Sharon Obst will present a snapshot of her dissertation research on the intersection of students with disability and membership in a historically marginalized group. She will describe her researcher positionality and the needs for her research. This event is a School of Arts and Sciences Colloquium and will take place in the North Reading Room of the St. Scholastica Library.
Ethnomusicologist Dr. Elyse Carter Vosen explores the sounds, spiritual purposes and social force of Avodat Lev (roughly translated as "work of the heart"). Avodat Lev is a recently-developed form of intimate, imaginative and contemplative Jewish prayer service made up of song, chant, meditation and poetry as an outgrowth of the Jewish farming movement.