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TEDxOrlando - Julian Chambliss - Superheroes and the U.S. Experience

Julian C. Chambliss is Associate Professor of history at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He received his B.S. degree in History with honors from Jacksonville University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in United States History at the University of Florida (Gainesville). At Rollins, his teaching and research is focus on the urban development and culture in the United States. His academic writing has appeared in Florida Historical Quarterly, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, Specs: A Journal of Arts and Culture, Studies in American Culture, Georgia Historical Quarterly, and the Journal of Urban History. In addition, he has published opinion and commentary in popular forum such as the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, USAToday, Next American City and He received the 2011 Florida Campus Compact Service Learning Award for Independent Sector Teaching. In addition, he is a co-recipient of an Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Mellon Foundation Faculty Renewal Grant for Project Mosaic: Zora Neale Hurston: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of African-American Culture, a project exploring African-American experience through the work and life of Zora Neale Hurston, a co-recipient of (ACS) Faculty Advancement Grant for Urban Dreams and Urban Disorders: Transforming Travel Study and Undergraduate Archival Research with Collaborative Interdisciplinary Digital Tools and a Florida Humanities Council grant for Placing Memory, Exploring Context: Winter Park's Colony Theatre a multidisciplinary exploration of urban development in Central Florida.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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