Associate Professor Enid Logan’s past research has been on blackness and the African American experience. Her latest project explores the processes of American Indian racialization through a similar sociological lens.
Jasmine Trang Ha (PhD ‘18, sociology) is a fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. “People tend to view international students as tourists, and that view overlooks their concurrent day-to-day experience as migrants living for several years in an increasingly restrictive immigration regime. My research shows the impact of the migrant experience on international students' migration patterns both into and within the United States.” The Don A. Martindale Fellowship supported her studies at the U.
Professor Daniel Schroeter holds the Amos S. Deinard Memorial Chair in Jewish History. He studies Muslim-Jewish relations from early modern times to the present in the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on Morocco. "In an age when all the public hears about is intercommunal violence and intractable conflict in the Middle East, it is instructive to learn that amid the interfaith tensions there is a long history of coexistence between Muslims and Jews, a shared culture and experience that can be the foundation for mutual understanding and peace."
At the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Maria Elisa Belfiori (PhD ‘13, economics) studies the optimal design of climate policies. “With an average lifetime of 300 years, carbon dioxide emissions matter to unborn generations the most. That's why I study optimal climate policies that internalize both the economic externality and the intergenerational aspects of climate change." The Henry R. Sandor Fellowship in Environmental Economics fueled her studies at the U of M.
Associate Professor Akosua Obuo Addo observes how music in the classroom leads to success for early childhood & primary school students in Jamaica. "I have seen the impact of music in children's lives and on teacher education both while teaching in Jamaica and through the annual forums I lead at the School of Music," she says. The Parker Sanders Fund for Music; the Organization for Strategy Development in Jamaica; and the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information support Addo's collaborations in Jamaica.
Professor Lydia Artymiw (Piano) was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for the Chinese National School of Music and the China Conservatory of Music through May 2022.
Accessing, capturing, and representing experimental performance art is no easy feat. However, Visiting Assistant Professor Emily Capper is working hard to bring this transitory art to new audiences in novel, interactive ways—in a book, the classroom, and a web application.
Researcher-parents must balance their children’s needs with work priorities while in the field. Kathryn Grace, a researcher and associate professor of geography, talks about juggling family life with fieldwork in this article from Nature Research.
When you find yourself wondering, for instance, how best to respond to a friend’s need for guidance, you might refer to Valerie Tiberius’s recent book, Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Each Other to Live Well, which presents her value-fulfillment theory.
“It’s something that would have been unthinkable I think under any other US president, whether Democrat or Republican,” said Mark Bell, assistant professor of political science. Bell is interviewed by CBS Minnesota.
Innovative approaches in spatial research can provide new perspectives on the world around us and better prepare us for the way society is evolving. U-Spatial supports thousands of faculty, staff, and student researchers across campus in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and spatial computing.
Juliana Hu Pegues received the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for her research into the history of Asian immigrants and Alaska Natives. Her work seeks to understand the complex history of manifest destiny and inform the greater public about how settler colonialism shapes modern America.
Associate Professor Kurt Kipfmueller’s students Cait Bell, Suzanne Scotty, and Madison Pettersen are getting a deep dive in research practices and skills. They analyze tree rings to discover how humans shaped an ecosystem and to track an invasive species.
Rebecca Bria directs the archaeological research project Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológico Regional Ancash (PIARA) to investigate the rise and fall of ancient Peruvian societies while collaborating with indigenous communities to preserve their heritage.
Inspired by Brenda Child's research, Google commissioned a "doodle" honoring the jingle dress, a 100-year-old American-Indian tradition with roots in MN. "It is still empowering women in their communities today," says Child, the leading authority on the jingle dress.