CASL Faculty Kudos - Summer 2019


Recent faculty awards and publications.

Kudos to Suzanne Bergeron, the Helen M. Graves Collegiate Professor of Women's Studies and Social Sciences, who presented at a United Nations Research Institute for Social Economy sustainability conference in Geneva, Switzerland this summer. Her paper titled "Social Economy, Gender, and Sustainable Post-Conflict Reconstruction" was co-authored with Smita Ramnarain, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Rhode Island.

Amy Brainer, assistant professor of women's and gender studies and sociology, has been awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize by the Association for Queer Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association for her recent book, Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan. Read about it here!

Congratulations to Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program Scott DeGregorio on the publication of “Bede: On First Samuel,” a 584-page translation of The Venerable Bede’s interpretation of the Old Testament’s 1 Samuel. Bede is considered Anglo-Saxon England’s foremost interpreter of the Bible, and the English translation is the first of the original Latin text. The work is co-authored with Rosalind Love, a Robinson College fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Sally Howell, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Arab American Studies at UM-Dearborn, has spent years documenting the economic, social and cultural contributions of Arab American communities in metro Detroit. Read about how her work shaped the traveling “Halal Metropolis” exhibit in this article from Model D

JASS professor and veteran journalist Tim Kiska’s podcast is definitely one to add to your playlist. In fact, "The Detroit History Podcast" earned a spot in Metromode’s recent roundup of the best podcasts in Metro Detroit

Gabriella Scarlatta's, associate dean and professor of French, article "Marguerite de Navarre and Renée de France: Gender, Power, and Sexuality in Betussi’s and Brantôme’s Illustrious Women" is forthcoming in Royal Studies Journal.

Professor of Biology and Microbiology Sonia Tiquia-Arashiro recently announced the launch of her book, Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance. She reports that "this has been in progress for two years and would not have been possible without my collaborator, Martin Grube of the University of Graz, Austria and our distinguished authors and highly regarded academics and scientists in the field of mycology and biotechnology." The book covers a unique group of fungi that thrive in extreme environments and their biotechnological significance. 

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