November 15, 2019

Faculty Spotlight

  1. October 28, 2019

    Art professor explores intersection of power, labor and consumerism

    Rebekah Modrak, a professor of art and design, explores the intersections of power, labor and consumerism to examine the rights of communities and workers in society.

  2. October 21, 2019

    Professor helps amplify voices through music, research

    Nadine Hubbs, professor of women’s studies and music, is author of the forthcoming book, “Country Mexicans,” which examines Mexican-American engagements with country music.

  3. October 14, 2019

    Lecturer revisits English language through traditional printing

    Fritz Swanson founded and directs Wolverine Press, a publishing exploratory in LSA’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program that combines his love for literature and his passion for letterpress printing.

  4. October 7, 2019

    Residential College lecturer uses art as a therapeutic tool

    Deborah Gordon-Gurfinkel founded Telling It, which uses the arts to help promote literacy and help students open up about their life experiences and traumas.

  5. September 16, 2019

    UM-Dearborn’s Hafiz Malik is battling the future of fake news

    Hafiz Malik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UM-Dearborn, works to combat potential online abuses that employ phony audio or video files. 

  6. September 9, 2019

    Law School scholar started center to tackle mass incarceration

    Years ago, it became clear to Amanda Alexander that it wouldn’t be possible to build a Detroit that works for everyone without addressing mass incarceration. The Detroit Justice Center was her solution.

  7. September 3, 2019

    Assistant professor charts new pathways for research, students

    Alison Narayan explores uncharted pathways in her research, which centers on innovations in chemistry and new ways to build molecules. When she’s not in the lab, Narayan works to create pathways for underrepresented groups to study science.

  8. August 12, 2019

    Professor helps men redefine masculinity, explore mental health

    Daphne C. Watkins considers herself a witness to black men’s pain. The associate professor of social work dedicates her scholarship to studying “men, masculinities and mood,” with a specific focus on black men, and how men and boys define themselves as men and boys, and how that influences their mental health.

  9. July 29, 2019

    Art professor’s work addresses nature, direct experience

    The first time Susan Crowell exhibited her work in a botanical garden, she decided she never wanted to return to a gallery space. Her artistic practice values the importance of nature and direct experience. Her sculptures address themes such as natural beauty, creation and the environment.

  10. June 24, 2019

    Spotlight: Medical, public health professor encourages thinking before knowledge

    For Sofia Merajver, age is no indicator of ability. A teaching assistant for her second-grade class at age 7, she received an undergraduate degree six months after immigrating to America at age 19. She’s now a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology promoting a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical research