September Faculty News

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
September 18, 2020

Offering an overview of recent College of Arts and Sciences faculty research, scholarship, and publications.

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, recently published a chapter in an edited volume, “Truth, Justice, and Commemoration Initiatives in Turkey,” in The Oxford Handbook of Turkish Politics, Güneş Murat Tezcür (ed.) (Oxford Handbooks Online, 2020) Available here. He also published “Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force” in Crosscut. Read it here.

Jodi Balter, Professional in Residence, Institute of Public Service, participated in a KUOW panel, New school year amid pandemic: Is Washington state ready to start?

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication, was featured in a Seattle Times column by Naomi Ishisaka about online abuse. Read the column here. Her study, “Report and repeat: Investigating Facebook’s hate speech removal process” was published in “First Monday;” read it here. She published the paper, “Exploring legal responses to hate speech in the United States,” Journal of Media Law & Ethics, 8(1), 32-54. She published a conference paper, “Do what works: Journalism ethics as a framework for social media content moderation,” Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference (Virtual.) She participated on two conference panels, “Race, racism and media law and ethics scholarship, “ Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference (Virtual,) and “Inclusivity and teaching sensitive topics,” Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference, Law & Policy Division Preconference (Virtual.) Her research was cited by:

Serena Chopra, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, published the poem, “Seduction, After Fruit & Mercy,” in the collection, “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.”

Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies, was awarded a Fulbright to carry out research in Guatemala. Her project is titled “Indigenous Women’s Leadership to End Gender-Based Violence in Guatemala” and she hopes to travel to Guatemala in the 2020-2021 school year to teach and carry out research. Dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Irina Carlota Silber from the City College of New York, received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for a virtual writing workshop in January 2021 for a multi-author volume entitled “University under Fire: Higher Education, Repression, and the Neoliberal Era in Nicaragua.” Contributors also include administrators, professors, and students from the Universidad Centroamericana (Managua) as well as one Seattle University International Studies graduate, Andrew Gorvetzian.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Nonprofit Leadership, published “5 takeaways from MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7 billion in support for social justice causes” with The Conversation. Read the article here.

Angelique Davis, JD, Associate Professor, Political Science, was quoted in the BBC article, “Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home.” Read the article here. She is also quoted in the Mashable article, “How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted,” and you can read that here.

Victor D. Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication, was interviewed by KING 5 News for a story about a video created by the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild following a recent protest. Watch the interview here.

Carlyn Ferrari, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, wrote “You Need to Leave Now, Ma’am,” about her experience with racism while interviewing for an academic position, for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the article here.

Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, co-authored a new study analyzing the psychological impact of discussion-based active assailant response training on students. Read about it here.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, contributed a short reflection for the story “How the Humanities Help Us Through Crises” in the new issue of Spark, the magazine of Humanities Washington. Read the article here.

Matthew Hickman, PhD, Chair and Professor, Criminal Justice, was quoted in several articles in the past months:

Julie Homchick Crowe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication, had a manuscript accepted to present at the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium, September 10 and 11, entitled, “Contagion, Quarantine and Constitutive Rhetoric: Interpellation and the Potential Victim of Infectious Disease.” She has become an assessor for the International Fact Checking Network, a unit of the Poynter Institute, which functions as a sort of accrediting body that promotes best practices in the field. She also accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of a journal called Frontiers in Communication (health communication section).

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice, and Director, Crime and Justice Research Center, co-authored two articles: Helfgott, J.B., Parkin, W.S., Fisher, C., & Diaz, A. (2020). Misdemeanor arrests and community perceptions of fear of crime in Seattle. Journal of Criminal Justice, 69, 1-19 and Helfgott, J.B., Strah, B.M., Atherley, L.T., & Neidhart, E. (Forthcoming). Evaluation of CIT components in guardian law enforcement training. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. She also published two op-eds in the Seattle Times this summer: The movement to defund the police is wrong, and here’s why and The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology. She also participated in the following media interviews:

Wes Howard-Brook, JD, MDiv, Senior Instructor, Theology and Religious Studies, hosted a two-part podcast on his recent books for a group connected to the Presbyterian Church of Wales and the Council for World Mission. He also gave an online talk on anti-Judaism with Human Rights Media, a nonprofit organized by young, BIPOC activists. Watch the talk here.

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Matteo Ricci Institute, and the students in UCOR 1600, Global Poverty and Migration collaborated with Fundación Esperanza de Mexico (FEM) on a Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPR) project in 2020 Winter Quarter. Published this summer, the report, titled “Fundación Esperanza de México: Empowering People through Housing” contributes to the work being done in support of those seeking housing stability in Tijuana, Mexico.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Professor, Department of Communication, and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences, published an essay, “Alone and Awash in Desire,” in the collection, “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.” Read the Seattle Times review of the book here.

Michael P. Jaycox, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published the article, “Nussbaum, Anger, and Racial Justice: On the Epistemological and Eschatological Limitations of White Liberalism,” Political Theology 21, no. 5 (2020): 415-433.

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW, PhD and Assistant Professors Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, and Anne Farina, PhD, were recently awarded a three-year grant from the Council on Social Work Education’s Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education. Their project, “Development of an Open Access Platform of Case Studies for Global Social Work Educators,” will develop a sharable international social work education open access platform of case studies, designed to bring the global context into the U.S. social work classroom and support instructors teaching international social work courses.

Paul Kidder, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, was interviewed for the Museum of History and Industry’s Rainy Day Podcast, Episode Ten: “Serenity, Surprise, and Delight.” The podcast episode-- produced, scripted, and hosted by local youth—is about the architecture of Minoru Yamasaki and its role in Seattle history.  Listen to it here.

Fr. Kizito Kiyimba, SJ, the 2019-20 William F. LeRoux, S.J. Endowed Chair, was been appointed Provincial of the East Africa Province.

Claire LeBeau, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology, and her research partner, Elaine J. Webster, Private Practice, Seattle, Washington, following four years of qualitative phenomenological longitudinal research, published their article “The Embodied Experience of Vulnerability of First-Time Parents: An Existential-Phenomenological Study of the Shared Experiences Between First-Time Parent Couples “ in the Humanistic Psychologist. 

Marco Lowe, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Service, was quoted in the Seattle Times article, Debates over Seattle spending, policing spotlight tension between mayor and City Council. He also talked about the upcoming elections on KING 5 News. Watch the interview here. He discussed “The impact of SCOTUS rulings on birth control and President Trump's tax records” on New Day NW; watch the interview here.

Molly Mac, MFA, Galleries Curator and Instructor, Art, Art History, and Design, talked about the Hedreen Gallery in College Museums Are in a "Moment of Reinvention" in The Stranger.

Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, Assistant Professor, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership, was appointed  a Washington State Arts Commissioner by  Governor Jay Inslee. She is also serving on the 2020-2021 4Culture COVID-19 Relief Taskforce. In reference to both positions, she welcomes any outreach about relief for the arts sector., Howlround published an interview Jasmine conducted with performance artist Autumn Knight about Knight's joint virtual performance produced by Seattle-based Wa Na Wari and On the Boards; read the interview here. She also published a book review of Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity by Dorinne Kondo in the Fall 2020 issue of TDR: The Drama Review; read the review here.

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, talked about her work with the Washington State Behavioral Health Strike Team in Mental health care providers brace for what could be a ‘pretty difficult’ fall for the Spokesman-Review.

Quinton Morris, DMA, Director, Chamber and Instrumental Music; Associate Professor, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies, is the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM. Read about the appointment here. He was interviewed for Word on the Street and you can watch that here (starts at 10:00). Under his leadership, with his co-chair Priya Frank, the Seattle Arts Commission announced changes in the Mayor’s Arts Awards, reallocating resources to lift up the local Black arts community. Read about the changes here.

Jodi O’Brien, PhD, Professor, Sociology, commented in the Seattle PI story, “6 months in, who is getting COVID-19 in King County?” Read the article here.

William Parkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, co-authored 19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism, about research he has conducted with three other colleagues.

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication, was interview by Le Monde for  “J’ai arrêté de jouer pendant deux mois, car j’étais au bout de moi » : les joueuses en ligne restent confrontées au sexisme.” Read it here.

Gary Kinte Perry, PhD, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, spoke at the inaugural rally and march held by the newly formed Climate Justice for Black Lives collective. Read about it here.

Carmen Rivera, MS, Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice, published an op-ed with South Seattle Emerald, “To Protect And Serve, Defund Police.” Read the op-ed here.

Jeannette Rodriguez, PhD, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies and Interim Director, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, published a chapter, “Mary, Mother of Jesus: Consolatrice of the Americas” in the book, “Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity.”

Christina Roberts, PhD, Director, Indigenous Peoples Institute; Associate Director, Matteo Ricci Institute; and Associate Professor, English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been accepted to Legacy of Leadership Cohort for 2020-2021. The Legacy of Leadership Cohort is designed for emerging professionals to nurture the next generation of community leaders and advocates that serve the Native population of King County, Washington. This unique Native leadership program brings together a group of Native women to complete a 10-month leadership journey addressing issues and topics relevant to the urban Native population.

Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Work, published the article, “Creating Collaborative Solutions With Communities Using ‘Gifts Explosion’ and ‘See It My Way’” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read the article here. She also published a chapter, “Domestic Children of Color in Child Welfare” in the book, “In Introduction to Child Welfare: Building a Culturally Responsive, Multisystemic, Evidence-based Approach.” Her restaurant, Spice Waala, co-owned with her husband, continued to get attention this summer. Read this review.

Benedict Stork, PhD, Instructor, Film Studies, was a guest on the panel, “The Anti-Racist University? Race Class & Contingency in Higher Ed.” Watch it here.

Jennifer Tilghman-Havens, MBA, Director, Center for Jesuit Education, published an article entitled “The Ignatian Leader as Global Citizen” in Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.” Read the article here. She also wrote a chapter entitled “Disrupting Dominance: Privilege, Positionality and Possibilities for Shared Power” in an upcoming book called Transformative Leadership in Action, published by Emerald to be released this fall.

Ruchika Tulshyan, MS, Distinguished Professional-in-Residence, Communication, published “On Making Sense of Anti-Blackness In America as an Immigrant Person of Colour,” in South Seattle Emerald. Read it here.

Kevin Ward, PhD, Director, Public Affairs Program, and Associate Professor, Institute of Public Service, published an article: Ward, Kevin D. & Katrina Miller-Stevens. “Public Service Motivation Among Nonprofit Board Members and the Influence of Primary Sector of Employment.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. August 2020. Available here.

Matthew Whitlock, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published an essay in the most recent issue of the philosophy journal Deleuze and Guattari Studies, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Deleuze and Guattari’s book A Thousand Plateaus. Whitlock argues that Deleuze and Guattari develop many of their key concepts from their critiques of Christian anthropocentrism. He shows how their concepts in turn provide new and holistic lenses for interpreting the New Testament.

Jason Wirth, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, published a review of “Being with the Dead: Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Roots of Historical Consciousness,” by Hans Ruin in the LA Review of Books. Read “So Close and Yet So Far” here.