Experts in Subject: Arts

Abstract cinema, Arts, Computer music, Gamelan, Humanities, Multimedia, Music, Music composition, Tuning systems

Bill Alves

William Alves, DMA, is a composer, writer and video artist. He has written extensively for conventional acoustic instruments, non-Western instruments (especially Indonesian gamelan) and electronic media, often integrated with abstract animation. Alves’ recorded works include The Terrain of Possibilities, Imbal-Imbalan, Mystic Canyon and Celestial Dance (DVD). He authored the textbook Music of the Peoples of […]

Arts, Cinema, Comparative literature, Latin America

Isabel Balseiro

Isabel Balseiro, PhD, specializes in African and Latin American literatures, cinema from developing countries, postcolonial studies, translation theory and interdisciplinary approaches to literary culture. Balseiro is particularly interested in South African literature and culture. She is the editor of Running Towards Us: New Writing from South Africa (Heinmann, 2000), which focuses on post-apartheid literary discourse […]

Arts, Food studies, History, History of US ethnicity, Immigration

Hal Barron

Hal S. Barron, PhD, is an expert on U.S. social history, specializing in rural life. He has written or spoken about the history of agrarian society, the portrayal of rural life in American culture, citrus culture in California, the history of crossword puzzles, issues of immigration and ethnicity, and the experiences of Japanese- and Jewish-Americans. […]

Arts, Scientific cultures, Sociology, Technology and society, Zimbabwe bush pump

Marianne de Laet

Marianne de Laet, PhD, is an anthropologist who specializes in the interactions of science, technology, society and culture. De Laet’s expertise is in the areas of knowledge/technology production, dissemination and transfer; organization and management of scientific collaborations; the material culture of knowledge-making practices; social theory; science and engineering education; and, the liberal arts. De Laet’s […]

Arts, gender and science, History, History of medicine, History of physics, History of science, Humanities

Vivien Hamilton

Vivien Hamilton, PhD, is a modern science historian whose work focuses on questions of authority and trust in science. She is particularly interested in moments in which scientific experts with different educational and disciplinary backgrounds come together to collaborate on the same project. Hamilton’s research includes exploring the interaction between physics and the 19th century […]

Arts, Close relationships, Community connectedness, Faculty development, Neighborhood watch, Psychology, Teaching

Debra Mashek

Debra Mashek, PhD, researches social connections in two types of relationships: relationships with intimate partners and relationships with community. In the intimate partner domain, she is intrigued by the idea that, in spite of our human tendency to seek out and maintain intimate bonds, it is nevertheless possible to desire less of the very thing […]

Arts, Biodiversity, Environment, Environmental policy, Humanities, Political science, Sustainability

Paul Steinberg

Paul Steinberg, PhD, focuses his research and teaching on global environmental politics, with a special interest in biodiversity conservation and environmental policy in developing countries. He is interested in how different societies around the world respond to environmental problems. This is the subject of his new book, Comparative Environmental Politics, published by MIT Press. Steinberg’s previous […]

Arts, Ethics, Humanities, Philosophy, Political philosophy

Darryl Wright

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