Geospatial 3D Printing—An Experiment at the Intersection of Exploratory Research and Community Outreach

10 February 2020 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest bloggers Claus Rinner and Claire Oswald.

From the beginning of our experiment with 3D printing of terrain models and cityscapes, we struggled with positioning this work between applied research, technology exploration, and knowledge transfer.


A link between academic labor precariousness and engaged research

3 February 2020 Contributor Blog

Young People protested massively in Spain in 2011, demonstrating a great level of self-organization and collective innovation.

Written by guest blogger Beltrán Roca.

For many years, one of the defining features of the academic field was its relative autonomy from political, economic and religious fields. One of the premises of this autonomy was that scholars should not experience the penuries and determinants of great part of the working-class.


When a rock star whose picture you had on your wall as a teenager becomes your topic of academic study as an adult

20 January 2020 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Evyatar Marienberg.

I grew up in a religious community, went to religious schools, and have been associated with a religious group for more or less the first three decades of my existence. Sting, legally known as Gordon Matthew Sumner, had a similar experience, even if his association with a religious group was slightly shorter. He was born two decades before I was. He was born in the UK. I was born in Israel.


Where did my passion for pediatric oncology research come from?

13 January 2020 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Paula A. Ospina.

Everything started in 2014 during my undergraduate studies, when I began my clinical placement in pediatrics at the National Cancer Institute. The excitement of being able to work clinically with children, the challenge of exploiting my creativity to get and keep their attention, and the anxiety of undertaking a very challenging placement turned out to be a mix of emotions.


Beyond the Research: Looking Back at our Top Ten Most Read Posts of 2019

6 January 2020 Articles

On the UTP Journals blog, our authors go beyond the research in their published articles. The diverse content has authors expanding on their work, detailing their writing or research process, and placing their work within the current social context. This past year was a standout year for the blog, so we thought we would kick off 2020 by taking a look back at our top ten most read posts from 2019.


American Historical Association Annual Meeting

2 January 2020 Articles

This January 3–6th we will be New York City for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting! At UTP Journals, we love the opportunity to connect with scholars and share the latest research in historical studies from our collection.


Peer review has always been scary

16 December 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Mark Hooper.

If you know what it’s like to wait anxiously for feedback on a submitted manuscript, you’re in good historical company.


Bridging the Gap in Graduate School Writing: The Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize

9 December 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Hannah Roth Cooley.

In graduate school, it is difficult to know exactly when one should take the risk of sending their work out to be considered for publication. It is a scary first step.


The Yazidi Firmans (Pogroms, Genocides, and Ethnic Cleansing): A Historical Perspective

2 December 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Majid Hassan Ali.

The Yazidis are an ethno-religious minority with ancestral roots in Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran. Today, the majority of Yazidis live in Northern Iraq, with smaller communities present in Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia, as well as a significant diaspora in the West. 


Black Conceptual Aesthetics and the Politics of the Imagination

25 November 2019 Contributor Blog


Written by guest blogger Katie Schaag.

“Because white men can’t police their imagination,” Claudia Rankine writes in Citizen, “black men are dying.” The violent policing of black bodies in public and private spaces necessitates fugitive practices.