Holly Handman-Lopez Performs

December 11, 2015

Holly Handman-Lopez, visiting assistant professor of dance, danced in the Where Were We: on intimacy, body, writing festival in Aarhus, Denmark, December 3 and 5 with her Berlin-based collaborators: Poet Esther Dischereit, DJ Ipek, and Percussionist Ray Kaczyski. The festival featured artists from Turkey and France, as well as Germany, Denmark, and the U.S.

Greggor Mattson Article a Top Download of 2015

December 10, 2015

The article The Modern Career of the Oldest Profession, and the Social Embeddedness of Metaphors by Greggor Mattson, associate professor of sociology and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies, is the second-most downloaded social science article in 2015 from publisher Palgrave. The article tracks the diffusion of this euphemism for prostitution from its coinage by Rudyard Kipling in 1888. From the 17th century to the 1960s, many careers were the oldest profession, including pirates, lawyers, clowns, doctors, and the lady embalmers of Cincinnati.

Janet Fiskio Contributes Chapter

December 8, 2015

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Janet Fiskio contributed the chapter “Where Food Grows on Water: Food Sovereignty and North American Indigenous Literatures” to the book The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature (Ed. Deborah Lea Madison. New York: Routledge, 2015. 238-48).

Jim Walsh Profiled

December 3, 2015

Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh was profiled by the Mathematics and Climate Change Research Network (MCRN) about his climate-modeling research. Walsh has been a member of MCRN since 2011, and he currently co-organizes a weekly webinar that focuses on mathematical models arising in the study of paleoclimate.

Chie Sakakibara Conducts Fieldwork

November 30, 2015

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Chie Sakakibara visited the Inupiaq community of Barrow, Alaska, November 22-28 for two current projects: 1) climate change and indigenous cultural resilience; and 2) the community-partnered Inupiaq music repatriation project for which she collaborates with the Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University, New York.

Eboni A. Johnson Contributes Book Chapter

November 25, 2015

Reference and Instruction Librarian Eboni A. Johnson '97 has contributed a chapter to the forthcoming book Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership. Johnson's chapter, "Navigating Choppy Waters: Catalysts for Smooth Leadership Sailing,” joins contributions from 15 other library leaders who tell the stories of their leadership journeys.

Crucible Moments is set to publish in early January 2016. Read more about the book on the Mission Bell Media website.

Zeinab Abul-Magd Receives Book Award

November 24, 2015

Associate Professor of History Zeinab Abul-Magd was awarded the Roger Owen Book Award for her book Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt at the 2015 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting November 21-24 in Denver.

The Roger Owen book award is a biennial award and the highest recognition for books produced in Middle East studies with a special focus on economic history, economics, and political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. It is one of only two book awards presented by MESA.

Crystal Biruk Presents Paper

November 24, 2015

Crystal Biruk, assistant professor of anthropology, presented her paper "Fixed categories, liminal selves: Becoming "MSM" and "WSW" in Malawi" at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Denver, Colorado (November 18-22).

Martin Saavedra Presents Paper

November 24, 2015

Assistant Professor of Economics Martin Saavedra presented his paper "Early-Life Disease Exposure and Occupational Status: The Impact of Yellow Fever during the 19th Century" November 23 at the Southern Economic Association 85th Annual Meetings in New Orleans. Saavedra also served as a discussant on the paper "Long-Term Effects of Access to Health Care: Medical Missions in Colonial India" by Rossella Calvi of Boston College.

See the program for the meetings on this webpage.

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