The Faculty Lecture Series at the College of Charleston returns for the spring 2022 semester following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cosponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Honors College, the Faculty Lecture Series spotlights the latest in faculty research and scholarship. All events are free and held in Addlestone Library, Room 227. Admission for each lecture will be capped at 30 attendees to allow for comfortable distancing.
Upcoming lectures are as follows:
How Others Can Shape What Children Remember: Implications for the Testimony of Young Witnesses
Feb. 16, 2022, 12 p.m. Join psychology Professor Gabrielle Principe for a discussion of some of her recent research on young children’s memories, with a focus on the implications of this work for understanding factors that can influence the testimony of young witnesses in legal settings. You’ll learn why children’s testimony can be amazingly rich and accurate at times and disturbingly inaccurate at other times – and come to understand some of the ethical, social and political issues raised when developmental science is brought into the forensic arena.
Birth Control: What Everyone Needs to Know
March 16, 2022, at 12 p.m. Beth Sundstrom, associate professor of communication and public health and director of the Women’s Health Research Team (WHRT), will discuss her recent book co-authored with CofC history professor Cara Delay, Birth Control: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2020). She will also discuss the latest research on contraception conducted by the WHRT, such as theory-based formative audience research to inform the development of messages and communication campaigns about moving oral contraceptives over the counter.
Citizenship, Community and Belonging in Honors: From the First-Year Experience to the Senior Seminar
April 20, 2022, at 12 p.m. The Honors first-year experience, required for all incoming Honors students, is taking a hard look at CofC’s relationship to local history and community, especially the College’s ties to historical racism and its outcomes. In this talk, Honors Faculty Fellows Brooke Permenter and Jennifer Cavalli highlight the ongoing, experiential, collaborative work of students, staff and faculty in implementing a place-based curriculum with an anti-racist lens in the Honors first-year experience. While chronicling and assessing their work thus far, they will also preview the next steps in a multi-year curricular plan rooted in anti-racism.