Sheehan Contributes to Book The Colors of Photography

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to the book The Colors of Photography (De Gruyter, 2020), edited by University of Zurich professor Bettina Gockel. Sheehan’s essay, “Color Matters: Rethinking Photography and Race,” examines the assumptions about and expressions of racialized power that she argues are built into...

Green Interview with Photography Critic Feuerhelm Now Online

The first interview with Associate Professor of Art Gary Green by Brad Feuerhelm from the Nearest Truth is now online. Feuerhelm, a respected photography critic whose writing and interviews are seminal to the contemporary dialogue on photography, calls Green’s work “multi-layered and incredibly interesting.” Feurehelm’s essays, published by the Nearest Truth, Ordinary Light (Instagram), and American Suburb X (ASX), are...

Besteman Essay on New Book, 2021 Project, in Artforum

An essay by Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, appeared in Artforum, an international magazine focusing on contemporary art. The article, “Profiteer Motive,” looks at an international militarization system that is the subject of Besteman’s newest book, Militarized Global Apartheid. “Militarism—the ongoing investment of massive sums in technology and personnel ready to...

Brunetaux Elected to Academic Council of the Holocaust Education Foundation

Associate Professor of French Audrey Brunetaux was nominated and elected to the Academic Council of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University. Brunetaux’s research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century French literature, culture, and cinema with an emphasis on Holocaust narratives, including that of Holocaust writer and survivor Charlotte Delbo, and films.

Millones Named Associate Editor of CLAR

Luis Millones, the Allen Family Professor of Latin American Literature, has been named the associate editor of Colonial Latin American Review (CLAR), the leading academic journal in his field. Prior to this role, he was the book review editor of CLAR. Millones’s research interests include pre-Columbian and colonial studies with an emphasis on the Andes,...

Huffman Coauthors Paper on Body-based Cues

Assistant Professor of Psychology Derek Huffman has coauthored a new paper, which will appear in the February issue of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. “In our paper, we review recent research that has studied how body-based cues contribute to how we learn and remember the locations of landmarks within large-scale environments, such as cities,” Huffman...

Robinson Invited to Guest-edit Journal Special Issue on “Transformations for a Sustainable Future”

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been invited to guest-edit a special issue of Sustainability on “Transformations for a Sustainable Future.” Papers will interrogate the transformations that are relevant or applicable to small island developing states, the least developed countries (LDCs), and African countries, given their complex histories and varying development circumstances and trajectories. It is hoped that...

Robinson Coauthors Paper on Role of Litigation in Delivering Climate Justice

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has coauthored a new paper on litigation and climate justice published in the journal Climate Policy. This paper, which was co-authored with Colby students Charles Beauregard ’20, D’Arcy Carlson ’21, Charlie Cobb ’20, and Mykela Patton ’22, develops a new rights-based framework and applies it to three high-profile climate...

Howard Coauthors Paper Published in British Journal of Sociology of Education

A new paper coauthored by Professor of Education Adam Howard has just been published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education. The paper, “Conferred cosmopolitanism: class-making strategies of elite schools across the world,” looks at how elite schools “work to produce subjects that will thrive in a globalized world.” Howard and his coauthor, Claire Maxwell (University...

Plesch Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Winter 2021 Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 winter issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “A Conversation with James Fangbone” and “When More is Better: Horror Vacui in History.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, dedicated to Maximalism: Courting Chaos or Creating Order?

White’s Who’s Your Daddy? Subject of Literary Blog Post

A blog post on Savvy Verse & Wit featured the new poetic memoir Who’s Your Daddy? by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Arisa White. “White is a deft storyteller,” the post says, “and readers will be emotionally spent by this poetic memoir.”

O’Brien Publishes Paper in Journal of Nursing Measurement

Professor of Statistics Liam O’Brien has coauthored a paper, “Assessing Older Adult Wellness: An Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Lifestyle Survey,” recently published in the Journal of Nursing Measurement. “The purpose of this study is to examine the validity and reliability of the Lifestyle Survey instrument,” according to the study’s abstract. The researchers...

Gastaldo Coauthors Paper on South Africa’s Karoo Basin

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, Emeritus, has coauthored a new article, Trends in stable-isotopes and climate proxies from late Changhsingian ghost landscapes of the Karoo Basin, South Africa, published in Frontiers in Science: Ecology and Evolution. “The manuscript continues reports of our studies on the paleoclimatology of the latest Permian in the Karoo Basin,...

Scheck Publishes New Paper in War in History

Raffael Scheck, the Gibson Professor of History, has published a new article on the treatment of Western prisoners of war during World War II in the journal, War in History. “Nazi courts martial could sentence prisoners of war for offences that did not exist in the western democracies, such as insults to the Führer, or...

Robinson Calls for Definition of Climate Finance in Nature Correspondence

In a correspondence published in Nature and available here, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson and colleagues draw attention to the need for an internationally agreed-upon definition of climate finance. Without this, donors decide what counts as climate finance. This has serious implications for whether countries in the Global South can adequately mitigate and adapt to the...

Scheck Publishes New Paper on Western Prisoners of War

Raffael Scheck, the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professor of History, has published a paper, “The Danger of ‘Moral Sabotage:’ Western Prisoners of War on Trial for Homosexual Relations in Nazi Germany,” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality. The article presents the Nazi approach to homosexuality and the legal framework...

Sheehan Discusses Her Smithsonian Editorship in Roundtable Discussion

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with two other editors of leading journals in the field of American art. In conversation with Jennifer Marshal and Jacqueline Francis of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Sheehan discussed her work since 2015...

Plesch Invited to Participate in Parisian Workshop

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to participate in the workshop “Écritures exposées: la fabrique des espaces ‘publics'” (Exposed Writings: The Making of “Public” Space) organized by the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The meeting took place Nov. 27, 2020, and Plesch provided...

Halvorson Publishes Article on Charitable Affect

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Britt Halvorson has published a new paper in Anthropological Quarterly. The article, “Reassessing Charitable Affect: Volunteerism, Affect and Ethical Practice in a Medical Aid Agency,” draws upon ethnographic research with the long-term US volunteers of a faith-based medical aid organization in Minneapolis/St. Paul and explores the widely-theorized relationship of affect/emotion and...