Graduate Scholar Talks

Graduate Scholar Talks provide Ph.D. candidates preparing to defend their dissertations an opportunity to make a generalist presentation on their research to a cross-disciplinary audience ready to listen carefully and ask good questions. EPIC members help give the Ph.D. students a useful learning experience and at the same time learn about something that may be well beyond their own scholarly interests.

Spring 2021 Graduate Scholar Talks

January 27, 2021: "Singing Nuns, Libertine Parody, and the Aesthetics of French Revolutionary Opera"Callum John Blackmore, Music Department

February 24, 2021:  Tall Tales: State Looks, Black Desire(s), Housing Schemes, Ife Salema Vanable,  Department of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

March 17, 2021: Graduate Scholar Talk, TBD

April 7, 2021:  The Case of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Personnel, Sandra Veronica Portocarrero, Sociology Department

May 5, 2021: "Mind the developmental gap: Identifying adverse drug effects across childhood to evaluate biological mechanisms from growth and development”Nicholas Giangreco, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies

Fall 2020 Graduate Scholar Talks

October 21, 2020: "Motivator and Moralizer:  How Agency Shapes Choice and Judgment"Zach Bucknoff, Psychology Department

November 18, 2020: "Howard Pew's Struggle for "Freedom": The Religious Roots of the Secular Non-Profit Family Foundation"Andrew Jungclaus, Religion Department

December 16, 2020: "How Does the State Replace the Community? Experimental Evidence on Crime Control from South Africa”Anna Wilke, Political Science Department

Spring 2020 Graduate Scholar Talks

February 6, 2020: “The Monetary Basis of Bank Supervision”, Lev Menand, JD, Columbia Law School

CANCELLED: March 5, 2020: "The Law’s Audiences", David S. Louk, PhD, JD, Columbia Law School

May 26, 2020: "The Constitutional Tort System", Noah Smith-Drelich, JD, Columbia Law School

Fall 2019 Graduate Scholar Talks

October 3, 2019: "Designing Novel Strategies for Next Generation Calcium Channel Blockers", Travis Morgenstern, PhD Candidate, Department of Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling

November 7, 2019: "Improving Care Delivery Systems for Substance Use Disorder, HIV, and Hepatitis C",  Laura Starbird, PhD, Columbia University School of Nursing

December 5, 2019: "How Did Human Musicality Come to Be Thought of as Universal?", Joshua Navon, PhD, Department of Music

Spring 2019 Graduate Scholar Talks

February 7, 2019: "Breaking the Frames of the Past," Daniella Wurst, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

March 7, 2019: "Languages of Descent: Underworlds in Text and Music" Jennifer Gillespie Rhodes, Department of Italian

April 4, 2019: “Under the Paving Stones: Protest and Transformations of State Power in Western Europe, 1968-1985," Luca Provenzano, Department of History

Fall 2018 Graduate Scholar Talks

October 4, 2018: "A New Laser Therapy to Delay the Progression of Osteoarthritis," Krista Durney, Department of Mechanical Engineering

November 1, 2018: "Monstrosity in Fantastic Literature," Irene Bulla, Department of Italian

December 6, 2018: "Marcel Proust and the Mass Press," Max McGuinness, Department of French and Romance Philology