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Events and Conferences: IRMACS Masterclass Series "Cartographing a Career in Dance and Performance Research"

January 23, 2015
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 "Cartographing a Career in Dance and Performance Research" - A conversation with Dr. Henry Daniel, School for the Contemporary Arts

The main idea of the IRMACS Centre's series "SFU Research Masterclass" is to have a group of prominent SFU researchers that will, instead of an academic lecture on their research topic, tell the story of their research path and the "best practices" and tips they learned along the
way - how they came to be interested in the topic, how their research directions have changed over the years, any major shifts in direction, who their collaborators are and how they developed those collaborations, etc. The format of each event will be a sit down session with an interviewer, rather than a standard presentation format. This is followed by a Q&A with the audience. We invite SFU graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as SFU researchers across the disciplines, SFU research personnel, and researcher grant facilitators to attend the "SFU Research Masterclass" sessions.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time: 11:30-12:20

Room: IRMACS Presentation Studio, ASB 10900, Burnaby Campus 

About the Interviewee: Dr. Henry Daniel is an artist/scholar with a teaching and research specialty in Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology. His work strives to prepare students to be knowledgeable and well informed, articulate, as well as expert practitioners in their chosen discipline by exposing them to an arts education seen through the lens of arts practice as research. Dr. Daniel also uses his funded projects as platforms for introducing both undergraduate and graduate students to the professional world. Through these projects they have the opportunity to establish first hand contact with other academics and artists working within as well as outside a university setting. Professor Daniel is Principal Investigator on the SSHRC funded Research/Creation project Barca: New Architectures of Memory and Identity. He is also founder and lead researcher for the international network Transnet (Transdisciplinary Research Network for Performance and Technology).

About the Interviewer: Ms. Hilary Morden, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Criminology. Hilary Kim Morden is a PhD student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (Canada). She works as a sessional professor at SFU and a researcher in the Modeling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) division of the Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS). Her areas of research include organized crime, street gangs, cybercrime (as related to organized crime) and mathematical/computer models and simulations representing complex social systems. With a background in Psychology, Criminology, and Mathematics she has created stochastic models (combining fuzzy logic, fuzzy cognitive maps, cellular automata, and game theory) that define and simulate the complex bio-psycho-social interactions that culminate in early onset deviant behaviour and affiliation with gangs and organized crime. She has adapted this model to explain urban homelessness, providing policy-makers with a model that permits them to hypothesis-test in seeking long-term solutions for this problem. Her recent publications include: The Seduction of Crime (Wiley-Blackwell), Youth Gang Affiliation: Natural Instinct or Something Else? (Springer), and Analyzing the Impact of Social Factors on Homelessness: A Fuzzy Cognitive Map Approach (Springer Science + Business).

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