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ANNA DORNHAUS is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where she has been on the faculty since 2005. She completed her PhD in Germany at the University of Würzburg. Her research centers on understanding complex collective behaviors in social insects, such as how these organisms communicate, divide up tasks, and make decisions as a group. She has been a speaker in the UA School of Science’s public lecture series at Centennial Hall.
 

 

Professor of French

ALAIN-PHILIPPE DURAND is Professor of French, Director of the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC), and Interim Director of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona. Durand is also Honors Professor and Affiliated Faculty in Latin American Studies and LGBT Studies. His publications and courses deal with French cinema, hip-hop culture, contemporary novel, and the kind of popular culture that characterizes the extreme contemporary.

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MELISSA FITCH is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. She is editor of the journal Studies in Latin American Popular Culture (University of Texas Press), author of Sides Dishes: Latin/a American Women, Sex, and Cultural Production (Rutgers UP, 2009), and author of the forthcoming “Global Tango: Travels in the Transnational Imaginary.” She has received three universitywide teaching awards at UA and was a Fulbright scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during 2011-12.
 

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David N. Gibbs is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. A former MacArthur Fellow, his writings have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, and have been translated into 11 foreign languages. His most recent book is First Do No Harm: Humanitarian Intervention and the Destruction of Yugoslavia.

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TANNIS GIBSON is Professor of Piano and Associate Director for the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. She has performed and taught around the world, including Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie), the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, and the National Gallery of Art, as well as throughout Asia, Europe, and South America.

 

Interim Department Head; Associate Professor of Philosophy
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MICHAEL GILL is Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. His work focuses on the origins of our moral judgments from the perspectives of both history and contemporary moral psychology. He has written on the ethics of end-of-life decisions, the relationship between morality and religion, and moral pluralism. He is the author of The British Moralists on Human Nature and the Birth of Secular Ethics (2006) and Humean Moral Pluralism (forthcoming). 
 

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