Experts in Subject: Humanities

Abstract cinema, Computer music, Gamelan, Humanities, Multimedia, Music, Music art, 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 […]

Activism and religion, American religious history, Church and state, History, Humanities, Occult religions, Pedagogy, Religion, Religion and science

Erika Dyson.

Erika W. Dyson, PhD, specializes in American religious history, with an emphasis on science and religion. Dyson examines topics such as the interfaces between occult religions and technologies; intersections between social-change activism and religion; and American religious history. She teaches courses on American religious culture; activism, social justice and religion; the history of science and […]

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 […]

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

Paul Steinberg.

Paul Steinberg, PhD, Malcolm Lewis Professor of Sustainability and Society, 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 […]

Economic history, History, Humanities, Meaningful work, Work and identity

Lisa Sullivan.

Lisa Sullivan, PhD, professor of economic history and Willard W. Keith Jr. Fellow in the Humanities, is a historian of the concept of work. Sullivan specializes in medieval and early American economic history and the history of work ethics. She is particularly interested in the question of meaningful work, a reoccurring theme in her research and […]

Ethics, Humanities, Philosophy, Political philosophy

Darryl Wright

Darryl Wright, PhD, professor of philosophy and Williard W. Keith Jr. Fellow in the Humanities, specializes in moral and political philosophy and the history of ethics. Wright also teaches a course on ethical issues in science and engineering, including animal experimentation, genetic engineering, internet privacy, and the responsibility of engineers to foresee and prevent harm to […]