First-generation graduate student Kristin Lunz Trujillo hopes her work can halt the spread of misinformation surrounding health policies. But first she wants to understand the underlying psychology that makes people accept misinformation in the first place.
To protect the smallest patients, Assistant Professor Katlyn McGrattan works to develop new technology and methods for clinicians to properly identify swallowing problems in babies that can lead to serious health and communication problems.
Professor Christine DeLisle’s research focuses on CHamoru women's historical work under US colonialism and their contemporary activism against US militarism. DeLisle looks comparatively at Indigenous feminisms and highlights Indigenous women’s stories and the importance of their roles in stewarding ancestral lands, waters, and communities.
Renana Schneller is an instructor of the only modern language taught in CNES: Hebrew. After overhearing a colleague talk about teaching an online course, she felt compelled to create her own. Now, the course is offered across all Big Ten Universities, and Schneller has hopes of expanding her online Hebrew curriculum.
“The amount of wonderful, independent, experimental animation made by women is immense!” Vanessa Cambier, PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, has dedicated her dissertation to spreading awareness about female animators and their experimental films.
Erika Lee is one of five UMN Twin Cities researchers who have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies, which honors those making preeminent contributions to their fields and the world. Members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.
The increased popularity of vaping among teens threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts. Assistant Professor Sherri Jean Katz is tackling this problem by researching how youth perceive the dangers of vaping.
Due to the prevalence and transmissibility of COVID-19, healthcare workers face significant risk. A study led by Professors Deniz S. Ones and Michael Cullen is exploring how wearable technology can be used for early detection of COVID-19, as well as for understanding the consequences of infection indicators for psychological resilience and job performance.
Do you scroll through Instagram while watching TV? Live tweet during your favorite show? Multiscreening, the use of multiple devices at once, has become second nature to most, and Assistant Professor Claire Segijn is examining its impact on us and the future of advertising.
This May 2020, the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies will be launching a 1-credit online course taught by Bee Vang-Moua that aims to help medical professionals better understand the needs of Hmong patients in the health field. The first of its kind, this course addresses a need within the Twin Cities community and beyond.
Assistant Professor Matt Winn unwraps the impact hearing loss has not only on methods of communication, but also one's overall quality of life through his research on pupil dilation and cochlear implants.
After being closed for ten years, Executive Director Kristin Makholm and Curator Laura Wertheim Joseph are leading the Minnesota Museum of American Art into the next decade. “It's really about bringing new voices, telling new stories, bringing out hidden narratives that maybe have been neglected or passed over in the past,” Makholm says.
“Claiming trans recognition or rights is not enough as long as we don’t look at how transgender identity is made possible through racial and imperial logics,” says Aren Aizura. His new book examines the racial dynamics and economic issues related to gender and gender reassignment. “I argue that trans culture and politics need to take account of its own whiteness and reliance on capitalist circuits.”
Over the course of her grad program, Amy Handlan has seized almost every opportunity that the economics department and the University of Minnesota have offered and grown not just as a researcher but also as an instructor and future professor of economics.
In high school, Ross Etherton had no college aspirations and thought of German as an ugly language. Now, as a professor of German, he incorporates what he learned as a first-generation college student and a graduate student mentor into how he teaches and relates to his students. Reflecting on being a mentor, he says, “some of my biggest joys were watching students move from something that they didn’t like to something they ended up falling in love with.”
Professor Iraj Bashiri devoted his career to accurately depicting the unique communities of Central Asia. Upon his retirement, he reflects on his career, which has spanned across languages, cultures, and countries.
Can the invisible be made visible through the “magic” of statistical tools? Statistics assistant professor Sara Algeri is applying the principles of astrostatistics to help physicists “see” dark matter