Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

July 29, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) has published the article "Juridical Philology: Incest, Adultery, and the Law in Don Quijote" in a collection titled Sex and Gender in Cervantes: Sexo y género en Cervantes. Essays in Honor of Adrienne Laskier Martín. The volume has been issued by Editorial Reichenberger (2019).       
July 25, 2019
P. Jane Hafen (English) and Brenden H. Rensink (Brigham Young University) co-edited Essays on American Indian and Mormon History, published by the University of Utah Press. With the aim of avoiding familiar narrative patterns of settler colonialism, the editors and contributors seek to make American Indians the subjects rather than the objects of discussion in relation to Mormons, presenting new ways to explore and reframe these relationships.
July 22, 2019
Jefferson Kinney (Integrated Health Sciences) and James Hyman (Psychology) received a $601,576 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the research project "Aging and Hyperglycemia Alter Molecular Mechanisms and Hippocampal Oscillations Consistent with Alzheimer's Disease."
July 16, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) presented a paper titled "Lo que (no) oímos en Cervantes" during the 20th triennial conference of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, held in Jerusalem earlier this month. During the conference, she also was re-elected to the association board, as a vocal (spokesperson), to serve a second term in that role for the next three years.
July 11, 2019
Debra L. Martin (Anthropology), along with Ventura Peréz from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Pamela Stone from Hampshire College, in Amherst; and Samuel Sisneros from the University of New Mexico, have been awarded a 2019–20 community action grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the Nuestra Señora de Belén Archaeological Project. The goal of the community engagement project, "Archaeology Girls! Excavating Belen, New Mexico’s History," is to provide a...
July 10, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was featured in an article by an international environmental journalist, "Ecosexualidad: la Tierra Entendida como una Amante" ("Ecosexuality: The Earth Understood as a Lover"). The story about her dissertation research appeared in El Tiempo, the largest newspaper in Colombia, South America. Reed is an instructor at UNLV and will graduate with her Ph.D. in sociology in August.
July 9, 2019
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article "Family Socioeconomic Status and Early Life Mortality Risk in the United States" in Maternal and Child Health Journal.
July 2, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) presented at the Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In her presentation, "The Role of Professional Societies in Addressing Misconduct," she discussed the largely untapped power of professional associations to combat and disincentivize sexual misconduct while prioritizing the safety and needs of victims. She also discussed the work of the #MeTooPoliSci collaborative, which is working to improve the climate for...
July 1, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was quoted in a story on Health.com entitled "Here's What It Means to Identify as Ecosexual." Her doctoral dissertation research examines the development of the ecosexual movement, a social movement linking environmental and sexual struggles through a dominant collective action frame of queer, erotic, "irreverent environmentalism." She is a graduate student.
June 26, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) received a $2,000 grant from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence, which is a division of the American Psychology Association, for the research project "War, Collective Action, and Nation-building." The research project focuses on how the experience of collective action during the wartime may shape the formation of national identity.
June 21, 2019
Jarret Keene (English) wrote a short comics story, "Cannonball," which appears in the just-published The Good Fight: Taking a Stand Against Racism and Bigotry. The anthology contains more than 40 stories by all-star comics creators such as Mark Waid and J.H. Williams III, with all profits benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center.
June 17, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam, the Round Valley Reservation and the History of Indian Removal" at the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States annual conference at John Moores University in Liverpool, England. He discussed how, in the late 1960s, American Indians on Northern California's Round Valley Reservation defeated an effort to build a dam and flood their reservation.