2021 Seminar Speakers

Seminar Lead Instructor and CSEEES Regional Speaker

Dr. Stephen (Steve) Crowley (Oberlin College)

Stephen Crowley, professor and chair of the Department of Politics, is a scholar of the politics of Russia and Eastern Europe, with a focus on labor and the political economy of postcommunist transformations. His teaching centers on Russia and Eastern Europe, peace and conflict studies, revolutions, and globalization. His forthcoming book, Putin’s Labor Dilemma: Russian Politics between Stability and Stagnation (Cornell University Press) examines the specter of looming labor and social unrest as Russia’s leaders contemplate how to rejuvenate Russia’s struggling economy. It explores the legacy of Russia’s many “monotowns”—one-factory cities and towns left from the Soviet era, many of which are straining to stay afloat with the potential for labor protest that can become quickly politicized.

Crowley was recently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and at the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki. His research has been funded in recent years by grants from American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Kennan Institute, and the Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study.

Seminar Pedagogy Instructor

Daniel Redman (Ohio State U.)

Daniel Redman teaches Social Studies Methods and Middle Childhood Foundations at the Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology’s School of Teaching and Learning. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education, and plans to turn his years of K-12 Public School experience into a future of training pre-service teachers and other educators at the graduate level.

Regional Topic Speakers

CLAS Regional Speaker: Dr. Guisela Latorre (Ohio State U.)

Guisela Latorre specializes in modern and contemporary U.S. Latinx and Latin American art with a special emphasis on Chicana/Latina feminism. She is the author of Democracy on the Wall: Street Art of the Post-Dictatorship Era in Chile (2019) and Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (2008). In addition, she was co-curator and co-author of the exhibition/book ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (2017). Her other publications include “The Art of Disruption: Chicana/o Art’s Politicized Strategies for Aesthetic Innovation” in The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies (2018) and “Indigenous Images of Democracy on City Streets: Native Representations in Contemporary Chilean Graffiti and Muralism” in Street Art of Resistance (2017). She is currently working on an anthology on the arts collective Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo.

EASC Regional Speaker: Dr. Ju Hui Judy HAN 한주희 (U. California, Los Angeles)

Ju Hui Judy Han is a cultural geographer with interests in religion, mobilities, and difference. She currently is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCLA. She earned a PhD in geography from UC Berkeley and held a Korea Foundation and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship first in Asian Studies then in Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, followed by a position in Geography at the University of Toronto. Her teaching and research interests range from evangelical Christian mission trips and conservative megachurches to queer and transgender activism and feminist politics in South Korea and the Korean diaspora. She collaborates widely with scholars in Asian studies, cultural anthropology, critical sociology, literary and historical cultural studies, and religious studies. She currently serves on the Korean Studies Distinguished Speakers Bureau for the Association for Asian Studies.

MESC Regional Speaker: Dr. Danielle Schoon (Ohio State U.)

Danielle is a cultural anthropologist with interests in migration, performance, and the politics of identity. She teaches the Turkish Studies curriculum in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and cultures at The Ohio State University, as well as courses in immigration in the Sociology and Political Science departments. Her current research focuses on the ‘politics of presence’ for Roma (“Gypsies”) in Turkey and Turkish migrants in Europe and the United States. Danielle frequently takes advantage of professional development opportunities to improve her teaching and is an advocate of active learning and community engagement.