November on ‘The MacMillan Report’

The spousal age gap in cross-border marriages and a look at “The Monstrous New Art” were among the topics of discussion in November on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Other speakers this month looked at Muslim Arains and “Politics with a Human Face.”

Designed to showcase the innovative research by Yale faculty in international and area studies, “The MacMillan Report” is hosted by Marilyn Wilkes, communications director at the MacMillan Center, and airs on Wednesdays at noon during the academic year. Each segment runs between 15 and 20 minutes long.

Launched in October of 2008, the show has featured more than 200 faculty members (see the show’s archive).

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Grace Kao talks about the spousal age gap in cross-border marriages

Nov. 1

Grace Kao, professor of sociology, studies race, ethnicity, and immigration as they collectively relate to education and relationships among young people. She also has interests in the effects of migration on young people and has written papers on these topics in Mexico, China, and Spain. Currently, she is one of a team of researchers (led by Hyunjoon Park) that is examining the transition to adulthood among Korean Millennials.

Anna Zayaruznaya talks about “The Monstrous New Art: Divided Forms in the Late Medieval Motet”

Nov. 7

Anna Zayaruznaya is an assistant professor in the Department of Music at Yale University. Her research brings the history of musical forms and notation into dialogue with medieval literature, iconography, and the history of ideas. Her work has appeared in the leading journals of her field, including the Journal of the American Musicological Society and the Journal of Musicology. Her book “The Monstrous New Art: Divided Forms in the Late Medieval Motet” was awarded the MacMillan Center’s Gaddis Smith International Book Prize.

Ashish Koul talks about Muslim Arains: reform and social mobility in colonial Punjab

Nov. 15

Ashish Koul is a Singh Postdoctoral Associate in the Council on South Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center. Her work focuses on caste, Islam, and politics in South Asia, with law and gender as components within that framework. Koul talked about her essay “Making new Muslim Arains: reform and social mobility in colonial Punjab, 1890s-1910s.”

Arvydas Grišinas talks about “Politics with a Human Face: Identity and Experience in Post-Soviet Europe”

Nov. 29

Arvydas Grišinas is visiting at Yale as the Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate in Baltic Studies. He is a researcher at Kaunas University of Technology. Grišinas’ work centers on post-Soviet political identity formation in Central and Eastern Europe. He talks about his forthcoming book, “Politics with a Human Face: Identity and Experience in Post-Soviet Europe.”

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