Faculty and Staff Notes

Al Evangelista presents choreographic work

March 30, 2021

Assistant Professor of Dance Al Evangelista presented his choreographic work in "Performing Public Histories" at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting. In this roundtable, scholar-artists examine what the inadequacies and excesses of performance get right about history and what is made knowable about archival materials through embodiment.

Allegra Hyde presents and gives reading of debut short story collection

March 30, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde presented at the 2021 AWP Conference and the 14th Annual Clemson Literary Festival in March, reading from her debut short story collection, OF THIS NEW WORLD.

Chanda Feldman presents talk on Jewish poets and racial justice

March 30, 2021

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman presented a talk, “Race, Language, and Global Belonging” on the panel "If Not Now: Jewish Poets and Racial Justice" at the 2021 Association of Writers and Writing Conferences.

Renee Romano publishes chapter in Heterosexual Histories and gives lectures

March 30, 2021

Renee Romano, the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History and Professor of Comparative American and Africana Studies, published the chapter, “The Strange Career of Interracial Heterosexuality” in the new collection, Heterosexual Histories (New York University Press, 2021), edited by Michele Mitchell and Rebecca Davis. She recently spoke at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas about the musical Hamilton, and gave the Harrison Lecture at the University of Western Kentucky on the topic, “Can the Past Save Us?: The Role of History in the Struggle for Racial Justice and Multiracial Democracy.”

Yveline Alexis gives lecture on resistance during U.S. invasion of Haiti

March 30, 2021

Yveline Alexis, associate professor of Africana studies and comparative American studies, was a guest speaker for Bloomfield College's Holley/Humanities Series on "Looking Back and Looking Forward: Discussions about Race, Gender, Voice and Power." She delivered a lecture about resistance in the Americas during the United States invasion of Haiti.

Zeinab Abul-Magd publishes two articles about Arab Spring uprisings

March 30, 2021

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring uprisings, which swept the Middle East in 2011. Professor of History Zeinab Abul-Magd participated in the events in Egypt as a political activist and researched its outcomes as an academic. She has just published an article titled "Diaries of a Surveilled Citizen after a Failed Revolution in Egypt," reflecting on her experience with what she describes as a failed a revolution at the latest issue of the International Journal of Middle East Studies . The cover image of the same issue is a photo of her own, portraying the children of Cairo's slums after a new military regime moved them to desert areas in the outskirts of the discontented city.

In the same issue of the journal, Abul-Magd also published another article, "When Upper Egypt Spoke: Dramatized Rebellion," about subaltern revolts in south Egypt. 

Kirk Ormand Publishes in Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens

March 29, 2021

Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand has published an article titled "Sex and the City" in the Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens, edited by Jenifer Neils and Dylan Rogers (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Ormand's article gives an overview of the legal, literary, archaeological, and art-historical evidence for marital and extramarital sexual activity in the city of fifth-century BCE Athens. He analyzes the regulations and social expectations governing marriage, sex-work, and the relation of sexual activity to civic membership.

Allegra Hyde publishes essay in The Kenyon Review

March 11, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde published an essay, "The Contagious Collective Epiphany'": On Climate Change, Social Change, and the Right to Vote, in The Kenyon Review.