Meet VCU's Authors

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past, and in the present. In partnership with VCU Libraries, our Meet VCU’s Authors series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work. All are welcome!

2021-22

Meet VCU's Authors: Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D.

September 13, 2021

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Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and author of "Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries."


Meet VCU's Authors: Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ph.D., in conversation with Betsy Starnes of Virtual Virginia

September 27, 2021

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Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ph.D., professor of French, in the School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and co-author with Victoria Russell of "Teaching Language Online: A Guide for Designing, Developing, and Delivering Online, Blended, and Flipped Language Courses." She will be in conversation with Betsy Starnes of Virtual Virginia.


Meet VCU's Authors: Robert Volpicelli, Ph.D., in conversation with Nick Frankel, Ph.D.

October 11, 2021

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Nick Frankel, Ph.D., and Robert Volpicelli, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Robert Volpicelli, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Randolph-Macon College, in conversation with Nick Frankel, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU, about Volpicelli's book "Transatlantic Modernism and U.S. Lecture Tour."


Meet VCU's Authors: Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D.

October 25, 2021

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Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., university professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and co-author of "African American Families: Research, Theories, and Practice."


Meet VCU's Authors: Alex Keena, Ph.D., in conversation with Michael Latner, Ph.D.

November 1, 2021

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Alex Keena, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Alex Keena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and co-author of "Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism." He will be in conversation with Michael Latner, Ph.D., professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University and senior fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy.


Meet VCU's Authors: Kim Case, Ph.D., and Salena Brody, Ph.D.

November 15, 2021

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Kim Case, Ph.D., and Salena Brody, Ph.D.

The speakers for this event are Kim Case, Ph.D., and Salena Brody, Ph.D. Case, who is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at VCU, is co-author of "Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice." Brody, professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Dallas, contributed a chapter on white privilege and how it functions in the classroom.


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