Phil Bratta is an independent scholar whose work focuses on rhetorical theory, culture, digital-visual rhetorics, and embodiment in everyday, socially-engaged practices. He has published or has forthcoming work in several edited collections and journals, including The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, Rhetoric Review, College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, Enculturation, Feminist Teacher, Visual Culture and Gender, and The Journal of American Culture.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Center for the Study of Christianity, October 2017) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, September 2016) Postdoc in History of Medieval Art (Università di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Urbino, March 2016) Visiting Professor (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 2015-2016) Teaching Fellow (Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome) Postdoc in History of Medieval Art (Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, 2014-2015) Phd in History of Byzantine Art (Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, June 2013) Webmaster for the official website of AISB – Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini http://www.studibizantini.it — RESEARCH INTERESTS — * Medieval art and architecture in Italy; * Early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval ivory carvings; * Byzantine book illumination; visual rhetoric and relation between text and image; * History of Medieval and Byzantine studies at the turn of the twentieth century; * Impact of the Grand Tour on the rediscovery of medieval and Byzantine art between the 18th and the 19th centuries; * Fakes, forgeries, copies; * Collections and collectors of early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval works of art.
My research is focused on developing an ethical and pragmatic recognition of, and respect for, otherness and difference in communication. I write about communication theory and practice, and draw upon varied examples—taken from science and technology, science fiction and creative art—to illustrate the ideas in my work. Much of my work to date has explored the communicative possibilities illustrated by human interactions with humanoid and non-humanoid robots, looking to fact and fiction, science and art, for inspiration. This research has now been published (along with some more recent thinking about human interactions with explosive ordnance disposal robots and robotic floor cleaners) as a book, Robots and Communication, with Palgrave Macmillan in the Pivot series.
Principle investigator of several research projects. Habilitation (post-doc thesis) about the history of the American screenplay (Schreiben für Hollywood. Das Drehbuch im Studiosystem. Münster et al: Lit Verlag 2008), Publications about storytelling in silent cinema (Stummfilmdramaturgie. Erzählweisen des amerikanischen Feature Films 1917 – 1927. Münster et al: Lit Verlag 2011), Hindi cinema and filmmusic. Teaches film studies at universities in Vienna, Brno, Kiel and Salamanca
I am an Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University. My research focuses on the material-discursive practices of scholarly research and communication. In my work I critically analyse alternative models of scholarly communication such as open access publishing and living, liquid and remixed books: publishing experiments that try to challenge ideas of authorship, the fixed text, copyright and originality, as well as the system of material production surrounding the book. I try to engage with these new forms both in theory and in practice, where I perform my own research in an alternative, digital, and open way, by publishing it online as it develops, and by experimenting with different, remixed, multimodal and multiplatform versions of my work. In this way I want to rethink the way we do research and how we publish it to avoid uncritically repeating what have become our dominant scholarly practices.
Jason Goroncy (PhD, St Andrews) is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Whitley College, University of Divinity. His current research interests lie chiefly in the areas of Christian doctrine, theological anthropology, death, theological aesthetics, and the work of the Scottish theologian P. T. Forsyth.
Md. Saidur Rahaman AKA Polash, born in 1990, Bangladesh, working as an Academia, since 2nd May 2016 to till date as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer respectively, at the Department of Business Administration, Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh, specialized in Human Resource Management. Now a day, He loves to introduce himself as an Independent researcher. Before choosing the teaching profession, he has successfully completed his Graduation with Excellent Academic Records. Mr Rahaman is highly interested in many emerging research issues of Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, HR Psychology and many other HR-related issues of different organisations. Consequently, he has successfully completed 3 projects and as a project leader, his most contributory project is ‘Women Work Burnout in Garments Industry of Bangladesh and sustainable remedial measures. At the same line manner, he published 15 articles along with his supervisors. Some of the articles are Q2, Q3 ranked and ISI, Scopus indexed. Moreover, he has participated in many international conferences, workshops and seminars to present his research activities. For his research works, Mr Rahaman uses PLS, AMOS and SPSS. As a researcher, he also uses some research platform (ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Mendeley, Orcid, Scopus, Publons and Science web) to find him quickly by the name of Md. Saidur Rahaman.
Kari L. Fletcher, Ph.D., MSW is an Associate Professor, MSW Program Director, and the Coordinator of Area of Emphasis in Military Practice in the St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work from Smith College and her Masters of Social Work from Widener University. Her experience working with military/veteran-connected populations across age cohorts within direct practice contexts spans 20 years and includes affiliations with the VA (as a Clinical Social Worker, 2000-2010), Vet Center (as an External Consultant, 2014-present) and Military OneSource (as a psychotherapist, 2015-present). Dr. Fletcher’s scholarship focuses on support systems for military/veteran-connected populations in clinical practice, higher education, and community-based settings.
David Carson Berry is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 2003. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002, and received the Society for Music Theory’s “Emerging Scholar Award” in 2006. His research interests are wide-ranging and include: American popular music of the 1920s–60s; the theory and aesthetics of music of the mid-eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries; and Schenkerian theory and its reception history in the U.S.