Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


  • In April 2015, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies Alison Kafer gave a talk titled “Breath, Skin, Fog: Disability and Environmental Justice” at Middlebury College, and led a workshop on social justice and cross-movement activism while there. She was also invited to share a work-in-progress with the Disability Studies Seminar at the University of Kansas, where she workshopped her essay “Un/Safe Disclosures: Scenes of Disability and Trauma” with an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students. Also during the month she gave a reading from her book “Feminist Queer Crip” at Western Kentucky University as part of the Social Justice and Coalition-Building series. 

  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies Davi Thornton’s article “Transformations of the Ideal Mother: The Story of Mommy Economicus and Her Amazing Brain” was published in Women’s Studies in Communication 37(3) 2014. In addition, this article was awarded the Top Article Award of 2014 by the Organization for Research on Women and Communication. 

  • Laura Hobgood-Oster, professor of religion and environmental studies, had an article titled “Dog Eat Dog World” published in the July issue of Crufts magazine.

  • Allison R. Miller, assistant professor of art history, gave an invited lecture on January 8 at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The talk titled, “A Retreat from Naturalism: Re-thinking the Terracotta Warriors of the Han” was financed with funds from the European Social Fund and the Czech Ministry of Education.

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