Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

March 7, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science) has been awarded the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations-International Affairs Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year.  Her fellowship year will be spent at the United Nations organization UNESCO, based in Paris, where she will continue her research on digital terrorism and online radicalization by working with UNESCO on the Media and Online Coalitions for Preventing Violent Extremism project, and the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth...
March 6, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History) published an article, “Collaboration, Women’s Work, and the Unfinished Story of a Sonoran Tale Collection,” in the Journal of American Folklore. This article considers a body of research materials from an unfinished dissertation project, specifically a collection of Sonoran folktales documented by UCLA graduate student Ronald B. Melton and his wife, Lily Villanueva Melton, in the 1970s. The...
March 4, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) has published an article titled “La Armonía Neoplatónica en ‘A Francisco de Salinas’ de Fray Luis de León.” The article, a study of Neoplatonic imagery incorporated into the poem, has been published by the Universidade da Coruña, in a volume of collected essays in honor of City University of New York's Distinguished Professor Lía Schwartz. Byrne was also a co-editor of the volume Docta y Sabia Atenea: Studia in honorem Lía Schwartz. 
February 27, 2019
Jennifer L. Rennels and Andrea J. Kayl (both Psychology) and their Sweden collaborators, Joshua Juvrud, Gustaf Gredeback, and Agneta Herlitz, recently published, "Attention During Visual Preference Tasks: Relation to Caregiving and Face Recognition" in Infancy. The research examined how having a female primary caregiver only versus having distributed caregiving with mom and dad affected infant face-processing abilities and relations in their performance across tasks.
February 26, 2019
Micajah Daniels (Public Health) is the first recipient of the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award, which was given out at the first Inaugural Black Carpet, the main event for Black History Month. This event was hosted by student diversity and social justice to celebrate Black Excellence, Black Love, and Black Joy. Audre Lorde was a black writer, intersectional feminist, womxnist, librarian, and civil rights activist. The award named in Lorde's honor is meant to recognize a student leader at...
February 26, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) has published a chapter titled "Constitutions" in A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age, edited by Peter Goodrich of Cardozo School of Law, New York. The book is volume three of a six-volume set on law and culture, published by Bloomsbury Press this month. Byrne's chapter includes information on the concept of a constitution in medieval Spain, on Sancho Panza's constitutions in Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote, and on the influence of the...
February 25, 2019
Nicole D. Jenkins (Sociology) published "Contested Identities: African Diaspora and Identity Making in a Hair Braiding Salon." in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. She is a doctoral student.
February 21, 2019
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) earlier this month presented a paper, "Same Country, Different World: Making the Case for the “Intranational” Sexile," at the international Sites Queer Conference, which was hosted by the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras School of Architecture.
February 15, 2019
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) wrote a blog post about the "Educational Differences in Health" session she organized for the annual meeting for Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.
February 12, 2019
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has been awarded the 2019 Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) Founders' Prize for his paper, “Monarch of the Past and of the Future: Joachim of Fiore, the Last Emperor, and the Myth of King Arthur’s Return.” The prize recognizes an outstanding scholarly paper fashioned from a presentation given at the previous year’s annual conference by a graduate student, recent graduate, or independent scholar. The paper, tracing the popular notion of King Arthur’s future...
February 8, 2019
Karen G. Harry (Anthropology) and Barbara J. Roth (Faculty Affairs) have an edited book, Interaction and Connectivity in the Greater Southwest, published through the University Press of Colorado.
February 6, 2019
Alan Simmons (Anthropology) has been awarded a grant from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory. This award will allow him and colleagues to conduct test excavations at probable early (ca. 12,000 years ago) sites in Cyprus.