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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Right of Assembly Violently Wrested

The right of peaceable assembly has been at the heart of the struggle of African American equality throughout our nation’s history. When honored, it has yielded important protections. When breached, it has facilitated widespread and systematic oppression. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Big Data, Small Data, and the Ethics of Scale

If we think of Facebook and Google and the computations in which we are enmeshed merely as information-processing machines, we concede our world to one end of the scale, a world of abstracted big data and all powerful algorithms. We forget that the internet, like any technology, is both a material infrastructure and something we do. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Is Portland for Slackers? An Interview With Tom Krattenmaker

An interview with Portland-based writer, Tom Krattenmaker concerning the health and future of Portland, OR. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Institute Seminar Series - "Theodicy"

19 September 2014

Jeff Olick (UVa, Sociology) | Seminar

Fellows Afternoon Tea

24 September 2014

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Institute Seminar Series - "Interpretation and Meaning"

3 October 2014

Isaac Reed (University of Colorado at Boulder) | Seminar

Fellows Cocktail Hour

10 October 2014

| Cocktail Hour

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John Inazu

Featured Fellow

John Inazu

Visiting Faculty Fellow

John D. Inazu is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture during the 2014-2015 academic year. Inazu is associate professor of law and political science at Washington University in St. Louis, and an affiliate faculty member of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory. Inazu received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from Duke University School of Law. His book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom...

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The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community at the University of Virginia committed to understanding contemporary cultural change and its individual and social consequences, training young scholars, and providing intellectual leadership in service to the public good.

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