Chicago Humanities Festival spring programs feature UIC faculty

University of Illinois Chicago faculty will be among the showcased participants during a day of events presented on campus as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival’s 2022 spring season program.

UIC Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum at night
UIC Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum at night. Photo: Adam Biba of UIC Creative & Digital Services.

On Saturday, May 7, programming will feature advocate Anita Hill; former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch; comedian Sarah Cooper; filmmaker John Waters; chef Kwame Onwuachi; and a panel on policing in Chicago featuring Andy Clarno, UIC associate professor of sociology and Black studies, and coordinator of the Policing in Chicago Research Group; Nicole Nguyen, UIC associate professor of educational policy studies; Ronak Kapadia, UIC associate professor gender and women’s studies; and Susila Gurusami, UIC assistant professor of criminology, law and justice.

The May 7 events will be held at the UIC Dorin Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

UIC students are eligible for a select number of free tickets for the events scheduled at Dorin Forum. To receive a discount code to any May 7 event, provide your name, and event title and time to the Institute for the Humanities at

Other special student and teacher prices are available. For tickets and more information, visit

Additional upcoming Chicago Humanities Festival events involving UIC faculty include a film screening of “Three Minutes — A Lengthening,” introduced by Michał Paweł Markowski, Stefan and Lucy Hejna Family Chair in Polish Language and Literature and professor and head of Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian studies at UIC; The Universe is Draftable, a conversation with Sheila Heti and Jennifer Reeder, director of the UIC School of Art and Art History, and professor of moving image arts; and Chicago’s Public Art with the Floating Museum, a discussion with Faheem Majeed, UIC assistant professor of art and art history, and other members of Floating Museum.

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