Anupama Rao headshot

On February 2, 2022, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) announced their Global Humanities Institutes 2023 Awardees, recognizing two projects — one of which is led by Anupama Rao, associate professor of history. The Global Humanities Institute is made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is designed as a program for a second generation of international collaboration. 
Professor Rao has been awarded $220,000 in support of a project titled “Global Racisms, Cold War Humanism, and Just Futures,” which she is conducting in partnership with collaborators in China, India, and South Africa. Their work seeks to clarify competing oppressions — specifically, the researchers draw on the Black Lives Matter movement and the global responses from those with distinct demographics and colonial histories in order to reflect the global reach and relevance of humanistic scholarship in the study of subaltern and minority pasts.