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Taft Research Center HumanitiesNOW Conference Showcases Research

The Feb. 20-21 multidisciplinary event showcases the breadth of humanities research from UC students and Taft Fellows faculty mentors, as well as students from Columbia University, University of Miami and Utah State University.

Date: 2/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
By: Stuart Lindle
Photos By: Virginia Tech University

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The University of Cincinnati’s Taft Research Center presents the humanitiesNOW graduate conference, Feb. 20-21 at the Center. The conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research and interact with peers from inside and outside UC. 

The two-day, multidisciplinary event showcases the breadth of humanities research, featuring UC students and Taft Fellows as well as students from Columbia University, University of Miami and Utah State University.

Professor Barbara Allen, from of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech University, will give the keynote address.
Photograph of Professor Barbara Allen.
Professor Barbara Allen, Virginia Tech University

Allen’s research examines how people and organizations can have different — potentially inadvertent — impacts on environmental regulation and policies in heavily polluted regions in the U.S. and the E.U.

Conference sessions begin on Tuesday, Feb. 20 with Taft Dissertation Fellows Debra Burgess, Kristina Teater and Crystal Whetstone presenting research examining intersections between religion, immigration, politics and motherhood. The Charles Phelps Taft Dissertation Fellowship provides financial support to advanced, outstanding graduate students in support of their doctoral research.

Burgess’ focus is regional communities’ responses to deficiencies in the child welfare system from 1880 to 1930. Teater will present results from a survey on transnational advocacy networks of religious minorities in India and Malaysia. Finally, Whetstone will provide a “political motherhood” perspective on women’s roles during wartime.

Other graduate student fellows will address topics ranging from postmodern science-fiction to millennials’ role in the new economy.

The Taft humanitiesNOW graduate conference sets the stage for the Taft Research Symposium, Feb. 26 - March 2. Both humanitiesNOW and the symposium are a source of pride for the Taft Research Center, emphasizing the work done by Taft Fellows.
“The annual Taft humanitiesNOW graduate conference and Center Fellows Symposium are the highlights of the Taft calendar. Both events feature the fabulous work of our PhD students and faculty,” said Dr. Adrian Parr, Taft Research Center director.

The humanitiesNOW conference is free and open to the public. 

Visit the Taft Research Center’s event page for full schedule information.  

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