Four Minute Lecture: Professor Gilda Rodríguez

Way back in the day, we at the Thrill used to do something called Four Minute Lectures, in which we’d get professors to talk about their research and interests for four(ish) minutes! We’ve decided to bring that feature back with Professor Gilda Rodríguez of the Women’s and Gender Studies department. Her research is focused on different organizations of gender and societal roles in cultures that the Western gaze would deem as “primitive” or “underdeveloped” (hint: the Western gaze is veeerryyy wrong). Anyway, I’ve done enough talking. Time to listen to Professor Rodríguez’s lecture! I 10000% promise you will learn something (and if you don’t, I will give you your money back). Enjoy!

Thank you, Michael “Webboi” Lahanas, for using the fancy film things to do the fancy filming and editing!

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Four Minute Lecture: Professor Jon Sherman

Four minutes. One professor. Fun facts and mind-enlightening that will last the rest of your life. 

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This week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Professor Jon Sherman who teaches in the Dance, Drama, and Film departments. The lecture covers the power of film to convey perspective in one of his favorite films The Bicycle Thief. It might be slightly over four minutes, but how wouldn’t want to put a little more time into building up their academic repertoire? Watch the video after the jump!

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Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Austin Porter

We’re bringing back Four-Minute Lectures! For the rest of the year, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds. They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

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This week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Professor Austin Porter who teaches in the History, Art History, and American Studies departments. The lecture is entitled “The History of Photography.” It may be the first time that we’ve successfully kept a lecture under four minutes, so watch the video after the jump!

 

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Four-Minute Lecture: Professor David Suggs

Welcome to Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

suggs(0)-1This week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Professor of Anthropology, David Suggs. Trained in medical anthropology with an area focus on southern Africa, Suggs has conducted extensive research in Botswana on gender, life course, and alcohol consumption. Most recently, his research has focused on the meaning of alcohol consumption among college students, specifically those at Kenyon.

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Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Katharine Weber

Welcome to Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

curtisThis week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Richard L. Thomas Visiting Professor of Creative Writing Katharine Weber. Weber has published six books and had stories appear in The New Yorker, Boulevard Magenta and Southwest Review, to name a few. She teaches both Intro to Creative Non-Fiction and Advanced Fiction Writing, and comes to us today to talk about bad writing and bad writing advice.

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Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Anna Curtis

Welcome to Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

curtisThis week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Anna Curtis, a visiting professor with the Legal Studies program.  This lecture is entitled “Birth Control Rant.” As usual, fitting a lecture into a four minute slot didn’t quite work out, but Professor Curtis’ discussion makes us realize how birth control has changed the nature of modern relationships.

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Four-Minute(ish) Lecture: Professor PJ Glandon

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This week, the Thrill is proud to bring you a lecture from Professor PJ Glandon, Assistant Professor of Economics. He is new to Kenyon this year, but his knowledge on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets is vast. His lecture “On the Federal Reserve” discusses the actions of the Fed during the most recent economic crisis.

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