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An A to Z listing of all University of Minnesota faculty who have been interviewed on the Bat of Minerva.

March 29, 2011 – Dean Abrahamson is a professor emeritus of public affairs and planning at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert Humphey Center, where he researches the intersection of energy and environmental policies, particularly in the choice between nuclear and renewable energy supplies.

December, 2012 – Christine Baeumler is a faculty member of the University of Minnesota Department of Art.

Winter 2010 – Charles Baxter is an Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota and author of several novels including Saul and Patsy, Believers, The Soul Thief and The Feast of Love.

April 10, 2008 – David Beard of the Reconfiguring Rhetorical Studies Collaborative is interested in issues of communication and critical theory. Beard is a professor in the Department of Writing Studies at UMN Duluth.

March 23, 2011 – Jeffrey Broadbent is a professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota where his current research includes “Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks,” a comparative study of national political will to deal with global climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Winter 2009 – Michael Dennis Browne is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He is a librettist and the author of seven books of poetry, including Things I Can’t Tell You and Panthers.

April 4, 2011 – Blaine Brownell is an architect, author, educator, and founder of the design/research practice Transstudio, which focuses on disruptive material applications and emergent environmental building strategies.

November, 2007 – Dan Burk is the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota and a prominent authority on the law of intellectual property, specializing in the areas of cyberlaw and biotechnology.

August 10, 2011 – Valentine Cadieux is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota. In the fall of 2011, she, along with Rachel Schurman (Sociology) will be teaching a faculty seminar, Talking Over Food: Abundance and Scarcity in the 21st Century.

April 5, 2011 – Karen Campbell is the Education Director at the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, a National Science Foundation sponsored Science and Technology Center.

May, 2008 – David Chang is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota where he studies race, nationhood, and Native American culture.

January, 2013 – Lisa Channer is a U of M Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance, and co-founder of Theatre Novi Most.

April, 2009 – Juliette Cherbuliez is a professor of French at the University of Minnesota. Her research is on premodern literature and culture.

March, 2007 – Michael Cherlin is a Professor of Theory and Composition in the School of Music at the University of Minnesota.

October 12, 2008 – Two Scholars: History and Environmental Ethics – William Cunningham is an environmental scientist and author. He is Professor Emeritus of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota. He is particularly interested in conservation biology and environmental issues.

November 9, 2008 – A lifetime of interest in words and wordplay – Maria Damon is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota.

August 5, 2011 – Tracey Deutsch is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota where she studies the history of capitalism, the politics of consumer society, food and reproductive labor, and the history of women and gender.

December, 2007 – Jan Estep is a photographer and a professor of Art at the University of Minnesota.

March, 2007 – Sara Evans is a McKnight Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in gender analysis, family history, and American women’s history.

May, 2010 – Ted Farmer is a professor of History at the University in Minnesota, where he serves as the editor of Ming Studies.

April 12, 2011 – Thomas Fisher is a professor and dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota and, among other works, the author of Architectural Design and Ethics, Tools for Survival and In the Scheme of Things, Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture.

April 22, 2010 – Maria Fitzgerald is a Professor of English. Her areas of expertise include creative writing (fiction), Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy, British literature, world literatures, Italian twentieth century literature, and modern and contemporary European writing.

Winter 2009 – Shirley Nelson Garner is Professor of English and on the graduate faculties of Gender Women and Sexuality Studies and Early Modern Studies at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in Shakespeare, feminist studies in literature, feminist psychoanalytic literary theory and criticism, and women’s autobiography.

August, 2007 – Michael Gaudio is a professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota and a founding member of the Theorizing Early Modern Studies Collaborative.

February, 2009 – Douglas Geers is a composer, a professor of Music Composition and Director of the STRUM Electronic Music Studios at the School of Music of the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), where he founded and directs the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts.

Winter 2009 – Ray Gonzalez is a Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and a prolific author of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction.

Winter 2009 – Patricia Hampl is a Regents Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of numerous works including A Romantic Education, I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory, and The Florist’s Daughter.

December 29, 2009 – Brad Hokanson is Director of the Design Institute and a professor of Design, Housing and Apparel at the University of Minnesota.

April 10, 2008 – Mark Huglen of the Reconfiguring Rhetorical Studies Collaborative is interested in issues of communication and critical theory. Huglen is a professor of Communication at UMN Crookston.

April 2012 – Nicholas Jordan is a Professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota where he also oversees the Graduate Program in Conservation Biology.

November 2011 – Amy Kaminsky is a Professor in the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota.

July, 2013 – Ruth Mazo Karras is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She is also a co-editor of the journal Gender & History.

January, 2013 – Diane Katsiaficas is a Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota.

October 30, 2009 – Ellen Kennedy is the outreach coordinator and interim director at the Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.

May, 2010 – Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also is Director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law.

October, 2012 – Rebecca Krinke is a multimedia artist, sculptor, landscape artist, U of M professor and IAS board member.

Winter 2009 – Josephine Lee is a Professor in the English Department at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Asian American Studies Consortium. Her most recent book is The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.

September, 2006 – Lynn Lukkas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and is a member of the Program in Collaborative Arts at the University of Minnesota.

March 23, 2011 – Jim Lutz is a professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota where he is currently engaged in a project with graduate students on designing schools in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake of 2010.

November, 2012 – Joyce Lyon is a professor Art at the University of Minnesota and was a founding member of the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM).

December, 2006 – Christine Marran is a professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in modern Japanese culture and literature with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, and identity in print and film culture.

Winter 2009 – Nabil Matar is a Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He has published on Thomas Traherne, Peter Sterry, and Restoration religious literature, as well as a trilogy on Britain and the Islamic Mediterranean and a wider project on the image of Europeans in early modern Arabic thought.

February, 2007 – Guerino Mazzola is a professor of Music and a member of the Program in Collaborative Arts at the University of Minnesota.

December, 2012 – Bill McGeveran teaches law at the University of Minnesota Law School.

January 4, 2009 – Science in Japan in the War Years – Hiromi Mizuno is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota.

March 9, 2011 – Ryuta Nakajima is professor of art at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where his recent work has focused on the behavioral ecology of cephalopods particularly in the area of cuttlefish camouflage and body pattern.

March 30, 2011 – Michael Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), director of the NIH-supported Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance within CIDRAP, a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and in the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. He has been a national leader detailing the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations.

October, 2010 – Joshua Page is a professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota where his current research interests focus on crime, law, deviance, and punishment as well as labor and unionization.

December 2009 – Carla Rahn Phillips is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota where she specializes in the study of Early Modern Spain and the Atlantic.

August 8, 2011 – Jeffrey M. Pilcher is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota, where he researches teaches classes on food and drink in world history.

January, 2013 – Wayne Potratz is a sculptor and Professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Art.

August 4, 2011 – Thomas Rose is a sculptor and a professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, where he is particularly interested in the intersections of architecture and memory and in contemporary Chinese art and culture.

Winter 2009 – Julie Schumacher is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. She has published numerous short stories and several novels, included four for younger readers: Grass Angel, The Chain Letter, The Book of One Hundred Truths, and Black Box.

January 18 and 25, 2009 – The Meaning of Calculus in the 17th Century – J.B. Shank is a professor of history at the University of MInnesota and one of the organizers of the Theorizing Early Modern Studies Collaborative.

October 26 and November 2, 2008 – Controversies about Mathematical Knowledge and Leibniz and Newton: Continuity and Controversy – J.B. Shank is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota and one of the organizers of the Theorizing Early Modern Studies Collaborative.

Winter 2009 – Geoffrey Sirc is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English at the University of Minnesota. He specializes in composition theory and pedagogy, technology/writing, visual arts and art theory, hip hop, and the modernist era.

February, 2007 – Susannah L. Smith is a historian specializing in Russia and modern Europe at the University of Minnesota and the managing director of the Institute for Advanced Study. She is also a member of Sumunar, a Twin Cities-based Indonesian music and dance ensemble.

February 10, 2011 – Matt Sobek is Principal Research Scientist and Integrated Public Use Microdata Series-International Project Manager at the Minnesota Population Center of the University of Minnesota.

November, 2006 – Madelon Sprengnether is a Regents Professor in the department of English at the University of Minnesota. She is a poet and feminist scholar, specializing in Freud, psychoanalytic criticism and women writers.

February, 2009 – Andréa Stanislav is a professor of Art at the University of Minnesota and practices a multimedia approach to art making, inspired by the language of film, architecture, and pop culture.

December 9, 2009 – Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Bill Foley and Andréa Stanislav, Department of Art, University of Minnesota discuss their recent research trip to Dubai.

December, 2012 – Sean Walsh teaches Philosophy at the University of MN, Duluth, and was an IAS Visiting Fellow during Fall 2012.

May, 2006 – Ann Waltner is a professor in both the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures and she is also the director of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota.

August 15, 2010 – Ann Waltner talks about Matteo Ricci’s 1602 map of the world, recently acquired by the James Ford Bell Library.

Winter 2009 – John Watkins is a Professor in the English, Medieval Studies, and Italian Studies departments at the University of Minnesota. He has published works on medieval drama and history, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Elizabeth I.

March 25, 2011 – Thomas Wolfe is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota where his research centers on the place of communications practices and institutions in the creation of modern social and political movements.

April 8, 2010 – Mark Zmudy is a professor of Health at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he teaches and does research on adventure education and outdoor pursuits.