Conn professors featured on The Academic Minute
Five Connecticut College professors participated in a week-long takeover of The Academic Minute Dec. 2-6.
David Canton, Michelle Dunlap, Andrea Lanoux, Marie Ostby and Derek Turner were featured in 90 second segments, which aired each weekday on WAMC at 7:40 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. The recordings are posted on The Academic Minute’s website and in the Quick Takes section of Inside Higher Ed.
The Academic Minute profiles researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of the ways academic research contributes to solving the world’s toughest problems and serving the public good. The program is hosted by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
"A New Vision of Russian Childhood Through Literature"
Monday, Dec. 2
Lanoux details the transformation of the Soviet publishing industry after the fall of the Soviet Union, and the literature that this new privatized industry has created for children and teenagers.
"Lawrence Dunbar Reddick: A Second Generation of Black Professional Historian"
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Canton discusses Lawrence Dunbar Reddick, a second-generation black historian and scholar, and his key role in the popularization of African American history in higher education and the public.
Michelle R. Dunlap
"Shopping While Black: Minority Experiences in Consumer Marketplaces"
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Through 20 in-depth interviews with people of various backgrounds across the country, Dunlap offers a tapestry of what shopping and other experiences in the consumer marketplace may look like for minorities.
"How Science Connects Us to Places"
Thursday, Dec. 5
Turner argues that investigating the history of places is not only about gaining knowledge, but a way of bettering our relationships to places and enriching our aesthetic engagement with landscapes.
"The Global Genres of Modern Iran"
Friday, Dec. 6
Despite the political and attempted cultural isolation of the Islamic Republic, Ostby describes how Iranian art and literature continue to thrive in forms far more complex and transnational than ever before.