Franco Presented at AWP Conference

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.

Conner Publishes Review Essay

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.

Conner Awarded Post-Doc Position

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.

Conner Receives Award

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.