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Kenyon in the News
Natural History Museum Names College Leader as New Chief In the News — New York Times
Sean Decatur, the president of Kenyon College, will become the museum's first Black leader, reports the New York Times.
The Cost of Leading While Black In the News — The Chronicle of Higher Education
President Sean Decatur pens an essay about the invisible toll of racist harassment.
All in the Family In the News — The Columbus Dispatch
Four Kenyon siblings, one from each class year, follow in their mother’s footsteps to attends her alma mater.
Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Kropp Receives MEPAN Funding
Assistant Professor of Biology Peter Kropp has been awarded funding for his project “A targeted drug screen to restore fertility in a Caenorhabditis elegans model of MEPAN Syndrome” from the MEPAN Foundation.
Getzler Awarded Army Conference Support
Yutan Getzler, Professor of Chemistry, has received the Conference and Symposia Grant Award from the United States Army, Sciences of Extreme Materials Branch (SEM) for a symposium.
Lopez Serves on National Selection Committee
Irene Lopez, Associate Professor of Psychology, has been appointed for a three-year term to the Fulbright National Selection Committee.
Hedeen wins Poetry Translation Competition
Katherine Hedeen, Professor of Spanish, and co-translator, Olivia Lott ‘15, have been selected as the winners of the Wisconsin Poetry Series’ inaugural translation competition for their translation of three volumes of Venezuelan poet Juan Calzadilla’s work, Dictated by the Pack, Bad Manners, and The Supernatural Contradictions. In addition to the prize, their translation will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press this fall.
Zhou Receives Support for Upcoming Feature Film
Hao Zhou, Assistant Professor of Film, is a recipient of the 2022/2023 Completion Fund grant from Frameline for his upcoming feature film Struggle Sessions.
Clara Roman-Odio receives Literature Prize
Clara Roman-Odio, Professor Emerita of Spanish, has won the second place Literature Prize in the Category of Research and Criticism from the Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña for her book “Mujeres Espiritistas en Puerto Rico (1880-1920).
Dalton Receives Richards Award
As co-founder and co-executive editor of Ancient Jew Review, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Krista Dalton is the first-ever recipient of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Richards Award. This award honors members who have demonstrated excellence in public scholarship.
Hao Zhou Films Compete Internationally
Hao Zhou, Assistant Professor of Film, has two short films in competition at two international festivals. His upcoming documentary short film, “Here, Hopefully,” will have its world premiere at the 20th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, a prominent documentary fest in North America.
McAllister receives International Affairs Fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations
Associate Professor of Political Science Jacqueline McAllister has been awarded an International Affairs Fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations. She will be hosted by the U.S. Department of State Office for Global Criminal Justice during her 2023-24 sabbatical year.
Clara Roman-Odio receives PEN of Puerto Rico International Award
Clara Roman-Odio, Professor Emerita of Spanish, received the PEN of Puerto Rico International Award for the best 2021 publication in the Category of Essay for her book “Mujeres Espiritistas en Puerto Rico (1880-1920).”
Faculty Publication: Pastiche, protest, and the politics of reception
Ian Curtis, Assistant Professor of French, has published “Pastiche, protest, and the politics of reception in “the J’irai cracher Affair”, with co- author Andrew Davenport ‘12, in French Cultural Studies, March 2023.
Faculty Exhibition: “Heavy”
Barry Gunderson, Professor Emeritus of Art, has had a recent sculpture, “Heavy,” accepted by the 19th Annual Bryn Du Art Show in Granville, Ohio–a nationally juried exhibition.
Faculty Publication: Intellectual Milieu
Alex Novikoff, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, has published an essay, “Jean de Meun’s Intellectual Milieu” in the volume Approaches to Teaching the Romance of the Rose, ed. Daisy Delogu and Anne-Hélène Miller, New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2023.
Faculty Publication: Episode 4.4, ChatGTP
Katherine Elkins, Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, was the guest for Episode 4.4 ChatGTP, on Radio AI, an “Artificial Intelligence” public literacy series podcast on Spotify.
Faculty Publication: One Little Word
Anton Dudley, Associate Professor of Drama, has published a monologue called “One Little Word” in WE/US: Monologues for the Gender Minority, edited by Debbie Lamedman from Smith & Kraus publishers, December 2022.
Faculty Exhibition: Tracing Flowers
Rachel Ferber, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, currently has a video piece, Tracing Flowers, on view at The University of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art & Design as part of a group exhibition curated by Johanna Winters.
Faculty Publication: Toward a Crip Medical Humanities
Travis Lau, Assistant Professor of English, has published a chapter, “Toward a Crip Medical Humanities,” in Bloomsbury’s new edited collection, Culture and Medicine: Critical Readings in the Health and Medical Humanities, November 2022.
Faculty Publication: Countering Threats to Democracy
Pamela Camerra-Rowe, Professor of Political Science, has published “Countering Threats to Democracy in the United States” as part of a series written by Fellows of the Salzburg Global Seminar program, January 2023. This research is supported by the Provost’s Faculty Research Grant.
Faculty Publication: Casting a shadow over war zones?
Jacqueline McAllister, Associate Professor of Political Science, has published “Casting a shadow over war zones? Hard truths about the ICC’s efforts to deter wartime atrocities” in the January 2023 issue of the Journal of Human Rights.
Faculty Publication: Z. K. Matthews and the Liberatory Potential of Education
Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published “Z. K. Matthews and the Liberatory Potential of Education” in the International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 55 Issue 3, 2022.
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