Fall 2019

Students as Human Capital - The Roundtable Perspective 301 w/Guest Tin-Chun Lin
Black Girlhood - The Roundtable Perspective 302
w/Guest Ruth Nicole Brown

Tin-Chun Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how economists view students as human capital in their socioeconomic models and how those statistics may be altered by outside factors not figured into their analyses.

Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how economists view students as human capital in their socioeconomic models and how those statistics may be altered by outside factors not figured into their analyses.

Primo Levi and Holocaust Literature - The Roundtable Perspective 303 w/Guest Jonathan Druker
Consolidated Press - The Roundtable Perspective 304
w/Guest Lee Artz

Johnathan Druker, Ph.D., Professor of Italian at Illinois State University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss author Primo Levi and the changing attitudes toward post-war hollocaust literature and poetry.

Lee Artz, Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies from Purdue Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. for a special episode on media framing and the effect of centralized news gathering services such as Reuters and the Associated Press.

Social Media Smackdown - The Roundtable Perspective 305 w/Guest Cory Barker

Cory Barker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at Bradley University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of social media platforms becoming content creators and how Facebook and Netflix battle media giants like WWE and NBC.

Collective Memory - The Roundtable Perspective 310
w/Guest Margarita Saona

Margarita Saona, Ph.D., Head of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the effects of collective memory and how it can be reconstructed from events that were not necessarily witnessed. Dr. Saona is the author of the book “Memory Matters in Transitional Peru”.

The Digital Ecosystem - The Roundtable Perspective 306 w/Guest Steve Jones

Steve Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of electronic devices such as Siri and Alexa and the influence on the way we communicate.

Police Violence - The Roundtable Perspective 307
w/Guest Andrew McCall

Andrew McCall, Ph.D., the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the changing culture of police departments and how it can impact police violence and outreach.

The Fallacy of “Post-Conflict” in Colombia - The Roundtable Perspective 308 w/Guest Elizabeth Lozano

Elizabeth Lozano, Ph.D., Director of Communication Studies at Loyola University Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss her autoethnography as qualitative research in Colombia’s alleged post-conflict era.

Secret Wars - The Roundtable Perspective 309
w/Guest Austin Carson

Austin Carson, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his book, “Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics”, and how governments often participate in battles without the knowledge of the public.

Media Censorship - The Roundtable Perspective 311
w/Guest Steve Macek

Steve Macek, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies as North Central College, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the effects of censorship of media outlets and how even non-traditional media like Facebook often are censored in ways unknown to the public.

Junk Food News - The Roundtable Perspective 312
w/Guest Steve Macek

Steve Macek, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies as North Central College, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss “junk food” news and how often unimportant fluff stories get more media coverage than issues that require critical thinking.

Indiana Jones and the Reality of Archaeology - The Roundtable Perspective 313 w/Guest James Osborne

James Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Chicago’s connection to “Indiana Jones” and the real research that archaeologists do.

Spring 2019

Anthologies in American Television - The Roundtable Perspective 226 w/Guest Molly A. Schneider
Asians as "Orientals" in Cinema - The Roundtable Perspective 225 w/Guest Karla Rae Fuller

Molly A. Schneider, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the diverse landscape of television and the impact on society that anthology shows and block programming have had.

Karla Rae Fuller, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the treatment of Asians in cinema as “Oriental” characters. Dr. Fuller discusses the changing landscape of film and how Asians have been portrayed.

H.P. Lovecraft and the Cult of Cthulhu - The Roundtable Perspective 222 w/Dennis H. Barbour
Evolution of Kinesiology - The Roundtable Perspective 221 w/Guest Howard Zelaznik

Dennis H. Barbour, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at Purdue Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the works of H.P. Lovecraft and his continuing influence on the science fiction genre.

Howard Zelaznik, Ph.D., Professor of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how the study of kinesiology has evolved and his research on Fitts' law and developing Schmidt's law.

Consumer Behavior - The Roundtable Perspective 220
w/Guest Subhash Jha
Protest and public history in Chicago - The Roundtable Perspective 219 w/Guest Rachel Boyle

Subhash Jha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing at Purdue Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss social cues and haptics in consumer behavior. Dr. Jha is conducting research in haptics and the effects on consumers.

Rachel Boyle, Ph.D., public historian and co-founder of Omnia History, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the history of protest and public interest in Chicago and the changing roles of a historian in modern context.

Shakespeare's Rosalind - The Roundtable Perspective 218 w/Guest Paul Hecht
Sanitization of Martin Luther King Jr. - The Roundtable Perspective 217 w/Guest Kelly Harris

Paul Hecht, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the Elizabethan character Rosalind, and her importance in Shakespeare’s works as well as the works of others. Dr. Hecht is in the process of writing a biography of this character and how she influenced characters in literary history.

Kelly Harris, Ph.D. an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Chicago State University, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism and body of work has been sanitized in the modern era.

Crisis in Venezuela - The Roundtable Perspective 216
w/Guest Lee Artz

Lee Artz, Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how the media’s framing of the presidential crisis in Venezuela. Lee Artz has wrote extensively on this topic and visited Venezuela to study their media presence.

The Killing of Strangers - The Roundtable Perspective 227 w/Guest Jerry G. Holt

Jerry Q. Holt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at Purdue Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his time as a playwright, his novel “The Killing of Strangers” and the impact of crime novels in literature.

Anti-Semitism in the Modern Era - The Roundtable Perspective 228 w/Guest Richard S. Levy

Richard S. Levy, Ph.D., Professor of History at University of Illinois at Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of anti-Semitism and development in the age of the internet.

Cowboy in Caracas - The Roundtable Perspective 223
w/Guest Charlie Hardy

Charles Hardy, former priest and author of the book, “Cowboy in Caracas", joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his experiences in Venezuela and the current political climate in the country as a result of the presidential crisis and US influence.

Plight of the Pioneer Woman - The Roundtable Perspective 224 w/Wendy St. Jean

Wendy St. Jean, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Purdue Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the life of pioneer women and contrast that with the life of Native American Chickasaw Nation women in the same era.

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