Arts and Sciences Faculty News: April 2022

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
April 18, 2022

Andrew G. Bjelland, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Philosophy, published the op-ed, “Too many Republican politicians are dancing with the devil” in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Rebecca Cobb, PhD, LMFT, Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Couples and Family Therapy contracted with Routledge to publish a follow up book to the current one she is working on. This second book, “The Therapist’s Notebook for Teletherapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative Interventions for Effective Online Therapy,” will focus on creative teletherapy interventions for children, adolescents, and families.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Associate Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, was included in several media stories:

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Women Gender, and Sexuality Studies, spoke about Helena Maria Viramontes at the Madrid Lecture Series at Trinity University on April 7. It is available for viewing here.

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice and Director, Crime & Justice Research Center, Elaine Gunnison, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics, and Director, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Kim Satterfield, MACJ candidate, published the final report for the project, “Descriptive Evaluation of the South King County Pretrial Assessment and Linkages Services (PALS) Pilot Program.”

Dr. Helfgott participated in several news Interviews:

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, with two Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla colleagues, Guillermo Yrizar and Elena Ayala, wrote a chapter, “’Tenemos una vida de perros’: Separación de familias migrantes en tránsito durante la pandemia en Puebla“ for the book, Migracion y Ciudadanías: Poderes Móviles en Centro - Norte América, to be published in April 2022 by the University of Guanajuato. The article was based on a talk given at an international conference of the same name in July 2021.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Community and Professor, Department of Communication and Media, had her book “How to Raise a Feminist Son” included in W Magazine’s story, “18 Essential Feminist Reads, According to 6 Feminist Authors.”

Jiangmeng Liu, Assistant Professor, Communication, co-authored “Association between social network sites use and mental illness: A meta-analysis” with  Qinghua Yang and Jian Rui for the Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 16(1). She was also a guest speaker for Marketing and Communication Executives International, Seattle talking about her research in social media effect and influencer marketing.

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, traveled to Poland as co-lead of the WA State Behavioral Health Strike Team to help train volunteers to support refugees. Watch for more news; this story covers some of the work.

Allison Machlis Meyer, PhD, Associate Professor, English, just published the article “Women’s Shakespeare in Seattle: Regional Performance and Spectatorship” in a special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin, “Shakespeare on the Regional U.S. Stage.”

Susan Meyers, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English and Director, Creative Writing Program, has a new creative essay coming out this spring in the New Orleans Review, and is presenting a paper this May at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference.

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication, presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies as part of a roundtable called “On Writing Historiographies of Game Studies: Scholars Reimagine the Field.” His presentation was called “Beyond Basic: Pushing Past Our Limitations.” He was quoted in “The 6 Best Free-to-play Video Games” in the Wall Street Journal.

James Risser, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, had his earlier book “Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other” translated into Chinese by Peking University Press.

Nova Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and International Studies, is pleased to announce the publication of the "Routledge Global History of Feminism" (February 2022), which she co-edited with Bonnie G. Smith. Based on the scholarship of a global team of diverse authors, including Seattle University’s Haejeong Hazel Hahn, PhD, Professor, History and affiliated with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies, and Film Studiesand Natalie Cisneros, PhD, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Associate Appointment, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, this wide-ranging handbook surveys the history and current status of pro-women thought and activism over millennia. The book traces the complex history of feminism across the globe, presenting its many identities, its heated debates, its racism, discussion of religious belief and values, commitment to social change, and the struggles of women around the world for gender justice.

James Sawyer, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Public Service, published the op-ed, “The humility to know when we don’t know,” in The Salt Lake Tribune.