William Lipe, emeritus professor, anthropology, was named a 2023 distinguished alumnus of the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma in recognition of his leadership on several major projects of national significance.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, and Maria Serenella Previto, associate professor, career track, languages, cultures, and race, presented their paper, “Motherhood as Tragedy: A Reading of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta,” as part of the panel “Maternal Portraits in Spanish and Chilean Cinema” at the 31st International Conference of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies hosted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chile.
L. Buddy Levy, professor, English, read from his new book, Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk at Kenworthy Kenworthy Performing Arts Center in Moscow, Idaho.
Kyle Serrott, doctoral student, languages, cultures, and race, presented “The Politics of Decolonial Abolition” at the 2022 American Studies Association Conference in New Orleans.
Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “Catfish and Nanobots: Invasive Species and Eco-critical Futures in Alejandro Rojas Medina’s Chunga Maya” in Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Civilization and Mental Illness or the Eternal Conflict between Dionysus and Apollo: An Interpretation of Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘The Happy Summer of Mrs. Forbes’” during the 17th International Conference of Classical Studies at Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación in Santiago, Chile.
Greg Yasinitsky, emeritus professor, music, released two versions of his new holiday song, “It’s Santa!,” on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, and other platforms. One version features emeritus faculty Yasinitsky on saxophone, Horace Alexander Young as vocalist, and David Jarvis on drums, along with current music faculty A.J. Miller and Sarah Miller on trombones, and alumnus David Larsen on saxophone.
Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored “Speculating the Future from Our Apocalyptic Present” in American Studies Journal. Ginsburg also presented “Daywalkers: Taking Up Space as Anti-Gentrification Practice in wokitokiteki and Vampires vs. the Bronx” for the American Studies Association.
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, professors, languages, cultures, and race, co-authored “The medicalisation of threats, immigration as contagion, and White supremacy in an age of terror” in Critical Studies on Terrorism.
Yoon Wha “Yuna” Roh, assistant professor, career track, music, won Grand Prize in the London International Music Competition.