Using his awarded grant from The Japan Foundation, Max Ward, a history professor at Middlebury, is currently traveling in Japan to conduct research for his second book, Police Power in Modern Japan, (1870-1970). Police Power in Modern Japan explores the different forms of Japan’s police power throughout its history. Ward is using his research to propose new questions within contemporary debates about policing in other countries, including the United States.
Middlebury will receive $531,600, spread over six years, to support a rigorous self examination of STEM teaching and curricula at Middlebury. Funds will support a wide range of activities, including faculty development, student engagement and agency, curricular change, and support for the grant’s core leadership team.
Using Breaking Bad as his new project’s centerpiece, Middlebury Film Professor, Jason Mittell, is creating the first-ever audiovisual book focused on a single television series. Mittell’s audiovisual book highlights the latest practice of videographic criticism, whichanalyzes film and television using the same media—sounds and moving images—to analyze aspects like characterization, composition, music, storytelling, and more.
What is chaos? What is order? How does the human mind differentiate and make meaning out of these two concepts? These are just some of the questions that Middlebury College Professor Mario Higa will pose and explore in his new undergraduate seminar, “Jorge Luis Borges: Chaos and Order” a class inspired by Higa’s recent summer research in Argentina,
Even after teaching about agroecology for more than 20 years, Molly Anderson, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies at Middlebury, continues to seek innovative ways to enrich her teaching and provide her students with firsthand experiences.
During part of his sabbatical year Middlebury College professor Erik Bleich took his research and teaching talents across the Atlantic to Lyon, France. There, he served as the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair and as a fellow at the Collegium de Lyon, researching how the media covers Black Lives Matter.
Using worldwide changes as a creative catalyst, Middlebury College dance professor Laurel Jenkins is re-imagining how dance can transform trauma into resilience. Now, like an ode to her research, Jenkins will share such themes in two original performances.
Dr. Kristina Walowski, Assistant Professor of Geology, and a colleague from the University of Maryland have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled, “How Variable is Magma Decompression Rate during a Single Eruption?”
Middlebury’s Dr. Obie Porteous, Assistant Professor of Economics, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Agricultural Trade and Adaptation to Environmental Change.”
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