Faculty and Staff Notes

Al Evangelista Recently Published in "the journal of creative geography"

June 2, 2022

Assistant Professor of Dance Al Evangelista’s newest creative work, “garden says breathe” was published in you are here: the journal of creative geography. This queer ecologies issue is you are here's twenty-third issue and features “work of thirty-four writers, artists, and intellectuals.”

Allegra Hyde Gives Podcast Interview on Her Novel

June 2, 2022

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde was interviewed on the podcast "Origin Story" about her novel, ELEUTHERIA, as well as about the utopian imagination, climate activism, and approaches to writing.

Christopher Trinacty Publishes A Commentary on Seneca's "Natural Questions"

June 2, 2022

Professor Christopher Trinacty recently published a commentary on Seneca's Natural Questions through Dickinson College Commentaries. This work provides a guide for Intermediate Latin learners to understand and appreciate Seneca's treatise on Stoic physics. In addition, his chapter " 'Oceans Rise, Empires Fall:' Cyclical Time and History in Seneca’s NQ 3,” has recently been published in the volume Myth and History: Close Encounters (DeGruyter). The paper examines how Stoic conceptions of time inform the Natural Questions.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Novel Subject of Podcast

June 2, 2022

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s most recent novel, Los días hábiles (2020), was the subject of the most recent episode of the podcast De Libro en Libro. The book was discussed by the hosts and their guest, Puerto Rican Independence Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Juan Dalmau.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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.”