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OVERVIEW

Feb. 20
9:30 // INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

9:40 // TAFT FELLOWS - ORPHAN TRAINS, POLITICAL MOTHERHOOD, AND THE IMPACT OF TRANSNATIONAL, RELIGIOUS ADVOCACY NETWORKS

10:50 // ART, EMPATHY, POETRY, PAINTING AND POSTMODERNISM

11:45 // LUNCH

12:45 // KEYNOTE:
BARBARA ALLEN, VIRGINIA TECH
KNOWLEDGE JUSTICE: MAKING SCIENCE FOR CHANGE IN DISEMPOWERED POLLUTED COMMUNITIES


2:40 // COFFEE BREAK

2:50 // LEAVING HERE, BECOMING: DIASPORA, IMMIGRATION & IDENTITY

3:45 // TAFT FELLOWS - MODELS & MATH: SCIENTIFIC MODELS, REGRESSION DISCONTINUITY, AND QUASIHYPERBOLIC DISTANCE


Feb. 21
9:30 //
EUROSCEPTICISM, COLOMBIA’S PLAN, AND NEW LEBANESE NATIONALISM

10:25 // TAFT FELLOWS - FUTURE VISIONS, OLD INEQUALITIES, AND BERLIN THEATRE

11:35 // LUNCH

12:35 // TONGQI, FASHION, GENDER, AND THE FEMALE CAIRENES CHALLENGE

1:50 // ALTERNATE VIEWS: HISTORY THROUGH FICTION, IDENTITY THROUGH THE CAMERA, THE CHRISTOPHER STREET PIERS, AND PLATH’S LEGACY

3:05 // COFFEE BREAK

3:15 // TRAUMA, EXPERIENCE, SERIAL KILLERS, AND RURAL PENNSYLVANIA



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Feb. 20
9:30 //
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

9:40 // TAFT FELLOWS - ORPHAN TRAINS, POLITICAL MOTHERHOOD, AND THE IMPACT OF TRANSNATIONAL, RELIGIOUS ADVOCACY NETWORKS

DEBRA BURGESS, History
Closer Connections: The Response of Immigrant Religious Communities to Progressive Child-Saving Reforms, 1880-1930

KRISTINA TEATER, Political Science
Transnational Advocacy Networks as a Response to Religious Restrictions: A Comparative Study of the Christian Minorities in India and Malaysia

CRYSTAL WHETSTONE, Political Science
Advancing Women’s Political Participation in Wartime Environments through Political Motherhood: A Comparative Study of Women’s Maternal Peace Activism in Argentina and Sri Lanka

10:50 // ART, EMPATHY, POETRY, PAINTING AND POSTMODERNISM

CHARLOTTE FIGUEROA, University of Oxford
Using Art to Develop Empathy towards Non-Human Animals

ABIGAIL CULPEPPER, Miami University
Poetry as Amber: The Captivating Nature of Mallarméan Prose

ANDREW BARRON, State University of New York at Buffalo
Painting and Postmodernism: Notes from the Margins of a Discourse

11:45 // LUNCH

12:45 // KEYNOTE
Knowledge Justice: Making Science for Change in Disempowered Polluted Communities
Barbara Allen, Professor in the graduate program in Science and Technology Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech University.

2:40 // COFFEE BREAK

2:50 // LEAVING HERE, BECOMING: DIASPORA, IMMIGRATION, AND IDENTITY

Shobha Kansal, University of Cincinnati
Using a Dramaturgical Lens: South Asian American Identity Negotiation

Sayam Moktan, University of Cincinnati
International Migration, Globalization and Gendered Care Work: A case from Nepal

Benjamin Kersten, University of Buffalo (SUNY)
Figurativeness and Facts: Reparation and Paranoia in Israel/Palestine

3:45 // TAFT FELLOWS - MODELS & MATH: SCIENTIFIC MODELS, REGRESSION DISCONTINUITY, AND QUASIHYPERBOLIC DISTANCE

BEAU SAULEY, Economics
Regression Discontinuity in Network Models: Non-linear Partial Effects and Spillovers

ABIGAIL RICHARD, Mathematical Sciences
Approximations of Quasihyperbolic Distance

GUILHERME SANCHES DE OLIVEIRA, Philosophy
Scientific Modeling without Representationalism


Feb. 21
9:30 //
EUROSCEPTICISM, COLOMBIA’S PLAN, AND NEW LEBANESE NATIONALISM

ABED KANAANEH, Columbia University
The New Lebanese Nationalism: The Muqawamah (Resistance) Nationalism

DIEYUN SONG, University of Miami
Colombia’s Plan—The Primary Partnerships between the U.S. and Colombia in the Development and Execution of Plan Colombia

JELENA VICIC, University of Cincinnati
Euroscepticism vs. the Establishment: Challenging the Status Quo?

10:25 // TAFT FELLOWS - FUTURE VISIONS, OLD INEQUALITIES, AND BERLIN THEATRE

DANIEL PAUL, English & Comparative Literature
The Rematerializer on Deck 13 is Broken Again

KATHERINE PAUL, German Studies
Robert Wilson’s Faust I+II and the Berlin Theatre Scene Today

KALASIA DANIELS, Sociology
New Economy, Old Inequalities: Understanding Millennials’ Transition from School to Work

11:35 // LUNCH

12:35 // TONGQI, FASHION, GENDER, AND THE FEMALE CAIRENES CHALLENGE

BIJUN CHEN, University of Cincinnati
Not Your Normal Marriage: How Tongqi, or Women Married to “Gay Men,” Negotiate Marriage, Economy, and Culture in Contemporary China

NEHAL ELMELIGY, University of Cincinnati
Making a Scene: How Young Women in Cairo Challenge Patriarchy in the Public Sphere

CONOR MOYNIHAN, University at Buffalo
Warp and Weft: Gender, Sexuality, and Fabric(ation) in the Work of Nilbar Güreş

KYLE SHUPE, University of Cincinnati
Men’s fashion: destabilizing and reinforcing hegemonic masculinity

1:50 // ALTERNATE VIEWS: HISTORY THROUGH FICTION, IDENTITY THROUGH THE CAMERA, THE CHRISTOPHER STREET PIERS, AND PLATH’S LEGACY

JULIA ESCOBAR VILLEGAS, University of Cincinnati
Muy Caribe Está

FAZILAT SOUKHAKIAN, Utah State University
Private Revealed: Iranian Youth’s Underground Search for a New Modernity Through the Lens of Contemporary Photographers

EMILY SKAJA, University of Cincinnati
The Birth of an Icon: Plath, Hughes, and Second Wave Feminism

RYAN RUFF SMITH, University of Cincinnati
The Pier / Extended Family

3:05 // COFFEE BREAK

3:15 // TRAUMA, EXPERIENCE, SERIAL KILLERS, AND RURAL PENNSYLVANIA

MOLLY BROSCOE, University of Cincinnati
Killing Down: How Serial Killers Reinforce Social Hierarchies Through Victim Choice

JULIE MARZEC, University of Cincinnati
An Intersectional Approach to Serving Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

APARNA SINGH, University of Cincinnati
Women’s Experiences During Natural Disasters: A Case Study of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

ANGELA STIEFBOLD, University of Cincinnati
Rural Character and Rural Economy: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1930-1990



4th Annual
humanitiesNOW

Keynote Lecture

Tuesday, February 20
12:45 PM
Taft Research Center

Barbara Allen, Virginia Tech, heashot


Barbara Allen
Virginia Tech


Barbara Allen is professor in the graduate program in Science and Technology Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech University. Her work has been funded by several grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Mediterranean.

Among Allen's numerous awards, she was a Fulbright Research Fellow in 2009, a Fellow-in-Residence, Bogliasco Foundation, in 2008, a Fellow at the National Museum of American History in 1995, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellow in 1994. In addition, she received the 2011-2012 Excellence In Administration Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech; the 2005 Julian Seward Award for Best Book (second place), the Anthropology and Environment Section of the American Anthropological Association; and the she is the 2000 Recipient of the Robert R. Taylor Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, recognizing architectural research and teaching that critically locates and examines the contributions of African-Americans.

Barbara Allen is currently working on a several research projects that examine the dynamics of citizens, science, regulation, and environmental justice in heavily polluted regions in the U.S. and the EU. The research examines how different national, cultural, and institutional contexts condition the dynamics of citizen response to environmental problems and regulatory change. Additionally, the project explores how citizens, organizations, and other non-traditional science institutions participate in the shaping of policy-relevant scientific and technical knowledge.

Additionally, Allen has been leading a Community-Based Participatory Environmental Health (CBPEH) project funded by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health+Safety (ANSES) to develop, conduct, analyze, and disseminate an environmental health study in several towns in a polluted industrial zone. Additionally the project has a training workshop component, which will enable French and European scholars and public health professional to learn this methodology (CBPEH) which has its origins in the U.S. environmental justice movement.



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