Professor of History Annemarie Sammartino published Freedomland, Co-op City and the Story of New York with Cornell University Press. The book uses the affordable housing development Co-op City, located in the Northeast Bronx, as a lens towards writing a new history of New York City that tells the story of race, ethnicity, class, urban crisis, and neoliberalism—but also of community, resistance, and utopia.
Emeritus Monroe Professor of Politics and Law Ben Schiff presented "Grandfather Roman: a 19th Century Naturalist and 20th Century Photographer," as part of a University of California, Berkeley, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Culture symposium on Vishniac's work. The entire symposium is available in three Youtube videos on The Magnes's website. Schiff's contribution is on the middle video, beginning at about 38:55 with an introduction by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and a Magnes Scholarly Advisor.
Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber has given half a dozen interviews in the Spanish media—including El País, La Vanguardia, Contexto, and national public radio—about his newly translated book, Franco desenterrado. La segunda Transición española, which came out in early February. In March, Faber published a piece in The Conversation on the international volunteers in the Ukraine war and Spanish Civil war, in both English and Spanish.
TIMARA Technical Director Abby Aresty presented on Crafting Sound and the Girls Electronic Arts Retreat as part of a virtual panel discussion at Columbia University as part of the Kitchen Table Praxis: Recipes for Belonging in Electronic Music.
Assistant Professor of Dance Al Evangelista presented and participated in a panel, “Across the Border Between Theatre and Public History” at the 2022 National Council on Public History Conference held virtually, May 2-6.
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde presented at the annual Ohioana Book Festival. Joining other recently-published Ohio authors, Hyde discussed her approach to "Literary Fiction" and the notion of genre, as well as her novel, Eleutheria. On a related note: Eleutheria was recently recommended by New York Times critic Molly Young, who described the book as "a weird, melancholic adventure novel—not a genre specimen you come across every day."
Debra Herzog, executive assistant to the vice president and dean of students, was selected to represent the State of Ohio in its largest-ever marketing campaign, aimed at attracting a growing percentage of regional travelers from Ohio and surrounding states.
Herzog made her film debut in "The Enormity of Life," which is scheduled for re-release May 31, 2022. The new release includes special never before seen documentary of the making of the film.