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  • Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith

    Professor of German Studies and of Theater and Performance Studies
    On Leave from 09/01/2022 To 08/31/2023

    BioMatthew Wilson Smith’s interests include modern theatre and relations between science, technology, and the arts. His book The Nervous Stage: 19th-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre (Oxford, 2017) explores historical intersections between theatre and neurology and traces the construction of a “neural subject” over the course of the nineteenth century. It was a finalist for the George Freedley Memorial Award of the Theater Library Association. His previous book, The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace (Routledge, 2007), presents a history and theory of attempts to unify the arts; the book places such diverse figures as Wagner, Moholy-Nagy, Brecht, Riefenstahl, Disney, Warhol, and contemporary cyber-artists within a coherent genealogy of multimedia performance. He is the editor of Georg Büchner: The Major Works, which appeared as a Norton Critical Edition in 2011, and the co-editor of Modernism and Opera (Johns Hopkins, 2016), which was shortlisted for an MSA Book Prize. His essays on theater, opera, film, and virtual reality have appeared widely, and his work as a playwright has appeared at the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theater Conference, Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and other stages. He previously held professorships at Cornell University and Boston University as well as visiting positions at Columbia University and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (Mainz).

  • C. Matthew Snipp

    C. Matthew Snipp

    Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement and Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor
    On Partial Leave from 04/01/2023 To 06/30/2023

    BioC. Matthew Snipp is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He is also the Director for the Institute for Research in the Social Science’s Secure Data Center and formerly directed Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). Before moving to Stanford in 1996, he was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison. He has been a Research Fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Professor Snipp has published 3 books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment. His current research and writing deals with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education. For nearly ten years, he served as an appointed member of the Census Bureau’s Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee. He also has been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census, three National Academy of Science panels focused on the 2010 and 2020 censuses. He also has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics as well as an elected member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research’s Council. He is currently serving on the National Institute of Child Health and Development’s Population Science Subcommittee. Snipp holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

  • Tamara Nicole Sobomehin

    Tamara Nicole Sobomehin

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2021
    Ph.D. Minor, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

    BioI celebrate the principle of Ujima - collective work and responsibility. Centering this idea, my life vision is the pursuit of purpose-driven passion. My mission is to create joyful opportunities that strengthen the sustainability of communities through the transformative power of academic and social engagement and enterprise.

    After graduating with my BA in psychology in 2002 from Stanford University, I married my college sweetheart - Olatunde Sobomehin - and we started our fantastic family of six. I took a long-term sabbatical from industry work to co-homeschool our four children - Tayo, Temi, Tati, & Taiye - through their preschool and early elementary years. During that time, I co-founded two social ventures - Esface, Inc. and Team Esface Basketball Academy - and worked with local organizations like Kapor Center, The Primary School, The Nueva School, Live In Peace, Inc, RAFA, SMASH, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. In 2017 I co-founded StreetCode Academy, a nonprofit with a vision of "Innovation for Everyone." As the Chief Education Officer at StreetCode Academy, I co-design educational experiences that help students develop creative confidence and technical skills in coding, entrepreneurship, and design.

    In 2018 I was elected to serve as a trustee for the Ravenswood City School District, where I currently am the presiding Vice President of the Board. I also returned to school to pursue graduate studies earning an MEd in Educational Leadership and Education Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington. I felt the call to return to school again during the pandemic. I applied and was accepted to the Stanford Graduate School of Education PhD program, where I am currently cross-specializing in Learning Sciences and Technology Design and Curriculum & Teacher Education. As a learning scientist, I examine the intersection of learning, innovation, technology education, and joy to create scholarship, tools, and services that promote critical care, connection, and creation in learning experiences. I hope to progress conversations within the learning sciences concerning joyful learning as a generative approach to more holistic, restorative, enlivened learning environments. I believe in pedagogies of love as a solution for peace within ourselves and with one another, and I view the education sector as a powerful resource to call attention to experiences of inequity and opportunities for positive societal change.