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Planet Texas 2050

Imagining America


The Imagining America consortium (IA) brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. Working across institutional, disciplinary, and community divides, IA strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues. 

By dreaming and building together in public, IA creates the conditions to shift culture 
and transform inequitable institutional and societal structures. Learn more about IA’s mission, vision, and core values here.  

Member Benefits for UT Austin Faculty, Staff, and Students include discounted registration to Imagining America’s National Convening, online access to the peer-reviewed multimedia journal PUBLIC, fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and more.  

Questions about UT’s institutional membership can be directed to Dr. Heidi Schmalbach at