Scholar to Student Lecture Series
Our annual Scholar to Student Lecture Series invites established scholars to campus to present on their areas of expertise. Three student participants, selected by a faculty panel, are given an opportunity to engage in response.
Past Speakers / Programs
Dr. Michael Dango
"Filter Style: Self-Photography before Snapchat and Instagram"
- Sian Steffenhagen, "Selfiehood: How Snapchat impairs self-image in women and people of color"
- Savannah Julius, "Authenticity and Art: Recreating Reality with Self-Portraits"
- Grace Foley, "Big Girls Do Cry: Photoshop vs. Body Positivity"
Dr. Jenae Cohn
Director of Academic Technology, Sacramento State University
"How Are Screens Shaping Our Reality?: Discussing, Debating, and Considering What It Means to Read, Write, and Communicate On Digital Devices"
- Natasha A Pellegrini, "Fake News" and Fake Friends on Social Media
- Cade C Zelinski, Online Schooling in a Covid World: Choice, or a Lack Thereof
- Monika A Hess, The Soundtrack to Our Lives: How Edison Brought Us the iPod
Dr. Brendan Riley
Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Columbia College, Chicago
“Do Androids Dream of Dice and Cards? Detective Fiction, The Digital Age, Tabletop Games, and the Future of Civilization”
- Isaiah Silva, “The Zodiac Cold Case: 50 years of American Obsession and Technological Innovation”
- Madeline Spindler, “Self -Withdrawal: Detective Fiction and Early Twentieth Century Art”
- Anthony Tirrell, “Music In Video Games: The Power of Productive Isolation”
Dr. Gillian Rodger
Professor of Musicology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
“Just One of the Boys: Female-to-male cross-dressing, gender and class in the nineteenth-century popular theater”
- Emma Thrope, “Genderless Kei: How a New Generation of Japanese Men and Redefining Masculinity through Androgynous Clothing”
- Lauren Brandmeier, “Reimagining Music and Performance in the 21st Century”
- Antonio Webster, “The Vulnerable Tough Guy: The Harmful Effects of Social Constructs of Gender is America’s Military”
Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Roosevelt University
“From Feminism to Post-Feminism: Confrontations with Normalcy in Fashion Rhetoric”
- Davis Endries, “Dressed to Kill: Cultural Agency and the Army Uniform”
- Alexis Kaenel, “Putting Away the Cape: Disempowering Women in the Early 1950s”
- Sofie Kautzman, “’Natural’ Beauty: Imagining Female Beauty Norms in the Work of Corinne Day”
Dr. Gwynne Kennedy
Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
“The Case for Women’s Anger in Early Modern England”
- Colleen Buetow, Breaking Gender Norms: Lesbianism in Early Modern England
- Tikantame Amaleboba, Colonial Effects on South African Women
- Annie Zinnen, Heavenly Looks with Hellish Thoughts: The Anger of the Millennial Woman
Dr. Shalyn Claggett, Mississippi State University
“An Animal is Being Beaten: Punishment and Pleasure in Victorian Magic Lantern Shows”
- Taylor Hamann, “Unstable Boundaries: An Ojibwe Perspective”
- Jonathan Bieschke, “Curiosity Killed the Cat?: Magic Lanterns and Female Subjugation”
- Jaclyn Wilcox, “Behind Closed Doors: An Analysis of the Use of Magic Lanterns for Pleasure”