Alumna to Keynote Interdisciplinary Research Conference

 Erin Tarver will speak at IRC 2018 at PBA

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s seventh annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, sponsored by the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Research, and co-sponsored by Alumni Relations and Career Services, will be held on Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22, in the Warren Library. The event is open to the PBA community. Register for the event here

The theme of the conference is “Focus on Your Future” and will include a keynote address by 2003 alumna Erin Tarver, assistant professor of philosophy at Emory University’s Oxford College.

She will speak on “On Knowing Thyself as a Sports Fan: Ethical and Political Considerations.” at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lassiter Rotunda of the Warren Library. Poster presentations will follow.

Tarver teaches courses on ethics, logic and the history of philosophy, in addition to special topic classes on feminist philosophy and the philosophy of sports. Her scholarly work includes feminist philosophy, American pragmatism and the critical philosophy of race with a particular focus on the social self. Tarver is a published writer of a book titled, The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity, and has contributed to several scholarly journals, in addition to a piece written for The New York Times.

The Interdisciplinary Research Conference will also include student and faculty oral presentations ranging from scientific experimentation to artistic expressions, service-learning, literary criticism and case study designs. The presentations will take place from 1 until 4:30 p.m. both days in the library’s Hanley Classroom and in Room 208.