Lorraine Morales Cox, assistant professor of contemporary art and theory, has had an essay published in n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal. In a special issue on violence, Cox’s piece, “Transformed Bodies, Colonial Wounds and Ethnographic Tropes: Wangechi Mutu,” shows how the collages of Kenyan born, Brooklyn-based artist Mutu “reveal important figurative and conceptual strategies to invoke reflection on the articulation of power, the construction of femininity and societal racialization that inscribes and constructs the acculturated body.” Now in its 11th year, n.paradoxa is the only international feminist art journal dedicated to contemporary women artists and feminist theory around the world.
A book by Raymond Martin, the Dwane Crichton Professor of Philosophy, and John Barresi, The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self: An Intellectual History of Personal Identity (Columbia University Press, 2006), has been cited in two award competitions: the ForeWord Magazine 2006 Book of the Year Award, where it garnered a gold medal in philosophy; and the Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing in Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers 2006, where it earned an honorable mention. The book will be reissued in a paperback edition in March. Martin is chair of the Philosophy Department. Barresi is a professor of psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their book traces a wide range of theories concerning self and personal identity to reveal the larger intellectual trends, disputes and ideas that have revolutionized the way we think about ourselves.
Rudy Nydegger, professor of psychology, presented a paper on “Stress and Coping Strategies in Professional Firefighters” at the Applied Business Research Conference Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Nydegger co-authored the paper with Frank Basile ’07.
Terry Weiner, professor of political science, recently published an article in the journal Politics & Policy entitled “Touching the Third Rail: Explaining the Failure of Bush’s Social Security Initiative.” The article examines President Bush’s initiative to privatize the Social Security system and delves into the why Bush made Social Security reform a major goal.
William Finlay, associate professor of theater and chairman of the Theater and Dance Department, recently inaugurated a guest artist series at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. He spent a week teaching master classes in the theater.
Robert Sharlet, the Chauncey Winters Research Professor of Political Science, has published his latest book, Russia and its Constitution: Promise and Political Reality (Martinus Nijhoff /Brill, 2007). Sharlet is co-editor of and contributor to the retrospective volume on the first decade of the post-Soviet Russian Constitution (1993-2003). The book’s essays cover a range of topics, including the Constitutional Court, the judiciary, federal prosecutor, criminal procedure and jury trial.
Daniel Mosquera’s documentary, Sanpachando (San Pacho espa’l que lo goce) was selected to participate in the Chicago Latino Film Festival and in the Caribbean International Film Festival in Barbados, both held in April. The documentary is being contracted with Artmattan Productions for distribution. Based in New York City, Artmattan Productions distributes films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe. Mosquera is associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Two choral works by Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, were premiered by the Melodia Women’s Choir in St. Lukes in the Field in New York City recently. “Wellspring” had its U.S. premiere, and “Contemplations” had its New York premiere. The program, “Force of Nature—Celebrating the Earth,” featured music written by 20th and 21st century composers honoring the spirit of the natural world. A portion of ticket sales were donated to Water is Life–Kenya, a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping drought-stricken areas.Read More