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...

Giannelli Awarded Literature Fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Adam Giannelli has been awarded a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Giannelli was one of the 35 awardees of the NEA Literature Creative Writing (Poetry) Fellowship, receiving a $25,000 award aimed to enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. “As...

Robinson Invited to Join Brown University’s Climate Social Science Network

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has been invited to join the Climate Social Science Network (CSSN). The CSSN is an international network of social science scholars focused on understanding the cultural and institutional dynamics of the political conflict over climate change. There are currently more than 110 scholars from 25 countries in the network. Brown...

LaFave Paper on Biomass Cookstoves and Child Health Published in World Development

Associate Professor of Economics Daniel LaFave was the lead author of the paper “Impacts of improved biomass cookstoves on child and adult health: Experimental evidence from rural Ethiopia,” published in volume 140 of the journal World Development. The paper reports on the three-year impact of the introduction of the Mirt stove on households in rural Ethiopia. Their project found...

Plesch Delivers Lecture on Bronze Medallions

On Jan. 25, 2021, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a lecture, “The Jesup Memorial Library’s Roundels in Context,” at a virtual evening organized by the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine, on “Medallion Mystery Talk.” Her presentation discussed the bronze medallions depicting early printers’ devices that grace the library’s façade and considered them within the context...

Ameri Awarded Lang Fellowship at Rare Book School

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Rare Book School. The M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources will allow Ameri, who teaches courses on Islamic art, to augment her teaching of the art of the book in the Islamic world. The fellowship is “a...

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...