Renee Romano's Article Published
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.
Piano Professor Dang Thai Son Honored by Poland Ministry of Culture
Dang Thai Son, the conservatory’s newest member of the piano faculty—and a renowned teacher, performer, and interpreter of the Polish composers Chopin and Paderewski—traveled to Warsaw in September where he was awarded the “Zasluzony Kulturze Gloria Artis” (Gold Medal for Merit to Culture) by Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Jared C. Hartt Publishes Edited Volume on Medieval Motets
Jared C. Hartt, associate professor of music theory, published an edited book, A Critical Companion to Medieval Motets (Boydell and Brewer, 2018). This volume of collected essays, the first to be devoted exclusively to medieval motets, features chapters by seventeen leading scholars from around the world. More information on the book and its contents can be found here.
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Short Story Published
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s short story “Escena en un restaurante de comida rápida” was included in The Hay Festival’s anthology Bogotá39: Nuevas voces desde Latinoamerica. The anthology has been published in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Perú, and Ecuador by a series of independent publishers. It was also translated into English as Bogotá39: New Voices from Latin America and published by British imprint Oneworld Editions.
Cal Biruk Presents Work
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk presented at paper at the Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting in Sydney, Australia and also presented work at the National Science Foundation-funded AfricaSTS pre-conference.
Sam Berrin Shonkoff Publishes
Visiting Assistant Professor Sam Berrin Shonkoff's edited volume on Martin Buber was published by Brill.
Ann Cooper Albright Performs
Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright performed as part of the opening plenary “provocation” panel at the Dance Studies Association conference in Valletta, Malta in July. The conference theme was “Contra: Dance and Conflict,” and the opening provocation was titled “Working It Out with The Flaming Bitches” in honor of her first feminist study group at Oberlin College in the early 1990s.
Ann Cooper Albright Publishes Essay
Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright published the essay “Touching History” in The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory published by Wesleyan University Press.
Margaret Kamitsuka Presents
Associate Professor of Religion Margaret Kamitsuka presented at the Societas Ethica Conference in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Jillian Scudder's Book Reviewed in Publication
Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder’s book, Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree, was reviewed in the August edition of Physics World.