The Academic Minute for 2019.07.15-07.19

The Academic Minute from 07.15 – 07.19

Monday, July 15th
Kathryn Anthony – University of Illinois
Potty Parity
Professor Anthony teaches, conducts research, and writes about how spaces and places affect people. Her expertise focuses on such topics as social and behavioral factors in design, gender and race in contemporary architecture, and entrepreneurship in design. She has also developed a new seminar on architecture, cinema, environment, and behavior.

Her research has spawned award-winning books, Design Juries on Trial: The Renaissance of the Design Studio and Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession.

Professor Anthony’s latest book is Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places. It demonstrates how design shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine–affecting our comfort, our self-image, and even our health.

Another recent book, Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, co-authored with Altaf Engineer was also published in 2017.

Tuesday, July 16th
Brian Earp – Yale University
Pain and Gender
Brian is pursuing a joint Ph.D. in philosophy and psychology, having received his undergraduate degree in cognitive science from Yale, a master’s degree in psychology from the University Oxford, and a second master’s degree in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. Brian is also a professional writer, actor, and singer.

Wednesday, July 17th
Karen Zivi – Grand Valley State University
Human Rights
Karen Zivi is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan where she teaches courses on human rights, modern political thought, and feminist politics. She is the author of Making Rights Claims: A Practice of Democratic Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2012) as well as articles published in journals such as Journal of Human RightsPhilosophy and Rhetoric, Contemporary Political Theory, and Gender & Politics. She is an editor at Contemporary Political Theory and serves on the editorial board of Citizenship Studies.

Thursday, July 18th
Patti Owen-Smith – Oxford College of Emory University
Contemplative Practice
Patricia Owen-Smith is a professor of psychology and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Oxford College of Emory University. She was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2001 for her work on epiphanies in learning. Her areas of research have focused on women, children and poverty. She has been an active contributor the Association of Women in Psychology.

She recently completed The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, which discusses the use of contemplative practices in the college classroom.

Friday, July 19th
Jennifer Tomlinson – Colgate University
Activities With Your Partner
My research program is designed to understand the ways in which relationship partners can encourage one another to seek out opportunities for personal growth, and how this can benefit relationships and health. I also seek to understand how partners can maintain healthy relationships by communicating positive regard and finding optimal levels of idealization (when one perceives a partner to view oneself slightly more positively than one sees oneself). Students in my lab will be exposed to a variety of research methods (including experimental, longitudinal, physiological, and observational) and consider relationship processes in both younger and older adults.


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