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Jennifer Rhee
Jennifer Rhee

September 11, 2023

Critical AI: A Field in Formation

12:00 p.m. (Online)

In this Meet VCU Authors event, we'll talk with Jennifer Rhee, Associate Professor and Director of the MA Program in the Department of English at VCU; co-editor of "Critical AI: A Field in Formation," an issue in American Literature.

Meet VCU Authors

Kirsten Ostherr
Kirsten Ostherr

September 14, 2023

AI and Health Humanities: A Critical Nexus for Race, Data, and Clinical Algorithms

4:00 p.m. (Institute for Contemporary Art)

The speaker for this event is Kirsten Ostherr, Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities program at Rice University.

HRC Speaker Series

SJ Sindu next to book cover for Shakti
SJ Sindu

September 25, 2023

Graphic Narratives and Visual Storytelling: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at "Shakti"

12:00 p.m. (Online)

In this Meet VCU Authors event, we'll talk with SJ Sindu, PhD, Assistant Professor of English at VCU and Tamil diaspora author of the graphic novel Shakti.

Meet VCU Authors

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Do Whales Judge Us?

Bathsheba Demuth, Ph.D.
Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Environment and Society, Brown University

Humanities & Public Interest Technology

Sylvester Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Public Interest Technology and Founding Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, Virginia Tech

Jayme Canty

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jayme Canty

Written by Julian Kevon Glover, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Dance & Choreography

When Dr. Jayme Canty arrived at VCU's Monroe Park campus in Fall 2019 to teach her Black Queer Politics course, she expected to be greeted by a bunch of enthusiastic students. While Professor Canty did meet a number of students eager to learn, there was one student who quickly stood out for an entirely different reason: they relentlessly stared at Dr. Canty throughout the first class meeting. “I kept thinking to myself,” Dr. Canty recounts, “Am I saying things that are too controversial, new or wrong to this student?” After class, the student approached Dr. Canty, apologized for staring, noting that they were overcome with emotions as it was nice to finally have a Black professor. This memorable experience reflects the impact of Dr. Canty’s presence and work during her time at VCU....

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