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:...

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...

Soto’s Research Topic for New York Times Op-Ed

An op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times featured research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto with collaborators Ariel Malka, Michael Inzlicht, and Yphtach Lelkes. Written by Malka and Inzlicht, the op-ed, titled “The Paradox of the Free-Market Liberal,” references Soto’s research while discussing the relationships between political ideology, political messaging, and psychological differences. Recently...

Fleming Will Be Visiting Scholar in Stockholm

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming will be a visiting scholar at Stockholm University in the summer of 2015. His research involves the geophysical work of Svante Arrhenius, Nils Ekholm, and Vilhelm Bjerknes in Stockholm in the 1890s. During the summer he will give lectures on history at the International Meteorological Institute, the...

Qin ’12 Publishes Tiger Research with Nyhus and Two Other Alums as Coauthors

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus and three Colby graduates are named authors on an article, “An Assessment of South China Tiger Reintroduction Potential in Hupingshan and Houhe National Nature Reserves, China,” in the February 2015 issue of the journal Biological Conservation. Yiyuan Jasmin Qin ’12 is the lead author, and she is listed...

Scheck Publishes Book on French POWs in World War II

A new book by Raffael Scheck, the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professor of History, was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2014 and is available in hard cover. The book, French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II, illustrates the experiences of French colonial prisoners of war and...

Sheehan Speaks at International Photography Conference in Cyprus

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan presented a paper at the third International Conference of Photography and Theory (ICPT) in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 5-7, 2014. Her paper, derived from her current research, was titled “Political Matter: Photography and Race.” The ICPT was created to provide an outlet for an interdisciplinary and critical theoretical exploration of...

Josephson Appears in National Geographic Series on Food

Professor of History Paul Josephson discusses the rise of industrial food in several segments of National Geographic’s Eat: The Story of Food, a six-hour series that originally aired in November and can still be seen on National Geographic and other channels. In the segment “Sugar Rushes” Josephson comments on high fructose corn syrup, in “Guilty...

Risso Publishes in Annali d’Italianistica

Faculty Fellow in Italian Roberto Risso’s article “Prima della FIAT: lavoro e lavoratori, realizzazione e sfruttamento (1869-1908) nella Torino di Edmondo De Amicis” has been published by Annali d’Italianistica. The essay focuses on the representation of labor in the work of the very popular 19th-century Italian novelist Edmondo De Amicis. Annali d’Italianistica is an annual peer-reviewed...