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The Academic Minute for 2023.09.18-2023.09.22

The Academic Minute from 9.18 – 9.22

Elizabeth Patton University of Maryland Baltimore County
The Home Office and Work-Life Balance
Elizabeth Patton is media historian interested in discourses of gender, race and class in the history of media, representations of urbanism and suburbanism in popular culture, and the impact of communication technologies on space and place. She is the author of Easy Living: The Rise of the Home Office (Rutgers University Press, 2020). She is the recipient of the 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Recent research can be found in edited volumes such as Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures (Duke University Press, 2021) and Race and the Suburbs in American Film (SUNY Press, 2021). She currently serves as managing co-editor of Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture.

Michael Nance – University of Maryland Baltimore County
Erhard on the Right to Revolution
Michael Nance is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt. With James A. Clarke, he is co-translating a volume of Johann

Benjamin Erhard’s Writings on Revolution for Oxford University Press. His recent work on early post-Kantian social, political, and legal philosophy has appeared in the European Journal of Philosophy, the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and the Cambridge University Press volume Practical Philosophy from Kant to Hegel: Freedom, Right and Revolution.

Renée Lambert-Brétière – University of Maryland Baltimore County
Democratizing Access to Digital Tools in the Documentation of the Innu Language
Renée Lambert-Brétière is a linguist in the department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at UMBC. She specializes in the documentation of the ethnolinguistic heritage of Indigenous peoples, cross-linguistic typology, discourse-based functional linguistics, and language contact. She has done in-depth research on three very different languages in different parts of the world. This includes work on Fon, a Kwa language spoken in Benin in West Africa, Kwoma, a non-Austronesian language of Papua New Guinea, and Innu, an Indigenous Algonquian language of Canada. Her book, À la recherche d’un signe perdu: Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse, S.J., Éléments de languemontagnaise (1768) (Chemins de tr@verse, 2018), is the first edition of the grammar of the Innu language written in Latin in 1768 by the Jesuit Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse, and offers a unique testimony on the state of this nomadic language in the middle of the eighteenth century. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed outlets that include Journal of Language Diversity, Anthropological Linguistics, Journal de la société des océanistes, and Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics.

Ramon Goings – University of Maryland Baltimore County
There’s No Dissertation Like a Done Dissertation
Dr. Goings’ research interests are centered on exploring the academic and social experiences of gifted/high-achieving Black males PK-PhD, diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce, and investigating the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities. Dr. Goings is the author of over 50 scholarly publications including four books. His scholarship has been featured in leading academic and popular press outlets including: Teachers College Record, Adult Education Quarterly, Gifted Child Quarterly, Inside Higher Ed, Education Week, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. His most recent research on Black male adult learners won the 2019 Imogene Oaks Award from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education which honors a scholar whose research contributes significantly to the advancement of adult and continuing education. Along with his scholarship Dr. Goings served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of African American Males in Education from 2017-2020, was named a 2017 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and received the 2016 College Board Professional Fellowship.

Amy Froide – University of Maryland Baltimore County
The Long History of Financial Fraud
Professor Amy Froide is Chair of the History Department at UMBC where she teaches courses in British history and European Women’s History, focusing on the years 1500-1800. Her areas of expertise include social, economic, and gender history. She is the author of Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her other books include Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), co-edited with Judith M.Bennett. Professor Froide has served as the book review editor for the Journal of British Studies, President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, and the founding Director of UMBC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. In 2018 she received the University System of Maryland Regents’ Award for Teaching Excellence.


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