CIS Research Colloquium
CIS Spring 2021 Research Colloquium
Tuesday, March 2, 12-1pm
Dr. Thomas Smucker, Geography
Dr. Martin Oulu, Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi
Foundations for Convergence: Sub-national Collaboration at the Nexus of Climate-Change Adaptation, Disaster-Risk Reduction, and Land Restoration under Multi-level Governance in Kenya
Dr. Smucker and Dr. Oulu will examine multi-level governance structures and practices in Kenya as they relate to three interdependent but often disconnected agendas: climate-change adaptation, disaster-risk reduction, and land restoration.
Tuesday, March 16, 3 - 4 pm
Dr. Mariana Dantas, History
Researching the Black Experience in Colonial Latin American: Enslaved Women and Understandings of Freedom
Dr. Dantas will outline the types of challenges scholars of the Black experience face and will lead a conversation on how scholars can "fix" historical and intellectual narratives that continue to marginalize the historical role of African diasporic peoples.
Tuesday, March 30, 3 - 4 pm
Dr. Garrett Field, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and School of Music
Prose, Prosody, Chant: Three Translations of Prophetic Biography in the Maldive Islands
Dr. Field will explore translation studies and translations of prophetic biography into the Dhivehi language of the Maldive Islands.
Tuesday, April 13, 3 - 4 pm
Dr. Christopher Thompson, Linguistics
Bōsai ([Tsunami] Disaster Prevention) Tourism in Tarō, Japan: Ten Years After the Disaster in March 2011
Dr. Thompson will discuss how unlike stereotypes associated with many post-disaster tourism sites, Bōsai Tourism in Tarō builds around local place-based practices and traditional community knowledge that not only provides a satisfying touristic experience but gives local residents tangible social, economic, and political goals to strive for as they embrace the future, designed to transform local tragedy into a local triumph.
Dr. Mario Grijalva, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Healthy Living Initiative: Twelve Years and Going Strong
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 3 - 4pm
Dr. Grijalva will discuss the evolution of HLI, which began as a way to achieve long-term and sustainable elimination of Chagas disease in Grijalva’s native land of Ecuador, to become a comprehensive health and development project and the prospects for the future.