Four @ Four, Spring 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Marriott Room, Campus Center

An evening of slam research presentations by SBS faculty members over hors d'oeuvres and beverages. This year's presenters are:

Angélica Bernal, Political Science

Creolizing Foundings
Angelica received her Ph.D. from Yale University. Her work focuses on issues of founding and refounding, popular constitutionalism, and indigenous rights and social movements in Latin America.  Her latest book "Beyond Origins" was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press and examines the politics of foundings across time and traditions, from the US and France to Haiti and Latin America.  Angelica is also currently director of the Academic Fellows Program, focusing on first generation, ALANA, and underrepresented undergraduate students in SBS.

Josh Braun, Journalism

The Real Incentives Behind Fake News: A Brief Look at the Programmatic Advertising Ecosystem
Josh received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Communication from Cornell University, where his work earned him the Anson E. Rowe award for research productivity, teaching excellence, and service to the community. His work examines sociological questions surrounding online media distribution. His book on digital distribution of TV news was published in 2015 by Yale University Press and his papers have appeared in Communication Theory, Communication, Culture & Critique, Journalism, and Journalism Practice. 

Jasmine Kerrissey, Sociology

Taking it Beyond the Shop Floor: How Unions Shape Political Life
Jasmine received a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2012 from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Her research focuses on the historical and contemporary role of labor movements in shaping working conditions, inequality, and political participation. Her work has been published in journals such as American Sociological Review and Social Forces.

Jamie Mullins, Resource Economics

Temperature, Climate Change, and Mental Health: Evidence from the Spectrum of Mental Health Outcomes
Jamie earned his PhD in the Department of Economics at the University of California San Diego. He served as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies and was a 2016 Lone Mountain Fellow with The Property and Environment Research Center. His research is focused primarily on applied topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, with current work related to human health and well-being, the perception of environmental risks, and climate change adaptation.