The Academic Minute for 2019.08.05-08.09

The Academic Minute from 08.05 – 08.09

Monday, August 5th
Sarah Finley – Christopher Newport University
Hearing Voices of Women Past
Dr. Sarah Finley is an assistant professor of Spanish at Christopher Newport University, where she also serves as director of the Latin American Studies Program. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Converse College and an MA and PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky. Finley’s research draws upon this interdisciplinary background to consider how music-making and sound relate to agency among colonial Mexican women, particularly in a religious setting. She is the author of Hearing Voices: Aurality and New Spanish Sound Culture in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (University of Nebraska Press, February 2019), and her work on sound and gender has appeared in national and international academic journals.

Tuesday, August 6th
Jessica Trisko Darden – American University
Insurgent Women
Jessica Trisko Darden is Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service and Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the co-author of “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars”.

Wednesday, August 7th
Helen Marlo – Notre Dame de Namur University
New Mothers and PTSD
Dr. Marlo’s professional work synthesizes research, clinical practice, and community engagement, particularly in reproductive mental health and trauma. Recipient of two teaching awards, she is devoted to training future clinical psychology professionals. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified psychoanalyst, Dr. Marlo has conducted research and clinical work at many institutions, including Stanford University School of Medicine, and currently maintains a private practice in San Mateo, California. She serves as reviews editor for the Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche.

Thursday, August 8th
Chris Lamb – IUPUI
Rachel Robinson
Chris Lamb, a professor of journalism at Indiana University-Indianapolis, is the author of nine books, including four on Jackie Robinson, race, and sports. His columns have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN.

Friday, August 9th
Shauna MacDonald – Villanova University
Women Lighthouse Keepers
Shauna MacDonald, PhD, is an expert in cultural performance, women’s issues, storytelling, as well as lighthouses and cultural memory. At the core of MacDonald’s eclectic range of expertise is communication and the many modes through which it can be expressed. Storytelling and performance are two aspects of focus in her research and teaching that explores how we communicate. Whether commenting on a host of contemporary topics from women’s issues to technology and society, lighthouses and cultural memory to mindfulness in higher education, MacDonald offers a unique perspective on the way we interact as individuals and as a society to create memories and achieve understanding.


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