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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Past Presentations

 

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.

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