Faculty and Staff Notes

Annemarie Sammartino Publishes Book on Affordable Housing Development Co-op City

May 20, 2022

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. 

Ben Schiff Presents at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Culture Symposium

May 20, 2022

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. 

Sebastiaan Faber Gives Interviews on New Book

May 20, 2022

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.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Book-length Translation

May 20, 2022

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón published El culto a la derrota, a translation into Spanish of Brian Price’s monograph “Cult of Defeat in Mexico’s Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, and Loss.” 

Allegra Hyde Presents at Ohioana Book Festival; Debut Novel is Recommended by NYT Critic

May 10, 2022

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 Represents State of Ohio in Marketing Campaign

May 10, 2022

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.

Emily Laurance Presents at Music Studies Conference

May 10, 2022

Emily Laurance, visiting associate professor of musicology, presented her paper "At the Nexus of Timbre and Nostalgia: the Pedal Harp in Eighteenth-Century France" at the Nostalgia, Music, and Music Studies Conference hosted by UCLA on May 3, 2022.

Robin Beth Schaer Selected for Creative Capital 2022 Shortlist

May 10, 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Robin Beth Schaer was selected for Creative Captial's 2022 Shortlist for her current project, a collection of poems and essays that explore art, erasure, and atrocity.