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SU's Spring Fulton Faculty Colloquium Speakers Announced

SU's Spring Fulton Faculty Colloquium Speakers Announced

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Faculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this semester’s Fulton Faculty Colloquium series.

Presentations are 3:30 the first Tuesday of each month in Conway Hall Room 152.

Speakers and topics include:

  • February 6 – Drs. Richard Bowler and Greg Ference (History): Bowler’s research interests can be classified broadly as intellectual history, with a specific interest in how scientific concepts shape approaches to facets of collective human activity, in this case economics. Ference continues his research on a critical period in Slovak history during and following the “Great War.” Of particular significance during this time were the relations among Slovaks living in the AustroHungarian Empire and subsequently Czechoslovakia, and a large immigrant community in the U.S.
  • March 12 – Drs. Farzad Karimzad and Ryan Habermeyer (English): Karimzad is writing a book, Iranian Multilingualism: Identities, Ideologies and Practices, for Palgrave’s series Multilingualism in the Global South. His research helps to illuminate the experiences of diverse peoples, often awkwardly lumped together, both in southwest Asia and in the U.S. Habermeyer shares his collection of short stories that represent an “eco-fabulist” approach to the American West. Still quite new, “ecofabulism” merges magical realism and speculative aesthetics with ecological and environmental concerns.
  • April 2 – Drs. Karl Maier and Rachel Steele (Psychology): Maier’s work generally responds to the call of the American Psychological Association for researchers to address the challenges of climate change. His research predates that call, and the biopsychosocial ecological framework (BPSE) he developed in 2015 continues to fuel his efforts and creative thinking. Steele is working on two articles for peer-reviewed journals focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, she plans to revise the department’s main research course, Psychology 304, to respond to the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) October 2021 apology for its role in reinforcing and perpetuating systemic racism.
  • May 7 – Drs. Eun-Jong Han (Communication) and Yujia Song (Philosophy): Han, with two co-editors, plans to publish her second edited volume, Displacement, Mobility and Diversity in Korea: Diaspora Within the Homeland. While the first co-edited volume focused on the Korean diaspora outside of Korea, this second volume will focus on the returned Korean diaspora, as well as issues of diversity and multiculturalism in contemporary Korean society. Song is completing two articles and a book proposal. Each is on a distinct topic that contributes to her innovative work with colleagues in communication, health sciences and nursing to develop health humanities as a program with the potential to frame SU’s health care professional programs more humanely and holistically.

Admission is free and the public is invited. Those planning to park on campus must register in advance for a free parking pass.

For more information call 410-543-6450.

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