Cyn Kitchen Fitch, associate professor of English, recently published the poem “Returning Home After Word that Mom has Died”, in the Spring 2019 Issue 17 of Mom Egg Review.
Nurettin Ucar had the essay “Moshsin Hamid’s Exit West: Invisible Borders and the Exclusion of Refugees” published in EuropeNow. The essay is part of a special feature titled “United in Diversity”
Gina Franco, associate professor of English, presented at the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Oregon. The panel, entitled “Writing’s Not a Race: A Poetry Reading & Discussion,” included readings and discussions with poets Francisco Aragón, John Murillo, Diana Marie Delgado, Gina Franco, and Brenda Cárdenas.
Christopher T. Conner, visiting assistant professor of sociology, has published a review essay titled, “Please Mind The Gap, Between Halal and Haram.” This essay provides an overview of the sociology of race, phenomenology, and utilizes a recent ethnography titled “Keeping it Halal” as a basis for more empirical work on the subject. This essay explores how ethnic groups navigate complex, and often contradictory, cultural systems. This essay will appear in a future issue of Symbolic Interaction, a leading peer-reviewed journal in Sociology.
Cyn Kitchen Fitch, associate professor of English, poem “Through the Tattoo Needle of My Mind” was published in the Spring 2019 issue of Abyss and Apex Magazine.
The Academy of American Poets has republished two poems by Gina Franco, associate professor of English, “The Artificial Infinite” and “The Idol and the Icon.” The poems were first published in Quarterly West .
The play Testosterone by Rebekka Kricheldorf, translated from German by Neil Blackadder, professor of theatre, was produced by Cherry Arts in Ithaca, NY, directed by Samuel Buggeln. Blackadder attended several performances and participated along with the playwright and director in a conversation at Cornell University in the “World Theatre Voices” series.
Deirdre Dougherty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies,
published “Urban Redevelopment, School Closure, and the Abstract Space of Black Schooling in Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1968-1972” in the Journal of Urban History.
Visiting Assistant Professor Christopher T. Conner has been awarded a summer post-doc position with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Washington DC. Under the direction of Kristen S. Miller, he will be working on expanding current methodological strategies used by the agency. Chris is thankful for his time here at Knox, the kindness shown to him by the faculty and administration, and his renewed sense of self.
Christopher T. Conner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology-Sociology, is the recipient of the contingent faculty award from the Midwest Sociological Society. This award is given to faculty who have made a contribution to the annual meeting. He is organizing three sessions, and serves on the research grants committee.