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.


Meet VCU's Authors: Danielle Dick, Ph.D.

February 7, 2022

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Danielle Dick, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Danielle Dick, Ph.D., Greg Brown Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at Rutgers University and author of "The Child Code: Understanding Your Child's Unique Nature for Happier, More Effective Parenting."


Meet VCU's Authors: Massa Lemu, Ph.D.

February 28, 2022

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Massa Lemu, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Massa Lemu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media in the VCU School of the Arts.


Meet VCU's Authors: Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D.

March 14, 2022

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Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D., assistant professor in the VCU Department of Political Science, and author of "Aiding and Abetting: U.S. Foreign Assistance and State Violence."


Meet VCU's Authors: Patricia W. Cummins, Ph.D.

March 28, 2022

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Patricia W. Cummins, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Patricia W. Cummins, Ph.D., professor of french in the VCU School of World Studies, and translator of "Desert Passions."


Meet VCU's Authors: Catherine Ingrassia

April 11, 2022

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Catherine Ingrassia

The speaker for this event is Catherine Ingrassia, Chair and Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Meet VCU's Authors: David Weinfeld

April 25, 2022

David Weinfeld
David Weinfeld

The speaker for this event is David Weinfeld, a visiting assistant professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where he also holds the Harry Lyons Chair in Judaic Studies.


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