Howard a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University

Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Adam Howard will be a visiting scholar at Purdue University’s Honors College for three days in late September. Howard, an expert on social class issues in education, will give talks in classes, present a lecture at the Graduate School of Education, and deliver a keynote titled “Crisis of Privilege.”

Mayrl Publishes Study on American Sociological Association

Damon Mayrl, associate professor of sociology, has coauthored a new study, “Visualizing the Expanding Space of Consecration in American Sociology, 1980-2020,” which was recently published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. “We show that the number of award-winning books and articles in sociology has continued to increase, even as membership in the discipline’s flagship association,...

Mayrl Coauthors Paper on Religion and Covid-19 Responses

Associate Professor of Sociology Damon Mayrl has coauthored a new paper, “Religion at the Frontline,” forthcoming in the journal Sociology of Religion. The study examines how religion mattered to local officials’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We found that overall, local officials personally and publicly complied with public health recommendations,” said Mayrl, “but that religious affiliation and religious nationalism...

Weidler-Lewis Paper Published in Mind, Culture, and Activity

Joanna Weidler-Lewis, visiting assistant professor of education, was the lead author of a paper published in the journal Mind, Culture, and Activity. Titled “The identity affordances of tools: an examination of visual design tool use in STEM,” the article “compares how visual design tools are used during an internship for high schoolers co-researching science journalism through infographics” and...

Robinson Invited to Visit University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been invited to visit Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. Through its rich programming, Perry World House facilitates critical conversations about global policy challenges and fosters interdisciplinary research on these topics. It presents workshops and colloquia, welcomes distinguished visitors, and produces content for global audiences and policy leaders around...

Jacobs Publishes Paper on Partisanship and Covid-19 Response

Assistant Professor of Government Nicholas Jacobs had a paper published in Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Titled “Federalism, Polarization, and Policy Responsibility during COVID-19: Experimental and Observational Evidence from the United States,” the paper “considers the ways in which partisanship structured public attitudes about the United States’ multiple governments as each tried to mitigate the spread of...

Yoshizawa Publishes Paper in Educational Policy

Lauren Yoshizawa, assistant professor of education, had a paper published in the journal Educational Policy. Titled “Fidelity, Rigor, and Relevance: How SEAs are Approaching the ESSA Evidence Requirements,” the paper discusses her study of eight states and their three different approaches to the evidence requirements as mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act. “Through interviews with state...

Soto Coauthors Paper on Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Skills

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto coauthored a new paper, “An integrative framework for conceptualizing and assessing social, emotional, and behavioral skills: The BESSI,” accepted to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “As the title suggests, it describes the development and validation of a conceptual framework for personality-related skills (e.g., social engagement, emotional resilience,...

Sagaser Presents on Cross-century Poetics at International Meeting

Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Sagaser gave a presentation, “Generative Reading: Shakespeare, Dickinson, Shockley,” at the Emily Dickinson International Society Annual Meeting Aug. 7-8. Integrating cognitive poetics, history, and literary experiment, Sagaser explored 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson’s critical, creative reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, particularly those that figure and address future readers. She then turned...

Scharadin Coauthors Article on Time Allocation During Covid-19

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Benjamin Scharadin has coauthored a paper, “Household time activities, food waste, and diet quality: the impact of non-marginal changes due to COVID-19,” in Review of Economics of the Household. “This paper looks at how members of households’ time allocations changed with Covid-19 (time spent on grocery shopping, childcare, going out...

Osborne Paper Published in Journal Critical Survey

Laurie Osborne, the Zacamy Professor of English, published her paper “Canon Fodder and Conscripted Genres: The Hogarth Project and the Modern Shakespeare Novel” in the journal Critical Survey. The paper will be published in the summer 2021 issue 33.2.

Braunstein’s Short Story Appears in The New Yorker

A short story, “Superstition,” by Sarah Braunstein, assistant professor of English (creative writing), appears in the Aug. 9 issue of The New Yorker. The web version includes an audio recording of Braunstein reading the story as well as a link to an interview with her, where she mentions Colby students.

Glenn Coauthors Paper in Genes, Brain and Behavior

Professor of Psychology Melissa Glenn, Ariel Batallán Burrowes ’15, Waylin Yu ’15, Lisa Blackmer-Raynolds ’19, Amanda Norchi ’20, and Lab and Research Coordinator Amanda L. Doak have coauthored a new paper, “Progression of behavioral deficits during periadolescent development differs in female and male DISC1 knockout rats,” published in Genes, Brain and Behavior. “In the paper, we report...

At International Conference, Plesch Organized, Chaired, and Presented

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “The River: Reality, Myth, and Metaphor” (Le Fleuve: Réalité, Mythe, et Métaphore) at the international conference “Water and Sea in Word and Image” (L’Eau et la mer dans les textes et les images) held at the University of Luxembourg July 12–16, 2021 (originally scheduled for July 2020, the conference was...

Friedmann Coauthors Study in Journal of Mathematical Physics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Tamar Friedmann has coauthored a new paper, “Euler’s reflection formula, infinite product formulas, and the correspondence principle of quantum mechanics,” recently published in Journal of Mathematical Physics.

Goh and McCue ’22 Coauthor Paper on Perceived Prototypicality of Asians

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jin Goh and Jameson McCue ’22 have coauthored a new paper titled “Perceived Prototypicality of Asian Subgroups in the United States and the United Kingdom.” Accepted for publication at Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the study “examined how (non-Asian) Americans and Britons perceive different Asian subgroups in terms of how prototypically...

Goh Coauthors Paper on Making Psychology More Inclusive

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jin Goh has coauthored a new paper, “The Pandemic as a Portal: Reimagining Psychological Science as Truly Open and Inclusive,” recently accepted to Perspectives in Psychological Science. “Psychological science is at an inflection point: The COVID-19 pandemic has already begun to exacerbate inequalities that stem from our historically closed and exclusive culture,” stated...

Book Chapter by Morrione Published in Handbook of Interactionism

A chapter by Tom Morrione, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, was included in the recently published Routledge International Handbook of Interactionism (D. vom Lehn, N. Ruiz-Junco and W. Gibson, eds. Routledge, June 2021). The chapter, titled “Herbert Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism, and 21st-century Sociology,” presents the theoretical framework for that perspective and explores its relevance for guiding contemporary social...

Robinson Joins Another International Research Network

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been accepted to join Climate Strategies, a member-based international, not-for-profit research network of world-leading researchers. Climate Strategies works at the science-policy interface, advancing climate policy through meaningful interactions between decision-makers and researchers across Europe and internationally. Her membership was approved at a recent board meeting.