The Academic Minute for 2024.02.05-2024.02.09

The Academic Minute from 2.05 – 2.09

Monday
Julia Khrebtan Horhager Colorado State University
The Paradox of Cultural Othering
Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager is an Associate Professor of Communication at Colorado State University and a Director of Education Abroad programs in Europe. She is a holder of three International Communication Association Top Paper Awards, CSU College of Liberal Arts Best Teacher Award, and four Capstone Awards. Her research interests are in intercultural and international communication, European studies, global conflict, international cinematography, Othering, and critical media studies. She is the author of two books, Communicating the Other across Cultures and Migrant World Making, and has published numerous articles and book chapters in edited volumes. Julia’s non-academic experiences include serving as a peace corps liaison in Ukraine, a creative director at an international children’s center in Crimea, an interpreter for a technology company in Germany, a founding partner of a consulting group, and a program director of ACT International Human Rights Film Festival in the USA. Dr. Khrebtan-Hörhager is fluent in seven languages and is often called “a cultural mentor” and “an intercultural ambassador” by her colleagues and students.

Tuesday
Andrew Edelblum – University of Dayton
Gender Stereotypes and Social Media
Dr. Andrew Edelblum is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Dayton. His research examines how consumers and brands adapt to cultural, technological, and political change.

Wednesday
Jeremy Blackburn – Binghamton University
Student-Athlete Mental Health
Dr. Blackburn is currently an associate professor at the Binghamton University Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science. His research is about data science, with a focus on large-scale measurements and modeling.

Thursday
Alexander Englert – Institute for Advanced Study
Why Godel Believed in an Afterlife
Alexander Englert is a philosopher and research associate at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey. He is interested in ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion, which he investigates primarily through the history of philosophy. Much of his work to date has focused on the period known as German Idealism, with a special focus on Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. Hegel. Currently, he is working on Kurt Gödel’ philosophy of religion.

Dr. Englert is the author of a forthcoming book investigating Kant’s ideal of the highest good, which is being published by Oxford University Press. His work has appeared in many venues, including AeonBritish Journal for the History of PhilosophyInquiry, and Teaching Philosophy.

Friday
Niusha Jones – Boise State University
The Secret Recipe for Super Bowl Ads
Dr. Niusha Jones is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. Niusha’s academic research focuses on consumer motivations and psychology of brand and product design, with a particular interest in the effects of design elements on shaping consumers feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Her research has been published in leading outlets in marketing including the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Advertising.

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