Academic Minute Podcast

The Academic Minute for 2023.06.26-2023.06.30

The Academic Minute from 6.26 – 6.30

Sophie Chao University of Sydney
Why Mourning Matters in the Anthropocene
Sophie Chao is an anthropologist interested in the intersections of Indigeneity, ecology, capitalism, health, and justice in the Pacific. She is author of In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings in West Papua and co-editor of The Promise of Multispecies Justice. She previously worked for the human rights organization Forest Peoples Programme in Indonesia, supporting the rights of forest-dwelling Indigenous peoples to their customary lands, resources, and livelihoods. Sophie is of Sino-French heritage and lives on unceded Gadigal lands in Australia.

Joanne Dickson – Edith Cowan University
Are You Chasing Your Dreams or Running From Your Fears?
Joanne M. Dickson is a Professor of Psychology and Mental Health in the School of Arts & Humanities, at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. Her main research focuses on mental health and wellbeing, particularly from a goal-motivational, prospective cognition and affect perspective.

Dan Laufer – Victoria University of Wellington
Consequences of Journalists Violating Their Code of Ethics
Dr Daniel Laufer, PhD, MBA (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and a former head of the school and member of the faculty management team at the Business School (2014-2017). His primary area of expertise is Crisis Management, and his research focuses on crisis communications, and gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders react to crises. In addition to publishing articles in leading academic journals, he previously served as an Associate Editor at the managerial journal Business Horizons from 2020-2023, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor at the European Journal of Marketing. The article “All the news that is fit to print? Reporting on a victim’s character during a crisis” was published in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management in 2023, together with Professor Sabine Einwiller and Ariadne Neureiter from the University of Vienna.

Moti Mizrahi – Florida Institute of Technology
“Scientism” as an Anti-Science of Doubt and Disbelief
Moti Mizrahi is Associate Professor of philosophy in the School of Arts and Communication at the Florida Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2010. He has published extensively on the philosophy of science, the scientific realism/anti-realism debate, the epistemology of philosophy, and argumentation. His books include The Kuhnian Image of Science: Time for a Decisive Transformation? (2018), The Relativity of Theory: Key Positions and Arguments in the Contemporary Scientific Realism/Antirealism Debate (2020), and For and Against Scientism: Science, Methodology, and the Future of Philosophy (2022).

C. Michael White – University of Connecticut
Psychedelic Medication Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients
Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, FASHP has ~500 publications resulting in 16577 citations with an H-index of 67; placing him within an elite group of researchers. Dr. White’s research interests are in the areas of comparative effectiveness and preventing adverse events from drugs, devices, dietary supplements, and illicit substances. His work has been published in JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine and Circulation (among others) with research coverage by NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, PBSNewsHour, WNPR Morning Edition, Prevention Magazine, and hundreds of other (inter)national media outlets. He has received the American College of Clinical Pharmacist Young Investigator Award, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature and the Drug Therapy Research Award, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Lyman Award and the Weaver Award.


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