The Trailblazers and Innovators Series in Minority Graduate Education seminar series hosts a minority scholar at the University's Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses to meet with students, to discuss their scholarship and professional journey, in addition to giving a public talk about their research.
Trailblazers and Innovators 2019
Mintzi has a dual PhD (Folklore and Anthropology) from Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB). Her research and teaching addresses issues of youth culture, cultural continuity and transformation, performance of rituals and festivals, performance of indigenous identity, and vernacular cultural practices in the Americas. Since 2005, she has conducted research on the P’urhépecha culture of Michoacán, México, spending most of her time in the community of Santo Santiago de Angahuan. She has published articles on the indigenous rock movement in Mexico, indigenous popular culture, and the use of food as decorations.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Folklore Studies, Latin/o American Studies, Youth Cultures, Decolonial and Postcolonial Studies.
Kakali Bhattacharya, PhD
Ph.D. in Qualitative Inquiry Program, Research, Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics (Educational Psychology) – University of Georgia
De/colonizing onto-epistemologies; transnational issues of demographics and socioeconomics in higher education; sociocultural approaches to qualitative inquiry and educational research
Keivan Stassun, PhD
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University
Department of Physics, Fisk University
Kevin Cokley, PhD
Department of Counseling Pychology
African and American Diaspora Department
Institute for Urban Policy and Reasearch Analysis
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Iowa