the Humanities

We facilitate work that examines humanities traditions broadly across space and time, deepens synergies among the humanities, the arts, and disciplines across the university, and brings the voices of the humanities to public life.

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