Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

“Sentinels” by Andrew K. Howard

PICTURED ABOVE: “Sentinels” by Andrew K. Howard, part of his solo exhibition “The Soul of the Southwest” at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Matthew Allen, professor of music, wrote the article “Song in the Construction of Tamil South Indian History and Identity” in La Médiathèque Caraibe (2016), an online library.

Michael Berg, associate professor of psychology, co-wrote the article “The Relationship Between Weight-based Prejudice and Attitudes Towards Obesity-reducing Public Policies” in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, an American Psychological Association journal, in May. Co-authors include: Sara Hollar ’11, Samantha Walker ’12 and Lauren Erickson ’12.

Alex Bloom, professor of history, presented the lecture “Vietnam War Mythology and the American War in Indochina” at the American Studies Summer Institute at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on July 16.

Samuel Coale, professor of English, presented “Hawthorne’s Isolation: Curse, Creed or Catastrophe?” at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Conference Center, Stowe, Vt., in June. He also presented “Hawthorne [De]Constructed: Morbid Hermit, Elegant Genius, Sexual Transgressor” at the American Literature Association’s annual conference on May 26 in San Francisco.

Mary Lee Griffin, professor of education, presented the keynote address, “The Impact of Mindfulness on Young Readers and Writers,” at the 2016 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning Conference at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth on June 24.

Andy Howard, professor of art, photographs were featured in the solo exhibition “The Soul of the Southwest” at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, Mass., from February 20 through March 23.

Lisa Lebduska, professor of English, wrote a book review of Generation Vet: Composition, Student Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University in the journal Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review.

Katherine Mason, assistant professor of sociology, wrote the article “Women, Infants, and (Fat) Children: Hidden ‘Obesity Epidemic’ Discourse and the Practical Politics of Health Promotion at WIC,” in Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society in the summer 2016 issue.

M. Gabriela Torres, associate professor of anthropology, and Kersti Yllo, professor of sociology emerita, published Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage and Social Change in Global Context (Oxford University Press, 2016).

A. Javier Trevino, professor of sociology, edited The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons (Anthem Press, 2016).