With the deadlines for proposals to present at a number of major conferences looming, SMR Forum recently held a proposal-review session where SMR members could exchange abstracts and receive feedback on their work. In view of the variety and quality of proposals exchanged, the 2020 conference season promises to be a busy one for SMR … Continue reading SMR Forum proposal-review session
The Dissertation Writing Group, organized by the SMR Forum, is wrapping up another successful semester of sharing and discussing dissertation excerpts, application proposals, abstracts, and other sundry items. Thanks to all who participated, and stay tuned for our resumption in January!
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
Recently, SMR Forum hosted an event that we hope will be the first edition of many: a research showcase featuring literature pertinent to our individual areas of study. The event works as follows: each member receives SMR funds to purchase a book, and members later meet to present on these books and discuss the contribution … Continue reading SMR research showcase
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
Earlier this week, SMR members met to discuss the book A Third University is Possible. The book, published in 2017, develops a framework by drawing on Third Cinema and Black filmmaking for decolonizing the academy—another challenging and pressing topic.