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Compendium — Winter 2014


Presented: “Myth vs. Anti-myth in Evelio Rosero’s Neo-historical Novel: La carroza de Bolívar,” Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, July 10, 2013, San Antonio. Presented: “Entre la memoria y el olvido: El olvido que seremos (2006) de Héctor Abad Faciolince,” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, Nov. 8, 2013. Presented: “The Neo-historical Novel and the Bicentennial Celebration of Independence: W. Ospina’s En busca de Bolívar (2010) and Rosero’s La carroza de Bolívar (2012),” North Central Council of Latin Americanists, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wis., Sept. 27, 2013, with Dr. Jason Meyler, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; and Dr. Armando Gonzalez Perez, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Awarded: Full Membership in Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, October 2013. Elected: President Emeritus, Sigma Delta Pi, The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, July 2013. Awarded: Jorge Luis Borges Award, Sigma Delta Pi, The National Hispanic Honor Society, July 2013.

Dr. Sarah Gendron Associate Professor

Published: “Crossing the Line: Writing and Reading Holocaust Testimonies,” Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation: Literary and Pedagogical Responses to Atrocity, (2013), Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Published: “Exploiting the Hutu/Tutsi Divide: The Relationship Between Extremist Propaganda and Genocide in Rwanda,” Enemy Images in War Propaganda, (2013), Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Presented: “Art and Popular Culture as Genocide Propaganda,” Rwandan government, Kigali, Rwanda, June 2013.

Dr. Armando Gonzalez-Perez

Professor and Director of the Mexico Summer Program

Published: Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays, (September 2013), La gota de agua. Presented: see entry for Dr. German Carrillo, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Presented: “Transculturación, aculturación e identidad en el poemario Ochun en el Hudson de Héctor Santiago,” Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, Nov. 10, 2013.

Dr. Jason Meyler

Dr. Alan Ball

Dr. Chima Korieh

Published: “The Staging of Religion and Popular Culture in Dolores Prida’s Botánica,” Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays, (September 2013), pp 189-214, La gota de agua. Presented: see entry for Dr. German Carrillo, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Presented: “El artificio de la transculturación en el arte visual de Enrique Chagoya,” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, Nov. 7, 2013. Presented: “Resistencia e identidades múltiples en el Codex Espangliensis de Enrique Chagoya, Guillermo Gómez-Peña y Felicia Rice,” North Central Council of Latin Americanists, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wis., Sept. 27, 2013.

Published: “Wisconsin Supreme Court Statistics, 2012-2013,”, (September 2013).

Published: “Biafra and the Discourse on the Igbo Genocide,” Journal of Asian and African Studies, (October 2013). Presented: “The Home Front: Colonial Subjects in World War II,” 11th Annual Conference of the Igbo Studies Association, Enugu, Nigeria, June 27, 2013. Presented: “African Studies: The Epistemology as Protest,” Michigan State University Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference, International Studies and Programs/ African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., Nov. 25, 2013.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Anne Pasero Professor

Published: El Fuego Invisible (Anthology of works by Clara Janes), (December 2012), Ayuntamiento de Avila. Published: La Autobiografia Como Expresion Singular Posmoderna, Ayuntamiento de Avila, Winter 2012. Presented: “Intertext of Art and Life in Recent Works of Clara Janes,” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, Nov. 8, 2013.

Dr. John Pustejovsky Associate Professor

Published: “Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht,” Festschrift für Barbara Becker-Cantarino, Vol. 47 (2013), with Jacqueline Vansant.

Dr. Steven Millen Taylor Professor Emeritus of French

Reviewed: “Schwam-Baird, An Edition and Translation of the Fifteenth-century Romance Epic,” Fifteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 38 (Summer 2013), pp 279-282.

Dr. Jennifer Vanderheyden Adjunct Assistant Professor

Presented: “Testimonial Writing Workshop,” The Voices and Faces Project, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Oct. 5, 2013.

Dr. Barry Velleman Professor Emeritus

Presented: “Bello y las ‘Escrituras Disciplinarias’: Diccionarios, Gramáticas, Ortográfico,” Nov. 29; Presented: “Los Criterios de una Obra ‘Difícilmente Superable:’ Ángel Rosenblat y ‘El Pensamiento Gramatical de Bello’,” Nov. 28, 2013; Primer Simposio de la Cátedra Andés Bello, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY Rev. Steven Avella Professor

Reviewed: Karen Holscher’s Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico, New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. 88, No. 44 (Autumn 2013), pp 470-472. Published: “Pope Francis, Reaching Across the Barriers” Religion and the News, (October 2013). Awarded: Vatican II Award — Service to Priesthood, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, October 2013.


Dr. Sarah Bond

Assistant Professor

Published: “Mortuary Workers, the Church, and the Funeral Trade in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Late Antiquity, No. 6.1 ( June 2013), pp 135‑151. Presented: “Guest Lecture,” Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society, Wisconsin Lutheran College, September 2013.

Dr. Alison Efford Associate Professor

Grant: $2,200, “Suicide and the Immigrant Experience, 1880-1924,” The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship. Grant: $2,000, “Suicide and the Immigrant Experience, 1880-1924,” Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Andrew Kahrl Assistant Professor

Published: “New Negroes at the Beach: At Work and Play Outside the Black Metropolis,” Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem, University of Minnesota Press, (October 2013), pp 335‑360. Published: “Roundtable Review of The Land Was Ours, by Andrew W. Kahrl,” H-Environment, ( July 2013). Reviewed: R. Nicole King’s Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina’s Tourism Industry, Journal of Southern History, Vol. 79, (August 2013), pp 773‑774. Reviewed: Michael O’Malley’s Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America, Journal of American History, Vol. 100, No. 1 ( June 2013), pp 205-206. Presented: “The Power to Destroy: Property Assessment Discrimination and the Struggle for Tax Justice,” Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, Law Schools of Columbia University, Georgetown University, University of California–Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Washington, D.C., June 3, 2013. Presented: “African American Land Loss: Legal and Historical Perspectives,” Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Nov. 2, 2013. Presented: “Developed Shorelines and Rising Tides: The History and Future of Coastal America,” Department of Geography Colloquia Series, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Oct. 25, 2013. Presented: “Tax Liens and the Persistence of Urban Blight,” Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Toronto, Oct. 7, 2013. Presented: “How to Profit Off Other People’s Property: Predatory Tax Buying in 1970s Chicago,” Urban History Seminar Series, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Sept. 19, 2013. Organized: Workshop, American Council of Learned Societies, September 2013.

Associate Professor

Dr. James Marten Chair and Professor

Presented: “Race, Space and Place in the United States;” Presented: “The Past, Present and Future of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth;” Presented: “Twentieth Century Wars and Their Aftermaths;” Society for the History of Children and Youth, Nottingham, England, June 2013. Presented: “Teaching the Global History of Childhood,” Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 2013. Presented: “America’s Corporal: A Civil War Veteran Makes His Way,” Sister Justine Peter Lecture Series, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, October 2013. Presented: “Making Sense of the Civil War,” National Endowment for the Humanities, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, Wis., 2013. Elected: Officer, President/Elect/Past, Society for the History of Children and Youth, June 2013. Appointed: Editor, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, July 2013.

Dr. Laura Matthew Associate Professor

Published: “ ‘Because Here, Color Largely Decides Nobility’: A 19th-Century Letter by Fr. José Antonio Goicoechea, Guatemala,” Mesoamérica, Vol. 55 (September 2013), pp 153-167. Presented: “La Sociedad Colonial: Escalas de Abordaje,” Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 18, 2013. Presented: “New Insights from Colonial History,” Guatemala Scholars Network, Antigua, Guatemala, July 10, 2013. Awarded: Howard F. Cline Memorial Prize, Conference on Latin American History, October 2013.

Compendium Winter 2014  

Compendium Winter 2014

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