African American Studies
November 29-December 1, 2018
31st Biennial Symposium of African American Culture and Philosophy:
"50 Years of Black Studies: Intellectual Histories and Institutional Demands"
Monday, August 20, 11:45 a.m.
Welcome Back Luncheon for American Studies faculty, staff and students
Thursday, October 18, 5 p.m.
Critical Disabilities Fall Lecture
Melanie Yergeau, Department of English, University of Michigan, "Authoring Autism/Authoring Disbelief". Cookies and Coffee available when doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Jewish Studies and Religious Studies
Monday, October 15, 8:00 p.m.
11th Annual Larry Axel Memorial Lecture in Religion
James Loeffler, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of Virginia, "Three Days in December: How Zionism, Human Rights, and Genocide Came Together and Fell Apart in 1948" Co-Sponsored by Purdue Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and Human Rights Programs.
Tuesday, October 9, 6:45 p.m.
Camp Tippecanoe Civil War Round Table Fall Lecture Series
Robert E. May, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Purdue University, "Southern Jews, Cuba, and the Coming of the Civil War--Or, Assimilation and Southern History"
Nanotechnology Building, Room 1001
Fall 2018 Jewish Studies Program Noon Lecture and Discussion Series
Wednesday, September 5, 12:30 p.m.
Paul Benhamou, Professor Emeritus of French, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, "A la Recherche de mon Pays Perdu: Memories of my experience in Algeria"
Stewart Center, Room 313
Wednesday, October 17, 12:30 p.m.
Andrew Fahrenbach, Winner of the 2018 Edward Simon Essay Prize in Jewish Studies, "If I Were a NEPman: A Sholem Aleichem Film Adaption in the Soviet 1920s"
Stewart Center, Room 313
Wednesday, November 14, 12:30 p.m.
Thomas Busch, Retired Circuit Court Judge, Lafayette, Indiana, "From Prayer to Action: The Alternative Philosophies of the Early Twentieth Century Which Brought One Jewish Family to America"
Stewart Center, Room 313
Latin American and Latino Studies
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 pm- 2 pm
Through automatic writing and improvised theatre exercises, Maestra Moraga will guide participants in an embodied approach to creativity. As a first step, the intention is to liberate in each student their 'home-grown' writer's voice, allwoing the authenic story-teller to freely and finally emerge. RSVP Required. Maximum of 25 people
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:30 pm
"Writing our Way Home: A Queer Chicana Legacy" Drawing upon a thirty-five year trajectory of works, Moraga considers questions of political consciousness and human compassion. Through queer and women of color portraiture, she shapes an abiding narrative as a call to action in the twenty-first century. Cherrie Moraga will read from several of her books including A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness (Duke), This Bridge Called my Back (SUNY Press) and several volumes of plays from West End Press. Books available for purchase and a book signing will follow.
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ African American Studies: Emma Noelke
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ American Studies: Saad Mukhtar
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Asian American Studies: Inna F. Cuntapay
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Comparative Literature: Tiffany Hunsinger
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Critical Disability Studies: Olivia Rose Mannin & Hayden Cole Smith
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Film and Video Studies: Shelby Wilson
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Jewish Studies: Erica Timmons
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Linguistics: Marie Cinatl
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Religious Studies: Michael Seretny
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Jesse Bohlin
2018 Outstanding Senior ~ School of Interdisciplinary Studies: Jesse Bohlin
2017-18 School of Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Teaching Award: Emily C. Dick
Lynn Fellowships: 2018-19
Ozgun Basmaz (American Studies)
Sa'ad Mukhtar (American Studies)
Kaylah Morgan (American Studies)
Caitlyn Parker (American Studies)
Shiyu Zhang (Comparative Literature)
Zachary Call (Linguistics)
Ye-Jee Jung (Linguistics)
Seyyed Hatam Timimi Sa'd (Linguistics)
Purdue Doctoral Fellowship
Malik Raymond (American Studies)
Madelina Nunez (American Studies)
PRF Research Grant
Ashley Matney (Phil/Lit)
Neda Taherkhani (Linguistics)
Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship
Jenna Conklin (Linguistics)
Jennifer Sdunzik (American Studies)
Faculty Awards & Promotions
Promotions to Professor
Beate Allert: German/Comparative Literature/Film Video Studies, 2017
Patricia Boling: Political Science/WGSS, 2017
Thomas Broden: French/Comparative Literature/Philosphy Literature/Film Video Studies, 2017
Alejandro Cuza: Spanish/Linguistics/Latin American and Latino Studies, 2017
Maren Linett: English/Critical Disability Studies/Jewish Studies, 2017
Elena Benedicto: English/Linguistics/MARS/Latin American and Latino Studies, 2018
Kristina Bross: Honors/American Studies/Comparative Literature, 2018
Rayvon Fouche: American Studies/Asian American Studies, 2018
April Ginther: English/Linguistics, 2018
Kevin M Stainback: Sociology/African American Studies, American Studies/WGSS, 2018
Promotions to Associate Professor
David Atkinson: History/American Studies, 2017
Monica Trieu: American Studies/Asian American Studies, 2017
Lori A. Czerwionka: Spanish/Linguistics, 2018
Jennifer Freeman Marshall: English/Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2018
Daniel J. Olson: Spanish/Linguistics, 2018
Associate Professor of History; Director of Global Studies
- The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program
- White Queen: May French-Sheldon and the Imperial Origins of American Feminist Identity. Indiana University Press, 2004.
Nadia E. Brown
Associate Professor of Political Science, and African-American Studies
- Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Associate Professor American Studies
- No Slam Dunk: Gender Sport and the Unevenness of Change, New Brunswick Rutgers University Press, 2018
Professor of Languages and Cultures, Director of Linguistics
- Cuban Spanish Dialectology: Variation, Contact, and Change. Georgetown Press
Associate Professor of English, Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Mama’s Gun: Black Maternal Figures and the Politics of Transgression. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2016.
Joseph C. Dorsey
Associate Professor, African American Studies
- Slave Traffic in the Age of Abolition: Puerto Rico, West Africa, and the Non-Hispanic Caribbean, 1815-1859. Gainesville: Press of Florida, January 2003.
Director of American Studies
- Game Changer: The Technoscience Revolution in Sports, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
- Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Fourth Edition, Edited with Clark Miller, Ulrike Felt, and Laurel Smith-Doerr. Boston: MIT Press, 2017
Professor of Philosophy; Director, Jewish Studies Program
- (revised edition) Maimonides, The Guide of the Perplexed (Julius Guttmann [ed.] and Chaim Rabin [tr.]. London: East and West Library, 1952), new introduction by DHF. Indianapolis and Cambridge, MA: Hackett. 1995.
- History of Jewish Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge. 1997.
- The Jewish Philosophy Reader. London and New York: Routledge 2000.
- (revised edition) Saadya Gaon, The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs (Alexander Altmann [ed./tr.]. Oxford: East and West Library, 1946), new introduction by DHF. Indianapolis and Cambridge, MA: Hackett. 2002.
- The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Spinoza on Politics, with Jason Waller. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
- Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.
Professor of English; Director, Critical Disabilities Studies
- Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishness. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- Virginia Woolf: An MFS Reader. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
- The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Bodies of Modernism: Physical Disability in Transatlantic Modernist Literature. University of Michigan Press, 2016.
Associate Professor of History; Director, Native American & Indigenous Studies
- A Lenape Among Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Professor of American Studies
- Revolutionary Tales: Short Stories by African-American Women From the First Story to the Present. New York: Ed. Laurel (Doubleday) Books. 1995.
- Popular Fronts: Chicago and African American Cultural Politics, 1935-1946. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
- Left of the Color Line: Race, Radicalism and Twentieth-Century Literatures of the United States. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
- Afro-Orientalism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
- W.E.B. Du Bois on Asia: Crossing the World Color Line. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
- Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
- Un-American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015.
- Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities. Chicago: Haymarket Press, 2015.
- W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line. London, Pluto Press, 2016.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies
- Cien años de contrahegemonía: Transculturación y heterogeneidad. Lima, Peru: Editorial Fund of the National University, 2008.
Venetria K. Patton
Head, School of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor; English and African American Studies and Provost Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion
- Women in Chains: The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women’s Fiction. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.
- Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology. New Brunswick, NJL Rutgers, 2001.
- Background Readings for Teachers of American Literature. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006 2nd Edition 2014.
- The Grasp That Reaches Beyond the Grave: The Ancestral Call in Black Women’s Texts. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2013.
Ashley Purpura, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies
- God, Hierarchy, and Power: Orthodox Theologies of Authority from Byzantium. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018
Professor English and Comparative Literature
- The Custom of the Castle from Malory to Macbeth. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
- Elizabethan Literature and the Law of Fraudulent Conveyance: Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare. Ashgate Press, 2003.
- Fortune and Romance: Boiardo 1994 in America. MRTS, 1998.
Ronald J. Stephens
Professor African American Studies
- Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.
- Images of America, African Americans of Denver. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing 4th Edition, 2008.
- Images of America, Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing 6th Edition, 2001.
Harry R. Targ
Professor, Director of Peace Studies
- Planning Alternative World Futures. Praeger, 1975.
- Reordering the Planet: Constructing Alternative World Futures. Allyn and Bacon, 1974. Revised edition issued as Constructing Alternative World Futures. Schenkman, 1977.
- Global Political Economy in the 1980s. Schenkman, 1982.
- International Relations in a World of Imperialism and Class Struggle: An Essay on the History of Ideas. Schenkman, 1983.
- Cold War II: Strategy of an Empire in Decline. Marxist Educational Press, 1986.
- Plant Closings: International Context and Social Costs. Aldine 1988.
- People's Nicaragua. International Publishers 1989.
- Cuba and The United States: A New World Order?. International Publishers, 1992.
- Marxism Today: Essays on Capitalism, Socialism, and Strategies for Social Change. Praeger, 1996.
- Guatemala. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1993.
- Honduras. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1995.
- Challenging Late Capitalism, Neo-Liberal Globalization and Militarism: Building a Progressive Majority www. lulu.com/changemaker. 2006.
- Diary of a Heartland Radical, www.lulu.com/changemaker. 2011.
- Vietnam: From National Liberation to 21st Century Socialism. Changemaker, 2013.
Monica M. Trieu
Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Asian American Studies
- Identity Construction among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans: Being, Becoming, and Belonging. LFB, 2009.
Ronnie B. Wilbur
Professor of Linguistics
- Brentari, D., Wilbur, R. B. (eds.) (2012). Sign Language Phonology. Sign Language & Linguistics 15, special issue.
- Wilbur, R. B. (Ed.) (2006). Investigating Understudied Sign Languages: Croatian SL and Austrian SL, with comparison to American SL. Sign Language & Linguistics 9, special issue.
- Edmondson, W. H., Wilbur, R. B. (Eds.) (1996). International review of sign linguistics. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Wilbur, R. B. (1987). American Sign Language: Linguistic and applied dimensions. San Diego, CA: College-Hill.
- Hoemann, H. W., Wilbur, R. B. (Eds.) (1982). Interpersonal communication and deafness (Monograph No. 5, Social Research Monograph Series). Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet College Press.
- Menyuk, P., Wilbur, R. B. (Eds.) (1981). Language disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
- Wilbur, R. B. (1979). American Sign Language and sign systems: Research and applications. Baltimore: University Park Press.
- Wilbur, R. B. (Ed.) (1978). Sign language research. Special issue Communication and Cognition.
- Quigley, S. P., Wilbur, R. B., Power, D. J., Montanelli, D. S., Steinkamp, M. W. (1976). Syntactic structures in the language of deaf children. Urbana, IL: Institute for Child Behavior and Development.
Melinda S. Zook
Professor of History and Religious Studies
- Protestantism, Politics and Women in Britain, 1660-1714. New York: Palgrave, 2013.
- Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999.
- Challenging Orthodoxies: Social and Cultural Worlds of Early Modern Women. Ashgate, 2014.
- Revolutionary Currents: Nation Building in the Transatlantic World. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004.
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