We extend our condolences to the family of George Floyd and to the many other victims of the systemic racism that persists in our country. We as a department share an ethical obligation to eradicate racism, intolerance, and discrimination, in any form, and to work towards greater equity. In our role as educators and mentors, we are committed to a campus-wide effort to address systemic institutional racism in our society, as well as within our own campus community. This is a pivotal moment in history and we all have a role to play in the sweeping change that can and must result.

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HAVC News

Destitution, Dereliction and Dispossession
Pasolini in Morocco: The Geopolitics of Cinematic Space and Transnational Production
“The Use and Abuse of Interrogation Photographs From The Tuol Sleng (‘S-21’) Museum of Genocide, Cambodia”
Studio Portraits and Tourist Images: Writing a History of the Ho-Chunk Nation Through the Visual Archive, 1879-1960
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