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Faculty Research Presentations

* — Related to the First-Year Common Reading

1:30 – 2:15 pm

  • Monetary Policy and the Pass–Through of Credit ExpansionsEsteban Argudo (Economics) Kenyon Hall 132
  • Vampires, Monks, and Holy Fools: The Mystical in Russia and Eastern EuropeCharles Arndt III (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 200
  • Spaghetti with a Chance of Meatballs: Defining Italian Identity through FoodSimona Bondavalli (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC
  • Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics–A Very Quick Look into the Nanoscale WorldBrian Daly (Physics and Astronomy) Sanders Physics 206
  • Taking Care of the TextRobert DeMaria (English) Sanders Classroom 113
  • Dreams of Subversion: Detecting Politics and Theology in ArtMarc Michael Epstein (Religion and Jewish Studies) Taylor Hall 203
  • French New Pop and the French Song TraditionKathleen Hart (French and Francophone Studies) Chicago Hall 102
  • Apologizing For Uber: Using Behavioral Economics and Game Theory For Better ApologiesBenjamin Ho (Economics) Kenyon Hall 217
  • Gun Violence/Media ViolenceSarah Kozloff (Film) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film Room 109
  • Ritual, Brain, and Belief: The Cognitive Science of ReligionKen Livingston (Cognitive Science) New England Building 206
  • Playing in the Mud! How Earth Scientists Learn About Climate ChangeKirsten Menking (Earth Science and Geography) Ely Hall 204
  • The Book as Art: Typography, Illustration, and Binding of Fine Press Bibles, 1890-2000Ronald Patkus (Media Studies) Special Collections, Thompson Library (Limit of 12 students)
  • Can China Fix Its Environment?Yu Zhou (Geography) Ely Hall 200

2:30 – 3:15 pm

  • Sociological Sleuthing in the Archive: Lucy Maynard Salmon's Research on Domestic Labor (publication date 1897)Light Carruyo (Sociology) Rockefeller Hall 112
  • Framing the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti: Raoul Peck's "Assistance Mortelle"/Fatal Assistance (2013) and "Meurtre à Pacot"/Murder in Pacot (2014)Patricia-Pia Célérier (French and Francophone Studies & Africana Studies) Chicago Hall 106
  • Habits and ProprioceptionJ. Mark Cleaveland (Psychological Science) Kenyon Hall 216
  • Love Lies Here: A Quilt, a Community, and LossLisa Gail Collins (Art History, Africana Studies, American Studies) Taylor Hall 328
  • *Doing Justice to the Classics: White supremacy’s use and misuse of Greco-Roman AntiquityCurtis Dozier (Greek and Roman Studies) Rockefeller Hall 200
  • *Sex and Empire: Childbearing and Settler Colonialism in the 19th-century USRebecca Edwards (History) Rockefeller Hall 203
  • Transcending Gender. Michelangelo's Pen and Brush.Eugenio Giusti (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC
  • Gentrification and its Discontents: A Global Urban IssueBrian Godfrey (Geography) Ely Hall 200
  • Cognitive Robotics: The Search for Intelligent AgentsJohn Long (Cognitive Science) Olmsted Hall of the Biological Sciences 266
  • Regenerating Cells: Stentor CoeruleusJanet Sheung (Physics and Astronomy) Sanders Physics 206
  • *"Women in Russian Arts: 'God, Do Not Judge! You Were Not a Woman On This Earth!'"Farida Tcherkassova (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 201
  • Of Long and Short Skirts: Islam, Race, and Gender in FranceKirsten Wesselhoeft (Religion) Blodgett Hall 201
  • An Immigrant's Spiritual Journey on the Silk RoadJin Xu (Art) Taylor Hall 203

3:30 – 4:15 pm

  • Science Is Broken. Can The Internet Save It?Josh de Leeuw (Cognitive Science) New England Building 206
  • Defying Gravity: Macron, Renaissance France and the Tone of EcologyPauline Goul (French and Francophone Studies) New England Building 105
  • Water in Fiji and Singapore: Environment, Advertising, PostcolonialityMartha Kaplan (Anthropology & Asian Studies) Blodgett Hall 105
  • *"A Big, Beautiful Wall": Constructing (In)security in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands and BeyondJoseph Nevins (Geography) Ely Hall 200
  • The Impact of the Mexican Drug War on WorkSarah Pearlman (Economics) Kenyon Hall 217
  • *Toy Stories: Fairytales, Toys, and the Invention of Imaginative PlayElliott Schreiber (German Studies) Rockefeller Hall 203
  • What Sort of Fiction is Nonfiction? Notes on Documentary CinemaShane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla (Film Department & Media Studies Program) Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Rosenwald Film Theater
  • The Role of Phenotype Plasticity in Ecology and Evolution Justin Touchon (Biology) Olmsted Hall of the Biological Sciences 266
  • The Fifth Horseman of Apocalypse: A Power Ride through Russia’s Imperial CapitalDan Ungurianu (Russian Studies) Rockefeller Hall 210
  • Kaolinite Studies: Hudson Valley and Jingdezhen, ChinaJeffrey Walker (Earth Science and Geography) Ely Hall 202
  • Invisible Dimensions and Parallel Universes in Science, Science Fiction and Pop CultureChristopher White (Religion) Rockefeller Hall 310
  • Learning About Abnormal Neurodevelopment From Ultrasonic Vocalizations of Newborn MiceBojana Zupan (Psychological Science) Olmsted Hall of Biological Science 273
  • The Role of Phenotype Plasticity in Ecology and Evolution Justin Touchon (Biology) Olmsted Hall of the Biological Sciences 266