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Fridays at Newcomb: Maria Montalvo

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: "The Archive of the Enslaved: Power Enslavement, and the Production of the Past"
During this presentation, Dr. Montalvo will discuss her current book project, The Archive of the Enslaved: Power Enslavement, and the Production of the Past, a legal history of slavery, capitalism, and freedom that narrows in the everyday business of slavery in the antebellum courtroom to examine the relationship between the production of property and the production of the past.
Maria R. Montalvo is the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History in the Gulf
South at Newcomb College Institute. She will be joining the History Department at Emory
University as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Her scholarship centers on the legal history
of slavery, capitalism, and freedom in the nineteenth-century United States. She is currently
working on transforming her dissertation into a manuscript, tentatively titled The Archive of the
Enslaved: Power, Enslavement, and the Production of the Past. A native of Rio Grande City,
Texas, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Plan II and History from the University of Texas at
Austin in 2012, her master’s in History from Rice University in 2014, and her Ph.D. in History
from Rice University in 2018.

Fridays at Newcomb: Caroline Heldman

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

April 12: Caroline Heldman
Title: “From the Campus Anti-Rape Movement to #MeToo: Networked Activism for Change”
Bio: Dr. Heldman is an Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the Research Director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and the Executive Director of The Representation Project. Her research specializes in media, the presidency, and systems of power (race, class, gender). Dr. Heldman co-edited Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?(Lynne Rienner, 2007) and authored Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age (Cornell University Press, 2017), Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2017), The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement (Lexington, 2018), and Gender and Resistence in the 2016 Presidential Election (Praeger, 2018).
 
Dr. Heldman has been active in “real world” politics as a professional pollster, campaign manager, and commentator for CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and CNBC. She has also been featured in popular documentaries, including Missrepresentation, The Mask You Live In, The Hunting Ground, Informant, Equal Means Equal, and Liberated. Dr. Heldman was one of many women who went public with allegations of gender discrimination against Bill O’Reilly that led to his firing from Fox News. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New Orleans where she co-founded the New Orleans Women’s Shelter and the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum. Dr. Heldman also co-founded End Rape on Campus (EROC), Faculty Against Rape (FAR), and End Rape Statute of Limitations (ERSOL).

Fridays at Newcomb: Mara Karlin

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Why Isn't the US Better at Building Militaries?”
Bio: Mara Karlin, PhD, is Associate Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is also acting director of the school’s Strategic Studies Program and a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Karlin has served in national security roles for five U.S. secretaries of defense, advising on policies spanning strategic planning, defense budgeting, future wars and the evolving security environment, and regional affairs involving the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, she served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development. In that role, her office crafted strategies for navigating the future of international security—including through the analysis of future wars—as a means to guiding the development of a prepared, capable, and effective U.S. military. She oversaw and implemented the overarching policy and strategy guidance that shapes the Pentagon's more than $650 billion budget. Karlin was a key architect of several mission-critical strategies, including the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, the president’s 2015 National Security Strategy, the counter-ISIL strategy, two classified Secretary of Defense-signed strategies on long-term global challenges, and three Defense Planning Guidance. Karlin has been awarded Department of Defense Medals for Meritorious and Outstanding Public Service, among others. She is the author of Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States.

Fridays at Newcomb: Amy Lesen

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Gulf Coast Communities: Environmental Challenges, Looking to the Future”
Bio: Amy E. Lesen is Research Associate Professor at the ByWater Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans. Lesen works on the coast and in urban estuaries. The overarching theme of her work is the interrelatedness between environmental and human social dynamics in coastal cities and coastal communities, and how those systems are influenced by environmental change and climate variability. Most of her current work focuses in New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. Lesen also does research and writing about the intersection between science and the arts, disaster resilience, informal science learning, public engagement, science communication, participatory research, and interdisciplinarity. She was Associate Professor of Biology at Dillard University from 2007 until summer 2014. Lesen has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Marine Fisheries Biology and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Integrative Biology with a concentration in biological oceanography and paleoceanography. She joined Tulane University in September 2014. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Lesen was chair of the Biology Department at Dillard from 2009 to 2012.

Fridays at Newcomb: Stacy Overstreet

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Trauma-Informed Schools”
Bio: Stacy Overstreet, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Tulane University. She has published multiple empirical studies and conceptual papers related to the impact of trauma on youth and trauma-informed approaches in schools. She is a founding member of the New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative and she served as the co-editor of a 2016 special issue on trauma-informed schools in the journal, School Mental Health. Dr. Overstreet was the PI on a previous grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education to develop a training program in trauma-focused school psychology and she is the PI on a current grant funded by the National Institute of Justice to determine whether a multi-component implementation strategy for trauma-informed schools improves school safety by aligning staff attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors with a trauma-informed approach.

Fridays at Newcomb: Bethanee Bryant

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Being a Young Professional Woman of Color”
Bio: Bethanee Epifani, a 2010 graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, is the ultimate communicator, with a great interest in inspiring today’s young people to discover their gifts and live their best lives. Bethanee shares vital life principles of self-love, self-determination, and self-actualization. Bethanee’s desire to share and uplift comes from her own past emotional and mental struggles. Now, having overcome those obstacles, Bethanee is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others in an effort to empower and equip them to overcome and/or completely by-pass potential stumbling blocks. Bethanee shares her story in her book entitled: My Quarter-of-a-Century Life Lessons which will be available in limited quantities during the program.

Fridays at Newcomb: Regina Kunzel

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”
Bio: Regina Kunzel holds the Doris Stevens Chair and is Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Her work focuses on histories of sexuality in carceral spaces, and on the twined histories of sexual deviance and normalcy. Kunzel’s most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008), received many awards including the Lambda Literary Award, the American Historical Association’s John Boswell Prize, and the MLA’s Alan Bray Memorial Book Award. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890 to 1945 (Yale Univ. Press, 1993), as well as articles on transgender studies, disability studies, the history of prison sexual culture, single pregnancy, and gender and professionalization. Kunzel has received fellowships from the ACLS, the
National Endowment for the Humanities, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Newcomb College Institute Info Session

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:30pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

Newcomb College Institute Info Session

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

Newcomb College Institute Info Session

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

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