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CAST Faculty News: Achievements

Elizabeth Bradfield

In November, 2019, poet Elizabeth Bradfield and artist Antonia Contro collaborated to publish Theorem, a hand-made, letterpressed art book in an edition of 30. Candor Arts, of Chicago, were the publishers. 

Toni Shapiro-Phim

Toni's article, "Embodying the Pain and Cruelty of Others," was just published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice. Read the abstract.

Leigh Swigart

Leigh will have a chapter published in 2020 in a volume entitled "Intersections of Law and Culture at the International Criminal Court" (eds. Julie Fraser and Brianne McGonigle, Utrecht University. Publisher: Edward Elgar). Her chapter is entitled "Now You See It, Now You Don't: Culture at the International Criminal Court."

Kristin Parker, advisory committee member, recently had an article in The Guardian written about her cultural emergency worker gig. Parker, who currently works with refugees in Greece to help them back up photos and documentation from home, is looking to build a repository where Syrians can store their stories and work with other citizen archive projects. As she notes in the article, “It’s these links to identity and links to home that allow people to imagine a world beyond their present circumstances.”

CAST minor Rasheed Peters ‘20 hosted an open live recording session for season 2 of his talk show Proper Bantah! on September 28, 2019. The goal of the talk show is to expose Brandeis to new people with interesting stories and facilitate conversation amongcommunity members who are different from one another.