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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Honors and Achievements

Foreign Languages and Cultures

Vilma Navarro-Daniels
Maria Serenella Previto

Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, and Maria Serenella Previto, clinical associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, presented at the 26th International Conference of the International Association of Hispanic Women Literature and Culture at the University of Houston, Texas. Navarro-Daniels presented “Dominga Sotomayor Castillo’s De jueves a domingo: Crossing Borders Between the Public and the Private or the Travel to Nowhere of a Country Named Chile,” which is forthcoming in Letras Hispanas; Previto presented “Ana María del Río’s Short Fiction: Crossing Borders Between the Erotic and the Politic.” Navarro-Daniels also presented an invited lecture about her research at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, San Joaquín, in Santiago, Chile.

Fine Arts

Annie CunninghamAnnie Cunningham, graduate student, fine arts, received the Francis T. and Janis D. Ho Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts and exhibited her piece “Stone Garment” in the “Show Your World: Second International Juried Exhibition” in New York City, where she also delivered a gallery talk. Her work also will be part of a duo-exhibition at Gallery Rademann in Schwarzenberg, Germany.


Monica Kirkpatrick JohnsonMonica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor, sociology, coauthored three forthcoming articles: “Adolescent Adaptation Before, During, and in the Aftermath of the Great Recession in the United States” in International Journal of Psychology; “Familial Transmission of Educational Plans and the Academic Self Concept: A Three-Generation Longitudinal Study” in Social Psychology Quarterly; and “Family (Dis)advantage and Life Course Expectations” in Social Forces.

Criminal Justice and Criminology


Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with Heeuk Lee, PhD ’15, and colleagues “Vulnerability versus opportunity: Dissecting the role of low self-control and risky lifestyles in violent victimization risk among Korean inmates” in Crime and Delinquency.


Noriko KawamuraNoriko Kawamura, associate professor, history, is slated to deliver the invited lecture “Emperor Hirohito from the Pacific War to the Cold War” at the German Institute of Japanese Studies in Tokyo on the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Kawamura is also president of the international Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, a regional affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies.