Faculty and Staff Notes

Sebastiaan Faber Interviewed

February 27, 2019

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber was interviewed on the Real News Network about Spain's struggle for its identity as Catalan independence leaders face trial.

Les Beldo Publishes

February 25, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Les Beldo published an article in American Ethnologist  about whalers, activists, and the power of the state in the Makah whaling conflict.

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway Gives Invited Lecture

February 24, 2019

Associate Professor of Anthropology Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway gave an invited lecture titled "Figure (of Personhood) Drawing: Pictorial Representations of Signing and Signers in Nepal" on February 15, 2019 at the University of Michigan.

Cal Biruk Gives Invited Book Talk

February 20, 2019

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited book talk on February 14, 2019 at Michigan State University's African Studies Center. 

Sheila Miyoshi Jager Receives Grant

February 20, 2019

Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, received an International Security & Foreign Policy grant ($121,311) from the Smith Richardson Foundation to complete her book, The Other Great Game: The "Opening" of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia, which is under contract with Harvard University Press. The book provides a major new "big picture" narrative of the geopolitical context surrounding Korea’s “opening” in the late 19th century that will provide a deep historical context for understanding Northeast Asia's present situation, as well as over the long term.

Yumi Ijiri Interviewed

February 19, 2019

Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri was interviewed for a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, where Ijiri discussed the effects of the government shutdown on science, specifically at the NIST Center for Neutron Research.