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Arie A. Galles

Arie A. Galles - Professor of Painting/Drawing  

Professor Arie Galles was one of four co-panelist at the June 23, 2012 session titled, "Rethinking Holocaust Humor" which was held at the Stephen S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Wroxton College, Wroxton, England, UK. The bi-annual symposium, of which Galles is a member since its inception in 1996, is a gathering of an international group of Holocaust scholars and researchers.


Ted Lowe

Ted Lowe - Associate Professor of Anthropology  

Dr. Ted Lowe was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ethos for a three-year term, starting August 1st. Ethos is the 5th largest journal of the 22 journals published by the American Anthropological Association. You can find out more about Ethos at this URL,


Marie-Rose Logan

Marie-Rose Logan - Professor of European and Comparative Literature   

Dr. Marie-Rose Logan, Professor of European and Comparative Literature, was invited to lecture at the XVth Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies which was held from August 5th until August 11th at the University of Muenster, Germany. Dr. Logan presented a paper entitled, "The Cultural Politics of Guilelmus Budaeus in the De Philologia."


Ryan Ashley Caldwell

Ryan Ashley Caldwell - Assistant Professor of Sociology   

Dr. Ryan Caldwell attended the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Denver, Colorado this summer and presented two papers. The first was in a session on Visual Sociology and was entitled, “Visual Representations of Abu Ghraib: Fashionable Torture, Gender and Images of Homoerotic Power.” The second paper was presented in a session on the Sociology of Culture and was entitled, “Erik Erikson’s Staged Development of Self: Sociological Analysis of the Implied Oedipus Complex.” Dr. Ryan was also the section presider for the Marxist section panel on “Marxism, Culture and Art.” In addition, she served as a member for the Marxist graduate student paper awards committee and was nominated for the feminist academic award in the sex and gender section for the 2010-2011 academic year. 

James Spady

James Spady - Associate Professor of American History  

Dr. James Spady was recruited for a variety of reviewing projects this summer. The William and Mary Quarterly asked him to write a peer-review of an article on a subject related to his research in imperialism and rebellion in slave societies. The American Education Research Association (AERA) subsection on colonialism and education asked Dr. Spady to peer-review several paper and panel proposals, and H-Empire assigned him an essay review on race, African American Studies, and the history of colonialism in Early America.

Kristi M. Wilson

Kristi M. Wilson - Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition  

Dr. Kristi M. Wilson was invited to present her paper “Memory Complex: Rhetorics of Remembrance Then and Now” at the International Sociological Association: Forum of Sociology, Social Justice and Democratization in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-4, 2012. Her paper was part of a panel entitled: "Memory’s Futures: Human Rights and Transitional Justice."


Seiji Takaku

Seiji Takaku - Professor of Psychology  

Dr. Seiji Takaku’s most recent research article titled “Are Japanese Willing to Employ a Chinese Candidate with High Language Proficiency? An Experimental Study of Prejudice in Hiring Decisions” has been accepted by the International Journal of Psychological Studies, a journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The article is currently available at their website: This research is part of his larger research program that was supported by the Pacific Basin Research Center (PBRC) grant. Dr. Takaku is also very happy to announce that this article was co-authored by his two former capstone students, Ms. Kuniko Takeda (Class of 2010) who received her Master’s Degree in psychology from Columbia University and Mr. Nobuhiko Goto (Class of 2007) who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in social psychology at Nagoya University in Japan.