Writers At Work
April 7th at 6pm
Fourth Floor Programming Room
Andrew Israel Ross is an assistant professor of history at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, with specializations in modern France, the history of sexuality, cultural history, and women’s and gender studies. His research focuses on the relationship between sexuality and urban history and his first book, Public City/Public Sex: Homosexuality, Prostitution and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris
, was published in 2019 with Temple University Press. His research has also appeared in the Berkeley Journal of Sociology, The Journal of the History of Sexuality,
and French Historical Studies
. Ross previously taught at Kenyon College and the University of Southern Mississippi and he offers courses in European history, urban history, and the history of gender and sexuality. You can see more about his research and teaching at his website (www.andrewisraelross.com) and you can follow him on Twitter @aiross0.
Masudul Biswas is an associate professor of communication at Loyola University Maryland. Biswas joined Loyola as an assistant professor of communication in 2014. A former journalist in Bangladesh and web developer, Biswas teaches courses on web development, mobile storytelling, emerging media, digital media capstone, and stereotypes in U.S. media. His research interests are diversity in online news, roles of ethnic news media in a multicultural society, social and political issues in global media, and curriculum and teaching approaches to diversity in journalism and communication education. More than 30 of his publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and editor-reviewed journal articles. His peer-reviewed articles were published in journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Newspaper Research Journal and Teaching Journalism & Mass Communicatio
n. Biswas earned his doctoral degree in media and public affairs at Louisiana State University. He is the former head of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Minorities and Communication Division. Dr. Biswas was an interim chair for Communication Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. Between 2017 – 2018, he worked on an Ohio University-UNICEF project on Communication for Development curriculum project for the universities in Bangladesh.