Student-Faculty Reading Group: Ritchey, Composing Capital 


Earlier this week, the Student-Faculty Reading group, organized by SMR Forum and the Musicology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, met to discuss Marianna Ritchey’s book Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era. Apart from the usual stimulating discussion of a pressing topic, those present at this month’s meeting had the opportunity to pose … Continue reading Student-Faculty Reading Group: Ritchey, Composing Capital 

Elizabeth McLain leads training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning


On Thursday, October 24, SMR member Elizabeth McLain led two DEI-Office-sponsored training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning, one for faculty and staff at SMTD and one for GSIs from across the university. Several SMR members attended the afternoon session. In this session, Elizabeth shared valuable insight into how an understanding of the … Continue reading Elizabeth McLain leads training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning

Student-Faculty Reading group: Envisioning Public Scholarship


Earlier this week, SMR members and SMTD faculty members met for the October meeting of the Student-Faculty Reading group. On the agenda for this meeting were selections from Envisioning Public Scholarship for our Time: Models for Higher Education Researchers, edited by Adrianna Kezar, Yianna Drivalas, and Joseph A. Kitchen. Good discussion and refreshments were enjoyed by all … Continue reading Student-Faculty Reading group: Envisioning Public Scholarship

First meeting of the DEI Student-Faculty Reading Group


Recently, SMR Forum, in conjunction with the Musicology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, convened the first meeting of what is to be a monthly Student-Faculty Reading group. The goal of this group is for students and faculty to come together and discuss recently published books and articles that are of interest across SMR’s constituent disciplines … Continue reading First meeting of the DEI Student-Faculty Reading Group

Writing Workshop, Spring 2018


Over the course of May and June, Austin, Ho Chak, Lena, Vivian, and I took part in a writing workshop led by Professor Gabriella Cruz. We met twice a week and discussed pre-circulated drafts of a dissertation chapter or article. In all our meetings, we had lively and productive discussion of writing over complimentary snacks … Continue reading Writing Workshop, Spring 2018

Academic Publishing Presentation


Recently, SMR members participated in a professional development event on academic publishing with invited speaker Mary Francis, the Editorial Director of Michigan Publishing and Senior Acquiring Editor for Music, Media Studies, and digitalculturebooks. Francis led a conversation on the many aspects of this topic, from pitching a manuscript and drafting a book proposal to navigating … Continue reading Academic Publishing Presentation