Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, published the article ‘‘‘Better a Meal of Vegetables with Love’: The Symbolic Meaning of Vegetables in Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinic Midrash on Proverbs 15.17” in the Jewish Quarterly Review (Winter 2014).

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, created a children’s piece for narrator and strings, “Lighthouse Keeper: The Story of Abbie Burgess,” which was performed by members of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in March 2014 as part of their educational outreach program at elementary schools in Michigan.

Michael Drout, professor of English, presented “The Tower and the Ruin: How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien’s Creation” on Oct. 17, 2013, at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He also published “The Tower and the Ruin: The Past in Tolkien’s Works,” a chapter in the book Tolkien: The Forest and the City (Four Courts Press, 2013).

Edward Gallagher, professor of French studies, received an award for his translation of The Romance of Tristan and Iseut by Joseph Bédier (Hackett Publishing Company, 2013). The translation was honored as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2013 by Choice magazine, which is published by the American Library Association.

John Grady, professor of sociology, wrote the forward to the book The Photographed Cat: Picturing Human-Feline Ties, 1890-1940 (Syracuse University Press, 2013).

Scott Gelber, assistant professor of education and assistant professor of history, published the article “Child Support Litigation and the ‘Necessity’ of American Higher Education, 1920–70” in the American Journal of Legal History (January 2014).

Lisa Lebduska, associate professor of English, published the essay “Poppies” in bioStories magazine (November 2013).

Charlotte Meehan, associate professor and playwright-in-residence, and artistic director of the Sleeping Weazel theatre company, presented “The Madness of Small Worlds,” a double bill featuring two new monologues by playwright Mac Wellman, and a short play, “Wrench,” by writer Elana Greenfield, October 25–26, 2013, at The Paramount Center in Boston.

Cheryl Mrozowski, professor of dance, wrote a chapter, “Bob Fosse’s Jazz Revolution,” in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches (University Press of Florida, March 2014).

Kim Miller, associate professor of women’s studies and art history, was featured in the article “4 Digital-Humanities Projects From ‘Chronicle’ Readers” in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 10, 2014). The article spotlighted an assignment for her class “Introduction to Women’s Studies,” in which she asked students to create a digital timeline for a topic related to women’s studies.

Kathryn Tomasek, associate professor of history, was appointed to the American Historical Association’s ad hoc committee on professional evaluation of digital scholarship by historians.

A. Javier Treviño, Jane Oxford Keiter Professor of Sociology, gave the keynote presentation “The Continuing Relevance of the Classics for Contemporary Sociology of Law: The American Context” at the Faculty of Law at Saint Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He published “Sociological Jurisprudence,” a chapter in the book Law and Social Theory (Hart Publishing, 2013), as well as the chapter “C. Wright Mills as Designer, Craftsman, and Stylist,” in C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination: Contemporary Perspectives (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2013).