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Collaborative for Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies

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Plenary Speakers (watch this space for updates):

Evelyn Brister
Evelyn Brister is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has a PhD in Philosophy (Northwestern University, 2002) and an MS in Environmental Science (RIT, 2012). Her research explores how environmental decision-making draws on knowledge and skills from various disciplines and communities. She has written articles on epistemological obstacles to interdisciplinary research and is currently working on projects to support and assess collaborations between the sciences and humanities.

Kwami Coleman 
Kwami Coleman is an Assistant Professor at New York University. He is a musician, composer, and musicologist specializing in improvised music. His research interests include histories of experimentalism in music, jazz historiography, the music of the African diaspora, music aesthetics and technology, political economy, and cultural studies. Dr. Coleman is a founding member of the Afro-Latin@ Forum, a non-profit organization devoted to the study and increased visibility of Latinos of African descent in the United States, affiliated with NYU’s Steinhardt School. In 2017, he released his debut album -- Local Music.

Robert Frodeman
Robert Frodeman is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, where he is the Founding Director of the Center for Study of Interdisciplinarity. He is the author of several articles and books on interdisciplinarity, including Sustainable Knowledge: A Theory of Interdisciplinarity (2013) and editor-in-chief of the Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity (2017), now in its second edition. In addition to the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity, Dr. Frodeman’s research interests include continental philosophy, environmental ethics and philosophy, philosophy of science policy, and science and technology studies.

Symposium Registration

Symposium Date: June 1st & 2nd, 2018

Please register for the Summer Symposium online using the link below. The registration fee is $100, and registration is available through May 15th, 2018. Meals are included with the registration fee. 

If you have questions, please email

Dr. Mary Paddock
Director, Collaborative for Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies

With 3 campuses, a college of arts and sciences and 8 professional schools, Quinnipiac has a history of collaboration and interdisciplinary study.

Communities working together

Students collaborate at the College of Arts and Sciences on our Mt. Carmel campus.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Mary Paddock
Director, Collaborative for Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies

Phone: 203-582-8951
Email: mary.paddock@qu.edu    

Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

The Summer Symposium is funded by a generous grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.