Culture and Society

Innovative business practices create efficiencies and conserve resources that impact the populations around them every day.

Social equity and wealth creation/poverty issues must be addressed as inherent parts of the key areas we are focused on.

Innovation in agriculture, for example, is especially relevant for addressing socioeconomic challenges (in addition to encouraging economic growth).

The United States wastes billions of dollars each year because of inefficiencies and uncompetitive practices in our healthcare system. By developing new and innovative ideas around these global challenges, the overall health and quality of life for people in Illinois and all across the world will improve and the DPI is poised to lead that charge.

Access to education, workforce development, entrepreneurship opportunities and technological advances can all positively affect our world and improve the trajectory of success for people at every level of society.

 

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Culture and Society Working Group

DONNA J. COX

Chair
Professor & Director, NCSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory
Department of New Media
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ADRIANA CROCKER

Institutional Lead
Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Illinois at Springfield

RACHEL HAVRELOCK

Institutional Lead
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Illinois at Chicago

ANTOINETTE BURTON

Professor & Director, Illinois Program
for Research in the Humanities
Department of History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MARK CANUEL

Professor
Department of English
University of Illinois at Chicago

ANITA SAY CHAN

Associate Research Professor
Department of Media & Cinema Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ANNE-MARIE HANSON

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield

JOHARI JABIR

Associate Professor
Department of African American Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

ELIZABETH KOSMETATOU

Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Illinois at Springfield

HINDA SEIF

Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Women & Gender Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield

VICTORIA STODDEN

Associate Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MARIA DE LOS ANGELES TORRES

Professor
Department of Latin American & Latino Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago