Rick Baldoz Gives Keynote Address

October 3, 2018

Associate Professor of Sociology Rick Baldoz gave the keynote address at the Legally Liminal Asians Conference at Brown University on September 28, 2018.

Shelley Lee Publishes

October 1, 2018

Associate Professor of History Shelley Lee published the following: “‘Where Others Have Failed': Korean Immigrants and the Reinvention of Entrepreneurship in 1970s and 1980s America” Journal of Asian American Studies 21, no. 3 (October 2018): 341-366; “From Unwatchable Life to Consumable Spectacle: On History and the Black-Korean Conflict,” Asian Diaspora Visual Cultures and the Americas 4 (2018): 280-296; “The Party’s Over: Sex, Gender, and Orientalism in the Koreagate Scandal of the 1970s,” Frontiers 39, no. 2 (2018).

Matthew Rarey Awarded NEH Fellowship

September 27, 2018

Matthew Rarey, assistant professor of art history, was awarded a 2018-2019 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his book project, Insignificant Things: Assemblage, Occlusion, and the Art of Survival in the Black Atlantic. Professor Rarey is spending his fellowship year as a visiting scholar in the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University.

Matthew Rarey Gives Invited Lecture

September 25, 2018

Matthew Rarey, assistant professor of art history, delivered his lecture, "Questions of Value and Bondage at a Hotel in London, March 1865" at the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College. The lecture, which is based on an in-progress article, discusses Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 1866 painting, The Beloved, in the context of 19th century theories of race and sexuality, as well as transnational abolitionist dialogues.

Cottine and Ryno Co-author

September 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Religion Cheryl Cottine and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lisa Ryno co-authored the article "Biological Impact and Ethical Implications of Pesticide Use: A Short Module for Upper-Division-Undergraduate Biochemistry Courses" published in the Journal of Chemical Education.

T.S. McMillin Publishes Essay

September 18, 2018

Professor of English T. S. McMillin’s essay, “Between the Disciplines and Beyond the Institution: Emerson’s Environmental Relevance” just appeared in the book Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (eds. Mark C. Long and Sean Ross Meehan), published by The Modern Language Association of America. In their introduction, the editors write, “T. S. McMillin extends the lessons of ‘creative reading’ to the sciences, uncovering in Emerson’s writings on nature a perspective of ‘transdisciplinarity’ that highlights Emerson’s relevance for both English and environmental studies students and also makes Emerson a valuable field guide for instructors working in the environmental humanities.”

Renee Romano's Article Published

September 17, 2018

Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth professor of history and professor of comparative American studies and Africana studies, has an article in the September 2018 volume of Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, a special volume on the theme of Black Marriage. Her article, “Something Old, Something New: Black Women, Interracial Dating, and the Black Marriage, Crisis,” explores the arguments and viewpoints of a vocal group of black women who promote interracial dating and marriage in blogs, books, and internet advocacy sites.