Students Coauthor Paper Published in Biotechnology Journal

Adrienne Tracy ’20, Asha Sidhu ’21, and Derek Hernández ’21 are coauthors in a recently published paper titled “CRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein-Based Genome Editing Methodology in the Marine Protozoan Parasite Perkinsus marinus,” published in Synthetic Biology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. The students were team members in the lab run by one of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández...

Hickey Facilitates Workshop for Anti-Racism in Art School Colloquium

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey will facilitate a workshop for the forthcoming Anti-Racism in Art School Colloquium at Portland State School of Art & Design. The workshop, “Decolonizing the Art History Classroom,” provides educators and students with decolonial strategies that they may implement in their own classrooms, arts practices, and research.

McDonough MacKenzie Coauthors Paper on History of Ecology and Conservation

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie coauthored a new paper titled “Trends in ecology and conservation over eight decades” published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. This research reviews 80 years, 52 journals, and a half-billion words to track changes in the way that ecologists write about ecological and conservation research. The paper traces...

Plesch Contributes Essays, Introduction to Spring 2021 Maine Arts Journal

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 spring issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “The Comforts of Domesticity“ and “Leading with the Arts: A Conversation with Teresa McKinney and Jacqueline Terrassa.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, “The New Normal: A Dialogue.”

Jacobs Paper on 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Published in Political Science Quarterly

A paper by Nicolas Jacobs, visiting assistant professor of government, titled “Economic Sectionalism, Executive-Centered Partisanship, and the Politics of the State and Local Tax Deduction,” was published in Political Science Quarterly. The paper “examines the partisan implications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its reform of the state and local tax deduction. Jacobs...

Shanks Named 2021-22 MAP Fund Awardee

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Curatorial Practice Gwyneth Shanks has won a $25,000 grant from the MAP Fund, one of the largest funders for live and performance-based art. The grant will help support a new project, currently in the early stages of development, that draws upon research conducted with AB Brown, assistant professor of contemporary performance,...

Documentary Including Adam Howard Reviewed by Film Threat

Adam Howard, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education, appears in the documentary The Boys in Red Hats, which was reviewed by Film Threat, a website that champions indie filmmakers. The second page of the review includes a screenshot of Howard, an expert on social class issues who plays a prominent role in the film by...

Hickey Contributes Chapters to Two Different Volumes

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey contributed a chapter to the recently published Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (eds. TJ Demos, Subhankar Banerjee, and Emily Eliza Scott). The chapter, titled “Remembering the Land: Art, Direct Action, and the Denial of Extractive Realities on Bougainville,” mobilizes the work of Bougainvillean artist...

White Coedits New Anthology, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Arisa White coedited a newly released anthology, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart. Worked on during the Covid-19 pandemic, the book, “organized around the four cardinal directions, encompasses poetry, prose, hybrid and concrete works, and highlights a diverse group of authors along the queer and trans spectrum.” 

McClenachan Delivers Keynote Address at Fisheries Symposium

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, delivered the keynote address for the virtual symposium “Oceans Past, Present & Future: Historical Ecology & Circumpolar Fisheries Management.” Her address, titled “Historical Ecology & Shifting Baselines in Fisheries,” was part of the symposium hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the...

Memoir by Arisa White, Who’s Your Daddy, Released by Augury Books

A new book by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Arisa White, Who’s Your Daddy, has been released by Augury Books. Who’s Your Daddy is a memoir in the form of narrative poems. It’s described as a “lyrical, genre-bending, coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese-American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an...

Koffman Receives Outstanding Reviewer Award from Communications Earth and Environment

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman was named an Outstanding Reviewer for 2021 by Communications Earth and Environment, a Nature research journal. Koffman, a geochemist and paleoclimatologist, met the journal’s criteria for the award by “making a significant and positive contribution to the peer review process, demonstrating professionalism and compassion in their reviews, and providing comments that help the...

Urbanautica Interviews Green, Talks Teaching, Photography, Beauty

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green held an interview with the journal Urbanautica that covered Green’s photography and recent books, philosophical topics, and his teaching at Colby. In the 13 years he’s been at Colby, the art program “has grown and expanded. Our senior year curriculum includes a year-long capstone that includes all artistic disciplines, a thesis exhibit...

Plesch Invited to Deliver Guest Lecture in a Mexico City University

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to deliver a virtual lecture in Spanish titled “La pared y la piel.” The lecture was for the graduate course Arte Medieval taught by Professor Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández, Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and was delivered Feb. 19, 2021.

Robinson Coauthors New Paper on Climate Finance in Nature Climate Change

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has coauthored a new paper titled “Rebooting a failed promise of climate finance.” Published in Nature Climate Change, the paper finds flaws in the current United Nations finance accountability mechanisms and proposes a new climate finance pledge that could reinvigorate climate talks.

Plesch Contributes Chapter to Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed an essay for the newly released Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World: Emotion, Contrition and Penitence in the Middle Ages. Her chapter is titled “Peter’s Three Tears” and was inspired by a comment made by a participant during a trip she led for Colby alumni. In fact, she acknowledges this person...

Sonia Awarded NEH Fellowship to Support Book Project

Kerry Sonia, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a book project currently underway. Sonia’s book, her second, will explore the social and ritual dimensions of childbirth in ancient Israel. 

Robinson and Carlson ’21 Coauthor Paper Proposing Role for Restorative Justice in Climate-related Loss and Damage Claims

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has co-authored a new paper linking restorative justice to climate-related loss and damage. Published in the journal Third World Quarterly, the paper argues that litigation cannot deliver all types of justice and so an alternative paradigm is needed. In this regard, restorative justice can provide a number of benefits, including respecting the...