Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Stiliana Milkova published two essays, one in the Bulgarian literary journal Literaturen Vestnik (in Bulgarian), and the other in the online journal Reading in Translation. Her Bulgarian essay discusses her recently published book Elena Ferrante as World Literature (Bloomsbury Academic) while her online publication reflects on reading Elena Ferrante's new novel in Bulgarian translation.
Professor of Comparative American Studies Wendy Kozol presented “Ethical Spectatorship: Looking at Hard Histories” as part of a panel sponsored by Yale University Art Gallery and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning on April 28. The panel, “Reckoning with the Record: Ethical Spectatorship and Teaching Hard Histories,” discussed challenges and approaches to teaching from sources that tell the stories of trauma or racial and other inequities.
Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber and co-author Bécquer Seguín analyze Madrid’s May 4 regional election, which could shape the future of Spanish politics in an article for The Nation, “The Center Cannot Hold in Spain, but Can the Left Take Advantage?”
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Damien Droney authored an article titled "Alternative Medicine Devices and the Making of Scientific Herbal Medicine in Ghana" in the journal Postcolonial Studies.
"Story of the Hurricane: Government, NGOs, and the Differences in Post-Disaster Relief," was presented virtually by Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch at Skidmore College in New York on April 22, 2021.
Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Meredith M. Gadsby's chapter, "Still Eating Salt: Teaching Toni Cade Bambara for the Sake of #BlackWomensWellness and Political Transformation," was published in Rethinking Gender, Culture, and Health: Perspectives from Africa and The African Diaspora (Gouldline and Jacobs Publishing, 2020). This volume creates the space for scholars, health professionals, and development experts from three continents to engage in a vibrant discussion about the complexities of Black women's health in Africa and the African Diaspora; particularly the intersection of gender, race, class, age, culture, ethnicity and nationality. Gadsby's chapter focuses on the importance of radical self-care for Black women activists, a timely discussion as we experience international movements in defense of Black lives headed by Black women. Toni Cade Bambara's novel reminds readers of the importance of inclusive conversation about the unique emotional and wellness needs of Black women. For students, this novel is instructive in imaging feminist futures that destigmatize mental health and wellness in communities of color.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Comparative American Studies Rick Baldoz was the featured guest on Jacobin Magazine's The Dig podcast. Baldoz sat down for a two hour interview to talk about his award-winning book, The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946.
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón contributed an essay to the volume Conservative Sensibilities: The Cultural Debate over Civilization in Latin America And Spain in the 19th Century, edited by Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2021). His essay, “Aesthetics, Polemics, and God: Theological Aesthesis in the Mexican Weekly La Cruz, 1855-1858,” studies a conservative Catholic newspaper which, on the eve of the Mexican Civil War, launched a programmatic project to adapt aesthetic reflection, a form of thought associated to liberal intellectuals, to conservative and Catholic ends.
Danielle Terrazas Williams was selected as a 2021-2022 Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the University at Buffalo's Center of Diversity Innovation.