Tate’s Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats to Be Published in June

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate’s book Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia will be published in June by Stanford University Press. Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats examines the U.S. policymaking process through the design, implementation, and consequences of the United States’ “Plan Colombia” aid package in 2000.The book is part of the series Anthropology of Policy, which,...

Bruesewitz Publishes in Limnology and Oceanography

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Denise Bruesewitz coauthored an article, “Under-Ice Thermal Stratification Dynamics of a Large, Deep Lake Revealed by High-Frequency Data,” published in Limnology and Oceanography in 2014. The official journal of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Limnology and Oceanography publishes original research articles, reviews, and comments on all aspects of...

Sheets Publishes in Behaviour Research and Therapy

Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets published her article “Comparing Chronic Interpersonal and Noninterpersonal Stress Domains as Predictors of Depression Recurrence in Emerging Adults,” coauthored with W.E. Craighead, in Behaviour Research and Therapy in 2014. Behaviour Research and Therapy is an international, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to cognitive behavior therapy.

O’Brien Publishes in Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Associate Professor of Statistics Liam O’Brien coauthored an article titled “Does Concurrent In Utero Exposure to Buprenorphine and Antidepressant Medications Influence the Course of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?,” published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine in 2014. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine is the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the...

Chan Coauthors Article in Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Assistant Professor of Economics Nathan Chan coauthored “The Microeconomic Theory of the Rebound Effect and Its Welfare Implications,” which was published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE). Focusing on original research papers that offer substantial new insights for scholars of environmental and resource economics, JAERE provides a forum for...

Seay Makes Think Tank’s List of 2014 Top Global Thinkers

For her work on the politics of the Ebola crisis, Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay appears in “The LSDP Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2014,” a list compiled by Italian think tank Lo Spazio della Politica. She ranks number 74 with fellow political scientist Kim Yi Dionne. Seay also coauthored with Dionne the article...

Razsa’s Bastards of Utopia to Be Published in April

Assistant Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa’s book Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism is slated to be published in April by Indiana University Press. The companion to a feature documentary film of the same name, Bastards of Utopia explores the experiences and political imagination of young radical activists. The book is being...

McClenachan Edits Volume on Ocean Conservation

Loren McClenachan, Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, is coeditor of Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation: Applying the Past to Manage for the Future, published by University of California Press in December 2014. The volume is being hailed as a groundbreaking work that shows how historical ecology can be used to improve...

Freidenreich Publishes Four Articles

Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich recently published three articles and has another forthcoming. “Intermarriage in Judaism” was published in Sharing the Well: A Resource Guide for Jewish-Muslim Engagement, edited by Kimberly Zeitman and Mohamed Elsanousi, in 2014. “Walking Side by Side: Engagement with Islamic Law and Theology in Rabbinic Legal Literature”...

Webb Publishes in Cahiers des Anneaux de la Mémoire

Professor of History James Webb published his article “The Creole Origins of the Early New World Banjo,” in the 2014 issue of Cahiers des Anneaux de la Mémoire (The Shackles of Memory Journals). Cahiers des Anneaux de la Mémoire is a French journal focusing on themes of slave trade, slavery, and contemporary consequences.

Nelson Publishes in Quaternary International and Coleopterists Bulletin

Professor of Geology Robert Nelson’s article “The Paleoenvironment of the Olympia Beds Based on Fossil Beetles from Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington, USA,” coauthored with Allan Ashworth, was published in August 2014 in Quaternary International, the official journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research. In addition, Nelson and several coauthors published “The Ground Beetle (Coleoptera:...

Majora Carter Headlines a Week of MLK Jr. Events at Colby

“The Audacity to Dream: The Courage to Act for Justice” is the theme of events at Colby Jan. 17-22 celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker on MLK Jr. Day, Jan. 19, is MacArthur Fellow, urban revitalization specialist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Majora Carter. The commemoration of King’s life and legacy...

Reid Named Inaugural William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor in Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Allecia Reid has been named the inaugural William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor in Psychology. The named chair honors a faculty member for outstanding scholarship, and it provides additional resources for the professor’s academic initiatives and research. Reid, a member of the Colby faculty since 2013, is a social psychologist. Her...

Nyhus Coauthors Article on PLOS ONE

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus coauthored an article, “Metamodels for Transdisciplinary Analysis of Wildlife Population Dynamics,” published Dec. 13, 2013, on PLOS ONE. PLOS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed online publication of primary research in scientific disciplines.

Burke Publishes Cover Feature in Down East

Professor of English Michael Burke’s essay extolling woodstoves, “Romancing the Stove,” was the cover feature in the January 2015 issue of Down East magazine. Burke also had an essay, “Carrots,” published in Route Nine, a literary journal featuring the work of writers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst M.F.A. program, in December 2014.

Mandolfo Authors Article in The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Carleen Mandolfo authored an article in The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, published in March 2014 by Oxford University Press and edited by William P. Brown. Mandolfo’s article, titled “The Language of Lament,” examines the similarities and differences between lament psalms and the lament literature of Israel’s neighbors, compares lamentation...

Moland Awarded DAAD Research Grant

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland was awarded a ​Research Stay for University Academics and Scientists by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, or Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst) to conduct research on her next book, The Prosaic Divine: Humor in the German Age of Aesthetics, in Berlin this summer. DAAD is an organization of higher education...

Kantor Publishes in Brooklyn Quarterly and SEL

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jamison Kantor had two articles published recently. “What Reading Wordsworth Teaches Us About Poverty: The Sentimental Language of Anti-Welfare Ideology,” a piece of literary journalism, was a feature in the November 2014 issue of the Brooklyn Quarterly. “Burke, Godwin, and the Politics of Honor,” an academic article derived from the...

Bryant Publishes in Mississippi Quarterly

Lee Family Professor of English Cedric Bryant’s essay “‘Things Only a Miracle Can Set to Rights’: Reading Flannery O’Connor, Violence, and Ambiguity in William Gay’s ‘The Paperhanger'” was published in the winter 2014 issue of the Mississippi Quarterly. The Mississippi Quarterly is a refereed, scholarly journal dedicated to the life and culture of the American...