Cal Biruk Presents, Acts as Discussant

December 3, 2018

Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk presented work in progress and acted as a discussant on two panels sponsored by the Queer African Studies Association at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association held on November 30 and December 1, 2018, in Atlanta.

Andrew Pau Publishes Article

November 28, 2018

Associate Professor of Music Theory Andrew Pau's article "Common-Tone Tonality in Bizet's Carmen" was published in the journal Music Theory Spectrum. The article explores ways in which a harmonic analysis of George's Bizet's score can illuminate the dramatic structure of Carmen, one of the most popular operas in the repertoire.

Michael Parkin Contributes Chapter

November 27, 2018

Professor of Politics Michael Parkin contributed a chapter, "The Context for Comedy: Presidential Candidates and Comedy Television," to the edited volume Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape. The chapter argues that contextual factors like timing, momentum, and legitimacy have been critically important in establishing the connection between presidential candidates and comedy television during the past few decades.  

Cal Biruk Appears as Featured Panelist

November 21, 2018

Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk was a featured panelist on a New Books in Medical Anthropology at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings in November 2018. They presented on their recently published book Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World

Evan Kresch Presents at Univeristy of Pittsburgh

November 21, 2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented a paper "Greener on the Other Side? Spatial Discontinuities in Property Tax Rates and their Effects on Tax Morale" at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ian MacMillen Presents at Conference

November 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies Ian MacMillen presented "Remembering (and Forgetting) Out Loud: Sonic Engagement of Holocaust and WWII Memorials in Berlin" at the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Jennifer Fraser Presents at Conference

November 19, 2018

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology Jennifer Fraser presented the paper “Dangers of Fieldwork & Dangers of Sex Work: Erotics in/of/and Ethnomusicology” as part of an organized panel called “Access, Risk, Safety, and Gender in Ethnomusicological Fieldwork: Reflections, Analysis, and Directions in the Age of #MeToo” at the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Albuquerque, NM. Fraser's paper was about her #MeToo moments of sexual abuse and harassment part of ethnomusicological research in Indonesia during the past 24 years and the ways it shaped her professional career.