CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s annual Authors and Editors series will take place over three days next week starting Monday, Oct. 5, with virtual readings and panel Q&A sessions.

The series, which is free and open to anyone via Zoom, celebrates faculty from across the university who have published on a range of topics, in both scholarly and literary format.

The Office of the Provost, which coordinates the series, received 56 submissions this year and 12 faculty members were selected to present during the three Zoom panels. Each day’s event will go from 4:30-5:30 p.m. To register to attend these sessions, visit

Schedule of authors:

Monday, Oct. 5
Theme: Inequality

  • George Estreich, “Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.”
  • Allison Hurst, “Amplified Advantage: Going to a “Good” College in an Era of Inequality.”
  • Kelsey Kretschmer, “Fighting for NOW: Diversity and Discord in the National Organization for Women.”
  • Rena Lauer, “Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete.”

Thursday, Oct. 8
Theme: Environment

  • Randy Bell, contributions to the series “National Geographic: Exploring Science.”
  • Will White, “Population Dynamics for Conservation.” 
  • Tim Jensen, “Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics.”
  • Judy Li, “Ricky in the City: Where the Wildlife Live.”

Friday, Oct. 9
Theme: Family, law and politics

  • Scott Akins, “In the Weeds: Demonization, Legalization, and the Evolution of U.S. Marijuana Policy.”
  • Courtney Campbell, “Bearing Witness: Religious Meanings in Bioethics.”
  • Kirsi Peltomaki, “Public Knowledge: Selected Writings by Michael Asher.”
  • Keith Scribner, “Old Newgate Road.”

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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