Essay by Burke in Down East 200th Anniversary Issue

Professor of English and Creative Writing Michael Burke has an essay published in the 200th-anniversary issue of Down East magazine. Burke’s essay, titled “Pre-Digital Connectivity,” is included in the magazine’s “200 Things to Love about Maine” section. The essay is about a local radio station’s call-in program “Phone Mart,” which provides a place for people to sell things, but...

Howard Appointed to Editorial Board, Reappointed to Another

Professor of Education Adam Howard was recently appointed to the editorial board of the journal International Studies in Sociology of Education. He was also re-appointed for a five-year term to Curriculum Inquiry’s editorial board. 

Gastaldo and Kus ’18 Coauthor Paper Published in Journal of Sedimentary Research

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, and Kaci Kus ’18 have coauthored a paper just published in the Journal of Sedimentary Research that’s based on Kus’s honors thesis. The paper, “Calcic Vertisols in the upper Daptocephalus Assemblage Zone, Balfour Formation, Karoo Basin, South Africa: Implications for Late Permian Climate,” stems from research Kus conducted for a project in South Africa...

Plesch Edits and Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Summer Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, a member of the editorial board for the Maine Arts Journal, wrote the introduction for the summer issue and contributed two essays: “Teaching in a Time of Confinement,” on her experience teaching remotely, and “Plague Art? An Art Historian’s Musings on Pandemics,” on art during the plague. Plesch reports that Colby interns Sabina Garibovic ’22...
Lindsey Mayka teaching at Colby College

Mayka Earns National Recognition from APSA as 2020 Clarence Stone Scholar

Assistant Professor of Government Lindsay Mayka, an expert on Latin American politics, has been named a 2020 Clarence Stone Scholar by the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, a leading professional organization for the study of political science. THE APSA committee selected Mayka based on her significant contributions in the area...

Blevins Essay on Writing Published on Waxwing

An essay by Professor of Creative Writing Adrian Blevins was recently published by Waxwing magazine. “How I Wrote The Brass Girl Brouhaha” showcases the choices Blevins made in write her award-winning book of poetry.  “The Brass Girl Brouhaha is a record of how alive I wanted to be back when I was a not-yet-quite-really-alive sleepwalking baby. It is a record...

Simon Coauthors Paper on Reassessing War on Terror

Steven Simon, professor in the practice of international relations, coauthored the paper “19 Years Later: How to Wind Down the War on Terror” that appeared on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website. “The policy departures recommended in this paper are intended to thread the needle by reducing the scope and intensity of U.S. CT...

Mayrl Coauthors Paper on ‘Culturalized Religion’

A new paper, “Culturalized Religion: A Synthetic Review and Agenda for Research,” by Associate Professor of Sociology Damon W. Mayrl and Avi Astor from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’s Sociology Department was recently published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. “Scholars have taken a growing interest in what we call ‘culturalized religion’—that is,...

Howard Coauthors Book Chapter in SAGE Encyclopedia

Professor of Education Adam Howard has coauthored an entry on “elite universities” for the SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. Howard collaborated with his colleague Jane Kenway (Monash University, Australia) on the entry.    

Besteman Op-ed in Portland Press Herald Offers Anti-Racists Practices for Mainerss

An op-ed in the June 13 Portland Press Herald co-written by Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, points out concrete steps Maine can take to correct inequalities for people of color living in the state. Places to start, suggested by the authors, include: Maine should take more steps to protect...

Robinson Appointed to Editorial Board of Regional Environmental Change

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Regional Environmental Change. The journal publishes research on the interactions between human and natural systems at the regional level. It is currently ranked 33rd of 116 environmental studies journals and has an impact factor of 3.149. She will serve a three-year...

White Poem “My Beautiful People” on Hoctok

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Arisa White had her poem “My Beautiful People” published on the site Hoctok. The first stanza reads: we’ve seen this before, we’ve felt this before we’re standing on shoulders and someone’s standing on yours and crying heals and clears your vision, attunes the eyes on the back of your head,...

Hickey Q&A with Photographer Owunna in Aperture

Amber Hickey, faculty fellow in American studies, conducted an interview with the photographer Mikael Owunna for the magazine Aperture. Hickey and her co-interviewer Anney Traymany “spoke to Owunna about the gravity of this series, and how it might be mobilized as a speculative tool of creative resistance. Although most of this conversation was conducted prior...

Besteman Discusses War in Somalia on None of the Above Podcast

Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor Department of Anthropology, was a guest on the podcast None of the Above in an episode titled “Airstrikes in East Africa.” In the episode, Besteman and Nairobi-based journalist Amanda Sperber “unpack why the United States is waging an unofficial drone war in Somalia and explore the history and human...

New Book by Fallaw on Citizenship and Claims in Mexico and Peru

Professor of Latin American Studies Ben Fallaw has coedited a new book: State Formation in the Liberal Era: Capitalisms and Claims of Citizenship in Mexico and Peru (The University of Arizona Press, 2020). The book “offers a nuanced exploration of the uneven nature of nation making and economic development in Peru and Mexico. Zeroing in on the...

Robinson Coauthors Paper Proposing Action Research to Improve Coordination of Climate Adaptation Efforts in the Pacific

In a new concept paper published in the journal Challenges, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson and her coauthors present a pre-analysis plan to undertake regional-level action research in the Pacific. The research will aim to help regional organizations work together to jointly access international financing for designing and implementing more effective climate change adaptation projects across the many small...

Gilkes Pens Opinion Piece on George Floyd Death for Religion News Service

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, wrote an opinion piece picked up by Religion News Service titled “Kneeling to venerate hate: The meaning of a police killing in Minnesota.” In the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, GIlkes wrote, “America needs to understand...

Rabbi Isaacs Joins Video Conversation on Jewish Journal

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs was a guest on Shmuel “Rosner’s Torah Talk” on the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Isaacs discussed Shavuot and “the connection between harvest and Torah, wthe burden of Torah, the Jewish religion and Jewish People, and growing potatoes and cucumbers,” the website reports.

Mayrl Paper on Historical Sociology Published in American Journal of Sociology

Associate Professor of Sociology Damon W. Mayrl coauthored a study, “What Do Historical Sociologists Do All Day? Analytic Architectures in Historical Sociology,” recently published in one of the top journals for sociology, American Journal of Sociology. Mayrl and Assistant Professor Nicholas Hoover Wilson of Stony Brook University used quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze 37...