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Short Talks on Faculty Scholarship Event

Now in its fifth year, Short Talks on Faculty Scholarship has been showcasing the unique research and projects being done by Susquehanna faculty from across disciplines. The upcoming event will take place on Tuesday, November 5th from 4:15-5:30.

November 5th Presenters:

Valerie Allison (Department of Education): Self-Study of a Mid-Career Teacher Educator: Reinvigorating my Teacher Self through Experimental Practice

Valerie Allison is an associate professor and the Director of Secondary Education. She is in her twelfth year at Susquehanna University. Prior to coming to SU, she was a junior high school English teacher for 12 years and worked as a school administrator for nine. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Valerie’s research interests include social justice and advocacy in teaching, social factors impacting literacy development, and teacher reflection. Her research includes self-study and narrative inquiries. 


Swarna Basu (Department of Chemistry): Nanoparticles from your kitchen

Swarna Basu, Professor of Chemistry, received his BA in Chemistry from Clark University and Ph.D. from Wesleyan University. He is primarily interested in molecular interactions. His research focuses on the detection and behavior of biomolecules (DNA and proteins) using spectroscopy, and the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials. He teaches both introductory and advanced courses, including one on nanotechnology, and his research projects include a significant amount of student involvement.


Izabel Galliera  (Department of Art and Design): Acts of Resistance: Contemporary Activist Art in Hungary’s Illiberal Era

Izabel Galliera received her Ph.D in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research explores the intersection of contemporary activist art and politics with a specific focus on Central and Eastern Europe, contemporary curatorial practices and the institutionalization of activist art. Her research has been published in the Journal of Curatorial StudiesARTMarginsFIELD: A journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism, and anthologies such as Creativity: Multi-Layers Collaborations in Art and Art Historical Practice (2017) and Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution will be Live (2019). She is the author of Socially Engaged Art After Socialism: Art and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (2017)