Congratulations to Professor Nicole Charles

We are thrilled to announce that TRU member Nicole Charles is now Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a graduate appointment in the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the St. George campus.  Professor Charles’s research engages transnational feminism, Caribbean studies and…

Congratulations to Sarah Tracy, PhD

Congratulations to TRU member Sarah Tracy for successfully defending her excellent PhD thesis “Delicious: A History of Monosodium Glutamate and Umami, the Fifth Taste Sensation.”  Sarah’s beautifully written dissertation narrates the histories of two interrelated objects: the global commodity and flavour enhancer MSG, and umami (roughly translated from the Japanese as “delicious”), the fifth basic taste…

Keywords for Radicals

Congratulations to Kelly Fritsch, co-editor of Keywords for Radicals from AK Press. Bringing together the insights of dozens of scholars and committed troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals constellates a vocabulary of contested words that shape today’s political landscape. Beginning from a consideration of the current radical context, each entry highlights a term’s contested variations, traces the evolution…

Congratulations to SEBASTIÁN GIL-RIAÑO

Congratulations to TRU alumni Sebastián Gil-Riaño on his new appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania! Sebastián is moving to this new position from his current postdoctoral fellowship in the Race and Ethnicity in the Global South project at the University of Sydney.  Sebastian was…

“Desire by Design” Patrick Keilty

The TRU’s Patrick Keilty will be giving a lecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s School of Information on January 14th at 12:00 in the Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad Keilty’s talk, “Desire by Design,” examines the strategic interface designs of online pornography websites that pull viewers into a trancelike “flow” that requires no complex…