The Academic Minute for 2018.02.05-02.09 – Lafayette College Week


Academic Minute from 2.05 – 2.09

Monday, February 5th
Neha Vora – Lafayette College
Liberal Education and Nationalism
Neha Vora is an associate professor of anthropology at Lafayette College and author of the book “Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar,” being published by Stanford University Press in November 2018. Her interests include citizenship and belonging, South Asian diasporas, gender and ethnicity, neoliberalism, feminist theory and globalized higher education.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

Tuesday, February 6th
Sue Wenze – Lafayette College
Addressing Mental Health Issues with Technology
Susan Wenze is an assistant professor of psychology at Lafayette College. Her research interests center on cognitive and emotional processing in mood disorders, ecological momentary assessment paradigms, and the development of ecological momentary interventions to treat depression, bipolar disorder, and mood symptoms.

She holds a Ph.D. from American University.

Wednesday, February 7th
Brett Hendrickson – Lafayette College
Latinos and the U.S. Catholic Church
Brett Hendrickson is an associate professor of religious studies at Lafayette College, where he studies and teaches on religion in the Americas, Mexican American religion, healing, and cross-cultural religious change. He is especially interested in Latino popular religious devotions, the history of religion in the U.S. Southwest, religion and healing, and religion in public life. He is the author of The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America’s Miraculous Church and Border Medicine: A Transcultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo, both published by NYU Press in 2017 and 2014, respectively.

Thursday, February 8th
Lisa Gabel – Lafayette College
Diagnosing Dyslexia
Lisa Gabel is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and chair of the neuroscience program at Lafayette College. Her work focuses on behavioral and neurophysiological consequences of neurodevelopmental disorders.  Using animal models of developmental dyslexia, fragile X mental retardation and cortical dysplasia, she is answering questions on the genetic basis of developmental dyslexia, the consequences of environmental enrichment on learning and memory and synaptic protein expression, as well as mechanisms underlying seizure disorder.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Friday, February 9th
Il Hyun Cho – Lafayette College
Dispelling Myths About North Korea
Il Hyun Cho is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Law and the Asian Studies Program at Lafayette College. His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, global governance, security studies, nuclear proliferation, energy politics, environmental politics, Chinese foreign policy, and East Asian politics. He is the author of Global Rogues and Regional Orders: The Multidimensional Challenge of North Korea and Iranpublished by Oxford University Press in 2016.

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