Accomplishments: Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies

October 22, 2021
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was an invited panelist in two roundtable discussions as part of “Cultural Health: A Forum on Folk Medical Systems," a symposium held in conjunction with the American Folklore Society's 2021 annual meeting. The goal of this virtual symposium was to bring folklorists, doctors, and public health professionals into conversation around the role of cultural belief and practice in addressing public health issues, working with communities,...
October 8, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared on The Colin McEnroe Show, a program on Connecticut Public Radio, to discuss the history of the handshake. The discussion was based upon Parry's research on the origins of the Black American handshake, usually known as the "dap," as an extension of West African cultural practices.
September 15, 2021
Anne Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies; English) published the revised second edition of Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction. The second edition features new or expanded coverage of affect theory, critical race theory, disability studies, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and transgender studies.
September 14, 2021
Tim Gauthier (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) gave a  “A Quieter ‘9/11’ Novel?: Solipsism and Passivity in Recent Fiction"  for an International Conference at Europa-Universität Flensburg (virtual), entitled “9/11: Twenty Years On.”
September 7, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) contributed to the report Minneapolis May Become Ground Zero in the Criminal Justice Debate, written by journalist Glenn Daigon regarding the current debates about "defunding the police" throughout the United States, specifically the Public Safety Charter Amendment under consideration in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
July 30, 2021
Monica Hernández-Johnson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education); Valerie Taylor and Ravijot Singh (both Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies); and Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, “Like Where Are Those Teachers?”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Teachers of Color Who Have Left Teaching" in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. The research at focus in this article contributes...
July 15, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published an article in the Washington Post on July 14 that examines the current debates over critical race theory and Confederate monuments, showing how the suppression of Black history deliberately misrepresents how we understand the past and civil rights activists throughout the U.S. South. He is an assistant professor of African American and Africa diaspora studies.  
June 25, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared in the documentary Mauled: When Police Dogs Attack, a joint project developed by news agencies including USA Today, The Marshall Project, The Indy Star,, and others. The documentary is a part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series on the links between police brutality and the use of police dogs.
June 21, 2021
Constancio R. Arnaldo Jr. (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by Yahoo! sports reporter Henry Bushnell about the underrepresentation of Asian Americans in major U.S. sports. Arnaldo is an assistant professor in the Asian and Asian American studies program. 
June 10, 2021
Kendra Gage (Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies) presented a paper at the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States annual conference entitled "Hell on the Streets: The 1992 Las Vegas Westside Riot," where she discussed the historical practices of discrimination, employment and educational disparities, and police brutality in the Historic Westside that led up to the Westside Riot of 1992.
June 1, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) provided comment for on the recent racist attacks against actress Laci Mosley who is cast in the reboot of iCarly, which will premiere on the Paramount+ streaming service this summer.
May 26, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published an essay, "‘How Much More Must I Suffer?’: Post-Traumatic Stress and the Lingering Impact of Violence upon Enslaved People" in Slavery and Abolition, the leading academic journal for the study of slave and post-slave studies. This was a special issue dedicated to scholarship in the era of Black Lives Matter, and how the movement has introduced new directions for investigating the past. He is an assistant professor of...