The Academic Minute from 03.16 – 03.20
Monday, March 16th
Mustafa Kirisci – St. Mary’s College of California
Impulsiveness of Leaders and State Repression
Mustafa Kirisci is a visiting assistant professor of political science at Saint Mary’s College of California.He has received his masters degree in criminal justice and doctoral degree in political science from University of North Texas. His research interests include terrorism, repression, civil conflict and international conflict. His published papers appear in Terrorism and Political Violence, Government and Opposition, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and International Negotiation.
Tuesday, March 17th
Victoria Munoz – Hostos Community College
Spanish Romances and the Roots of British Imperialism
Dr. Victoria M. Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in English at The City University of New York Hostos Community College. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a focus on early modern English and Spanish literature. She teaches courses in writing, literature, and cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present. Her research lies at the juncture of literature and cultural history, particularly focusing on early European imperialism, humanist thinking, and transatlantic travel. Dr. Muñoz’s work is published in the journal, Modern Language Studies (2015), and the forthcoming collection, New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. Arthur Marotti.
Wednesday, March 18th
Jeffrey Bryan – University of Missouri
Canine Bone Cancer
Bryan has devoted his career to treating cancer. His research interests include the epigenetics of cancer, targeted imaging and therapy, and epidemiology of cancer. His clinical interests include novel therapy for lymphoma, targeted radiopharmaceutical imaging and therapy, and immunotherapy of cancer.
Thursday, March 19th
Heather Yates – University of Central Arkansas
Political Humor and Gender in American Politics
Heather E. Yates is Assistant Professor of American Politics at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. She specializes in political behavior research that addresses questions involving campaigns and elections, interest groups, identity politics and especially, women in politics. Dr. Yates has co-authored research with her advisor, Dr. Allan Cigler, on pre-reform era Interest Groups strategies.
Friday, March 20th
Lynne Shea – Landmark College
From Disability to Diversity
Lynne Shea has served in many capacities at Landmark College, having chaired the English and humanities departments, directed the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT), chaired the Faculty Senate, and served as a full professor in the English department.