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Below are profiles of the Fall 2020 Distinguished Visiting Fellows:


KhanSameer ud Dowla Khan is an Associate Professor in the Linguistics Department at Reed College and co-editor of the Journal of South Asian Linguistics. I focus on phonetics and phonology, meaning I'm interested in the physical attributes of speech sounds, the complex patterns they form, and the abstract representations they embody in our mental grammars. 

I focus on phonetics and phonology, meaning I'm interested in the physical attributes of speech sounds, the complex patterns they form, and the abstract representations they embody in our mental grammars.

My primary research specializations are intonation (prosody) and voice quality (phonation), and I also work on dissimilarity, reduplication, and infant-directed speech. You can learn about my model of Bengali intonation, which I am currently expanding to cover the prosodically diverse languages of South Asia.

Every year, I teach phonetics, phonology, and half of our introductory course on formal linguistics. On a rotating basis, I also teach specialized courses on intonation, laboratory phonology, phonological knowledge, field methods, methods of design and analysis, and South Asian languages.

LoweJeffrey S. Lowe is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University.  His service to the planning profession includes past chair of the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association, founding member and past co-chair of the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), and immediate-past chair of ACSP’s Committee on Diversity.  He is a board member of the Great Plans Restoration Council, and a research fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research (Rice University).  His research focuses on social justice and racial equity concerns within the context of community planning and urban revitalization.  He is the author of Rebuilding Communities the Public Trust Way: Community Foundation Assistance to CDCs, 1980-2000 (Lexington Press, 2006) and other publications including articles in Planning, Practice and Research; Housing Policy Debate; Journal of Urban Affairs; Urban Geography; and Western Journal of Black Studies.  Relatively recently he has researched community land trusts as a transformational tool to help bring about greater levels of permanent affordable housing, social control of land, and racial equity.  During his ARC visit (Fall 2020 term), he will expand his research to urban revitalization and racial diversification of the U.S. planning profession.

MarxIve Marx is Professor at the University of Antwerp and Director of the Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck. He served as Chair of the Department of Sociology from 2012 until 2018. He is chair of the interdisciplinary Bachelor and Master Programme in Socio-Economic Sciences.

Ive Marx took degrees in Political and Social Sciences and in Economics. He directs research on minimum income protection and poverty, especially in relation to labour market change and migration at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor IZA in Bonn.

His main research interest is labour market and welfare state change in relation to the distribution of income, with a particular focus on poverty. He has published extensively on the issue of in-work poverty and minimum income protection with Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Routledge, Edward Elgar and other international publishers. Journal articles have appeared in International Labour Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Social Policy, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Ethical Perspectives, European Journal of Social Security, Journal of European Social Policy, Social Forces, European Sociological Review, etc.

He sits on the editorial boards of Social ForcesJournal of Social PolicySocial Inclusion and European Policy Analysis.He is also a member of the board of Espanet, Europe's leading network of social policy researchers. He is a columnist for Belgium's main broadsheet De Standaard.

St. MartinKevin St. Martin is an Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers University. He is a human geographer whose work is at the intersection of economic geography, political ecology, and critical cartography. His work includes critical analyses of economic and resource management discourse as well as participatory projects that work to rethink economy and foster economic and environmental wellbeing. Dr. St. Martin’s projects have in common the regulation and transformation of the marine environment. In particular, he uses the paradigmatic case of fisheries in the U.S. Northeast to better understand the power of discourse, data, and devices to shape economic and environmental outcomes. His work is published in top academic geography and marine policy journals and he has recently edited a volume titled Making Other Worlds Possible: Performing Diverse Economies. Dr. St. Martin is an editor of the Diverse Economies and Liveable Worlds book series, he is an associate editor for Maritime Studies, and he serves on the advisory board for the Floating Laboratory of Action and Theory at Sea (FLOATS).

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