Publications, honors and creative works


Kirk Anderson, professor of French studies, presented the lecture “Extrêmement Pop: Serge Gainsbourg et le ‘Swinging London’” at the first international colloquium on Serge Gainsbourg at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Michael Berg, professor of psychology, co-wrote the article “Occasionally Stigmatized: How the Frequency and Context of Use Influence Perceptions of Intermittent Smokers,” published in the journal Addiction Research & Theory in September 2018.

Delvyn Case, associate professor of music, composed “Tenebrae Factae Sunt,” which was recorded by Coro Volante and featured on the CD “New Choral Voices,
Vol. 2” (Ablaze Records, 2018).

Kim Miller, associate professor of women’s and gender studies and art history, wrote the article “‘The Walls are So Silent’: Spaces of Confinement and Gendered Meanings of Incarceration in South African Commemorative Art,” published in a special issue of the journal De Arte on the topic of “Troubling Histories: Public Art and Prejudice” in October 2018.

Leah Niederstadt, assistant
professor of museum studies, wrote the article “Visualizing Marriage in Northern Ethiopia: The Production and Consumption of Gama” published in the fall 2018 journal African Arts. She also wrote the chapter “Building a Legacy for the Liberal Arts: Deaccessioning the Newell Bequest, Wheaton College,” in Is It Okay to Sell the Monet: The Age of Deaccessioning in Museums (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018).

Joel Relihan, professor of classics, wrote the book chapter “Prosimetra” in
A Companion to Late Antique Literature (New York: Wiley, 2018).

Christina Riggs Romaine, assistant professor of psychology, co-wrote Activities for Teaching Psychology and Law: A Guide for Instructors (American Psychological Association, 2018). She also wrote the article “Psychosocial Maturity and Risk Taking in Emerging Adults: Extending our Understanding Beyond Delinquency” published in the journal Emerging Adulthood in May 2018.

A. Javier Trevino, professor of sociology, wrote the article “The Continuing Relevance of the Classics for Contemporary Sociology of Law: The American Context,” published in The Saint Petersburg School of Legal Philosophy (Saint Petersburg University Press, 2018).

Renée T. White, provost, wrote the review essay “I Dream a World: Black Panther and the Re-making of Blackness,” published in the journal New Political Science, April 2018.


Jo Ann Simons Derr ’75, president and CEO of Northeast Arc (Danvers, Mass.), was on the list of the 2018 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts in the October 2018 Globe Magazine. Northeast Arc was No. 2 in the ranking. Derr also was featured in a Boston Business Journal executive profile titled “Northeast Arc CEO learns ‘what it’s like to be human’ from her son.”

Marjorie Gelb Jones ’62 wrote the book In the Cards: Murder and Magic in the Library (A Frances Yates Mystery) (Ibis Press, 2018).

Lesley Stahl ’63 received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation at the 2018 Courage in Journalism Awards luncheon in October 2018.

Christine Todd Whitman ’68 (former New Jersey governor) received the Jefferson-Lincoln Award from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy in November 2018, for professional achievement that represents exceptional commitment to the principles of American democracy.