Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

December 5, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber's (World Languages and Culture) fourth and final part of selection Poems of 2016 was published in Russian-German editorial The Text.   
December 4, 2019
C.E. Abbate (Philosophy) gave an invited presentation at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder. In this talk, titled "It’s Not Just a Personal Preference: Racialized Discrimination in the Tinder Context," she argued that drawing race-based distinctions in the dating context constitutes deeply wrongful discrimination because it violates basic norms of equality. This talk was co-sponsored by CU's Center for Values and Social Policy and CU's Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter. 
November 27, 2019
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) presented the paper “Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity of Diminutives in –it in Peruvian Amazonian Spanish” at the Hispanic Linguistics Conference 2019, held by the University of Texas at El Paso last month.
November 27, 2019
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has written a paper that has been a longitudinal study with Tulane University. The paper, "The Grace of Coincoin: The Role of an African Woman's Spirituality and Its Impact on Creole Culture,” has been selected for presentation at the Dr. Felicia F.  Campbell, Far West Popular and American Culture Association's 32nd  annual conference in February. She also has been selected as an educator member of the Television Academy...
November 26, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber (World Languages and Cultures) wrote "The Death of Comedy: Joker," an essay film review that appeared in the Russian-German editorial The Text. She also wrote an essay on “10 Important Books.” The books were selected out of those read over a lifetime.   Both articles are in Russian.  
November 26, 2019
Vanessa Núñez, Esmeralda C. Cruz Lopez (both Sociology), and Mariana Sarmiento Hernández (Social Work), along with former sociology faculty-in-residence Anna C. Smedley, published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal titled, “La Lucha Sigue: Making the Case for Institutional Support of Undocumented and DACAmented Students in Higher Education.” Núñez, Lopez, and Hernández are graduate students.
November 26, 2019
Jennifer Byrnes (Anthropology) has co-authored a chapter that appears in a new edited volume, Evaluating Evidence in Biological Anthropology: The Strange and the Familiar, edited by Cathy Willermet and Sang-Hee Lee. The chapter, "(Re)Discovering Paleopathology: Integrating Individuals And Populations In Bioarchaeology," co-authored with Ann L. W. Stodder (University of New Mexico and Museum of New Mexico), reviews the underpinnings of the enhanced articulation of paleopathology and...
November 25, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) and his colleagues, Fang-Yu Chen (Michigan State University), Charles K.S. Wu (Purdue), and Yao-Yuan Yeh (University of St. Thomas), were awarded $10,000 on the project "War, Collective Action, and Nation-building" by Global Taiwan Institute, a D.C.-based think tank. The project aims at using survey experiments to explore the psychological mechanism behind the nation-building process. To be specific, the experiments will focus on how people's perceptions...
November 25, 2019
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published an open-access, peer-reviewed journal article, "Utilizing the Community-based Research Approach to Examine Mental Health and Support Services Issues Related to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder" in the HIV and AIDS Review. This research article highlights the value of utilizing community-based research principles, tenets, and practices to examining issues that people living with HIV/AIDS experiencing neurocognitive challenges...
November 22, 2019
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary Degree Programs) has been elected vice president of the African American Intellectual History Society, the fastest-growing organization dedicated to black studies. An assistant professor of African American and African diaspora studies, Parry conducts research examining slavery in the Americas, the African diaspora, and the historical memory of slavery in the United States. His first book, tentatively titled, Jumping the Broom: A Multicultural History (under...
November 21, 2019
William Bauer (History) and Fawn Douglas (Art) were featured speakers with Jack Malotte, an accomplished visual artist who focuses on Great Basin landscape, contemporary political issues faced by Native people, and environmental activism. Bauer proposed some historical/political context for Malotte's work. Douglas provided readings of some of Malotte's artworks and interviewed him from the stage. The event explored the motivations for Malotte's work and celebrated his imagination, which has...
November 19, 2019
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) was invited to present a talk, "Cultural Aspects of Communicating with Hispanic Patients," as part of Berry College's community engagement series.