9/11 and the Academy

Various Locations at Emory & Henry College Main Campus — 30461 Garnand Dr, Emory, VA 24327

September 11, 2001 was, according to then President George W. Bush, “the day that changed everything.” This conference takes that statement and turns it into a question directed toward the academy. It brings together scholars from around the country to discuss the states of their field to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation about the influence that 9/11 has had on the the liberal arts fields in the humanities and social sciences.

September 11th and the Academy

  Friday November 6, 2015

  •   UNDERGRADUATE PANEL 1: 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m.

    Calliopean Room, 2nd Floor of Byars Hall

    • Kaelee Belletto, Emory & Henry College

      “Hollywood Jihad: How Entertainment Film Impacted Muslim-Americans Post-9/11”

    • Emily Clingenpeel, Coastal Carolina University

      “Shift of Focus: U.S. Intelligence Emphasis on Russia after 9/11”

    • Devan Miller, Coastal Carolina University

      “US Military Involvement in the Syrian Civil War: The Case of Division 30”

    • Jacob Dye, Emory & Henry College

      “September Eleventh on the Campaign Trail”

    • Jackson Feezell, Emory & Henry College

      “Characterizing Terrorism by Ideology”

    • Brandon Minton, Emory & Henry College

      “9/11: The Day that Changed Everything”

  •   UNDERGRADUATE PANEL 2: 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m.

    Hermesian Room, 2nd Floor of Byars Hall

    • Kelsie Baggs, Adams State University

      “Reactions to 9/11: Mental Health”

    • Rafe Hagee, Emory & Henry College

      “How September Eleventh Built the Freedom Tower”

    • Katherine Meyers, Emory & Henry College

      “The Effects of 9/11 on Children in New York”

    • Zane Moran, Emory & Henry College

      “Baseball and 9/11: Healing, Change, and Political Interference”

    • Alexander Smith, Coastal Carolina

      “The Effect of 9/11 on Leaderless Resistance Theory and Practice”

    • Hanna Smith, Coastal Carolina University

      “The Impact of 9/11 on the United States’ Counternarcotics Policy”

  •   DINNER, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  •   KEYNOTE ADDRESS, 7:30 p.m.

    Van Dyke Center : Board of Visitors Lounge (BOV)

    Alice Greenwald, Director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

    “Through the Lens of Memory: Creating the 9/11 Memorial Museum

  Saturday November 7

  *All panels will take place on the second floor of Byars Hall in either the Calliopean or Hermesian Room.

  •   PANEL 1: 8:30 a.m.   10:00 a.m.


    • Matthew Biberman, University of Louisville

      “Shakespeare After 9/11: The Rise of Coriolanus and the Post-Political Bard”

    • Stephen Farnsworth, University of Mary Washington

      “Studying the Presidency after 9/11: Re-considering Presidential Character in Domestic and International Contexts”

    • Chiara Ferrari, California State University Chico

      “Global TV after 9/11” Industrial Narrative Shifts in International Television

    • Mark Finney, Emory & Henry College

      “Media Studies: Why 9/11 and Digital Media Pose New Problems and Opportunities for the Study of News”

    • Moderators:
  •   PANEL 2: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


    • Craig Caldwell, Appalachian State University

      “American Empire and Ancient History after 9/11”

    • Joseph Fitsanakis, Coastal Carolina University

      “Growth and Uncertainty: The Impact of 9/11 on Security and Intelligence Studies”

    • Matthew Unangst, Temple University

      “Islam and African Studies since 9/11”

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  •   LUNCH: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Van Dyke Hall

  •   PANEL 3: 1:30 p.m.   3:00 p.m.


    • Marilyn Chipman, Metropolitan State University of Denver

      “Change – The Impact of post-9/11 on the Preparation of Teachers for our Nation’s Schools”

    • Joseph Miller, University of Maine, Orono

      “A Religion of Combined Arms Synchronicity: Fort Leavenworth’s Discouragement of Counterinsurgency”

    • Travis Proffitt and Talmage Stanley, Emory & Henry College

      “From Individual Memory to Shared Memory: The National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and Building the American Collective Memory through Civic Education and Engagement”

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  •   PANEL 4: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    • Robert Demski, Adams State University

      “Psychology Confronts 9/11: Explanations, Shortcomings, and Challenges”

    • Christine Muller, Yale College

      “Changed Worlds, Trauma Studies, and September 11, 2001

    • Heather Pope, Union College

      “Historical Paternalism: 9/11, Politics and Aesthetics”

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  •   RECEPTION AND DINNER: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    President’s House