What unique opportunities and challenges arise when applying computational methods to study the creative output of marginalized people? Cora Johnson-Roberson, Ph.D candidate in Ethnomusicology at Brown University and pursuing a secondary master's in Computer Science, discusses the use of topic modeling to analyze over 18,000 texts drawn from the Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive, charting the geographical and temporal distribution of different themes within the corpus.
Join this book dialog with a focus on gender/transgender, race & ethnicity, and health issues related to incarceration for vulnerable populations. We'll talk about the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander with introduction by Cornel West. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the U-M health sciences schools and colleges as part of the MLK Health Sciences Program and in recognition of Black History Month.
Silke-Maria Weineck, chair of Comparative Literature and professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at U-M, talks about her recent book, The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West, and is then joined in conversation by Jonathan Freedman, U-M professor of English, American and Jewish Studies.