Humanities Research Center’s Citizenship Lab proudly funds Professor Alice Xiang’s research project, Poetry, translation, and world citizenship in the long 1950s.
Project members: Professor Alice Xiang & Research Assistant(s) TBD
Project Summary: This project explores the role of poetry as a key force in the production of solidarity between new and emerging nations in the 1950s. From multilateral peace conferences to transnational poetry anthologies, the works of left-leaning poets such as Nazım Hikmet, Pablo Neruda, and Nicolas Guillén were widely disseminated across a range of mediums during this period, making them highly influential in shaping aspirational forms of internationalist belonging and world citizenship. One of Turkish poet Hikmet’s most popular works, Angina Pectoris (1948), for example, opens with the following lines: “If half my heart is here, doctor / the other half is in China / with the army flowing / toward the Yellow River.”
Collective Candidacies in Brazil: Challenges and Pitfalls of a Gambiarra
Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov 29, 7:30 PM (BJT) Zoom ID: 955 0753 0898 Speaker: Ricardo Mendonça
Ricardo Mendonça is an Associate professor of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). His work is on democratic theory, contentious politics and political communication. Continue reading “HRC Citizenship Lab Manuscript Workshop #3”
THE CITIZENSHIP LAB
RESEARCH ASSISTANT Job Description
Student Job Title: Research Assistant for The Citizenship Lab at the Humanities Research Center Start date and end date: December 2022 – May 2023 (start and end dates flexible depending on student schedule) Number of Students to Hire: 1 (open to students from any track) Stipend: 40 RMB/hour Workload: Project based, 1-5 hours per week (flexible depending on student schedule) Reports to: Professor Alice Xiang
Please send CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2022.
Student researcher job description: This project seeks a research assistant with the ability to read Russian. The student researcher would focus on identifying and translating 1950s Russian sources relating to the Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet, as well as commentary on China’s literary initiatives (in particular its push for ‘yafei wenxue’, or ‘Asiafrican literature’). Examples of such sources include major newspapers and periodicals. This project may be of particular relevance to students with a background in literature, history, or international relations, but is open to any student with advanced Russian reading ability and an interest in the topic.
Citizenship Lab is proud to welcome their first post-graduate affiliate, Elena Lopez. Read Lopez’s biography below.
Elena Lopez is a PhD candidate in anthropology at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. Her research interests include political philosophy, social- environmental and multispecies justice, conflict, nationhood, and understandings of citizenship. In her doctoral thesis, Elena disturbs current understandings of political community, aiming to learn something new about the conditions that can make living together possible and for decolonial ecologies to flourish. Launching an ethnographic investigation into the White settler and her understandings of shared responsibility, Elena explores the creative processes of political struggle to examine decolonial thought in relation to temporality, citizenship, and notions of white Australian identity.
Humanities Research Center’s Citizenship Lab proudly funds Professor Annemieke van den Dool’s research project:
Title: The role of citizens in lawmaking in China Project members: Professor Annemieke van den Dool, Ph.D. (Public Policy) and UG student (TBD)
Since the early 2000s, lawmakers in China have started to more formally engage citizens in policy formulation through increased transparency, digitalization, and a public consultation procedure. The Legislation Law (2000) states that “Legislation should embody the people’s will … and guarantee that the people participate in legislative activities through various channels.” However, the question is to what extent the interests of citizens are indeed considered during lawmaking processes by the National People’s Congress.
To address this question, through qualitative content analysis of legislative records and case studies, this project analyses the extent to which NPC delegates draw attention to citizens and citizen concerns during lawmaking processes.
Student Job Title: Research Assistant for The Citizenship Lab at the Humanities Research Center Number of Students to Hire: 1 (open to students from any track) Stipend: 40 RMB/hour Workload: Project based, and up to 10hrs/week Starting date: Immediately
Title: Dreaming of “Heavenly Citizenship”: Religious Conversion to Shincheonji (新天地) Among Korean Youths Project members: Professor Hyun Jeong Ha, Ph.D. (Sociology) and Jiin Kim (Undergraduate student researcher)