Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Enjoy Busy Summer in 2019

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
September 30, 2019

While they may have found time for some vacation, many of our faculty members also had very busy professional summers.

Dominic CodyKramers, MFA, designed sound for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s stage adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, Everything is Illuminated, and theatre major Derek Jones is the sound engineer & operator.

Catherine Hinrichsen, APR, MA, Project Director, Project on Family Homelessness, published the annual tribute to the fabulous work of their student project assistants. Take a look here to revel in the work of Connor Crinion (a new alum) and Anneke Karreman (returning for senior year). Additionally, please welcome their new assistant, Mary Lacey, a Public Affairs senior.

Felipe Murtinho, PhD, International Studies and Institute of Public Service, and Tanya Hayes, PhD, Environmental Studies and Institute of Public Service,traveled with four Seattle University students to the Andes of Ecuador.  As part of a NSF-funded research project, the students worked with Murtinho and Hayes to conduct community-driven workshops on climate change, land-use, and ecotourism.

Grad student Erin Naomi Burrows and Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, talk about the Seattle Arts Voter Guide, a project by this summer’s “Public Policy and the Arts” class on the Washington State Indivisible Podcast (the conversation starts at 19:18). The Seattle Arts Voter Guide is non-partisan and Seattle University does not endorse nor oppose any candidate.

Serena Cosgrove, PhD, International Studies and Central America Initiative, participated in “Women and War: Understanding the Nexus of Gender and Conflict,” a podcast with In Homeland Security.

Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, Social Work, has received the Best Teaching Note Award for her article, “Constructing Critical Conversations: A Model for Facilitating Classroom Dialogue for Critical Learning,” which appeared in Volume 54, Issue 1, of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). Her work was chosen from among all Teaching Notes published in JSWE in 2018.

Rosa Joshi, MFA, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, talks about theater, imagination, Shakespeare, and I Henry IV with the National Endowment for the Arts in this podcast. She was also interviewed about her D.C. directorial debut with Folger Theatre’s opening production of its 2019-20 season, Shakespeare’s 1 Henry IV, running through October 13.

Sarah Shultz, PhD, Kinesiology, was interviewed for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance’s monthly newsletter. Read the interview here.

Kate Koppelman, PhD, English and Film Studies, Medieval Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, published “Motherhood Interrupted: Borders, Bodies, and Chaucer’s Griselda” with The Medium.

Julie Homchick Crowe, PhD, Communication, published “Architectural Advocacy: The Bullitt Center and Environmental Design in Environmental Communication.” Some of the work for this project was supported by SU’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.

Heather Macdonald, PsyD, Psychology and Eric Severson, PhD, Philosophy, published edited volume: Goodman, D., Severson, E., & Macdonald, H. (2019). Race, Rage, and Resistance: Philosophy, Psychology and the Perils of Individualism. New York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.

Claire LeBeau, PhD, Psychology, wrote a chapter in an upcoming book, Maternal Tug. The book will be available in January 2020 from Demeter Press.

Heidi Liere, PhD, Environmental Studies, with student research assistants and volunteers, studied beneficial insects in urban community gardens (P-patches) in Seattle. Funded by a Summer Faculty Research Fellowship and an Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Support Award (CSE), students worked with Liere to determine how the vegetation features and the surrounding landscape affect beneficial insects in Seattle's P-patches.

Kathleen Cook, PhD, Psychology, was interviewed by KUOW for their story, “Why do Seattleites Complain So Much?”

Connie Anthony, PhD, Political Science, will present a conference paper, “Global Rights and Sexuality,” at International Studies Association-West, September 27-28, in Pasadena, California.

Audrey Hudgins, PhD, Matteo Ricci Institute, had an article on critical service-learning and civic identity development accepted for publication in the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education.

Bryn Gribben, PhD, English, published her poems "Tail-ism" and "The Siamese Twins Have Sex, or Thank You, Harry Houdini," in, respectively, the July issue of Montana Mouthful and the August issue of Coffin Bell.  Her essay "Metaphor as Mistake" was published in the August issue of Bookends Review, and her poem "Glore Psychiatric Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri" will be published in a forthcoming issue of The Perch, a Yale journal of literature about mental health.

Emily Lieb, PhD, Matteo Ricci Institute, published “Who Broke Baltimore? We Did” in The Nation.

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, Communication, was interviewed by KIRO 7 News about Starbuck's decision to stop selling newspapers. Watch the interview.

Kimberly Hardin, EdD, Communication and Media, is featured in Parent Map’s “How to Talk to Kids About Race.”

Peter Collins, PhD, Criminal Justice, was quoted in the New York Times op-ed, When We Kill; Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong.” The citation was from “An Analysis of the Economic Costs of Capital Punishment in Oklahoma,” research by Dr. Collins and Matt Hickman, PhD, Criminal Justice.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor, Communication, gave the keynote address at the annual Chuckanut Writers’ Conference in Bellingham, Washington, on June 21. Her talk was titled, “The Writer in Uncertain Times.”

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Nonprofit Leadership, published “All in for Women & Girls: How women’s fund and foundation donors are leading through philanthropy, and it was reviewed by the Nonprofit Quarterly in “Remaking the Field: How Women’s Fund Donors Have Built a New Philanthropy.”

Marco Lowe, MPA, Institute of Public Service, was interviewed by New Day, KING 5, about the changing political scene and by Crosscut about King County elections.

Matt Hickman, PhD, Criminal Justice, is quoted in “Police use of force data ‘a huge mess’ across the U.S.”

Christopher Paul, PhD, Communication, talks about his book, “The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games,” on YouTube for Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. His earlier book, “Wordplay,” is featured on this podcast by Ranged Touch.

Nalini Iyer, PhD, English and Asian Studies, and Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, Albers and Asian Studies, presented on Indian history, economics, politics, and culture to the Stryker Brigade at Joint Base Lewis McChord. This briefing was an opportunity for the officers to prepare for their joint exercises with the Indian Army’s Assam Regiment in September 2019.

Michael P. Jaycox, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, presented a paper at the Catholic Theological Society of America titled “The Challenge of Privileged Anger: Moving from Moral Impotence to Sustainable Solidarity.”

Naomi Hume, PhD, Art and Art History, curated “Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection” at the Frye Art Museum, opening on September 20. She will give a talk on September 21 and leading tours of the exhibition October 24 and December 14.

Jaisy A. Joseph, PhD Candidate, Theology and Ministry  presented two papers at the 74th annual Catholic Theological Society of America, “One Long Epiclesis: The Eucharistic Table as Diaspora Space,” and “The Church as Leaven and Pilgrim: A Postcolonial Turn to the Interstices. The first detailed a need to consider the entangled, wounded histories of the unassimilable, the conquered, and the enslaved that gather around the Eucharistic table for healing and worship. The second paper considers the significance of an interstitial perspective for a church called to exist spatially between peoples as reconciliatory leaven and temporally between the promise and fulfillment as pilgrim.

During the 7th Annual Syro-Malabar Catholic National Convention, she presented two sessions. The first session elaborated on the distinction between wandering and journeying as a means of asking what vision we have as an immigrant reality here in the US. The second session honed in on these questions by presenting the struggle for identity among the second generation in this diasporic faith community spread across the United States.

Tanya Hayes, PhD, Environmental Studies and Institute of Public Service, taught a 3-day workshop on conducting interdisciplinary research to support sustainable development in rural communities in Bolivia.  The workshop included graduate students and professors in the social and natural sciences at the Universidad Católica in La Paz, Bolivia.

EL Hadji Malick Ndiaye, PhD, Modern Languages and Culture, published two books in French, “Temps divers: Poésies” and “Pierre-Jakez Helias, le destin colonisé : Le régionalisme français à l'épreuve de la francophonie.