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Faculty Works-in-Progress

The Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium is sponsored by the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Northeastern Humanities Center. Faculty members from all colleges have the opportunity to share their current research with colleagues and benefit from questions and discussions.  Lunch and refreshments are provided at each talk.

The schedule for the upcoming academic year is planned during the summer. If you are interested in giving a Works-In-Progress presentation, please contact:

Lori Lefkovitz, Director of the Humanities Center (l.lefkovitz@northeastern.edu)


Spring 2019Faculty Works-in-Progress


Monday, January 14, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park

Mindy Marks
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

“Economic Development and The Motherhood Wage Penalty”


Thursday, January 31, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park

Hillary Chute
Distinguished Professor
Department of English and Art + Design
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

“Graphicity: Fine Lines in Comics and Contemporary Art”


Monday, February 11, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park

Humanities Center Fellows

“Cultures of Ability”

 

Meryl Alper

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
College of Arts, Media, and Design
“The Cultural Politics of “Sensory-Friendly” Mediated Spaces”

 

 

Elizabeth Britt

Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

“The Ability to Change: Batterer Intervention as Rhetorical Education”

 

 

Adam Hosein

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religion
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
“Anti-Discrimination Norms, Conceptions of Ability and Social Change”

 

 


Thursday, February 28, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park

Natasha Frost
Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Associate Dean, CSSH Graduate Studies
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

“Correctional Officer Suicide and Well-being: Assessing the Impacts of Officer Suicide on the Behavioral, Emotional, and Occupational Well-bring of Those Working in Corrections”


Monday, March 11, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park

Humanities Center Fellows

“Cultures of Ability”

 

Laura Frader

Professor
Department of History
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
“Addressing Gendered Cultures of Ability: European Community Equality Policies 1957-1980″

 

Denise Garcia

Associate Professor 
Department of Political Science
International Affairs Program
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
“Artificial Intelligence and the Earth’s Global Commons”

 


Rachael Lee

PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
“Moral Understandings of Responsibility for Type II Diabetes Management Among Community Health Center Patients”

 


Philip Thai

Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
“Risky Businesses – Insurance and the Emergence of Financial Capitalism in Modern China”

 


Thursday, March 28, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park

Shytierra Gaston
Assistant Professor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

“A Ferguson Effect, the Drug Epidemic, Both, or Neither? Explaining the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Homicide Rises by Race and Ethnicity”


On Mondays, lunch and beverages will be provided; on Thursdays, light refreshments and beverages are served.

Questions? Contact the Northeastern Humanities Center at nuhumanities@northeastern.edu.