At a moment when the number of people living in non-marital relationships is at an all-time high, Professor Antognini's talk questions the continued vitality of marriage. It reveals that courts regulate non-marital relationships by relying on legal rules that once regulated marriage – rules that are so traditional and archaic that they have actually been discarded in marriage proper. The talk identifies the persistence of marital norms in non-marital spaces, and identifies the ways in which family relationships are defined by law in order to productively question the “natural order of things.”
Dr. Albrecht Classen is University Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of German Studies. Dr. Albrecht Classen was born near Bad Hersfeld in Northern Hesse, Germany. He studied at the universities of Marburg, Erlangen (Germany), Millersville, PA (USA), Oxford (Great Britain), Salamanca (Spain), Urbino (Italy), and Charlottesville, VA (USA). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1986. He has a broad range of research interests covering the history of medieval and early modern German and European literature and culture from about 800 to 1800. He has published more than 90 scholarly books, critical editions, translations, and textbooks, and 9 poetry volumes of his own (May 2017). At the latest count he has published 630 scholarly articles and 2380 book reviews.
Bryant Valencia, M.A. is a Doctoral student studying Higher Education. Bryant Valencia’s research and upcoming talk focuses on understanding how college instructors can implement opportunities for critical consciousness development in college courses, and ultimately address masculinity and patriarchal culture that generate marginalization on campus and in the local community.
David Galbraith is a Ph.D Professor at the University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences, BIO5 Institute, Biomedical Engineering, & Institute of the Environment. Dr. Galbraith’s research and upcoming talk focuses on the hazards and effects of an artificial space environment has on living bodies. Specifically, Dr.Galbraith’s interests include biological instrumentation, developmental and tissue-specific gene expression in eukaryotes, functional genomics and proteomics, and issues in biodiversity.
Everyone is familiar with someone with Parkinson's disease; despite decades of research, the disease remains uncured. This presentation delves into an unlikely solution for Parkinson's disease. By redesigning the proteins within our bodies, it may be possible to use our own defenses to defeat Parkinson's. Despite its unlikely beginnings this research my lay foundations that could one day lead to a cure for Parkinson's.
Matthew Mars Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona Department of Agricultural Leadership and Innovation and Fellow at the Cardon Academy of Teaching Excellence. Matthew Mars’ research agenda generally aims to identify new insights on and develop a deeper understanding of the educational and organizational factors and dynamics that foster agricultural and community development. His research and upcoming talk is notably interdisciplinary with collaborations that intersect communication, ecology, and marketing.
Matthew Mars Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona Department of Agricultural Leadership and Innovation and a Fellow at the Cardon Academy of Teaching Excellence. Matthew Mars’ research agenda generally aims to identify new insights and develop a deeper understanding of the educational and organizational factors and dynamics that foster agricultural and community development. His research and 2019 TEDxUofA talk is notably interdisciplinary with collaborations that intersect communication, ecology, and marketing.
Nooshin Warren Ph.D is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Her talk concerns corporate activism and the formation of the corporation identity. She has won multiple awards for her research including the Mays Business School Outstanding Research Award.