Associate Professor Christophe Wall-Romana brings to light improbable connections between race, astronomy, photography, and cinema. He shares his inspirations and motivations for his forthcoming book, which is centered around these connections.
Annika Johnson (BA 2011) studies the interaction between indigenous art and representations of indigenous people. She is the Wyeth Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and is back in Minnesota for a year to finish up her dissertation research.
Philosophy professor Sarah Holtman is finishing up a book on the role of social welfare and the state in the works of Immanuel Kant. Due for publication in the summer of 2018, the book will provide a valuable resource for scholars and laypersons alike.
“I never thought I’d have the opportunity to travel across the world studying and researching something that I loved,” says Donovan scholarship recipient Ellie Anderson. The scholarship allowed the history major to spend six weeks in Austria, conducting research on women, royal power, and enlightenment in eighteenth-century Vienna.
History doesn't just have to be taught in an academic setting. Professor Ann Waltner takes her classroom to the stage to help teach historical knowledge through the arts by illustrating the power of music and art in telling our collective historical stories.
With Jessica Gordon-Roth's specialization in feminist philosophy and Roy T. Cook's attention on mathematical logic, semantic paradoxes, and the aesthetics of Lego sculptures, they might seem like an unlikely pair of collaborators. But the two philosophy professors have found overlap in a topic that they argue is in desperate need of philosophical reflection: feminist philosophy and formal logic.
Art history's newest faculty member, Anna Seastrand, specializes in South Asian art. She was drawn to the University of Minnesota’s legacy of fantastic scholarship in that area, and is excited to be working with students at UMN.
Associate Professor Sophia Beal, a recent Talle Research Award recipient, is determined to tell the untold story of how different cultural groups are shifting the way public space is utilized in Brasília, Brazil.
The US Senate recently held a hearing to revisit the president's authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. Dr. Mark Bell, an assistant professor in political science, talks with Access Minnesota about the president's role in commanding the nation's nuclear arsenal, and the possibility of reevaluating this power.
The FCC will soon vote on whether to change net neutrality. Christopher Terry, assistant professor in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, explains what net neutrality is and why he believes it should stay in place.
When Mons Chan started out as an undergraduate economics major, he didn’t want to just learn, he wanted to learn how to get things done. Economics, he came to realize, would give him the tools to contribute to positive change in the world. Now, as he wraps up the final year of his PhD program, Mons’ research on trade patterns is producing detailed information that policymakers will be able to use to ensure more people are better off.
With rising numbers of employers allowing their employees to work from home, difference in productivity has come into question. Sociology professor Phyllis Moen comments on the pros and cons of staying home, emphasizing the importance of balance.
Best Buy's teen tech centers are springing up across the nation, allowing teenagers from all backgrounds free access to tools like Photoshop, 3-D printers, green screens, and recording studios. Kari Smalkoski, a research associate in gender, women and sexuality studies, offers her input on importance of technology accessibility for teenagers.