Arts and Sciences Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Service

The latest publications and news from across the College


“When Faculty of Color Feel Isolated, Consortia Expand Their Networks,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, highlights 2012’s “Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia,” edited by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Modern Languages and Women & Gender Studies, Theiline Pigott McCone Endowed Chair in the Humanities.

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Political Science, published an article, “Why Do Peace Negotiations Succeed or Fail? Legal Commitment, Transparency, and Inclusion during Peace Negotiations in Colombia (2012–2016) and Turkey (2012–2015)” in the Negotiation Journal, run by the Program on Negotiation in Harvard Law School.  He also published “The Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Non-Repetition: Precedents and Prospects,” in As War Ends: What Colombia Can Tell Us About the Sustainability of Peace and Transitional Justice, James Meernik, Jacqueline H.R. DeMeritt, and Mauricio Uribe-López (eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, Film Studies, published "The Colour Revolution: Disney, DuPont and Faber Birren" Cinéma & Cie International Film Studies Journal, ed Elena Gipponi and Joshua Yumibe, 32 (2019), 39-52, and "Light, Color and (E)Motion. Animated Materiality and Surfaces in Moana", Emotion in Animated Films, ed. Meike Uhrig, New York: Routledge University Press, 2019: 142-160. She has an edited book with Malcolm Cook, that will appear before the end of the year, “ Animation and Advertising: Art, Commerce, Persuasion and Appeal, eds. Malcolm Cook and Kirsten Moana Thompson, London and New York: Palgrave, 2019.”

David Moser, MPA, Social Work co-led a workshop titled “State of Exclusion: Envisioning Housing Justice in Washington State” in Spokane at the WSCADV annual conference. with Ubax Gardheere from the City of Seattle Dept of Planning and Community Development.

Alexandra Adame, PhD, Psychology, appeared in the video for Plymouth Housing's fall fundraising event that raised a record 1.3 million dollars towards building permanent supportive housing for our follow Seattle citizens. 

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Criminal Justice, was interviewed for this story, along with graduate alum and advisory committee member Jennifer Danner, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Seattle Police Department Southwest Precinct.

Chris Paul, PhD, Communication, published his new book, “Real Games: What's Legitimate and What's Not in Contemporary Videogames,” coauthored by Mia Consalvo. He also presented “The Meta: Esports, Optimization, and Setting Limits” at the UCI Esports Conference 2019.

John C. Bean, PhD, English was interviewed for “Three cheers to deep reading” in the Bangkok Post.

Hazel Hahn, PhD, History, edited “Cross-Cultural Exchange and the Colonial Imaginary: Global Encounters via Southeast Asia,” National University of Singapore Press, 2019, distributed in North America by the University of Chicago Press.

Le Xuan Hy, PhD, Psychology, recently co-presented at the Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation to 35 pastoral leaders. The theme of the program centered around finding peace in turbulent times. Dr. Hy draws from the courses he has taught at Seattle University, particularly Adult Development, Growth and Development, Psychology of Spirituality, Psychology of Religion, and Multicultural Psychology . The week-long exchange should enhance these courses in the future.

Steen Halling, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, presented a paper entitled “On receiving unexpected gifts: Reflections on first-hand accounts of spiritual experiences” at the second regional conference of the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience, Valparaiso University, IN, October 11, 2019.

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Matteo Ricci Institute, presented at the International Association for Research in Service Learning and Community Engagement in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 24th in collaboration with representatives of the campus-community partnership between Seattle University, Fundación Esperanza de Mexico. and Esperanza International. The group consisted of Hudgins, Ernesto Aquilar-S, executive director of Fundación Esperanza de Mexico; Felicia Islas, executive director of Esperanza International; Tammy Liddell, Director of Seattle University Campus Ministry; Alexa Montenegro, Senior, Humanities for Leadership; and Hillary Sturgeon, International Studies, Class of 2019. The roundtable session was titled “Assessing the effects of short-term international critical service-learning immersions on the perspective transformation and civic-mindedness of students and community members” and the poster session was titled “Reflections on a 25-year campus-community partnership: Using the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm to analyze a short-term international critical service-learning immersion program.”

Heidi Liere, PhD, Environmental Studies, published “Environmental and spatial filtering of ladybird beetle community composition and functional traits in urban landscapes.” Liere, H., Egerer, M. H., & Philpott, S. M. (2019), Journal of Urban Ecology, 5(1), juz014, and “A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production Science Advances ,” Dainese, M. et al. 2019,  (5):, eaax0121.  DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0121. Media coverage on the second includes “Biodiversity improves crop production,” “Nature Improves Crop Production,” and “Without a crucial ingredient, more bees won’t help the world’s farms.”

Alfred G. Pérez, PhD, Social Work, facilitated a panel titled “Elevating Youth Voice” at the West Coast Congressional Listening Tour (comprised of members representing the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth). Dr. Pérez’s panel highlighted the persistent inequity and disparity in child welfare policies and practices from the perspective of those who experienced foster care and other public systems firsthand. U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL 7th District), Chairman of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee on the House Ways and Means Committee (which has jurisdiction to issues related to foster care) , is committed to bringing the ideas learned from Washington State to inform federal reform efforts to improve the U.S. foster care system. The University of Washington, Partners for Our Children, and Casey Family Programs sponsored the West Coast Congressional Listening Tour.

Naomi Hume, PhD, Art and Art History, curator for “Unsettling Femininity” at The Frye Art Museum, hosts a gallery talk and tour on December 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. Crosscut recently feature the exhibition in their “Things to Do” email newsletter.

Matthew Hickman, PhD, Criminal Justice, was quoted in "The Shooting of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, 10 Years Later" in Seattle Met Magazine.

Charles M. Tung, PhD, English, co-organized a seminar, “Inside Junkyard Ecologies and the Archives of the Present,” at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, Oct 10-12.  In his paper, “The Great Digital Garbage Patch, Tim Maughan’s Infinite Detail, and the Fantasy of Survival,” he examined contemporary fiction’s interest in the Digital Dark Age, toxic platforms, and the hazardous materiality of communication hardware.  At the Modernist Studies Association annual conference in Toronto, Oct 17-20, he delivered a paper on the “Ethnofuturist Archives” roundtable entitled “Ethnofuturism:  Racial Fastforward,” which examined transracial fantasies in Altered Carbon and “post-racial” SF, the future of race as data, and “ethnicity recognition” algorithms.

Written by Karen L. Bystrom

Thursday, October 24, 2019