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Center for Undergraduate Research Hosts Virtual Humanities Discussion Panel

Written by Nicole Carrera
Published on April 27, 2020

CUR Humanities PanelThe Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) held its first virtual humanities discussion panel on April 21, 2020, which was organized and hosted by Christine Flanagan, MFA, professor of English, and Clifford Robinson, PhD, assistant professor of classics. The event featured seven USciences students reading scholarly papers across two panels that each concluded with a Q&A session. 

The first panel featured Pallavi Kawatra Neuro’21, Cindy Hong Neuro’21, Nazifa Promi BI’21, and Maya Patel BMS’21, who discussed “Placing the Self: Travels into the Realm of Self-Discovery”. This panel dissected the personally transformative aspects of traveling through Europe, and the challenges of immigration. 

The second panel included Jenna Kwiecinski BMS’20 MedHum’20, Victoria Pobok BI’20 MedHum’20, and Elkanah Linder PharmD’21, who presented “Formative Ecologies and Alternative Identities: Advanced Research in the Humanities”. This group showcased their research on gender representation in literature, theriomorphic deities in Egypt and Central America, and the boundaries of identity in contemporary Israel. 

In total, there were 27 USciences students and faculty who participated in the event. Videos of the panels can be found on the CUR Google Site, as well as the CUR Facebook page.

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