Current Seminars

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We seek serious and sustained conversations among a wide variety of persons in profession, discipline, practice, and office; in gender/ethnicity; and intellectual orientation. We particularly want to reach beyond the campus for members, including colleagues at North Carolina Central University, Duke University, Appalachian State University and North Carolina State University, area colleges, state and local government, institutes and organizations.

The Seminars are by definition interdisciplinary and cross professional. Their method is dialogue. A proposal for a Carolina Seminar may be submitted by any member of the faculty of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and by anyone holding appointment here as Non-Faculty EPA.

Please contact our office for more information on the proposal process.

African Ecology and Social Processes

Presentations and discussions focused on how research in the social sciences and humanities helps us to understand the relationships between African people and their physical environment.

Conveners:
Emily Burrill, UNC-CH, Women’s and Gender Studies
Michael Lambert, UNC-CH, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies

Afrofuturism, Black Optimism and Afropessimism

This seminar provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to read and discuss aesthetic and theoretical texts related to the intellectual threads of Afrofuturism, Black Optimism and Afropessimism.  We will occasionally invite speakers to present as well as workshop the writings of seminar participants.

Conveners:
Priscilla Layne, UNC-CH, Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literature
Renee Alexander, UNC-CH, Communication
GerShun Avilez, UNC-CH, English
Lydia Boyd, UNC-CH, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies
Kia Caldwell, UNC-CH, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies
William A. Darity, Duke U., Economics
Israel Durham, Duke U., English
Michael Figueroa, UNC-CH, Music
Michael Palm, UNC-CH, Communication
Kennetta Perry, ECU, History
David Pier, UNC-CH, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies
Charlene Regester, UNC-CH, African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies
Tanya Shields, UNC-CH, Women and Gender Studies
Sarah Smith, UNC-CH, Geography
Darrell Stover, NC State, Interdisciplinary Studies
Pavithra Vasudevan, UNC-CH, Geography

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

This seminar is an opportunity for collaborative scholarship for scholars of American Indians, to include American Studies, Anthropology, Education, English, History and Religious Studies.

Conveners:
Malinda Maynor Lowery, UNC-CH, History; Southern Oral History Program
Keith Richotte, UNC-CH, American Studies

Carolina Climate Change Scientists

Understanding the impacts of climate change on natural and human systems requires interdisciplinary research approaches.  We are a group of 40 faculty and educators across 14 departments at UNC Chapel Hill that began meeting in 2011 to facilitate interdisciplinary climate change research. We meet monthly for brief research presentations and discussion.

Conveners:
Pam Jagger, UNC-CH, Public Policy
Diego Riveros-Iregui, UNC-CH, Geography
Jason West, UNC-CH, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Erika Wise, UNC-CH, Geography

Carolina Network for Network and Data Science

This seminar will nucleate a collaborative community connecting application themes of network data, building capability, expertly applying network data methods with tight collaboration between domains such as neuroscience, healthcare, ecosystems, education, economics, and transportation.  It will also help train users for the network analysis tools developed by the group.

Conveners:
Feng “Bill” Shi, UNC-CH, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Matthew Bernacki, UNC-CH, Education
Shankar Bhamidi, UNC-CH, Statistics & Operations Research
Jessica R. Cohen, UNC-CH, Psychology & Neuroscience
Kathleen Gates, UNC-CH, Psychology & Neuroscience
Kelly Giovanello, UNC-CH, Psychology & Neuroscience; Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Jeffrey Greene, UNC-CH, Education
David Gotz, UNC-CH, Information Science; Carolina Health Informatics Program
Nikhil Kaza, UNC-CH, City & Regional Planning; Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology
Weili Lin, UNC-CH, Neurological Medicine; Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Peter Mucha, UNC-CH, Mathematics & Applied Physical Sciences
Marc Niethammer, UNC-CH, Computer Science; Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Andrew Nobel, UNC-CH, Statistics & Operations Research
Abigail Panter, UNC-CH, Psychology & Neuroscience
Margaret Sheridan, UNC-CH, Psychology & Neuroscience

Carolina Seminar on Middle East Studies

The seminar offers two forums for current research in Middle East Studies: 1) graduate students make presentations on their dissertation research, and 2) faculty members lead discussion of a reading on the state of the field from the perspective of their discipline.

Conveners:
Carl Ernst, UNC-CH, Religious Studies; Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
Charles Kurzman, UNC-CH, Sociology; Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

Criminal Justice and Health Working Group

The Criminal Justice and Health Working Group (CJHWG) has been meeting routinely since 1999. However, until December 2015 this group was focused specifically on incarceration and HIV. Since January 2016, we have broadened our intellectual scope to include a wide range of topics addressing the intersection between the criminal justice system and health. In doing so, we have also broadened our membership to include faculty and students from multiple disciplines, departments, and institutions. The overarching goal of the seminar is to foster greater engagement by faculty and students in the area of criminal justice and health. In doing so, we seek to promote learning, networking, and collaboration on criminal justice/health-focused research projects such as grant writing and manuscript development.

Convener:
David Rosen, UNC-CH, School of Medicine; Public Health

Decolonization in the Global South

Our interdisciplinary group investigates questions of self-determination, territorial sovereignty, and mass politics in societies emerging from empire in the second half of the 20th century. Constrained by global capitalism and growing civil strife, independence struggles waged across the global south bequeathed an ambiguous legacy still with us today — calling into question whether they ever really ended.

Conveners:
Christian C. Lentz, UNC-CH, Geography
Fadi Bardawil, UNC-CH, Asian Studies
Emily Burrill, UNC-CH, Women’s & Gender Studies
Laurent Dubois, Duke U., History & Romance Studies

DOCSpeaks@UNC-CH

The Dental and Oral Health Community Scholars Program (i.e., DOCSpeaks) will create a framework to explore cultural competence in the health professions in a way that is relevant for the student and faculty participant. DOCSpeaks will feature content experts (Womens’ Studies, U.S. History, Environmental Studies, etc.) from across the university, state, and country to invigorate the way we learn and communicate about sensitive cultural topics. Our long-term goal is to re-imagine a culture of learning and professional practice that recognizes and serves the needs of a culturally diverse community both inside and outside the walls of our collective schools.

Conveners:
Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers, UNC-CH, Dentistry
Shielda Rogers, UNC-CH, Nursing
Kauline Cipriani, UNC-CH, Public Health
Lisa Zerden, UNC-CH, Social Work

Education and Inequality

This seminar will focus on key work and share emerging research in the area of education and social inequality.  We will seek to understand the extent to which schools, families, or broader social forces are to blame for educational inequality and whether and under what conditions specific educational policies reduce, or increase, inequality.

Conveners:
Thad Domina, UNC-CH, Education
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, UNC-CH, Economics
Steven Hemelt, UNC-CH, Public Policy
Douglas Lee Lauen, UNC-CH, Public Policy
Karolyn Tyson, UNC-CH, Sociology

First Friday Microbiome Seminars: Microbiome Research Across Disciplines and Its Impact on Health and the Environment

The First Friday Microbiome Seminars will connect microbiome researchers engaged in studies of complex microbial populations associated with and important to human and animal health, as well as plant and environmental studies. Microbiome research feeds on diverse fields including microbiology, biology, engineering and health sciences. The seminars will generate dialogue and discussions on microbiome research, which we expect will lead to collaborative funding efforts.

Conveners:
M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, CGIBD Microbiome Core Facility
Flavia R. F. Teles, UNC-CH, School of Dentistry, Periodontology
Adrian Marchetti, UNC-CH, Marine Sciences
Elizabeth Shank, UNC-CH, Biology

French History and Culture

This seminar hosts lively discussions of new scholarship in all areas of French history, culture, literary studies, and art history, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Topics of recent and/or frequent discussion include French social movements and their legacies, the French empire, and French-American intellectual exchanges, among other subjects.

Conveners:
Ellen Welch, UNC-CH, Romance Studies
James Winders, Appalachian State University, History

Gender And…

(formerly the Past, Present, and Future: Women’s Organizations’ Roles on Campuses and in Communities Seminar)
Gathering representatives from a number of regional organizations, this series of Carolina Seminars will not only invoke the history of women’s movements, but also document the pressing gender inequities that each separately addresses. Our goal is to share information and strategies and to build coalitions for collective action.

Conveners:
Gloria Thomas, UNC-CH, Carolina Women’s Center
Paige Meltzer, Wake Forest U., Women’s Center
Stephanie Helms Pickett, Duke, Women’s Center
Naomi Randolph, Women AdvanNCe
Silvia Tomásková, UNC-CH, Women’s & Gender Studies

Global South

The Global U.S. South Working Group brings together a mix of thinkers with a broad range of interests from the University of North Carolina and the Triangle to engage in multidisciplinary conversation about our changing world. The group concentrates on globalization’s impact on the contemporary American South, focusing on the interplay between the “far away and deep within.” To that end, the members of our group are literary authors, psychoanalysis, and others who explore culture.

Convener:
James Peacock, UNC-CH, Anthropology

Health Humanities Grand Rounds

UNC-Chapel Hill is poised to be an international leader in integrating knowledge from the humanities and liberal arts with research and practice in the health sciences.  This Carolina Seminar brings together influential faculty from many divisions (e.g., the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Medicine; Occupational Science; Social Work; Nursing; Public Health) with the goal of issuing a Provost-level set of recommendations for supporting innovative cross-disciplinary curricula in health humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Conveners:
Jane F. Thrailkill, UNC-CH, English and Comparative Literature
Kym Weed, UNC-CH, English and Comparative Literature
Amy Weil, UNC-CH, Internal Medicine
Mark Collins, UNC-CH, English and Comparative Literature

Higher Ed Working Group

The Higher Ed Working Group will consider challenges currently facing colleges and universities. We will focus on issues of access and success, the growing disconnection between universities and the public at large, and the nature of regulation by university governing bodies.

Conveners:
Buck Goldstein, UNC-CH, Economics
William Snider, UNC-CH, Neuroscience Center
Molly Worthen, UNC-CH, History
Matt Springer, UNC-CH, Education

Images and Implicit Bias: Creating Interventions For High Intensity Professions

This seminar is designed to consider first how implicit bias — gut-level pre-conscious judgment — impacts the work of “high intensity professionals.”  Examples include physicians, social workers, psychologists, teachers, police officers, and nurses among others.  We are interested particularly in considering how the power of the arts and humanities can be brought to bear to modify implicit and explicit bias among these professional groups.  The seminar will support and extend the work of an existing interdisciplinary research team and bring new participants and perspectives to the table.

Conveners:
Mimi Chapman, UNC-CH, School of Social Work
Keith Payne, UNC-CH, Psychology and Neuroscience
Alexandra Lightfoot, UNC-CH, Health Behavior – Ops

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Equity

Conveners:
Mark Holmes, UNC-CH, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Marisa Domino, UNC-CH, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Crystal Cene, UNC-CH, School of Medicine

Moral Economies of Medicine: Critical Conversations for Global Health

The pursuit of the Moral Economies of Medicine is to investigate the problem of how to create new, critical conversations about global health that may bridge the liberal arts-professional divide both in terms of scholarship and pedagogy.

Conveners:
Jocelyn Chua, UNC-CH, Anthropology
Peter Redfield, UNC-CH, Anthropology
Michele Rivkin-Fish, UNC-CH, Anthropology
Barry Saunders, UNC-CH, Social Medicine

NC German Studies

NCGS was started in 2007 by an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional group of scholars in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, because the state of North Carolina possesses an incredibly rich and impressive roster of scholars working in German Studies. This seminar seeks to foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional intellectual exchange among students, scholars, and the wider community at both public and private institutions of higher learning. http://ncgsws.web.unc.edu/

Convener:
Karen Hagemann, UNC-CH, History
Jonathan Hess, UNC-CH, Germanic & Slavic Languages & Lit
Tobias Hof, UNC-CH, History
Konrad Jarausch, UNC-CH, History

North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar

The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar offers a stimulating and exciting forum for academic engagement on Jewish history, culture, and religion.   Since its inception in 2001 under the name Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar, the seminar has brought together faculty, graduate students, and internationally renowned scholars to discuss cutting edge work in Jewish Studies.  Meetings are held monthly, and papers are distributed in advance for all to read.  The Seminar is a collaborative partnership of Duke, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest, with participants coming from universities and colleges across North Carolina.  Closely coordinated with the NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill public lecture series in Jewish Studies, the seminar enriches the scholarly climate in the area and strengthens the Jewish Studies programs in the local universities.

Conveners:
Shai Ginsberg, Duke University, Asian and Middles Eastern Studies
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University, History
Verena Kasper-Marienberg, NC State, History
Evyatar Marienberg, UNC-CH, Religious Studies
Julie Mell, NC State, History
Ruth von Bernuth, UNC-CH, Germanic Languages
David P. Weinstein, Wake Forest, Political Science

North Carolina Maternal Behavioral Health Collaborative

Conveners:
Mary Kimmel, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, Psychology
Hannah Rackers, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Hendree Jones, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, OBGYN
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Bradley Gaynes, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Gary Maslow, Duke, School of Medicine, Pediatrics
Kendra Rosa, Duke, School of Medicine, Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience

Novel Data Science for Population Health Research

The science of population health regularly recognizes the necessity of understanding health as both situated within a variety of complex systems —biological, psychological, social, and environmental—and a product of the interaction of these systems across the entire lifespan. Yet few comprehensive studies of human health have utilized the emerging science of big data—large volume structured and unstructured data that needs to be consolidated, organized, linked and made useful—to understand the key exposures shaping health and well-being across the lifespan. This seminar will address key questions facing population health researchers and data scientists.

Conveners:
Amanda Thompson, UNC-CH, Anthropology
Lisa Pearce, UNC-CH, Sociology

Racial Literacies

Racial Literacies is a seminar designed to bring together the various constituents of the UNC Chapel Hill community to engage in intellectual, productive, honest, problem-oriented, and frank conversations about race and other intersectional issues (gender, sexuality, class, religion, nationality, ethnicity, ability—etc.) We anticipate that one outcome of the “Racial Literacies” seminar will be a multi-modal website that provides resources on talking about race and the experiences of race and racism that various people have had at UNC Chapel Hill.

website: https://racialliteracies.web.unc.edu

Conveners:
Michael Palm, UNC-CH, Communication
Susan Griffin, UNC-CH Libraries

Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century University

This interdisciplinary and interinstitutional seminar explores ways that faith, religions, spiritual practices and beliefs intersect with and help define our universities and the communities we share and serve. Participants from Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and the National Humanities Center will consider how religion and spirituality align with emerging educational and institutional goals.

Conveners:
Suzanne Gulledge, UNC-CH, Academic Leaders Program, Institute for Arts and Humanities
Andy Mink, National Humanities Center
Luke Powery, Duke University, Duke Chapel and Divinity School

Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy

The process of becoming a mother is influenced not just by access to care but also by socio-cultural factors, work, and lifestyle. Is it ever possible to make women-centered care and social services in a resource-limited rural Carolina? The goal of the seminar series is to find a pragmatic solution to improve the health of pregnant women and their offspring in rural Carolina through the eyes of pregnant women.

Conveners:

SeonAe Yeo, UNC-CH, Nursing

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, UNC-CH, Public Health

Jennifer Leeman, UNC-CH, Nursing
Mohd Anwar, NC A&T

Russia and Its Empires, East and West

This seminar operates basically as a workshop and participants include academics and PhD students engaging in all aspects of Russia, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Leaders present work-in-progress, which participants read in advance for discussion during the seminar.

Conveners:

Jehanne Gheith, Duke, Slavic Languages and Literature

Jeff Jones, UNC at Greensboro, History

Louise McReynolds , UNC-CH, History
Eren Tasar, UNC-CH, History

Southeast Asian Approaches

Situated between China and India, Southeast Asia sits at a crossroads of ancient and ongoing global commerce, cultural flows, and political influences. Via informal conversations, a speaker series, and cultural events, this seminar aims to lend visibility to the importance and interdisciplinarity of Southeast Asian studies.

Conveners:

Lorraine Aragon, UNC-CH, Anthropology

Becky Butler, UNC-CH, The Writing Center

Leedom Lefferts, UNC-CH, Carolina Asia Center
Christian Lentz, UNC-CH, Geography
Don Nonini, UNC-CH, Anthropology
Margaret Weiner, UNC-CH, Anthropology

The Anthropocene, the Humanities and the Social Sciences

In recent years, the figure of the “Anthropocene” has emerged across the natural and social sciences and the humanities as a way of naming the historical present in which environmental transformations have emerged as center stage for any questions about contemporary and future life. This seminar will explore methodological and theoretical paradigms emerging in the context of these Anthropocenic discourses and debates. The individuals involved in this seminar are members of the UNC and international “Anthropocene Working Group” coordinated by Professor Federico Luisetti (Romance Studies).  The monthly seminar meetings will be organized around invited public presentations, key readings, discussion and workshopping research papers.

Conveners:
Samuel Amago, UNC-CH, Romance Studies
Emilio del Valle Escalante, UNC-CH, Romance Studies
Elizabeth Havice, UNC-CH, Geography
Jordi Marí, NCSU, Foreign Languages and Literature
John Pickles, UNC-CH, Geography
Jessica L. Tanner, UNC-CH, Romance Studies

The Carolina Seminar on Social Innovation (formerly Business Journalism and Public Policy)

The Carolina Seminar on Social Innovation brings together scholars and practitioners with interests in social innovation.  Social innovation is defined as a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals.  Ultimately, the most difficult and important problems cannot be solved without involving the non-profit, public and private sectors.

Conveners:
Daniel Gitterman, UNC-CH, Public Policy
Greg Brown, UNC-CH, Kenan-Flagler Business School

The Perils and Promise of Capitalism in the 21st Century

Over the past two decades capitalism as an economic system has come in for rigorous criticism in various parts of the world, leading some to question its viability going forward. In this seminar, we shall discuss and debate the future of capitalism from a variety of angles and points of view, in hopes of coming up with a menu of policies appropriate for consideration/implementation at one level or another of governmental authority.

Conveners:
Peter Coclanis, UNC-CH, History
Arne Kalleberg, UNC-CH, Sociology

The Theory and Politics of Relationality

Conveners:
Arturo Escobar, UNC-CH, Anthropology
Michal Osterweil, UNC-CH, The Curriculum in Global Studies

Toward a Technics of Aesthetics: Technology, Politics, and Contemporary Culture

Toward a Technics of Aesthetics:  Technology, Politics, and Contemporary Culture problem based seminar will focus on the intersections of contemporary culture, digital technology, and politics.  This seminar will analyze various instances of cultural production that critically engage technological apparatuses, systems, and myths.

Conveners:

Cary Levine, UNC-CH, Art

Philip Glahn, Temple University, School of Art

Transforming Inquiry through Digital Text Analysis

This seminar brings together a diverse group of faculty, staff, and graduate students for regular meetings to understand and engage the potential and practice of analyzing texts using natural language processing for inquiry, research, and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.

Conveners:
Daniel Anderson, UNC-CH, English and Comparative Literature
Lorin Bruckner, UNC-CH, University Library
Grant Glass, UNC-CH, English and Comparative Literature
Jacob Hill, UNC-CH, Information and Library Science
Matt Jansen, UNC-CH, University Library
Timothy Marr, UNC-CH, American Studies
Courtney Rivard, UNC-CH, English and Comparative Literature

Transnational and Global Modern History

Transnational and Global Modern History seminar is rooted in the comparative and global study of the history of modern empires and its critics, “decolonization”, and the history of movement between and amongst various territorial entities in the modern era. It will explore the study of the ideas and cultures that constituted national and international political cultures treated in new transnational histories.

Conveners:
Cemil Aydin, UNC-CH, History
Susan Pennybacker, UNC-CH, History

Triangle Early American History Seminar (TEAHS)

This seminar is a group of early American historians who meet to discuss papers of the seminar members. The Triangle Early American History seminar is on the cutting edge of early American History scholarship.  The group pushes the geographic boundaries of the field to include regions far beyond the original United States, spanning both North America and Latin America, recognizing that early modern peoples saw the region as overlapping localities.  Major themes include race, gender, and empire.

Conveners:

Kathleen DuVal, UNC-CH, History

Megan Cherry, NC State University, History

Triangle Global British History (TGBHS)

The Triangle Global British History seminar, founded in 2011, considers all aspects of British history, the history of the former British Empire, and all genre of British studies, across temporal, geographic and disciplinary boundaries. We present speakers who work on the period from the 16th century to the present, encompassing “early modern” and “modern” histories, and the domestic, global, and transnational. Political, legal, social, cultural, economic and intellectual histories and new work on metropolitan Britain and Ireland, as well as on colonial and post-colonial contexts, and their interplay, constitute our subjects.

Conveners:

Susan Pennybacker, UNC-CH, History
Julia Rudolph, North Carolina State University, History
Brent Sirota, North Carolina State University, History
Philip Stern, Duke, History

Triangle Health Economics Workshop

The Triangle Health Economics Workshop (THEW) is a multi-departmental,
bimonthly seminar series organized by faculty in the Departments of Health
Policy and Management, Economics, and Public Policy at UNC. Health
economics is multidisciplinary by nature, using the tools of economics to apply to
key problems in medicine and public health.

Conveners:
Justin Trogdon, UNC-CH, Health Policy and Management
Donna Gilleskie, UNC-CH, Economics
Christine Durrance, UNC-CH, Public Policy

Website:  http://thew.web.unc.edu/

Triangle Intellectual History

The Triangle Intellectual History Seminar is designed to take advantage of the Triangle’s unusual and unique concentration of historians who practice intellectual history or who are in closely related fields.  This seminar invites guest presentations, studies recent published works in intellectual history, as well as provides an opportunity for the presentation of works in progress.

Conveners:
Lloyd Kramer, UNC-CH, History
Emily Levine, UNC-Greensboro, History

Triangle Legal History

The Triangle Legal History Seminar (TLHS) brings together faculty and graduate students with an interest in legal history, broadly conceived. We hope to stimulate scholarly conversation across the divides of space, time, and methodological approach.

Conveners:
Emily Burrill, UNC-CH, Women’s and Gender Studies; History
Siobhan Barco, Duke, History
Samuel Fury Childs Daly, Duke, African and African American Studies
David Gilmartin, NC State, History

Triangle Medieval Studies

A collaborative effort between UNC-CH, Duke University, and NC State University, the Triangle Medieval Studies Seminar offers a humanities-based interdisciplinary forum for the study of history, art history, religious studies, literature, women’s studies and other fields covering the period ca. 500-1500. Geographically, the seminar ranges across Europe and the ‘greater Mediterranean,’ including Byzantium and the Islamic world.

Conveners:

Brett Whalen, UNC-CH, History
Jessica Boon, UNC-CH, Religious Studies
Jim Knowles, NC State, English
Tim Stinson, NC State University, English
Mona Hassan, Duke University, Religious Studies
Clare Woods, Duke University, Classics

UNC Arts Across Ages

Arts Across Ages brings together interdisciplinary faculty to build ideas, collaborations, and strategies for UNC students and older adults to share arts experiences and make connections with each other through the arts.

Conveners:
Susan Coppola, UNC-CH, School of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences
Carolyn Allmendinger, UNC-CH, Ackland Art Museum
Amanda Graham, UNC-CH, Carolina Performing Arts
Cherie Rosemond, UNC-CH, Partnerships in Aging Program

UNC Brain and Humanity Collaborative Catalysts Seminar: An Exploration of Key Findings, Literature, Methods, and Approaches to Biopsychosocial Factors That Impact Brain Maturation and Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescence is a critical period for neural and social-emotional development, and a key time for the onset of neuropsychiatric disorders. Our understanding of biological, psychological and social factors that synergistically contribute to the emergence of mental health problems during adolescence and effect daily lives and society, remain unknown. The goal of this seminar is to foster transdisciplinary intellectual exchanges to review complex factors that affect adolescent brain development and mental health, and inform policies that can mitigate them. We meet monthly for brief research presentations and discussion. To visit the web page, click here https://uncbhc.web.unc.edu/

Conveners:

Alice Ammerman, UNC-CH, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Linda Beeber, UNC-CH, Nursing
Aysenil Belger, UNC-CH, Psychiatry
Karen Bluth, UNC-CH, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cynthia Bulik, UNC-CH, Psychiatry
Ali Calikoglu, UNC-CH, Pediatrics
Muge Calikoglu, UNC-CH, Pediatric Genetics & Metabolism
William Copeland, Duke, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
E. Jane Costello, Duke, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Julie Daniels, UNC-CH, Maternal and Child Health
Karen Demby, UNC-CH, NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS)
Stephen Hooper, UNC-CH, Allied Health Sciences; Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Erin Malloy, UNC-CH, Psychiatry
Echo Meyer, UNC-CH, Psychiatry
Desiree Murray, UNC-CH, FPG Child Development Institute
Karen Poulos, UNC-CH, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Meghan Shanahan, UNC-CH, Maternal and Child Health
Ronni Zuckerman, UNC-CH, Social Work

Working Group in Feminism and History

This seminar includes historians based at Triangle universities who meet to discuss gender-related topics that cut across regional and temporal specializations.

Conveners:

Katherine Turk, UNC-CH, History
Emily S. Burrill, UNC-CH, Womens & Gender Studies