Themester 2022

Themester 2022 – Identity and Identification

Identity is sometimes imagined to be a fundamental aspect of the self—an accounting of who or what one truly is. Anyone who claims an identity, however, knows identity is much more complicated than that. Race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, native language, socio-economic status, and myriad other identities shape our worldview: how we see, how we portray ourselves, and how we are perceived (and received). Identity can and does unite people under the banner of sameness, but it can also divide us from one another, and even from ourselves.

Themester 2022 advisory committee

  • Colin Johnson, Gender Studies (co-chair)
  • Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe, Institute for Advanced Study (co-chair)
  • Sarah Junk Hatcher, Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (co-chair)
  • Bre Castaneda, undergraduate majoring in Philosophy and Folklore and Ethnomusicology (Class of 2023)
  • Meredith Cox, undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience and Art History (Class of 2023)
  • Onyea Cummings, undergraduate majoring in Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance (Class of 2023)
  • Heather Hundley, Biology and School of Medicine
  • Joelle Jackson, undergraduate majoring in Anthropology and Folklore and Ethnomusicology (Class of 2024)
  • Walton Muyumba, English
  • Miriam Northcutt-Bohmert, Criminal Justice

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