Obermann Advisory Board

Ali Hasan

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University of Iowa

Dr. Hasan is an associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy. His research and teaching interests include epistemology, philosophy of mind, and early modern philosophy with an emphasis on issues related to perception and perceptual knowledge. He is also interested in ethics, including such topics as moral epistemology, ethical intuitionism, and the ethics of belief. Website

Ann Ricketts

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Assistant Vice President for Research
University of Iowa

Ann Ricketts is assistant Vice President in the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. She enjoys working with faculty and staff to identify internal and external sources of support for their research, scholarship and creative activities.

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

Communication Studies and Latina/o Studies
University of Iowa

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano is an associate professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy in the Department of Communication Studies, and a founding member of the Latina/Latino Studies Minor Advisory Board. Focused on communication and culture, he studies the ways in which colonialism continues to structure social relations—particularly with regard to Latina/o/x contexts, and issues of race and ethnicity—even after specific colonial administrations have crumbled.

Joyce Tsai

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Stanley Museum of Art
University of Iowa

Tsai is Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Education, Curator at the Stanley Museum of Art, and Director of the Intermedia Research Initiative. Her curatorial, pedagogical, and scholarly work engage questions of technology, politics, philosophy in modern and contemporary art. Her book, László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography is winner of the Phillips Collection Book Prize. 

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Kristy Nabhan-Warren

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Religious Studies
University of Iowa

Dr. Nabhan-Warren is Associate Professor and Figge Chair of Catholic Studies at the UI. She is the author of The Virgin of El Barrio: Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activism (NYU Press, 2005) and Cursillos in America: Catholics, Protestants and Fourth Day Spirituality (UNC Press, 2013).

Naomi Greyser

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English, American Studies, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies
University of Iowa

Naomi Greyser is associate professor of Rhetoric, English, and Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, where she is also executive director of the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. Greyser’s research and teaching span the areas of American literature and culture, critical race and gender theory; affect studies and new materialism; the rhetorical arts; and critical university studies.

Paul Gilbert

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College of Public Health
University of Iowa

Dr. Gilbert is an assistant professor of Community and Behavioral Health. He conducts research to understand and address alcohol-related disparities. He is particularly interested in the ways that gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation shape drinking patterns, risk of alcohol use disorders, and utilization of treatment services.

Paul Gowder

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College of Law
University of Iowa

Dr. Gowder teaches constitutional law and torts, and he also taught professional responsibility and the policy lab. His research spans a broad territory in constitutional law, legal data science, ethics, normative and conceptual jurisprudence, political philosophy, democratic theory, and game theory.

Tyler Priest

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University of Iowa

Dr. Priest came to the UI in 2012 after eight years as Director of Global Studies at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. His primary interests are in the fields of energy, environmental, global, business, and public history. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, where he teaches a course on U.S.