Fall 2018

A Pedagogy of Witnessing - The Roundtable Perspective 201 w/Guest Lindsay Hingst

Lindsay Hingst, Ph.D., Professor of Rhetoric at Purdue Northwest joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss "A Pedagogy of Witnessing: Linguistic and Visual Frames of the Dark Side in the Multimodal Classroom" and how her research can apply to in-classroom lessons.

Women Drug Traffickers - The Roundtable Perspective 203 w/Guest Elaine Carey
Zinnophobia - The Roundtable Perspective 202
w/Guest David Detmer

Dr. Elaine Carey joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss her book, “Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime” and the history of women in the drug trade. Dr. Carey examines the intricacies of how women have impacted the Mexican drug cartels and how that has played a part in the United States war on drugs.

Protest Poetry and Political Revolution - The Roundtable Perspective 204 w/Guest Kenneth Kincaid

Dr. Elaine Carey joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss her book, “Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime” and the history of women in the drug trade. Dr. Carey examines the intricacies of how women have impacted the Mexican drug cartels and how that has played a part in the United States war on drugs.

Kenneth Kincaid, Ph.D. joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss popular culture, protest poetry, and political revolution in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America. Kincaid has studied the correlation between protest poetry and political revolutions in Latin American countries for many years.

History of Feminism - The Roundtable Perspective 205
w/Guest Linda Zerilli
Ethnography of Communication - The Roundtable Perspective 206 w/Guest Michaela Winchatz

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of feminism and the challenges of objective truth in a post-Donald Trump world. The role of women in 2016 Presidential election and beyond is examined in this episode of The Roundtable Perspective.

Michaela Winchatz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication at DePaul University, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss cultural understanding of communication and how people within the media have to adjust how they communicate based on topics of conversation.

The Controversial History of Puerto Rico - The Roundtable Perspective 207 w/Guest Margaret Power

Margaret Power, Ph.D., Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Puerto Rico’s statehood movement in the current political climate and the history of separatist activity in this United States territory.

Cartoons in the Postwar Era - The Roundtable Perspective 208 w/Guest Dan Bashara

Dan Bashara, Ph.D., Instructor of Cinema and Media Studies at DePaul University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss American animation and design in the postwar era. Dr. Bashara has written extensively on the cartoons of United Productions of America and how their unique style and modernism helped shape the creative landscape of the nation.

Protest Perception - The Roundtable Perspective 209
w/Guest Danielle Kilgo
Urban Social Change - The Roundtable Perspective 210 w/Guest George Villanueva

Danielle K. Kilgo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism at Indiana University Media School, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss protests against injustice and how the media frames these protests. Several movements are looked at including the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Charlottesville, Virginia.

George Villanueva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Advocacy and Social Change in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss urban planning and development and social change in the current economic climate.

Politics and Power in Latin America - The Roundtable Perspective 211 w/Guest Steve Ellner

Steve Ellner, Ph.D., Professor of History, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss politics and power in Latin America and the potential for citizen participation. Steve Ellner has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela.

Spring 2018

Garbology - The Roundtable Perspective 127

Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist joins special guest host Karen Bishop Morris, Ph.D. and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at Purdue Northwest, Dr. Ralph O. Mueller, to discuss Humes’ book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash. Humes discusses how much garbage Americans create and what possible solutions there are to reduce, recycle and reuse.

Internet Privacy and Governance - The Roundtable Perspective 126
Climate Change and Wildlife Extinction - The Roundtable Perspective 125

Dmitry Epstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Digital Policy at University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how internet privacy and the fallacy of protection. Dr. Epstein has studied the history of the internet and expresses his expertise on internet governance and oversight.

Abigail Derby Lewis, Ph.D., Chicago Region Senior Program Manager of the Keller Science Action Center joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how changing climate in cities and the removal of natural habitats is leading to the extinction of wildlife, such as the monarch butterfly.

Creativity, Technology and Art in Science Education - The Roundtable Perspective 124

Carolina Kaufman, Digital Learning Coordinator at the Field Museum joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how creativity, technology and art can bridge the gap in science education. Kaufman studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology Education and Innovation program and has brought that experience to the Field Museum in creating several youth programs.

Inconvenient Truths of US Foreign Policy - The Roundtable Perspective 123

Daniel Kovalik, Senior Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers and Professor of Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how labor laws and tariffs have an impact on human rights as well as other inconvenient truths of US foreign policy.

 
The Epidemic of Human Trafficking with Charles Hounmenou - The Roundtable Perspective 122

 

Charles Hounmenou, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss human trafficking and the exploitation of women in the US. Dr. Hounmenou was a principal investigator of a recent comparative study on child prostitution in West Africa and has spent years examining the human traffic epidemic.

 
The Roundtable Perspective 118 - Rhon Teruelle
 
The Roundtable Perspective 120 - Dr. Jacob Campbell

Dr. Jacob Campbell, Urban Environmental Anthropologist at the Chicago Field Museum joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how changing dynamics in the environment has an effect on Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Dr. Campbell's work with "Roots and Routes" and the Keller Science Action Center is highlighted.

 

Dr. Rhon Teruelle, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Social Media at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the role of social media and youth activism and the changing face of social activism thanks to new forms of media. Dr. Teruelle studied the Québec student strike of 2012 and how social media was able to influence change and compares that to current social media activism movements.

 
The Roundtable Perspective 121 - Mark Bouman

 

Mark Bouman, Ph.D., Chicago Region Program Coordinator of the Chicago Field Museum joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how climate change and other effects on nature are causing certain wildlife to go extinct. The Chicago Field Museum is working with scientists in the field to help solve these problems and learn more about the world we live in.

 
America and the Politics of Insecurity 119- The Roundtable Perspective with guest Dr. Andrew Rojecki

 

Dr. Andrew Rojecki, Associate Professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Dr. Rojecki’s newest book, “America and the Politics of Insecurity,” and the effect of events like 9/11, the recent recession and school shootings on the American psyche.

The Roundtable Perspective 117 - Sean Johnson Andrews

 

Sean Johnson Andrews, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the role of the media and communications technologies as it relates to popular culture and how corporations like Disney are controlling the culture narrative within everyday life.

The Roundtable Perspective 116-Alexandra Filindra
 

Alexandra Filindra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D., to discuss immigrant social policy in the United States, the state of DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and the changing US policies for the "Dreamers." Dr. Filindra has received various grants and awards for her research and writing on immigration legislation in the US.

 
The Roundtable Perspective 115 - Elizabeth Lozano

 

Elizabeth Lozano, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the changing face of militarization in Columbia and the continuing conflict between what is perceived by those living in the country versus what is seen in the media. Dr. Lozano has spent much of the past decade discussing the nonviolent resistance movement in the Colombian Peace Community.

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