Faculty Honors, Awards, Publications, and Other Activities

February posting

Jean Anyon
(Prof., GC, Urban Education) was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association in May 2010. (posted 2-2011)

Stephen Blum (Prof., GC, Music, Middle Eastern Studies) and Henry Burnett (Prof., Queens, Music) are serving on the editorial board/advisory panel for the new journal Analytical Approaches to World Music. The inaugural issue of the journal appeared in December. (posted 2-2011)

Claudia Brumbaugh (Prof., Queens, Psychology) won the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Education award to support her undergraduate research assistants, Jacquelyn Shapiro and Danny Sanchez, in an upcoming conference in March. (posted 2-2011)

Susan Buck-Morss (Dist. Prof., GC, Political Science) won the Frantz Fanon Book Award for Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History, which offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel’s master-slave dialectic by linking it to the influence of the Haitian Revolution. (posted 2-2011)

Marvin A. Carlson (Sidney E. Cohn Chair, Dist. Prof., GC, Theatre) attended the 2010 FIRT Conference in Munich, where he was reelected convener of the Arabic Theatre Working Group for a second four-year term. He also gave the keynote address on site-specific theatre in the Arab world at a conference in Tangier. (posted 2-2011)

Fernando Coronil (Pres. Prof., GC, Anthropology) was quoted in a New York Times obituary for Carlos Andrés Pérez, the former president of Venezuela. He said, “When the country’s future seemed promising, his power seemed immense; when conditions deteriorated, he was abandoned even by his own supporters. His trajectory illustrated the transient nature of power.” His current projects include a book on the 2002 coup against Hugo Chávez, titled Crude Matters, and a collection of essays, Beyond Occidentalism: Towards a Critical Academy. (posted 2-2011)

Kay Deaux (Dist. Prof. Emer., GC, Psychology) spent two weeks in October at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar; she presented “To Be an Immigrant: Changing Places and Faces” and “How People Use Social Categories” at a seminar for the department of psychology and educational psychology. Several works she coauthored were published as chapters; among them were “Immigration and Power” in the Social Psychology of Power (Guilford Press, 2010) and the “The Bicultural Identity Performance of Immigrants” in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), for which she was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2010 Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. (posted 2-2011)

Andrew J. Dugmore (Adj. Prof., University of Edinburgh, Anthropology) is the principal investigator of RAPID: Environmental and Social Impacts of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Eruption, a pilot project supported by the National Science Foundation. His study is helping to answer the key questions on the impact of the recent Eyjafjallajökull eruption and to bring together a multi-national team of researchers. (posted 2-2011)

Terry L. Epstein (Assoc. Prof., Hunter, Urban Education) coauthored, along with her students, “Teaching about Race in an Urban History Class: The Effects of Culturally Responsive Teaching.” The piece was published in the Journal of Social Studies Research. She will give a series of seminars at the Universidade Federal de Paraná, Brazil, and will work with Brazilian faculty members on analyzing how young people’s racial/ethnic identities and teachers’ pedagogies influence students’ interpretations of history. (posted 2-2011)

Mary Q. Foote (Asst. Prof., Queens, GC, Urban Education) is a member of a six-university research group (Iowa State University, University of Arizona, University of Delaware, University of Washington–Tacoma, Washington State University–Tri-Cities, and Queens College) whose project “Teach Math” has recently been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is designed to improve pre-K–8 mathematics teaching and student learning. (posted 2-2011)

Daniel C. Gerould (Lucille Lortel Chair in Theatre, Dist. Prof., GC, Theatre) and David P. Willinger (Prof., City, Theatre) edited and translated A Maeterlinck Reader (Peter Lang, 2011). The book launch was on January 27 at the Ambassador Theatre in Washington, D.C., and also featured the production of The Death of Tintagiles, directed by Willinger. (posted 2-2011)

Jean Graham-Jones (Prof., GC, Hunter, Comparative Literature, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, Theatre) wrote the introduction to “Translations” in Vectors of the Radical: Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), in addition to her participation in a roundtable session whose transcription concludes the essay collection. In March, she will serve as a Fellow at the Freie Universität’s International Research Center (Interweaving Performance Cultures) in Berlin, Germany. (posted 2-2011)

Steve Greenbaum (Prof., Hunter, Chemistry, Physics) was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Election to the APS Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of 1 percent of membership. His fellowship citation includes topics on pioneering advances in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy applied to transport measurements and improving the molecular-level understanding of function and failure mechanism in lithium ion batteries and fuel cells. (posted 2-2011)

David Harvey (Dist. Prof., GC, Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, History) won the 2010 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Book Prize for The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism. (posted 2-2011)

Mark E. Hauber (Prof., Hunter, Biology, Psychology) was awarded a grant from the Research and Exploration Committee of the National Geographic Society. He will be funded for one year to further investigate how and why nonindigenous birds lay their eggs in other birds’ nests and why indigenous birds do or do not recognize foreign eggs and chicks. He coauthored, with two of his doctoral students, articles published in Nature Education Knowledge. (posted 2-2011)

Samuel Heilman (Harold M. Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies at the GC; Dist. Prof., Queens, Sociology) and coauthor Menachem Friedman won a 2010 National Jewish Book Award for The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Princeton University Press, 2010). (posted 2-2011)

Virginia Held (Dist. Prof. Emer., Hunter, Philosophy, Women’s Studies CP) gave the Roy Wood Sellars lecture at Bucknell University in October, and in November, keynote addresses at the Fifth International Conference on Applied Ethics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and at the Radical Philosophy Association Conference, University of Oregon. Her most recent book, How Terrorism is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence (Oxford University Press, 2008), is now available in paperback. (posted 2-2011)

Samuel L. Leiter (Dist. Prof. Emer., Brooklyn, Theatre) won an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Emeritus Fellowship in the area of Theatre Studies. While in Japan, his fellowship enabled him to research a book titled When Danjuro Died: Kabuki after the Occupation, 1952–1965, which is a follow-up to the essays he wrote for Rising from the Flames: The Rebirth of Theatre in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952 (Lexington Books, 2009). (posted 2-2011)

Wendy Luttrell (Prof., GC, Urban Education), in March, will be a cohost for “Researching Children, Global Childhoods and Education,” an international conference sponsored by the GC’s Center for Human Environments, the Public Science Project, and University College Dublin’s School of Education, whereat leaders in the field will discuss methodological practices that cultivate children’s agency in the research and educational process. (posted 2-2011)

Peter Manuel (Prof., John Jay, Music) will serve on the editorial board/advisory panel for the new journal Analytical Approaches to World Music. The inaugural issue of the journal appeared in December. (posted 2-2011)

Judith Milhous (Dist. Prof., GC, Theatre), David Savran (Dist. Prof., GC, Theatre), Claudia Case (Lehman College), and alumni represented doctoral students from the GC’s Theatre Ph.D. Program at the 2010 American Society for Theatre Research Conference (ASTR). Twenty honorees and presenters, of faculty and doctoral students, participated under the auspices of the GC at ASTR’s proceedings. (posted 2-2011)

Pyong Gap Min (Dist. Prof., Queens, Sociology) was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Korean Association of New York for his research on the Korean community. He was also presented the Stand Up for Justice Award by the MinKwon Center for Community Action, a Korean-American civil rights organization whose advocacy initiatives address community issues, including immigrant and workers’ rights. He was one of three recipients of the award in 2010. (posted 2-2011)

Susan V. Opotow (Prof., John Jay, Criminal Justice, Psychology) was selected to deliver the American Psychological Foundation’s Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture at the 2011 American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, D.C. (posted 2-2011)

Eugenia Paulicelli (Prof., Queens, Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies CP) curated the multimedia exhibition “Fashion + Film: The 1960s Revisited” at the GC’s James Gallery, which focused on the riveting journey of discovering the complex functions of dresses in the oeuvres of Italian film directors Antonioni, Fellini, and Visconti, among others. She was featured in a video interview about the exhibition on Vogue magazine’s website: http://www.vogue.it/en/vogue-starscelebsmodels/focus-on/2010/11/eugenia-paulicelli. (posted 2-2011)

Tanya Pollard (Prof., Brooklyn, English) recently published “Enclosing the Body: Tudor Conceptions of Skin” in A Companion to Tudor Literature and Culture, 1485–1603 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and “Tragedy and Revenge” in The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy (Cambridge University Press, 2010). (posted 2-2011)

Graham Priest (Dist. Prof., GC, Philosophy) was published in the New York Times; his article was titled “Paradoxical Truth.” He serves as a Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include In Contradiction, Beyond the Limits of Thought, Towards Non-Being, and Introduction to Non-Classical Logic. (posted 2-2011)

Diana Reiss (Prof., Hunter, Psychology) was featured in an interview on November 8 with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The episode was part of an international series on animal intelligence. She was one of four scientists chosen for the interview. (posted 2-2011)

David Savran (Dist. Prof., GC, Theatre) was the subject of a reading group at the November 2010 American Society for Theatre Research Conference (ASTR) and received Honorable Mention for ASTR’s Barnard Hewitt Award. Recently, he was invited to participate in several events honoring Tennessee Williams on his hundredth birthday, and he will be giving the keynote address for an upcoming conference, titled “Tennessee Williams en Europe: une célébration du centenaire, 1911–2011,” hosted in Nancy, France. (posted 2-2011)

Bryan S. Turner (Pres. Prof., GC, Sociology) and GC postdoc Berna Zengin Arslan had “Shari’a and Legal Pluralism in the West” published in the European Journal of Social Theory. The piece analyzes the many criticisms raised against religious arbitration in domestic affairs, the fragmentation of social life and the erosion of citizenship, and the arguments against Shari’a tribunals. The article concludes with an examination of the prospects and problems of Turkish entry into the European Union with special reference to the domestic policies of the Justice and Development Party. (posted 2-2011)

Submitted on: FEB 1, 2011

Category: Faculty Activities, Faculty Awards