How can social scientists balance the need to do basic science with their desire to be relevant to the questions and issues of their time?In his classic book, Pasteur's Quadrant, Daniel Stokes proposes an answer.Panelists will discuss why academics press on in spite of those external/internal pressures, how attitudes within the academy have changed over time, and whether institutions are becoming more or less welcoming to work on non-traditional topics and methods. Rob Ruck is Professor of Transnational Sport History at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2015, American suicide rates hit a thirty-year high.
This rising trend in self-destruction started well before the recent recession, and, in this talk, Wray traces the forces and factors behind what public health officials are calling "our new national epidemic." Wray focuses his analysis on Las Vegas--the American city with the highest suicide rate, as ground zero of the epidemic--a desert crucible that forged new forms of social isolation and personal despair that are now widespread thrughout America.
Matt Wray is Associate Professor, Sociology at Temple University.
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Invited speakers for the 2016 CHAT fellows Conference Encountering Crisis: Working Across the Humanities with the 2015-16 CHAT graduate fellows: Brian Daniels, University of Pennsylvania (left); Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University (3rd from right); Scott Knowles, Drexel University (2nd from right).
Using data from the science of learning and early development, I offer examples of how my work in language, literacy, and playful learning fits neatly within this quadrant.
I also caution that in a world filled with social media and distorted messages about our science and its use, It is imperative that we not only do work in Pasteur's Quadrant, while also jumping beyond use-inspired work to take dissemination of science seriously.
His journal articles have appeared in This talk explores the intersection of social status, local knowledge, and scientific authority in the 18th Century Habsburg lands.
Focusing primarily on medical practitioners, I will explore how the Habsburg "enlightened" participated in inter-European and transatlantic debates, how they framed the questions of their research and shared it, how they claimed authority over knowledge, and how social hierarchies shaped the flow of knowledge.
" We have assembled an interdisciplinary collection of speakers who are part of a broader wave of scholarship that challenges academic conventions by subjecting topics once seen as "illegitimate," "un-serious," or "niche" to rigorous intellectual scrutiny. in history at the University of Pittsburgh after earning his B. She is the author of the 2008 book The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity, published by Duke University Press. He is currently completing his manuscript on Santería (an Afro-Cuban religious-cultural practice), tentatively titled: An Instrument of the Orishas: Racialized Sexual Minorities in Santería, as well as a co-authored book, with two of his former students: Brandon A.