Winter 2022 Faculty Update
Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications.
The John and Barbara Bush Professor in the Natural Sciences and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane had four current students and one alumnus give three different SICB+ online talks at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology on their research in her lab in collaboration with Temple University Biology Professor S. Tonia Hsieh. Theodore Bien '22 and Ben Alexander '24 presented "How spotted lanternfly nymphs get back on their feet: 3D models help interpret the roles of ground reaction forces, inertial reorientation and energy landscapes in terrestrial self-righting." Chengpei Li '22 and Aaron Xu '23 presented "Getting the jump on spotted lanternfly nymph takeoff, aerial and landing dynamics." And Luis Contreras-Orendain '21 presented "Using machine learning to categorize gaits following limb autotomy in running spiders."
Associate Professor of Economics Carola Binder has given many interviews about the recent record rise in gas prices, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Her research on the Federal Reserve Banks was featured in The Wall Street Journal, and she published an op-ed about price controls, "Who Controls the Controllers?", in City Journal. Binder’s interdisciplinary paper "Laboratories of Central Banking," co-authored with Christina Skinner, was accepted for publication in a law journal, Review of Banking and Financial Law. Her paper "Technopopulism and Central Banks" was published in Populism and the Future of the Fed (Cato Institute), edited by James A. Dorn. She was a panelist at the University of Wisconsin Thompson Center event, "Central Banks in the 21st Century: Politics and the Fed." She also continued her service as associate editor of two top journals, The Review of Economics and Statistics and The Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics Jane Chandlee published a chapter, “Phonological theory and computational modeling,” co-authored with Adam Jardine of Rutgers University, in the Oxford History of Phonology.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Lou Charkoudian published a manuscript, "Engineered chimeras unveil swappable modular features of fatty acid and polyketide synthase acyl carrier proteins," in Biochemistry. The paper represents work initiated in the 2019 Biochemistry Superlab course and includes 21 Haverford undergraduate students and alums, Postdoctoral Scholar Yae In Cho, and Research Assistant Bashkim Kokona, Professor of Chemistry Casey Londergan and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Clyde Daly. She also co-authored a manuscript, "Coping behavior versus coping style: Describing a measure of coping in undergraduate STEM contexts," in the International Journal of STEM Education with collaborators Meredith Henry (Georgia State University), Shayla Shorter (Hofstra University), Jen Heemstra (Emory University), Haverford Professor of Psychology Ben Le, and Lisa Corwan (University of Colorado Boulder). Charkoudian also give an invited talk at the University of Northern Texas.
Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Christophe Corbin published “Littérateurs et terreur : de l’importance des ‘secondes mains.’” and will publish “La diversité dans le cinéma.'Tout simplement noir' de Jean-Pascal Zadi et 'Regard noir' d’Aïssa Maïga.” in The French Review. His chapter, “‘La Chanson engagée: Waging War on War!’ Using Songs to Teach French Language and Culture,” was included in Nontraditional and Innovative Approaches to Teaching Culture in the French Language Classroom (Lever Press), edited by Aurélie Chevant-Aksoy and Kathryne Adair Corbin.
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kathryne Adair Corbin published the volume Culture and Content in French. Frameworks for Innovative Curricula (Lever Press, 2022), which she co-edited with Aurélie Chevant-Aksoy. She also gave a conference presentation, "La Frondeuse and la Criminelle: Debunking Clichés and Fighting for Social Justice," at the international colloquium on "Représentations et réceptions médiatiques d'écrivaines de langue française (19th-21st centuries).”
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Tom Donahue published a symposium article, "The Untaken Turn: Transnationalism in Political Theory," in the Winter 2022 issue of the Review of Politics.
Emily Judson Baugh Gest and John Marshall Gest Professor of Global Philosophy Ashok Gangadean was invited to deliver the plenary address to St. Andrew's School at the gathering of the school for worship. His topic was "How the Collective Global Wisdom of the Ages Speaks Urgently to our Current Life-Threatening Crises."
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Charles Goldhaber presented a paper, "The Dissatisfied Skeptic in Kant's Discipline of Pure Reason," in a panel he organized with the North American Kant Society on "Kant's Discipline of Pure Reason." He presented a companion piece, "The Explanatory Reading of Kant's Transcendental Deduction," at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Chicago. Goldhaber also commented on two papers on Hume's philosophy—Taro Okamura's "The Truth-Sensitivity of Hume’s Naturalistic Epistemology" and Dario Perinetti's "The Nature of Humean Perceptions"—at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Baltimore.
Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Eric Hartman co-authored “Crisis as Opportunity: Reimagining Global Learning Pathways through New Virtual Collaborations and Open Access During COVID-19,” which appeared in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. He and Fellow for Ethical Global Learning Nora Reynolds co-authored “Using the Fair Trade Learning framework to improve the outcomes of engagement between universities and off-campus partners: Applications and implications for program design” in Advances in Engineering Education.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Elise Herrala’s book, Art of Transition: The Field of Art in Post-Soviet Russia, was published in January by Routledge Press.
C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics Shi-Zhe Huang (黄师哲) published “Mei A dou B” ji hanyu fuju de eryuan shuanbbiaohua (‘Mei A dou B’ and double marking of complex sentences in Chinese) in Zhongguo Yuwen (Studies of the Chinese Language).
Edmund and Margiana Stinnes Professor of Global Studies and Professor of History James Krippner has been named to a three year term (2022–2025) on the Friedrich Katz Prize Committee of the American Historical Association, which honors the best book published in English on Latin American and Caribbean history in the year preceding the annual AHA conference.
Associate Professor of Linguistics Brook Lillehaugen was selected as a mentor for the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The book she co-edited, Caseidyneën Saën – Learning Together: Colonial Valley Zapotec Teaching Materials was selected as one of the “Best Historical Materials published in 2021” by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. Lillehaugen co-authored “Extending pedagogy through social media: Zapotec language in and beyond classrooms” in the Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association with Xóchitl Flores-Marcial. She gave an invited presentation, “The Ticha Project: digital approaches to pedagogy and language activism through colonial-era Zapotec language manuscripts,” on the “Public, Access, and the Archival Dimensions of Digital Humanities” panel at the 2022 Lozano Long Conference: Archiving Objects of Knowledge with Latin American Perspectives. And she gave an invited presentation, “Sigue el Arte: Zapotec Language Reclamation” at the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia and Mexican Cultural Center.
Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the KINSC Karen Masters had a paper, "The Seventeenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: Complete Release of MaNGA, MaStar and APOGEE-2 Data," published in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement series. This is the last major data release paper for the phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys she is the spokesperson for. The paper had over 300 co-authors, illustrating how much of a large collaboration project this survey was, and this included several Haverford students/alumni who work with Masters (Julian Goddy '21; Miranda Kong '22; Rachel Langgin '23; Anubhav Sharma '23, JT Turner '24). Masters also published "Quantifying the poor purity and completeness of morphological samples selected by galaxy colour" in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Vol 510, p4126) , jointly first-authored by Rebecca Smethurst (Oxford University) with co-authors from the Galaxy Zoo team.
Associate Professor of Political Science Barak Mendelsohn published “Casting Shadow: Founders and the Unique Challenges of a Terrorist Group’s First Leadership Change” in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Weiwen Miao had two papers accepted early this year: “A Misuse of Statistical Reasoning: The Statistical Arguments Offered by Texas to the Supreme Court in an Attempt to Overturn the Results of the 2020 Election,” which will appear in Statistics and Public Policy, and “On the Interplay between Practical and Statistical Significance in Equal Employment Cases,” which will appear in Law, Probability and Risk.
Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan’s book, The Poetry of Ennodius: Translated with an Introduction and Notes, was published in the Routledge Later Latin Poetry Series. The book offers the first translation into English verse of the entire eclectic corpus of sacred and secular poetry by Magnus Felix Ennodius along with detailed notes that elucidate the literary and cultural references essential for understanding this poet. Mulligan also published an article, "Bad Medicine: the Reception of Martial in the Epigrams of John Owen and Ludvig Holberg," in Influence et réception du poète Martial, de sa mort à nos jours, sketching Martial’s characterization of medicine and medical practitioners and how Martialian tropes and characters were emulated, modulated, and avoided by Welsh poet John Owen and Dano-Norwegian polymath Ludvig Holberg.
Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist published three new papers. The first two involve the study of metal halide perovskites: “Dimensional Control over Metal Halide Perovskite Crystallization Guided by Active Learning” in Chemistry of Materials and “Active meta-learning for predicting and selecting perovskite crystallization experiments” in The Journal of Chemical Physics. The third, “Predicting compositional changes of organic-inorganic hybrid materials with augmented CycleGAN” in Digital Discovery, involves the use of CycleGan models to predict compositions in templated metal oxides.
Fellow for Ethical Global Learning Nora Reynolds and Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Eric Hartman co-authored “Using the Fair Trade Learning framework to improve the outcomes of engagement between universities and off-campus partners: Applications and Implications for Program Design,” which appeared in Advances in Engineering Education.
Associate Professor of Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Jill Stauffer gave an invited talk, “Ethical Loneliness: Restorative Listening after Disaster and Oppression,” at Concordia University Acts of Listening Lab.
William H. and Johanna A. Harris Professor in Environmental Studies and Chemistry and Associate Provost for Curricular Development and Research Helen White published a paper, “Spatial Analysis and Lead-Risk Assessment of Philadelphia,” in the journal GeoHealth with student first author Hasibe Caballero-Gómez '21. Three of her students (Dalia Bercow '23. Ellie Kerns '22, and Kaila Uyeda '23) presented posters on work they did with her at the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting virtual conference: “Chemical analysis of oiled field samples collected from the 2020 Delaware Bay Mystery Oil Spill,” “Anthropogenic contamination in United States nearshore waters: Impacts of urbanization and coastal flooding over the last 20 years,” and “Examining the relationship between weathering and the accumulation of metals on macroplastic debris collected from coastal environments.”
Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Fine Arts William Earle Williams has a one-person show on exhibition at the Berman Museum Ursinus College through April. The exhibition, A Stirring Song Sung Heroic, charts Williams’ decades-long project to make visible crucial sites in the history of the slave trade, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and Emancipation that have largely gone unmarked and overlooked. Related to the exhibit, the Berman Museum hosted a conversation with Guggenheim Fellows and photographers that included Williams on March 18. Party Pictures, which was published in 2020 by the Print Center in honor of Williams’ solo exhibit of the same name from 2011, was reviewed by Jonathan Blaustein: “The pictures are great. The cover is gorgeous, and the writings set up the awesome plates. Who wouldn’t be fascinated, in 2022, by a stark, contrasty set of images of Philadelphia, Main Line, Blue Blood, old-money-high-society-types, at the apex of their power, in the 70’s and 80’s?” He was the subject of an article by David Jones in The Journal of Art Media, and Visual Culture. The article was about his landscape work and that of photographer’s Dawoud Bey. Williams’ work is one of the 345 photographs reproduced in the book American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, which was reviewed by Gary Benbow in F-Stop Magazine in October 2021.