Faculty and Staff Notes

Chanda Feldman publishes two new poems

May 26, 2021

Assistant professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman has two new poems at Conjunctions online. The poem "Glance" considers the sculpture "Head of a Negro" by Richmond Barthé, which is in the Allen Art Museum collection.

Jillian Scudder coauthors publication on large legacy project

May 26, 2021


Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder is a coauthor on a publication describing a large legacy project, aiming to collect and unify overlapping data sets where far-infrared data is present. This project aims to allow easier study of distant galaxies across wavelength.

Yveline Alexis participates in panel discussion for Haitian Flag Day

May 26, 2021

In celebration of Haitian Flag Day on May 18, the Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre featured Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Yveline Alexis along with Wyclef Jean, Nedjine Paul Deroly, and Dave Fils-Aime as panelists for a discussion about "Upholding L'Union Fait La Force (Unity is Strength) in our Community."

Annemarie Sammartino gives lecture for advanced placement exam series

May 11, 2021

Professor of History Annemarie Sammartino gave a lecture on "Consumer Culture in Cold War Europe" for the Advanced Placement European History's series of college faculty master classes designed to help students prepare for the AP exams this spring.

Jan Miyake presents keynote address and research poster

May 11, 2021

On March 31, 2021, Associate Professor of Music Theory Jan Miyake delivered the keynote address for Online Communities and Transformative Justice, a conversation and CORE deposit party for Michigan State University Commons, part of the Humanities Commons Network. The keynote was titled "Harnessing Good Intentions: Online Communities and Sustained Commitment to Racial Equity & Diversity.”

On March 7, 2021, Mikayke presented a poster for the Future Directions of Music Cognition conference. The poster was titled "Implications of Thematic Reuse in Haydn's Sonata Forms."

Stiliana Milkova publishes two essays on Elena Ferrante

May 11, 2021

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Stiliana Milkova published two essays, one in the Bulgarian literary journal Literaturen Vestnik (in Bulgarian), and the other in the online journal Reading in Translation. Her Bulgarian essay discusses her recently published book Elena Ferrante as World Literature (Bloomsbury Academic) while her online publication reflects on reading Elena Ferrante's new novel in Bulgarian translation.

Wendy Kozol presents at panel

May 11, 2021

Professor of Comparative American Studies Wendy Kozol presented “Ethical Spectatorship: Looking at Hard Histories” as part of a panel sponsored by Yale University Art Gallery and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning on April 28. The panel, “Reckoning with the Record: Ethical Spectatorship and Teaching Hard Histories,” discussed challenges and approaches to teaching from sources that tell the stories of trauma or racial and other inequities.