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Spring 2011 Faculty Updates

The work of Associate Professor of Fine Arts Markus Baenziger was included in “Sculpture Key West 2011,” a group show that featured 18 contemporary sculptures and two performances to enhance the land- and seascapes around two Civil War-era forts and a botanical garden in Key West. Baenziger’s work was also included in “Midnight Party,” a show at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center that is running through February 13, 2014, and “Garden as Muse,” an exhibition at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., that runs through June 4.

Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Roberto Castillo Sandoval gave a master class, "Dictatorship, the Erasure of Memory, and Literature in Chile,” at Universidad Mayor, in Santiago, Chile, as part of the series on Chilean culture organized by Professor Asima Saad-Maura of University of Delaware Global Studies Program in Chile. Castillo Sandoval also gave a reading from his part of “Para español, marque 2: escritores hispanoparlantes en Filadelfia” (The Latino Press, 2010), an anthology of Spanish-speaking writers living in Philadelphia, at Robin’s Books and Moonstone Arts Center. Also, his short story, "Náufragos," was included in BOREALIS, an anthology of Latin American writers in North America.

Professor of Anthropology Maris Gillette chaired a panel on new kinship formations in China, presented on two panels (one on social inequality in China, and one on visual anthropology of East Asia) and screened her film, Broken Pots Broken Dreams, at the Association of Asian Studies meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gillette was also invited to present papers and screen her film at Salve Regina University, Lafayette University and Colby College. She was also invited to write a paper for a volume on Muslim women in Asia, and for an exhibition catalog to accompany the exhibit Landscapes in Blue. She published two papers, one on collaborative anthropology in Practicing Anthropology and one on psychoanalysis and anthropology in the Journal of Southern Anthropology. She also received a grant from the Pew Foundation for a community media project she is co-directing with Louis Massiah, called Muslim Voices of Philadelphia. Gillette also screened her film at an international film festival in Moscow, and was awarded a certificate for best documentary on a political and economic topic.

Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics and C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies Shizhe  Huang gave a keynote speech, "Type Theory, Type Shifting, and Modification Structure in Chinese" at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China, as part of the forum commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the Institute of Philosophy at the Academy, on December 17.

Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish Ariana Huberman’s book, Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside, was published by Lexington Books in January.

Associate Professor of Religion Tracey Hucks attended The Society for the Study of Black Religion meeting in April. Hucks is an Executive Committee Member of the Society and moderated the State of Black Religion address.

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Yoko Koike attended the 18th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and gave a talk, “Community-focused Digital Environment for Lenape Learners.”

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Danielle LaLonde gave a talk, “The Vergilian Realities of Calpurnius Siculus’ First Eclogue,” at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Assistant Professor of Physics Peter Love gave invited talks at the American Chemical Society meeting in Anaheim, Ca., and at the Quantum Simulations workshop at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual in Spain. Love also published a paper in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, “From the Boltzmann equation to fluid mechanics on a manifold," with Donato Cianci ’10. He also gave invited colloquia at Tufts and Purdue Universities, and a contributed talk at the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQUINT) meeting in Boulder, Colo. This summer, the work of six Haverford students and one Bryn Mawr student is being funded through his joint NSF Center for Chemical Innovation grant.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Shannon Mudd co-authored a paper, “The Effect of Loss Experiences in a Banking Crisis on Future Expectations and Behavior,” that appeared in The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

Associate Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist co-authored a paper with Assistant Professor Joshua Schrier and students Ethan Glor ’11 and Samuel Blau ’12. The paper, which details two new noncentrosymmetric vanadium tellurites, appeared in the Journal of Solid State Chemistry.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Joshua Sabloff gave a joint six-lecture mini-course, Applications of Generating Families to Legendrian and Lagrangian Submanifolds, with Lisa Traynor (BMC) as part of the Special Trimester in Contact and Symplectic Topology sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Nantes.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joshua Schrier was selected as a Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Scholar for 2011-2013. Schrier was also awarded the Cottrell College Science Award, a $35,000 prize given to early career scientists working at undergraduate institutions, and published the paper “Predicting organic thin-film transistor carrier type from single molecule calculations,” which he co-wrote with students Adam Subhas ’09 and Jennifer Whealdon ’13, in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jesse Shipley gave an invited screening and talk, “Is It Sweet: Entrepreneurship in Popular Culture,” at the Achebe Center at Bard College in April. Later that month, Shipley also gave an invited talk, “How Punk Rocks: A Few Provocative Thoughts on Extreme Repulsion,” in conjunction with Shane Greene of the Humanities Center at Wellesley College.

Assistant Professor of English Theresa Tensuan presented the paper, “What is worth saving?: The salvage work of comics,” as part of the President's Forum at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, which was held in Los Angeles in January. Tensuan also wrote “Up From Surgery: The Politics of Self-Representation in Women's Graphic Memoirs of Illness,” which was published in Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).

Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography Willie Williams’ photographs, “Unsung Heroes: African American Soldiers in the Civil War,” were included in the exhibition “Still Here: Contemporary Artists and the Civil War” at George Eastman House-International Museum of Photography in Rochester, N.Y. The show is on display through June 12. Williams gave a talk at Eastman House to a graduate curatorial class on curatorial projects at Haverford during the last 30 years. And he participated in a photographers’ roundtable discussion at The Phillip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pa.

The Climbing Stone, by Peter Rockwell '58, is located outside Magill Library.

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