Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

May 26, 2020
Tim Gauthier (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) recently published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Veterans Studies: "'I Can Spin Some Bullshit if You Want': Narrating (and Bridging?) the Civil-Military Divide in Phil Klay's Redeployment."
May 26, 2020
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) and Moushumi Roy of the department of sociology at Delta College wrote a critical essay, "The Pandemic is Sending India's Poor into the Abyss," that appears on Salon. He explains how the pandemic is exacerbating inequalities in India and the myriad ways the country's underclass are suffering. Bhatta studies how cumulative life-course socioeconomic status intersects with other forms of stratification (especially race and gender) to shape later-life health disparities in...
May 21, 2020
John Tuman (Political Science), and Hafthor Erlingsson, '19 PhD Political Science, have published an article, "The Determinants of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment Flows in Mexican States, 2004-2014." The article appeared in the journal Latin American Policy.
May 20, 2020
Alan Simmons (Anthropology) is a co-author of an article in Nature-Scientific Reports. The article is a cross-disciplinary study that incorporates some of his archeological research on Cyprus.  "Tracking the Near Eastern Origins and European Dispersal of the Western House Mouse" examines the spread of the common house mouse in early agricultural sites and has implications for cat domestication, some of the earliest  of which appears in Cyprus.
May 20, 2020
Gary Totten (English) has published an article, “Wharton’s Wild West: Undine Spragg and the Dakota Divorce,” in the journal Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory. He examines Edith Wharton's portrayal of western U.S. divorce colonies in the early 20th century in her novel The Custom of the Country (1913).
May 19, 2020
Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been nominated president-elect of the Western History Association (WHA), and will serve as president of the organization in 2022. The WHA's mission is "to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands."
May 18, 2020
Kenneth Miller (Political Science) and coauthor Brandice Canes-Wrone of Princeton University presented their paper "Individual Donors and Legislative Voting in the U.S. House" at the Interest Groups, Policy Outcomes, and Representation in U.S. Politics virtual workshop hosted by the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton earlier this month. The research finds that members of the U.S. House of Representatives are responsive in their roll call voting to the policy preferences of...
May 18, 2020
While we can't be together for the annual Campus Life Top Tier Awards this year, please join us in recognizing this year's nominees and winners. These awards span the different values of the Campus Life cluster including social justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact, assessment, and recognition. "Biggest Fan"/Excellence in Recognition — The Student Diversity & Social Justice Latinx Team of Alex Romero, Nicole Servellon...
May 15, 2020
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) had an article published in the Washington Post exploring the adult entertainment industry's response to COVID-19. "The Adult Industry Can Survive Without Government Help. Here’s Why" appeared in the paper's "Made By History" section and examines the industry's decades-long history of advocating for both First Amendment rights and the health and safety of performers.   
May 14, 2020
Peter Gray (Anthropology) and South African colleagues published a paper in The Aging Male on men's self-reported experiences on androgen deprivation therapy. The project involved 22 men recruited at a South African oncology clinic, with a variety of impacts of the thearpy reported. The findings are situated within discussions of existing research on androgen deprivation therapy largely from North American or European samples, and broader views of testosterone and male social behavior.
May 14, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Examining Relations Between Obsessive-Compulsive Features, Substance-Use Disorders, and Antisocial Personality Disorder in the Vietnam Era Twin Cohort" in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 
May 13, 2020
Kyle Catarata (Philosophy) recently had an op-ed published in the Las Vegas Sun. In his piece, American Payment System is Widening the Wealth Gap, he discusses the inequality in the business models of credit card companies and how a real-time payment system can benefit low-income families. Catarata is a second-year student of the Brookings Public Policy Minor.