The Academic Minute for 2021.10.25-2021.10.29


The Academic Minute from 10.25 – 10.29

Monday, October 25th
Daniel Braaten Texas Lutheran University
What Influences Immigration Judges
Daniel Braaten is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.  He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from North Dakota State University.  His research touches many areas of international relations, comparative politics, and American politics.  His research had been published in Law & PolicyInternational Studies ReviewJournal of Refugee StudiesInternational Journal of Refugee Law, and the Journal of Environment & Development among other outlets.  He has also written for public outlets such as The ConversationWaging Nonviolence, and the San Antonio Express News among others.

Tuesday, October 26th
Ricardo Azziz – University at Albany
Mergers In Higher Education: The Need to Consider
Ricardo Azziz is former founding President, Georgia Regents University; former President, Georgia Health Sciences University; and co-author of ‘Strategic Mergers in Higher Education’, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Wednesday, October 27th
Darcie DeAngelo – University of Oklahoma
HeroRATS Who Rebuild Relations in Cambodia
Dr. DeAngelo is a medical anthropologist with training in sensory ethnography. Her area of focus is on landmine detection industries in Cambodia, especially those that work with animal detection aids. She is dedicated to engaged studies and has conducted research in diverse fields from public mental health disparities to international policy.

She also produces public humanities exhibitions where she troubles the boundary between art and anthropology. These pieces have been shown in a wide variety of places from academic conferences, art galleries, to experimental public-facing exhibitions. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University, New York, a Wilson Center China Fellow, and is a member of the policy-scholar team at the Mansfield-Luce Asia Foundation. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Visual Anthropology Review. She is an incoming assistant professor of sociocultural anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.

Thursday, October 28th
David Jernigan – Boston University
Alcohol Companies Benefits From Underage Drinking
David Jernigan, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has written more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, contributed chapters to seven books on alcohol issues, and has served as an advisor to the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

Friday, October 29th
Christina Kilby – James Madison University
Buddhism and the Laws of War
Dr. Christina Kilby teaches Buddhism at James Madison University. Trained in the study of Tibetan Buddhism, her current research addresses the intersection of religion and migration in the Buddhist world. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals including The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Numen: The International Review for the History of Religions, and The Journal of Buddhist Ethics. She consults with the International Committee of the Red Cross’ project on Buddhism and international humanitarian law.