Matthew Rarey Publishes
Assistant Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey's article, "Assemblage, Occlusion, and the Art of Survival in the Black Atlantic" was published in the winter 2018 issue of African Arts.
Evan Kresch Presents at Bolivian Conference on Development Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented his paper at the ninth annual Bolivian Conference on Development Economics November 29 through 30, 2018.
Cal Biruk Presents, Acts as Discussant
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
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
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
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
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.
Ron Cheung Presents at National Tax Association Conference
Professor of Economics Ron Cheung presented on the topics of homeowners associations and city cohesion at the National Tax Association Conference in New Orleans.
Ian MacMillen Presents at Conference
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
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.