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Yonatan Brafman

Areas of Specialization: Modern Jewish thought; Jewish law and ethics; philosophy of religion; moral, legal and political philosophy. Areas of Competence: Medieval Jewish thought; rabbinic literature; pragmatism; 20th century philosophy; theories of religion.
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Amaris Brown

African American Literature and Culture, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black Disability Studies, Affect Theory, Black Feminist Thought, Political Theory, Black Visual Cultures, Critical Race Studies
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Kathleen Camara

Arts, music and drama education and its impact on youth development in formal and informal settings; the development of arts programming to support positive development, cultural identity and resilience among youths in underserved communities; arts and social justice; family influences on children's learning and social development; quantitative and qualitative methods of research and mixed methods designs; program evaluation
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Alessandra Campana

Opera: staging, visuality, theatricality, performance and spectatorship. Film and Media Studies: sound and music editing; aesthetics and politics of synchronization; aurality of silent film; suture; Foley; Renoir, Ophuls, Visconti and Fellini; music video and animation
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Gregory Carleton

Twentieth-Century/Contemporary Russian Literature and Culture; Narratives of War, Russian and Comparative; Reception studies; Sexuality
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Ira Caspari-Gnann

Chemistry and STEM Education. In order to understand how and why successful teaching and learning of chemistry at the university level works, the Caspari research group focuses on analyzing students', teaching assistants' (TA), learning assistants' (LA), and instructors' reasoning, interactions, and culture. The group collects video data of classroom practices and conducts qualitative research interviews with instructors, TAs, LAs, and students to better understand how certain interactions and ways of reasoning lead to student sense making and learning. While zooming in and investigating how students connect aspects of chemistry, the group also zooms out and investigates classroom culture and how individual interactions and personal experiences integrate into larger systems of teaching and learning. The group uses this fundamental research as a theoretical basis for implementing teaching innovations and designing training opportunities in order to promote supportive learning environments for students that value and encourage their unique ways of being, knowing and doing.
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Maria Isabel Castro

Journalism and Literature; Journalistic crónicas (chronicles); Modernismo and Vanguardia; 20th Century Fantastic Literature; Boom and Post-Boon; Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
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Remco Chang

Data visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interaction, databases, computer graphics
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