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Astronomy to Zoology

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Astronomy to Zoology

    Daniel H. Neilson, Bard College at Simon’s Rock – GameStop and the Future of Platform Finance

    Daniel H. Neilson, Bard College at Simon’s Rock – GameStop and the Future of Platform Finance

    Did you make some bucks on GameStop? Daniel H. Neilson, assistant professor of economics at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, examines the fallout from the stock buying frenzy. Daniel H. Neilson studies the financial relationships and institutions of contemporary capitalism. He is the author of *Minsky* (Polity, 2019), which builds a theory of financial capitalism […]

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    Brandi Brimmer, Spelman College – Black Union Widows and the Battle for Survivors’ Benefits in Post-Civil War America

    Brandi Brimmer, Spelman College – Black Union Widows and the Battle for Survivors’ Benefits in Post-Civil War America

    On Spelman College Week: Black Union widows had trouble claiming benefits after the Civil War. Brandi Brimmer, associate professor in the department of history, discusses their post-war battle. I am a historian of slavery and emancipation interested in how Black people assert themselves in legal systems and within government agencies. My first book, “Claiming Union […]

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    Myra Greene, Spelman College – Representations of Race and Our Understanding of Color

    Myra Greene, Spelman College – Representations of Race and Our Understanding of Color

    On Spelman College Week: How we perceive colors can have a big impact. Myra Greene, professor in the department of art and visual culture, explains this statement visually. Greene uses a diverse photographic practice and fabric manipulations to explore representations of race. Greene is currently working on a new body of work that uses African […]

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    Karen Brakke, Spelman College – Development of Coordinated Skill in Toddlers

    Karen Brakke, Spelman College – Development of Coordinated Skill in Toddlers

    On Spelman College Week:  No parent likes a toddler with a drum set. Karen Brakke, professor in the department of psychology, examines the development of motor skills in toddlers. Karen Brakke, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. She has also served as chair of psychology (2008-2014) and as special assistant to […]

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    Viveka Brown, Spelman College – Black Girls and Women in Mathematics

    Viveka Brown, Spelman College – Black Girls and Women in Mathematics

    On Spelman College Week:  Black women majoring in math can feel very isolated. Viveka Brown, associate professor in the department of mathematics, explores why. Viveka Borum Brown, Ph.D. has been teaching and tutoring mathematics since 2000. Her primary research focus looks at various equity issues in mathematics. In particular, she explores issues pertaining to Black […]

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    Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College – Using Media to Spur Entrepreneurship

    Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College – Using Media to Spur Entrepreneurship

    On Spelman College Week: Do the media impact the startup economy? Angelino Viceisza, associate professor in the department of economics, looks into the shark tank to find out. Dr. Angelino Viceisza is an associate professor of economics at Spelman College, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a board member […]

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