Updates from & for Faculty

Professional Development Fund (Spring 2018) Awardees

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients for the Spring 2018 cycle of the Professional Development Fund. For more information on grants available to full and part-time RISD faculty members, click here. The total amount granted in this cycle was $68,198.   Alero Akporiaye (Assistant Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) for a […]

Bhabha/Wilson/Rasheed: A Conversation on Cultural Appropriation, 05/02/18, 6:30PM

  Bhabha/Wilson/Rasheed: A Conversation on Cultural Appropriation, Representation and Free Speech, 05/02/18 Please join postcolonial scholar and Harvard professor Homi Bhabha and artists Fred Wilson and Kameelah Janan Rasheed for a panel discussion on the ethics and aesthetics of cultural appropriation, the ideals and limits of free speech and the politics of representation in the US […]

Henrybuilt / RISD x NYC Design Reception, 05/21/18

RISD’s Office of Institutional Engagement invites you to a special reception at the Soho showroom of Henrybuilt, founded by Miranda BArch 88 and Scott Hudson, to celebrate RISD alumni and students showing during NYCxDesign. Meet alumni, faculty, students and friends, learn where RISD designers are exhibiting and join us for an update from President Somerson. […]

Cavicchi Publishes Essay on Audience History

Daniel Cavicchi (Associate Provost, Research|Global|Practice) published an essay, entitled, Foundational Discourses of Fandom, in A Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, edited by Paul Booth and published by Wiley. The essay argues that by making explicit fandom’s links to nineteenth-century discourses of mania, selfhood, and the crowd, scholars may enable broader narratives of fandom’s history and […]

CfP: 2018 AICAD Symposium

​2018 AICAD Symposium Call for Proposals The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks proposals for presentations to be delivered at the 2018 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium, Artists/Designers/Citizens, which will be held in Chicago from November 7–9, 2018. The overarching topic of the symposium concerns how the […]

REMINDER: Academic Town Hall, Thur. 05/10, 11:30am RISD Auditorium

As a continuation to all of the work our faculty and staff have put into the Academic Plan to date, Tracie Costantino, Provost, and Daniel Cavicchi, Associate Provost Research|Global|Practice will be leading an Academic Affairs Town Hall meeting on Wednesday 10 May 2018 at 11:30am to include all areas that report up to the Provost. […]

Event: Allison Hedge Coke, 04/16/18, 7:00PM

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Measuring Up Monday, April 16, 7:00PM, Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center/RISD Museum The talk will be a moment for understanding our measure in life through contemplation, dedication, active living, and application of creative ways in balancing innovation and activism. Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is an American Book Award-winning poet whose books include […]

Opening Reception: RISD Research Space, 04/23/18. 6:00PM

Opening Reception: RISD Research Space, April 23rd at 6:00pm – 7:30pm RISD Research extends an invitation to the broader RISD community to visit its new space on the 3rd floor of ProvWash (20 Washington Place). After a toast at 6:30pm, we’ll give a brief overview of the services RISD Research offers– including support locating and applying […]