Category Archives: Multiculturalism & Diversity Studies

IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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Arts, Stars, Autoethnography, Embodiment, Life Practices and More: A Sampling of Upcoming Faculty Workshops

Research Beyond Texts, Ethical Learning in the World, with faculty member James Sparrell. Join me for an engaged conversation about how to frame your questions in ways that help you to place them in a larger conversation and learn in … Continue reading

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Marianela Medrano-Marra: Embodied Writing & Writing From the Root Across Cultures

At our February residency, we were graced by IMA Visiting Scholar Marianela Medrano-Marra, a Dominican writer and poet. Marianela holds a PhD in psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Poetry Therapist. Her literary work has earned various … Continue reading

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Life After Goddard & Goddard’s Influence in Colombia: Juliana Borrero, Part II

I felt like a fish who had finally found the water when I went to a week-long event of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Bogota in 2009. Here I was able to share ideas, discuss theory, learn, … Continue reading

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What I Learned At Goddard: Autobiography of My Tongue by Juliana Borrero, Part 1

My Goddard work was about language. I wanted to find ways to revitalize language, returning it to its deep power of transformation in theory as well as in practice. This led me to recover the role of the subject and … Continue reading

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A Sampling of Faculty Workshops at the February Residency

Ram Dass: The Vicissitudes of Devotion and Ferocity of Grace, with IMA faculty member Francis Charet. Recently I researched and wrote up an essay for publication on Ram Dass (a.k.a Richard Alpert). It focused on his personal and spiritual journey … Continue reading

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Media Literacy For Teens & Kids: Changing Communities, Changing Lives

In recent years, two of our students have shared with us astonishing work on media literarcy: Cara Lisa Powers, who graduated several years ago and focuses on working with teens, and Mary Rothschild, currently in her final semester and focusing … Continue reading

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The Power of Words: All Roads Lead Home

Here is faculty member Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s account of the Power of Words conference, a conference that began in IMA and that Caryn organized for the first seven years. For the last six days, I’ve been immersed in the Power of … Continue reading

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Graduating Student Workshops at IMA August 2010 Residency

At each Individualized MA residency, graduating students present their studies to the Goddard community. Here are the presentations students will be giving for the Aug. 6-13 residency. Altogether, these workshops give us a sense of the scope and depth of … Continue reading

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