Distinguished UGA alum John R. Parker Jr. (History, '73) presents a talk on "What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?” John Parker is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served for this lunch hour talk.
Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life(HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians.
Jerry Shannon is an assistant professor in the department of geography and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is a geographer studying how to make urban neighborhoods and food systems healthier and more equitable. Dr. Shannon’s broad interests are in urban development and inequality, geographic information systems, political geography, and place effects on health.
Mark Berg is an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Iowa. Berg’s research interests primarily include criminology, interpersonal violence, the mobilization of law, and the social context of adolescent development. He is currently investigating the situational characteristics of disputes as part of a project funded by the National Institute of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC).
Tim Gill is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia. His areas of interest include political sociology, global/transnational sociology, and sociological theory. He is currently completing his dissertation on US democracy assistance programs in Venezuela under the Chávez Administration, and how the Venezuelan government has challenged them.
Tara Sutton is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Georgia. Her areas of interest are family and deviance and her research addresses the influence of individual, family and community factors on adjustment problems during adolescence and emerging adulthood. She is currently working on projects that that link social contexts and family of origin experiences to outcomes such as delinquency, risky sexual behavior, and family violence.
Jeff Cannon presents this exit seminar. His research interests include:
unraveling the complex ways in which common forest disturbances (such as wind damage and fire) can interactively influence forest regeneration. Currently, my research focuses on how wind damage can alter the amount and type of forest fuels which can lead to dramatic changes in fire behavior. I am also monitoring whether the combination of wind and fire disturbances can alter the path of forest recovery.