In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Ellis of Saint Michael’s College reveals the connection between American rock and roll pioneer Sam Phillips and the roots of reggae.
William Ellis is an assistant professor of fine arts at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, where he specializes in traditional and popular music of the American South including blues, gospel, soul, and early rock & roll. He plays guitar professionally and is also preparing his dissertation on Reverend Gary Davis for publication.He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stacey Robertson of Bradley University explains how many of the tactics used by nineteenth-century abolitionists have been adapted and employed by those seeking to eradicate modern forms of slavery.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Joni Hersch of Vanderbilt University explores the relationship between pay and the likelihood of experiencing sexual harassment.
Joni Hersch is a professor of law and economics at Vanderbilt University where her research interests include sexual harassment, skin color discrimination, job risks faced by immigrant workers, costs of smoking, punitive damages awards, and judge and jury behavior. She has published numerous articles in the leading economics journals and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Peter Laipson of Bard College at Simon’s Rock explains the shifting perception of bachelorhood in American history and culture.
Peter Laipson is a historian and Provost and Vice President of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. As a historian, Laipson’s research has focused on gender roles and relations in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Caleb Everett of the University of Miami explains the complicated relationship between numbers and words.
Caleb Everett is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Miami. He spends much of his time doing field research in Brazil where his current project asks how (and to what extent) the language one speaks affects cognition in domains such as spatial topology, gender perception, and action perception. He holds a Ph.D. from Rice University.