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Virtual Class Visits

Virtual Classroom Visits give students first-hand access to scholars, authors, performers, and community leaders whose work they are studying. Initiated during a year of remote learning, this program continues to make possible unparalleled opportunities for student engagement with scholars in the classroom. See below for the Fall 2023 Visits. View Past Virtual Classroom Visits for previous semesters.

Fall 2023

September 12, 2023
Dr. Anthony E. Clark, Professor of Chinese History at Whitworth University, visits Assistant Professor Audrey Seah's Religious Studies course "Saints and Sinners Around the World" to speak about the history of Catholic martyrs in China.

September 28, 2023
Sharon Morrison, Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at University of North Carolina Greensboro, speaks to Visiting Assistant Professor Love Odetola's "Intro to Public Health" course about the ethical issues that have emerged in Dr. Morrison's long-term ethnographic project among African and Asian refugees who have resettled in Guilford County, North Carolina.

September 29, 2023
Tim Cresswell, Ogilvie Chair in Geography at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, visits Philosophy Lecturer Carolyn Richardson's Montserrat seminar on selfhood and place to go deeper into his research on place-studies and how that relates to life's meaning.

October 2, 2023
Timothy E. Murphy, Associate Professor and Chair of Urban Studies at Worcester State University, speaks to Visiting Assistant Professor Clarissa Carvalho's "Anthropological Perspective" course about his fieldwork experience and belonging in an increasingly cosmopolitan world.

October 3, 2023
Patience Agabi, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Canterbury Poet Laureate, visits Assistant Professor Stella Wang's Chaucer seminar to speak about her collection of poetry inspired by the Canterbury Tales. Agabi updates Chaucer's stories to describe modern-day England and its issues of social justice. 

October 5, 2023
Dr. Octavian Robinson, Associate Professor of Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University, introduces "Crip Linguistics" as a theoretical and abolitionist framework to Stephanie Clark's "Introduction to Death Studies" students.

October 10, 2023
Timothy Dulle, Manresa Postdoctoral Fellow at Saint Louis University, speaks to Professor Peter Fritz's and Professor Rachelle Beaudoin's class "Play+Work: God/Art Corita" about Corita Kent's spiritual seeking through her visual art. 

October 25, 2023
Ross Jordan, Curator of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois, Chicago, speaks to Annie Storr's Montserrat seminar "Work, Art & Politics" about her career as a faith-based activist and the innovations for social improvement that came out of the Hull House.

October 30, 2023
Kathryn Hampton, Head of Impact at Rainbow Road, discusses the persecution of LGBTQ+ asylum-seekers with Assistant Professor Katherine Hsu's Classics course "Refugees in Ancient Myth and Today."

November 8, 2023
Joe Colleyshaw, Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University, visits Russian Studies Assistant Professor Victoria Richter's "Russian Propaganda" course to talk about Russia's aggressive and disruptive politics.

November 11, 2023 
Colin Ellard, Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo in Canada, visits Philosophy Lecturer Carolyn Richardson's Montserrat seminar on selfhood and place to discuss how places affect our psychological lives, including the effect of Holy Cross's campus on students. 

November 13, 2023
Morgane Lincy Fercot, journalist and filmmaker, visits Assistant Professor Emma Burston's course "Picturing France" to discuss art movements and culture in Brittany. Morgane will lead a discussion about our moral obligations to one another, especially to speakers of so-called minority languages.

November 14, 2023
Kevin Aviance, an internationally recognized drag icon and dance music performer whose work was recently sampled on Beyoncé's album "Renaissance," speaks to Visiting Assistant Professor Joseph Nelson's course on music and gay rights about the current politics around drag, gender, and LGBTQ+ civil rights. 

November 15, 2023 
Jim Downs, Gilder Lehrman-National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Civil War Era Studies and History at Gettysburg College, visits Professor Stephanie Yuhl's "Modern US Gender and Sexuality History" seminar. 

November 16, 2023
Yonatan Binyam, Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, visits Professor and Chair of the Classics department Tom Martin's class on Alexander the Great and Asia. He speaks to the class about the history of religion in Ethiopia from ancient to modern times, with a focus on the translation of the Ethiopic Alexander Romance.

November 16, 2023
John Laudun, Professor of English at the University of Louisiana, visits Classics Professor Neel Smith's "Digital Mythology" course to explore the ethical dimensions of analyzing traditional stories algorithmically.

November 20, 2023
Zach Fredman, Associate Professor of History at Duke Kunshan University, speaks to Assistant Professor Ke Ren's course on World War II in East Asia about ethics, obligation, and shifting notions of peace and conflict within the context of the China-U.S. engagement during WWII.

December 4, 2023 
Kalpana Jain, senior ethics and religion editor at The Conversation US, speaks to Professor of Religious Studies Mathew Schmalz's "Hinduism" class about her research on free speech and the rights of religious minorities in Narendra Modi's India.