Faculty and Staff Notes

Stiliana Milkova publishes two essays on Elena Ferrante

May 11, 2021

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.

Wendy Kozol presents at panel

May 11, 2021

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.

Evan Kresch presents research at Skidmore College

April 30, 2021

"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.

Meredith Gadsby publishes chapter in scholarly volume on Black women’s health

April 30, 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.  

Rick Baldoz is featured guest in podcast

April 30, 2021

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.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón contributes essay

April 30, 2021

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.

Allegra Hyde gives virtual lecture for Kenyon Review reading series

April 23, 2021

Allegra Hyde, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, presented on the Kenyon Review's panel "Art and The Moment," addressing the right to vote, creative writing, and sustainable futures. 

Danielle Terrazas Williams selected for visiting scholar position

April 23, 2021

Danielle Terrazas Williams was selected as a 2021-2022 Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the University at Buffalo's Center of Diversity Innovation.

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