Summer 2022

Message from the Dean

Dear Arts and Sciences alumni and friends,

I hope that the summer of 2022 finds you and yours well. For academic institutions, summer is a time of transition and this year that time feels particularly important. While we cannot mark the “end” of the pandemic, we can be proud of what we have accomplished during the most challenging series of years we have faced in a generation or more.

Photo of Dean David Powers in academic regaliaOn June 12 we celebrated our first in-person commencement since 2019. It was a joy to gather at Climate Pledge Arena with our graduates and their friends and families. You can watch the videos of the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies here. You will also learn about the numerous awards earned by College of Arts and Sciences graduates in the newsletter.

Now, we prepare to welcome the new undergraduate class of 2026 (including “first time in college” and transfer students), incoming graduate students, and our returning students. We are entering an exciting time for Seattle University as we move forward to “Reignite our Strategic Directions 2022-2027,” under the leadership of President Eduardo M. Peñalver. The College of Arts and Sciences is working toward those goals, building upon the university-wide efforts through implementation of our own strategic plan. Our plan is tightly connected to the university plan while emphasizing areas of growth that are of particular importance for us, such as being more inclusive in our curriculum and culture, expanding professional opportunities for students, and scholarly support for faculty.

While we are firmly focused on the future, I must take a moment to acknowledge the extraordinary work of all Seattle University faculty and staff in the past two and a half years for their continued commitment to the success of our students. This year, shifting from in-person classes to remote and then back again, was as challenging as any time during the pandemic. I am deeply grateful for how College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff worked to support one another as well as our students, and for our shared academic endeavor. Throughout, they also continued their own efforts in scholarship and research, which you can also read about in the newsletter.

Thank you for your continued support of the College and Seattle University.

David V. Powers, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Spring: Awards Season

2022 Student Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to honor the recipients of the 2022 Student Awards.

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Pauline Kawehinani Cash

Majors: History with Departmental Honors and Political Science

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Marrakech Maxwell

Major: Public Affairs 

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Heidi Wong

Master of Nonprofit Leadership

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Ashley Buck

Master of Science in Kinesiology

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Tres McMichael

Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership


Maya Angelou

"Noting can dim the light that shines from within."

You can view the recipients of our Departmental Awards, Department Honors, and Student Executive Council Teacher of the Year, and  graduating members of the Student Executive Council here.

CAS All College Day Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients

  • Outstanding Teaching Award: Amina Moujtahid, Modern Languages and Cultures Department
  • Outstanding Staff Award: Kimberly Gawlik, Institute of Public Service and Environmental Studies
  • Outstanding Service Award: Dominic CodyKramers, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership
  • Outstanding Scholarship Award: Allison Meyer, English Department
  • Outstanding Academic Advising Award: Nadia Selim, Arts and Sciences Advising Award
  • Outstanding Contract Faculty: Tara Roth, English Department
  • Collegiality Award: Christina Juarez, Matteo Ricci Institute
  • Dean’s Award: Beatrice Lawrence, Theology and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Sciences Well Represented in Shine Awards

Congratulations to the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center, named Best Place to Work On-Campus. What their nominators said:

“Through the turbulence of COVID-19 and its subsequent regulation changes, ASAC continuously dedicates themselves to office safety and serving our community effectively.”

 “I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity that ASAC has given [student employees] to learn, grow professionally, and exemplify the most important aspects of our university mission: professional formation and empowering leaders for a more just and humane world.”

Charlotte Wood, Student Assistant for Institute of Public Service and BABA in Business Management and Analytics, was named Co-Student Employee of the Year.

Jaymark Abendanio, minor in Psychology and BS in Nursing, Collegia Advisor for Student Success and Outreach, and Office Assistant for Office of Multicultural Affairs, received the Undergraduate Student Shine Award.

Hidy Basta and Verna McKinnon-Hipps were also both nominated for Supervisor of the Year. 

The Shine Awards are designed to recognize Seattle University students, supervisors or students, on-campus employers, and employer partner organizations who have dedicated efforts toward supporting the career development of students by consistently empowering them to seek meaningful experiential opportunities for work, service, and/or advanced studies with confidence, courage, and curiosity; all the while fostering practices of identity representation, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. Congratulations to all of the nominees and recipients.

Sponsored Project Awards

The Kinesiology was received the "Motivated Team" award from the Office of Sponsored Projects at the Faculty Convocation: Provost’s Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Achievements on May 19. The award recognizes and celebrates their achievements with sponsored projects this year, including six grant proposals, five awards, three faculty involved (two first-time PIs), and a student award/

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Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal, Volume 6

Congratulations to the student researchers and editors featured in this year’s issue. Read it here.

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  • “Feminism and the Mexican Revolution.” Claire Andrews
  • “Climate Refugees Are Refugees and Deserve UN Recognition.” Afrikaan Sahra
  • “Black Maternal Mortality in the US.” Kelemua Tesfaye

Short Communications

  • “Descartes’ Dualism and Its Influence on Our Medical System.” Jordyn Correll

Full-Length Research Articles

  • “The Influence of Social Capital on Drought-Caused Climate Change: Low Income Farmer Adaptation.” Alex Chapman
  • “Female Saints and the Performance of Virginity in the Medieval Period.” Katherine Howard
  • “Future Peak Streamflow Analytics for the Skagit River.” Ruby Polani Ranoa
  • “Esther, the Christian Queen of Persia: Godly Queene Hester (1529) and the Appropriation of Jewish Narratives on the Tudor Stage.” Adina Van Etten
  • “Parasite Hospitality: How Parasitic Helminth Worms Help Researchers Prevent Type 1 Diabetes.” Brooke I. Wynalda

Chief Faculty Editors: Tara Roth, Hannah Tracy

Designer: Caleb Hou

Student Editors: Fall-Spring: Nicole Beauvais, Brigid Conroy. Joanna Labot Corpuz, Melat Ermyas, Lily Kamālamalama, Jack Kuyper, Stephen Leach, Lainey Ragsdale, Lee Sasaki, Sareena Toothaker, Edward Voloshin. Fall: Kimberly Diaz

Faculty Content Editors: Nathan Colaner, Lyn Gualtieri, Brett Kaiser, Kate Koppelman, Marc McLeod, Allison Meyer, Janice Moskalik, Elise Murowchick, Felipe Murtinho, Jason Wirth

Faculty Advisory Board: Marc Cohen, Rochelle Lundy, Andrea Verdan, Felipe Murtinho

Administrative Support: Shawn Bell

Dr. Kirsten Thompson, Professor and Director of Film Studies, Named Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities

Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver has named Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Professor and Director of Film Studies the 2022-2024 Theiline Pigott-McCone Chair in Humanities. The theme for programming during the two years is “Visual Culture and Media in the Humanities.”

Photo of Dr, Kirsten Thompson over camera lensUnder Dr. Thompson’s leadership, it will serve as a platform for  interdisciplinary engagement across multiple fields at a pivotal moment in the life of the university as the Strategic Directions invite us to revisit and reimagine our curriculum, enhance our interdisciplinary connections and foster the academic excellence and professional formation of our students and ourselves. As a broad collection of historical technologies, aesthetic practices and creative artforms, Dr. Thompson envisions using  visual culture as a site of inquiry in which the University community  can come together in cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary ways. Visual studies, within which film and media studies are situated, offers a broad horizon through which to understand the aesthetic modes, technologies and discursive frames by which images and visual forms are produced, circulated, and received, as well as those theories of seeing that make the visual world intelligible.

Learn more about her plans here.

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Blue is Our Color

Hedreen Gallery | through October 7, 2022

Artist Talks

  • Jite Agbro and Aboubakar Fofana, noon-1 p.m., July 29
  • Marin Alexis Burnett, Brian LaMar and Moses Sun, noon-1:30 p.m., August 26

Adire pattern with text overlayFeaturing artists Jite Agbro, Marin Alexis Burnett, Aboubakar Fofana, Brian LaMar, and Moses Sun. Curated by Adetola Abatan.

Free and open to the public

Blue contains whole worlds in its shades- the twinkle of sapphires, the inky hues of a storm at sea, or the spotted simplicity of a robin's egg. Blue is a spectrum and its variations are a fitting way to hold past, present, and future stories of Black people… the joy and jubilee, the pain and protest, the personal and communal. In the Blue exhibit, the ‘old’ is represented by yards of indigo-dyed Àdìrẹ from Nigeria and guinea fowl indigo designs from Mali. These symbols are put in dialogue with contemporary large-scale fabric collages, eye-catching abstractions, and cyanotype photographs of the 2020 demonstrations against police brutality. As a visual thread, blue (and by extension, ideas of Blackness and African-ness) is shown to hold much more than stagnant history and simplistic ideas of identity. Learn more here.

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Arts and Sciences Community News


Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts Supports Student Experiential Learning

Thanks to this support, eleven third- and fourth-year students in the Department of Art, Art History and Design took an all-expenses paid trip to the “Confluence Project,” led by associate professors Ken Allan and Franc Guerrero at the end of May. The trip was integrated into Dr. Allan's spring quarter course ARTH 4620 Space & Site in Contemporary Art. Read about the trip.

Arts and Sciences 2022-2023 Naef Scholars

  • Matthew Conde* - Senior, CAS; Communication and Media
  • Cullin Egge* - Senior, CAS; Social Work, Spanish
  • Ethan Garza - Senior, CAS; Political Science
  • Calia Ann Lockey - Senior, CAS, Psychology
  • Madeleine Magana* - Senior, CAS; Public Affairs

*Returning Naef Scholar

More Student News

Ha-aheo Auwae-Dekker, Film Studies,'22. Ha'aheo's film Malihini (produced as part of an SU class) was chosen to screen as part of the prestigious Closing Night program at the 2022 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY).

Joshua Bonilla received the Undergraduate Blume Criminal Justice Scholar 2022-23. Joshua is a first-year junior undergraduate double majoring in Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics and Psychology (BACJ) with a specialization in Forensic Psychology.

Cameron Kendall received the Graduate Blume Criminal Justice Scholar 2022-23. Cameron is a first-year student in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program specializing in Research and Evaluation.

Braelyn Scheer, a second-year political science major, was elected to serve as SGSU president for the 2022-2023 academic year. Christina Beavers, a second-year psychology major, was elected as the College of Arts and Sciences Senator

CurveCon 2022, presented by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, featured work by SU students on topics of women, gender, and sexualities. Students from all colleges and majors presented poetry, videos, policy proposals, academic research papers, visual art, and performance pieces. The program can be found on their website.

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Alumni News

Loren Atherley, BA, Criminal Justice ’07 and MACJ ’10, is featured in the GeekWire story, "Seattle Police Department testing brain stimulation headband as part of wellness research effort." He is the Director of Performance Analytics & Research at Seattle Police Department and a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology.

Haleema Bharoocha, BA, Sociology ’18, will attend University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy the number one ranked school in public policy analysis to earn her Masters in Public Policy. Read her LinkedIn announcement.

Jessica Boling, BSW ’07, has been named Assistant Deputy Executive Director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Several Film Studies alumni had work featured in the 2022 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)

  • Barb Hoffman, ‘19 : Barb's music video Rainy Days and Crooked Sheets, led to her selection by festival funder Scan Design Foundation, to participate (with full financial support) in a week-long young filmmakers' intensive at TheNextFilmFestival, which will be held in Norway in August 2022.
  • Hailey McGill, ’19: Hailey's film, Ode 2 Embarrassment, won an audience award at the festival.
  • Mary Lawrence, '21: Mary's film, the waiting room, (produced as part of an SU class) screened at the festival.

Twyla Carter, BA, Criminal Justice, ’04 and JD, ‘97 SU Law joined the Legal Aid Society as Attorney-in-Chief and CEO.

Jonathan Choe, BA Humanities in Teaching and Philosophy ’00, is entering the Jesuit community.

Jason Dimen, MPA, '96, has been named Principal of Woodland Elementary School in Weston, Massachusetts.

Olivia Hernández, BA, English, minors in Spanish and Film Studies, '12, English instructor at Yakima Valley College, is the 2022 recipient of the Robert M. Leadon Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes their faculty who are well known for their commitment to excellence in teaching.

Melissa Laramie, BSW ’00, has been named Gwinnett County Public Schools chief communications officer.

Ryan Moore, BA, Communication, ’01 has been named Chief Revenue Officer/SVP of Digital Sales and Sports with Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Lauren Morgan, MACJ ’16, is featured in “Doctoral candidate Lauren Morgan balances criminal justice research with training as elite water skier,” University of Missouri–St. Louis Daily.

Heather Mumby, BA, Political Science ’95, is running as an incumbent for the Big Fork, Montana school board.

Danielle Poe, BA Philosophy, ’95 is the new Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Dayton.

David Rue, MFA in Arts Leadership ’17, was part of a student-hosted series capturing “Artist Mental Health Stories” produced by KNHC-C89.5, operated by professional staff and students of Nathan Hale High School’s electronic media course. Listen here.

Megan Torgerson, MFA, Arts Leadership, ’20 was awarded the inaugural Public Humanities Fellowship from Humanities Washington to develop the third season of her original podcast series, Reframing Rural. She launched the podcast while a student at SU and is grateful for Humanities Washington's financial and programmatic support to help continue her mission to rewrite the narrative on rural America.

Alexandra Woolacott, MAP ’17, was featured by the Seattle Times for “Are you feeling ‘climate distress’? Here are one therapist’s tips on how to manage.”

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Faculty News

Faculty Named Provost Fellows

Thirty-three Seattle University faculty members were selected to serve one-year terms as Provost Fellows, who will represent and embed faculty leadership and scholarly expertise throughout the planning and implementation of Reigniting Our Strategic Directions. Of those, 22 are members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Goal 1: Reimagine and Revise our Curriculum

Sustainability and Climate Change

  • John Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
  • Tanya Hayes, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute of Public Service and Program Director, Environmental Studies

Racial Injustice and Widening Economic Inequity

  • Maureen Feit, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, 
  • Hazel Hahn, PhD, Professor, History and affiliated with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies, and Film Studies
  • Alex Johnston, Assistant Professor, Film Production
  • Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Social Work and Director, Master of Social Work

Rapid Technological Change and its Societal and Economic Impacts

  • Julie Homchick Crowe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media
  • Matthew Rellihan, PhD, Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Matthew Whitlock, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies

University Core

  • Hilary Hawley, PhD, Senior Instructor, English and Director, Core Learning and Engagement Programs
  • Kate Koppelman, PhD, Associate Professor and Acting Chair, English, and Associate Appointments in Medieval Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Nova Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies and History
  • Eric Severson, PhD, Senior Instructor, Philosophy
  • Donna Teevan, PhD, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Theology and Religious Studies

Community-Engaged Learning

  • Rebecca McNamara, PhD, Lecturer, Matteo Ricci Institute
  • Estella Williamson, DSW, Field Director, Clinical Professor, Social Work

Goal 2: Strengthen Professional Formation for All

Scholarship Mission and Culture

  • Nalini Iyer, PhD, Professor, Department of English

Faculty Performance and Evaluation

  • Amelia Derr, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor, Social Work

Goal 3: Enhancing the Student Experience

  • Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, Instructor, Political Science,
  • Sarah Shultz, PhD, Professor and Chair, Kinesiology

Goal 4: Supporting LIFT SU Initiatives

  • Hidy Basta, PhD, Director, Writing Center
  • Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Service

Provost's Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Achievements

Granted the honorary rank of Emerita/Emeritus upon their retirement from Seattle University:

  • Daniel Dombrowski, PhD, Professor, Philosophy
  • Ki Gottberg, MFA, Professor, Theatre
  • James Risser, PhD, Professor, Philosophy
  • Marylou Sena, PhD, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director, Film Studies was one of two recipients of the 2021-2022 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty,

Hilary Hawley, PhD, Senior Instructor, English, received the 2021-2022 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Service for Term Faculty.

Faculty Promotions

Dr. Sean McDowell in the English Department is promoted to Full Professor. Dr. McDowell joined Seattle University in 2002 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 is a scholar of early modern works, particularly metaphysical poetry and is a publishing poet himself. Among many roles at Seattle U, he served as Director of the University Honors program from 2012-2021, leading during the development of and transition to the three-track model we have today.

Dr. Hidy Basta, also in the English Department and Director of the Writing Center, is promoted to Senior Instructor.  Dr. Basta joined Seattle University as the Writing Center Director in 2017. She led the Writing Center in enhancing services for graduate students through the pandemic, and serves as Board Member of the Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association.

Faculty News

Sonia Barrios Tinoco, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Modern Languages; Becky McNamara, PhD, Lecturer, Matteo Ricci Institute; and Zachary D. Wood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Service are three of four Seattle University faculty featured in “Community Engaged Teaching and Learning” in the Center for Community Engagement Annual Report.

John C. Bean, PhD, Emeritus Professor, English, and June Johnson, Associate Professor of English, have recently provided a two-month series of Zoom consultations for a five-person faculty team from Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The team’s goal was to create a new undergraduate course focused on sustainable development in Uzbekistan using American pedagogical strategies for fostering critical thinking and argument. Employing principles of backward design, the faculty team will adopt pedagogical strategies modeled in Johnson’s textbook “Global Issues/Local Arguments” and in Bean’s “Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom.” 

Andrew G. Bjelland, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Philosophy, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune, “Show tolerance for the religious orientation of American companies.”

Kathryn L. Bollich-Zeigler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychology, interviewed Laurie Santos, host of the Happiness Lab podcast for “Whatever Happened to Happiness?” as part of The Crosscut Festival.

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication and Media, was a presenter at "Fighting Hate Speech: Global Perspectives," a virtual event hosted by the United Nations on June 16.

Rebecca Cobb, PhD, LMFT, Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Couples and Family Therapy, published “Reimagining the application of systems theory via teletherapy interventions” in Family Therapy Magazine, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Associate Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, published a chapter on “LGBTQ Philanthropy” in “Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 5th Ed.” 

Theresa Earenfight, PhD, Professor, History and Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, appeared on the “Talking Tudors” podcast, discussing her book, “Catherine of Aragon: Infanta of Spain, Queen of England.”

Christie Eppler, PhD, LMFT, Program Director and Professor, Couples and Family Therapy, was named co-editor of Springer's “Stepping into Socially-Just Teaching: Lived Experiences of Family Therapy Educators,” a forthcoming text (2023).

Rob Efird, Professor, Anthropology and Asian Studies, gave an invited lecture on April 15 at Willamette University entitled "Nature to Nurture: Nature Education and Urban Chinese Childrearing."

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD, Director and Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, published “The Dissonance of 'Doing Good:' Fostering Critical Pedagogy to Challenge the Selective Tradition of Nonprofit Management Education.”

Carlyn E. Ferrari, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, has been named one of 28 Career Enhancement Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. The Career Enhancement Fellowship, funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by Citizens & Scholars, seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects.

Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics, co-authored "Arming teachers seems an easy fix but are the possible costs worth the risks?" for the Columbus Dispatch.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Women Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Has published “¿How Many Indians Can We Be?” She published a chapter in “The Many Voices of the Los Angeles Novel” from Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Haejeong Hazel Hahn, PhD, Professor, History and affiliated with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies, and Film Studies, published “Feminism and Empire” in The Routledge Global History of Feminism, edited by Bonnie Smith and Nova Robinson, Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge, 2022.

Tanya Hayes, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute of Public Service and Program Director, Environmental Studies, and Felipe Murtinho, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, International Studies, and Associate Appointments, Institute of Public Service and Environmental Studies, recently traveled to Costa Rica to visit colleagues working with Environment for Development (EfD) at CATIE (Center for Tropical Research Investigation and Higher Education.) The purpose of the visit was to begin collaboration on future projects on community water management. Learn more here.

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics and Director, Crime & Justice Research Center, co-authored “Measurement of Potential Over- and Under-policing in Communities” with Loren T. Atherley, MACJ, and Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics faculty members Matthew J. Hickman, PhD, and William S. Parkin, PhD, published in “Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, contributed to the analysis and writing of “Análisis de contexto migratorio - Primer semestre de 2021,” a report produced by the Investigativo-Teórica Dimensión of and for the Red Jesuita Con Migrantes Centroamérica-Norteamérica. The report was published on October 6, 2021 and is available here.

Alexander Mouton, MFA, Chair and Associate Professor, Art, Art History, and Design, attended CODEX VIII International Art Book Fair & Symposium in Berkeley, CA. His artist book, “Reconfigured Families” (2020) was purchased for the Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library. A second artist book, “To A Place of Time, Held Within Four Walls” (2022) was purchased for Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Carmen Rivera, MA, Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics, was featured in 425 Magazine’s “The List.”

Nova Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies and History, published a volume she co-edited, “The Routledge Global History of Feminism,” edited by Bonnie Smith and Nova Robinson, Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge, 2022.

Jeannette Rodriguez, PhD, Professor: Theology and Religious Studies and Couple and Family Therapy, and Director, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, presented “Cultural Memory, Resistance, and a Return to ‘Original Instruction’” at the Canadian Theological Society, organized by their Dignity, Equity, and Justice Committee.

James Sawyer, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Public Service, published “Are LDS ‘True Believers’ more likely to fall for conspiracy theories?”, an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune.

Tom Taylor, PhD, Acting Chair and Associate Professor, History, and affiliated with International Studies, is publishing a new book in June, “Modern Travel in World History”, (New York: Routledge, 2022). It is part of their “Themes in World History” series. 

Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director, Film Studies, presented an invited keynote talk, “The Doors of Perception: Color, Surrealism and Disney Animation”, at The Third International Symposium for Color, Science and Art, The International Research Center for Color, Science and Art, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan. She reviewed Deborah Walker-Morrison’s book, “Classic French Noir: Gender and the Cinema of Fatal Desire,” in Projections, 16.2.

Charles M. Tung, PhD, Professor and Chair, English, presented the conference paper, “Modernist Clockwork and the Rescaling of Historical Possibility,” at the Modernist Studies Association Digital Conference, April 6, 2022.  The paper was part of three panels on modernism and technology featuring contributors to the forthcoming volume, The Edinburgh Companion to Modernism and Technology.

Mariela López Velarde, Assistant Professor, PhD, Spanish, Modern Languages and Cultures, was an invited speaker at the series of conferences entitled The future of internationalization in Jesuit Universities. It was a forum organized by AUSJAL (Asociación de Universidades confiadas a la Compañía de Jesús de América Latina/ Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America) dedicated to the discussion and dialogue about the integration of the international dimension of the work done in Jesuit universities around the world.

Zachary D. Wood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Service, was interviewed for “‘Another tool for the toolkit’: Can social housing initiative help make Seattle more affordable?” on Dave Ross’s KIRO News Radio podcast.

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