October Faculty News

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
October 16, 2020

Robert Andolina, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies recently released a book chapter: “Argentina’s Enigmatic Wall on the Paraguayan Border,” in Andréanne Bissonnette and Élisabeth Vallet, Eds., Borders and Border Walls: In-Security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities. Published September 17, 2020 by Routledge. Available here.

María Bullón-Fernández, PhD, Professor, English Department, and Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, published the article, "Gower's Queer Poetics in the Mirour de l'Omme" in Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media (2020) Vol. 6, Iss. 1, article 3.

Caitlin Ring Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication, an article in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics: Carlson, C.R. & Cousineau, L. (2020) Are you sure you want to view this community? Exploring the ethics of Reddit’s quarantine practice. Journal of Mass Media Ethics Her research was cited in VentureBeat, “Facebook’s Dynabench aims to make AI models more robust through distributed human workers,” by Kyle Wiggers. Sept. 24, 2020.  She was quoted in “The Supreme Court Will Reshape TV’s Megamerger Future” in the Hollywood Reporter.

Dr. Carlson and Eric Severson, PhD, Instructor, Philosophy, were both named fellows in the inaugural IETT (Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies) cohort here at SU.

Dawn Cerny, MFA, Adjunct Faculty, Art, Art History, and Design, won the 2020 Betty Bowen Award, receiving $15,000 and a solo exhibition at Seattle Art Museum in 2021.

Pete Collins, PhD, and Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Criminal Justice, recently completed a report for the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission entitled “An Analysis of Disparities in Jury Summons/Pool Participation in Washington State.” It provides the very first empirical study of jury summons participation in Washington and focuses on the barriers that people, especially women of color, face in participating in jury service. 

Yancy Hughes Dominick, PhD, Senior Instructor, Philosophy presented a paper at the West Coast Plato Workshop (Sept. 18-20, hosted by Lewis & Clark College). The title was "Gender and Discourse in Plato's Lysis." In the paper, he discuss some of the ways in which the dialogue exhibits the occasional breakdown of rational discourse, and at the same time the ways that the dialogue subtly unsettles traditional Greek ideas of masculinity. He also revised the paper to reflect a commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement, and so spent some time talking about Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, who taught himself to read by reading Plato's Republic over and over again. In the future, he is hoping that all of his research on Plato will remain mindful of the ways that Plato has been a source of inspiration for liberatory thinkers and activists like Huey P. Newton.

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice and Director, Crime & Justice Research Center, was interviewed by KOMO News for “Crime fears mount in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.”

Rosa Joshi, MFA, Professor, Theatre and Chair, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, did a talk for for American Shakespeare Center.  The video will go live on ASC's Facebook at 5pm this Friday; you can find the event here or on the series page on their website.

Paul Kidder, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, delivered a series of three lectures to the Mirabella Seattle retirement community on “Philosophies of Race, Gender, and Identity,” contrasting classic liberal ways of framing these issues with more recent approaches. This was the eleventh series that he has presented to Mirabella residents.

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health, shared common responses to the pandemic, including symptoms, and challenges over the next few months that we will be facing, and what you can do to prevent burnout and increase resilience factors. Listen to the audio recording here.

She participated in a number of media interviews:

Allison Machlis Meyer, PhD, Associate Professor, English, published “Bringing Down the Bard’s House: Pedagogy, Representation, and the All-Female Cast” in issue 20.3 of Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture. The article is about teaching Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi’s 2017 production of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays, Bring Down the House, in Dr. Meyer’s Shakespeare course.

Susan Meyers, PhD, Associate Professor, English and Director, Creative Writing Program, published an essay entitled "The Club" out in the September issue of Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing.

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication had a new book released October 13, “Free-to-Play: Mobile Video Games, Bias, and Norms.” Learn more here.

Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, Instructor, Political Science, discussed the potential political impact of President Trump testing positive for COVID-19 on KOMO News. Watch the interview here.

Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director of Film Studies was the moderator for the Indigenous Futures Panel Social Justice Film FestivalTransform: Another World is Possible, October 8, 2020. Her latest publications include:

  • Kirsten Moana Thompson "Disney, DuPont and Faber Birren: Hollywood and the Color Revolution" eds. Katherine Spring and Phillipa Gates, Resetting the Scene: Classical Hollywood Revisited. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2021. 
  • Kirsten Moana Thompson “Tattooed Light and Embodied Design: Intersectional Surfaces in Moana eds. Paula Massood, Angel Daniel Matos, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures. Durham: Duke University Press, 2021: 250-261.
  • Kirsten Moana Thompson, co-ed. with Brendan Kredell, “Copyright under Covid-19”. Teaching Dossier, Journal for Cinema and Media Studies (JCMS). Jan 2021.