The Academic Minute for 2015.11.2-11.6


Catch up with The Academic Minute from 11.2 – 11.6

Monday, November 2
Joseph Reagle – Northeastern University
Joseph Reagle is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern. He’s been a resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard (in 1998 and 2010), and he taught and received his Ph.D. at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Dr. Reagle is the author of Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web(MIT Press, 2015) and Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (MIT Press, 2010). As a Research Engineer at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science he served as an author and working group chair within the IETF and W3C on topics including digital security, privacy, and Internet policy. He also helped develop and maintain W3C’s privacy and intellectual rights policies (i.e., copyright/trademark licenses and patent analysis). Dr. Reagle has degrees in Computer Science (UMBC), Technology Policy (MIT), and Media, Culture, and Communication (NYU). He has been profiled, interviewed, and quoted in national media including Technology Review, The Economist, The New York Times and American and New Zealand Public Radio. His current interests include life hacking, geek feminism, and online culture.

Tuesday, November 3
Nicole Gardner-Neblett – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Storytelling and African-American Children
Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Ph.D., is an Investigator at FPG Child Development Institute and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Gardner-Neblett’s work at FPG focuses on researching factors that promote children’s language and communication development. Dr. Gardner-Neblett studies the oral narrative development of African American children in relation to children’s reading development. In addition, Dr. Gardner-Neblett’s work involves designing and implementing professional development programs for teachers to promote children’s language and communication development. Dr. Gardner-Neblett holds a Ph.D. and MA in Developmental Psychology from The University of Michigan and a Sc.B. in Psychology from Brown University.

Wednesday, November 4
Lynn Perry – University of Miami
Lynn Perry is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami.  Research Interests: A question motivating much of my research is What do words do? In particular, I’m interested in the extent to which verbal labels causally impact cognitive processes over developmental and immediate timescales. In answering this question, I use a variety of methods, including behavioral studies with children between 1 and 12 years of age, and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques with adults.

Thursday, November 5
Paul Elvers – Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Musical Omnivores
My research is located at the intersection of musicology, psychology and aesthetics. In my dissertation I investigate musical experiences as technology of the self and self-enhancement focusing on the relationship of music listening and self-esteem. Another project examined the musical taste of expert listeners by comparing self-report data of musicology students to a control group in an online survey. I am also currently the Open Access Ambassador of the Max Planck Institute where it is my responsibility to encourage and support open access publishing.

Friday, November 6
Kathleen Alves – Queensborough Community College
Women In Comics and Medical Texts
My research and teaching interests include British 18th-century literature and culture, the novel, sexuality and gender studies, history of the book and reading, and history of medical writing. My current book project,Body Language: Medicine and the Eighteenth-Century Comic Novel, Language considers the complex intersections of eighteenth-century medical discourse and the comic.


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