We are pleased to welcome three new independent scholars to Full membership of NCIS.
Dr. Kathryn Burrows (USA) teaches sociology at Portland State University and engages in her own research as an independent scholar. She attended Rutgers University for graduate studies, and received her doctorate from Portland State University in 2021. Currently she is working on publishing materials from her PhD dissertation, which was about cochlear implants and how families use medical interventions and technology to make their children "normal." She has five papers under review from the dissertation. Next year, she plans on starting a new research program about stigma and Borderline Personality Disorder in the counseling professions and intends to use a correspondence method for this study. Kate is a medical and mental health scholar, and in addition to stigma and normality, is interested in diagnosis and prognosis.
Dr Lisa L. Munro (MEXICO) earned her PhD in Latin American History from the University of Arizona in 2015. Her research interests include cultural relationships between the United States and Latin America during the 1920s and 1930s. Her work examines the intersections between material culture, visual display, cultural heritage, gender, and U.S. imperialism. Her work has been published most recently in the Journal of Cultural Economy and the Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. She owns a small business that helps academic writers get their ideas out into the world. She lives in Mérida, Yucatán, México.
Dr. Jeremy Sherman (USA) has taught in various institutions across the San Francisco Bay area and regularly offers his expertise for consulting work. He attended UC Berkeley, earning a BS and MPP before obtaining his doctorate from Union Institute and University in 2001. His recent research includes a commentary piece for Biosemantics and a book, entitled Neither Ghost Nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves, published in 2017. His work also appears in publications geared towards the general public, like Psychology Today. An avid communicator of complex ideas, Dr. Sherman aims to create accessible texts for the general population.
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