Current Institution - University of California-Los Angeles
UT Dept Host - Information, Risk, and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
Professor Hartman's research sits at the intersection of statistics and the social sciences, with an emphasis on answering causal questions. Currently she is working on methods for increasing the external validity of experimental findings to help researchers and policy makers understand the impact of treatments outside of the experimental setting.
UT Dept Host – English
Professor Jonathan Howard’s research places the literary and intellectual traditions of the African Diaspora in conversation with the environmental humanities, calling attention to black expressive culture as a crucial site of environmental thought and practice. His current book project, Inhabitants of the Deep: Water and the Material Imagination of Blackness, undertakes a black ecocritical study of the trope of water in African Diaspora literature, which illuminates the abiding relationship between blackness and the aquatic. Ultimately, it argues that blackness as it dawned in the oceanic encounter of Middle Passage represents a global species event, which harbors a blue and ecologically salutary recalibration of human life on a watery planet.