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Aniel Rallin – Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Aneil Rallin’s book chapter “Queer and Now: A Roundtable Forum with Dipika Jain, Akhil Kang, Sheena Malhotra, Hoshang Merchant, Shakthi Nataraj, Chayanika Shah, Nishant Shahani, Oishik Sircar, and Ruth Vanita” appears in Women’s and Gender Studies in India: Crossings edited by Anu Aneja and published by Routledge. This chapter brings together an assembly of diverse scholars/activists/writers working on gender/sexuality in India and/or in the Indian diaspora in the US to deliberate on “queer and now.”

Kristi Wilson – Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Dr. Kristi M. Wilson presented new research on visual rhetoric and street protest art at the Techniques of Memory International Symposium at the David Brower Center, University of California, Berkeley. The Techniques of Memory symposium was hosted by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UCB. Dr. Wilson presented a paper entitled “Urban Visibility: counter-amnestic Street Signs and the in situ visual resistance rhetoric of the Grupo de Artistas Callejero”

Tomoko Takahashi – Vice President for Institutional Research & Assessment, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Linguistics & Education

Dr. Tomoko Takahashi’s paper “Changes in Japanese ESL Speakers’ Identities and in Their Attitudes Toward Speaking English has recently been published in The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning. The article was co-authored with her former capstone mentee Saori Motobayashi (Undergraduate Class of 2017).  

Another paper by Dr. Takahashi, entitled “Global Citizenship Development—Effects of Study Abroad and Other Factors, has been published in The Journal of International Students. The article was co-authored with her former capstone mentee Hinako Kishino (Undergraduate Class of 2018).  

Tetsushi Ogata – Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Prof. Tetsushi Ogata participated in the International Conference organized by the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, on April 13-14. This year’s conference was centered on “Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide,” and he presented a paper on “Narrative space where recognition and rejection of past wartime responsibilities coexist,” deconstructing narrative structures of denialism in the Japanese and Turkish societies and exploring a new model of a post-atrocity narrative.