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September 7, 2022

Thinking at the End of the World: The Work of the Environmental Humanities

6:00 p.m. (virtual event)

The speaker for this virtual event is Stephanie Foote, Jackson and Nichols Chair and Professor of English at West Virginia University.

HRC Speaker Series

Kai Bosworth, Ph.D.
Kai Bosworth, Ph.D.

September 12, 2022

Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the 21st Century

12:00 p.m. (virtual event)

The speaker for this event is Kai Bosworth, Ph.D., assistant professor of international studies in the School of World Studies at VCU and author of "Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the 21st Century."

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September 16, 2022

Celebrating the Humanities at VCU

4:006:00 p.m.

The Humanities Research Center welcomes you to our 2022 opening ceremony and celebration at the ICA Forum. Join us for a night of socializing as we spotlight the humanities at VCU, and announce our exciting programming for the 2022-23 academic year. Refreshments will be served.

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"The River Twice"

Kathleen Graber
Professor of English
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Gay Inc.:
The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics

Myrl Beam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Mariam Alkazemi

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mariam Alkazemi

Written by Dr. Scott Sherman, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Director, the Robertson School of Media and Culture

Many people get mental health advice from social media influencers. This is especially true of younger adults like our students. Are they getting sound medical advice? Are they getting innocent misinformation? Or, are they getting propaganda designed to manipulate them? These are all questions at the heart of Dr. Mariam Alkazemi, an Associate Professor in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. Her current research interests explore the role of communication in improving healthcare....

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