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2019-20 IYO Revisited

International Funding and Networking: Facilitating New Scholarship

  • Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: HCIC 2021

The 2017 Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar Jessica Pliley will lead a discussion about international funding, networking, and facilitating new scholarship:

March 28, 2-3 PM--Honors College-International Center 2021.

Dr. Pliley has extensive experience building international networks, gaining national and international funding to support international research and collaboration, and translating these experiences into publications. You can read more about her experiences below. This session is co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs.

Jessica Pliley was recently added to the Fulbright Specialist Roster. The program is intended to facilitate short-term collaboration between US scholars and scholars in other countries. Dr. Pliley was accepted on the basis of her current research into the global history of the anti-trafficking movement. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with scholars based in Europe. She was an invited participant in the Fighting Drink, Drugs and Venereal Diseases: Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1870 – 1940 conference hosted by the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich and held in Ascona, Switzerland, April 1 – 4, 2012. Out of that experience she published a book with Cambridge University Press: Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890 - 1950: Fighting Drinks, Drugs, and ‘Immorality,’ 1870 – 1940. Additionally, from 2013-2014 she was a co-organizer of the Bavarian American Academy's Summer Academy on Critical Regionalism. The workshop invites 10-15 advanced graduate students and junior professors from the United States and Germany to share their works in progress in the field of American Studies. In 2013 the academy was held in Munich and in 2014 in San Marcos, TX. Currently, she is an international advisor of a three-year UK Arts & Humanities Research Council award that interrogates the history of sex trafficking and female migration from 1880-1940. This project started with a 2015 conference in London featuring scholars from around the world. It continues with follow up conferences in the UK, Australia, and the US in the next three years. She is also co-chair of Yale University's Working Group on Modern-Day Slavery and Trafficking, which features the leading scholars on modern-day slavery and is an international effort. Furthermore, she frequently presents her research in Europe, especially Germany, Switzerland, and England.

Contact: Audra Jennings

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