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News, research, and recent publications by members of the Bryn Mawr College faculty

History Chair Sharon Ullman Among Contributors to Award-Winning Book on LGBTQ History

Professor of History Sharon Ullman is among the contributors to Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, which won a Lambda Literary Award on Monday, June 1, for best LGBT anthology. Ullman’s essay for the book is titled Popular Culture: Using Television, Film and the Media to Explore LGBT History. Chair of […]

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Cynthia Bisman, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global

Co-edited by Cynthia Bisman and Christine Koggel, 1, Routledge, 2015. The continuing oppression and inequality experienced by women across the globe requires commitment to policies promoting gender justice. The chapters in “Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global” emerged from papers presented at the 9th conference of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) held at Bryn Mawr College in […]

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Cindy Sousa, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, “Political Violence and Mental Health: Effects of Neoliberalism and the Role of International Social Work Practice”

International Social Work, Sage, May 7, 2015. Healing from political violence is not solely an individual project, but a communal process involving reclaiming collective action, trust, and efficacy. This article uses a case study from two Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank to examine how two trends central to neoliberalism, individualism, and the medicalization of inherently […]

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Frank Mallory, Chemistry, “Photoisomerization of cis-1,2-di(1-Methyl-2-naphthyl)ethene at 77 K in Glassy Media”

Photochemistry and Photobiology, 91 (3), April 2015. With Christopher Redwood, V. K. Ratheesh Kumar, Stuart Hutchinson, Frank B. Mallory, Clelia W. Mallory, Ronald J. Clar, Olga Dmitrenko and Jack Saltiel cis-1,2-Di(1-methyl-2-naphthyl)ethene, c-1,1, undergoes photo-isomerization in methylcyclohexane, isopentane and diethyl ether/isopentane/ethanol glasses at 77 K. On 313 nm excitation the fluorescence of c-1,1 is replaced by fluorescence from […]

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History of Art’s Homay King Pens Essay for Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit

Associate Professor of History of Art and Director of the Film Studies Program Homay King contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue for  The Metropolitian Museum of Art’s “China: Through the Looking Glass.” King’s essay, “Cinema’s Virtual Chinas,” appears alongside contributions by exhibition curator Andrew Bolton, film director Wong Kar-wai, and designer John Galliano, among […]

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Victoria Reyes, Growth and Structure of Cities, “Legacies of Place and Power: From Military Base to Freeport Zone”

City & Community, 14 (1), March 2015. This article examines the place-making of global borderlands—semiautonomous, foreign-controlled geographical locations geared toward international exchange. I use the case study of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ), Philippines, as an example of a global borderland that resides within a space formerly occupied by a colonial power. I show […]

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Professor Emeritus Rhonda Hughes Receives Association for Women in Mathematics Award

Mathematics Professor Emeritus Rhonda Hughes was awarded the Association for Women in Mathematics Presidential Award at the organization’s recent annual research symposium, held at the University of Maryland. The award was given to celebrate the significant impact the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program has had in increasing the number of minority women obtaining […]

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Carol Hager, Political Science, Edited NIMBY is Beautiful: Cases of Local Activism and Environmental Innovation Around the World

NIMBY is Beautiful: Cases of Local Activism and Environmental Innovation Around the World, edited by Carol Hager and Mary Alice Haddad, Berghahn Books, March 2015. NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) protests are often criticized as parochial and short-lived, generating no lasting influence on broader processes related to environmental politics. This volume offers a different perspective. […]

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Poem by Professor of Spanish Enrique Sacerio-Garí Selected for International Exhibition

Professor of Spanish Enrique Sacerio-Garí had his visual poem, “Let’s Jump In,” selected to be in, “Miragens,” an international exhibition of visual poems. The poem is to be presented at the First International Book Fair of Mato Grosso do Sul, in Campo Grande, Brazil. Miragens, the first international exhibition of visual poetry in Mato Grosso […]

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Professor of Social Work Julia Littell Named Recipient of 2015 Olkin Award

Professor of Social Work Julia Littell has been awarded the 2015 Olkin Award for distinguished lifetime achievement in research synthesis methodology. This award will be announced at the annual Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM) meeting in July 2015; Littell will give an invited address at the following SRSM meeting in Venice, Italy, in July 2016. The Olkin Award […]

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