Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: Colloquium Series
January 16, 2019 (12-12:50 PM)
“Teaching Design as Humanities Inquiry” by Dean Nieusma
Dr. Nieusma’s research focuses on integrating social and technical dimensions of engineering in education and practice, with a focus on design and project-based learning. He is also broadly interested in the social and ethical implications of technologies and the application of engineering and design expertise to enduring social and environmental problems. He is Division Director and Associate Professor of Engineering, Design, & Society.
January 30, 2019 (12-12:50 PM)
“Inhumanitarian Engineering: Using History to Understand Engineering Gone Wrong” by Joe Horan
February 13, 2019 (12-12:50 PM)
“South Sudan – Entrenched Elites, Foreign (Over)Intervention, and a Stalled Peace Process: What is the Way Forward?” by Derrick Hudson
Dr. Hudson studies religion and politics in Africa, with particular expertise in the role of prophetic Christianity as an agent for social change in deeply divided societies. His teaching interests also include the role of truth commissions in societies in transition from authoritarian to democratic rule. More on Derrick’s fascinating work here!
February 27, 2019 (12-12:50 PM)
“Ecofantastic Communication and the Performance of “Green” Citizenship” by Shannon Davis Mancus
Dr. Shannon Davies Mancus is the Hennebach Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities. Her research focuses on the narrative contexts and performative implications of environmental communication in popular cultural discourses.
April 17, 2019 (12-12:50 PM)
“Darwin’s Plants and the Evolution of Evolutionary Theory in the U.S” by Tina Gianquitto