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Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium | Fall 2021

Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium - Judges

Research Award Judges
Darrell Arnold
Miami Dade College
Sabrina Walters
Miami Dade College
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Darrell Arnold is a philosophy faculty member at Miami Dade College, North campus. His philosophical work spans from issues in philosophy of science to environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology. Darrell is editor of Critical Theory and the Thought of Andrew Feenberg (Palgrave/MacMillan) as well as Traditions of Systems Theory (Routledge). He has also translated various works from German into English including Naturalistic Hermeneutics (Cambridge UP) and Media of Reason (Columbia UP). From 2014 to 2019 Darrell was president of the Humanities and Technology Association. He was the editor of the association's journal, The Humanities and Technology Review, from 2012 to 2014. Before coming the MDC, Darrell was at St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens), where among other things he served as Interim Dean for the 2015-16 academic year. Darrell is also a singer-songwriter. As a teacher he is especially devoted to engaged pedagogy.

Dr. Sabrina Walters is a Professor in the English and Communications Department at Miami Dade College, North Campus. Her research has centered on the plight of African American males in higher education. She has focused on coping mechanisms employed by African American males to determine specific strategies associated with the achievement outcomes among Black males at Predominately White Institutions (PWIs). Prior to joining Miami Dade College, Dr. Walters was a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Miami Herald. She is a recipient of an Education Writers Association fellowship and a National Press Foundation fellowship, which allowed her to travel to Mexico to study Spanish. Dr. Walters attended the University of Miami where she completed her doctoral studies in Higher Education Leadership. She also earned a BS in Journalism from Michigan State University and MS in English Education from Nova Southeastern University.

Lindsay Maxwell
Florida International University

Lindsey B. Maxwell is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of History at Florida International University. A specialist in American History and Digital Humanities, she investigates subjects at the intersection of religion, politics, and education. Extending from her doctoral study of America’s rural heartlands and South Africa’s metropolitan centers, Maxwell’s scholarship traces historical developments from their local origins to their global implications. Her current project tracks the rise of homeschooling in the late twentieth-century United States to explain its cultural and political impacts on twenty-first-century education. To that end, she is building a digital archive that comprises oral histories, rare periodicals, and cultural artifacts connected to the evolution of homeschooling. She is also the creator of Places Lost and Found, an initiative that utilizes Virtual Reality technologies to reconstruct places of the past, such as 1950s Havana, and scrutinize pedagogical applications of experiential history.