Alex Cloyd

MA/PhD Student
Primary office:
2611 Wescoe Hall


Alex Cloyd is a University of Kansas (KU) graduate. He received a B.A. in History with departmental honors distinction and research experience certification. Presently, Alex is working towards an M.A. and a PhD in American Studies as well as a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His current graduate work at KU discusses drone technology, citizenship, and the impacts of technologies of violence and oppressive techniques of state-sanctioned policing and intervention. In addition, Alex works as a researcher with the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative (ASHTI). In particular, Alex’s work looks to contribute to anti-trafficking techniques and discourses within the education sector. Along with researchers in ASHTI, Alex is attempting to better inform preventative and protective policies to aid in building trafficking-resistant and resilient communities. At the end of 2016, Alex will also be finishing an exhibit covering the history of the Postal Service and Railway Mail Service at the Kansas City Union Station. The exhibit will be added to the station’s permanent “Union Station Stories” exhibit and was sponsored in part by the Hall Center for Humanities at KU.


Announcements
  • Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
  • KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • Congratulations to Christopher Perreira for receiving the National Academies Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for 2017-2018.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwallerhas been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018.  Congratulations, Rachel!
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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