Category Archives: Cultural & Cross-Cultural Studies

GGI Grads in the News: Seema Reza and Taina Asili

In the last day, two GGI grads have been sharing their strongest words about the work we do in the world and how to do it better. Seema Reza’s article — “The Work of Waking Up the Sleeping in a … Continue reading

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Graduating Student Workshops at the Fall 2016 Residency

Decolonizing Indigenous Education, with IMA graduating student Clay River. A demonstration of using cultural arts and performance art as a teaching tool to decolonize education. Demonstrating the use of traditional art forms alongside modern performance styles to dismantle and redefine … Continue reading

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“Restoring the Soul After War”: Student Shomriel Sherman Writes of Sharing the Burden and Finding the Sacred

Shomriel Sherman, a current student in Transformative Language Arts, has been studying the intersection between the trauma of war and the trauma of illness as well as ways to work with such pain. This is her report of attending several … Continue reading

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Jeremy D. Johnson: A Place Where Education, Knowledge, Art, the Transpersonal Converge

I came to Goddard through an alumni who was in his last year of the Individualized M.A. program in Consciousness Studies. We were good friends and discovered each other online—both of us were active “vloggers” or YouTube bloggers circa 2008-9. … Continue reading

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Listening-Based Community Engagement and Locally-Sources Sustainability with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, through his organization 4 Walls International, knows that “the world is littered with opportunities,” but how can people who want to promote positive change work in communities not their own without simply imposing their own agendas? Steve, a … Continue reading

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Hunger Pangs and Bio-Navigating the Counter-Intuitive Food System with Jennifer Arlia

Jennifer Arlia writes in her thesis, “I love to eat. But anyone who knows me, even if just for an hour, knows this.” Food, an intricate part of culture and identity, especially since for Jennifer, who is part of an … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life and Art of Maceo Leatherwood Through His Daughter, the Poet Vanita Leatherwood

Vanita Leatherwood, a graduate of the Transformative Language Arts concentration in the Individualized MA program, is thrilled to be moderating a special retrospective of the life and art of her father, the artist Maceo Leatherwood, “a dedicated and disciplined explorer … Continue reading

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