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Dr. Jennifer Smith, (Associate Professor, Spanish and Chair, Department of Languages, Culture, and International Trade) has published Women, Mysticism, and Hysteria in Fin‑de‑Siècle Spain (Vanderbilt University Press); a study on the 19th and early 20th century debate on women, mysticism and hysteria in Spain.

Scholars of late nineteenth-century of “fin-de-siècle” European literature, comparative literature of this era, modern Spanish literature, and women’s studies will find much useful information about hysteria, mysticism, and the relationship between the two."
Elizabeth Smith Rousselle, author of Gender and Modernity in Spanish Literature: 1789-1920 (2014)


Three Honors faculty win University Level Excellence Awards:



Dr. Diana Tigerlily, Associate Professor of practice, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and University Honors wins the Teaching Excellence Award (non-tenure track).  Read more




Dr. Bobbi Knapp, Associate Professor, Kinesiology is recognized as the Women of Distinction. Read more.




Dr. Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, Associate Professor and Chair, communication studies, and Interim Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies wins the Emerging Leader award.  Read more


Laurel Fredrickson

Dr. Laurel Fredrickson (Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design) has published Jean-Jacques Lebel and French Happenings of the 1960s: The Erotics of Revolution, Bloomsbury Visual Arts. 

Fredrickson re-invests the 1960s Happening with revolutionary ideology in her fascinating examination of Jean-Jacques Lebel's radical art. She reveals a committed coordinator of deliberately disconcerting challenges to orthodox thinking, as she adroitly negotiates some of the social dilemmas raised by his political poetry-in-action.” 

–  Simon Anderson, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA


JP Reed

We are proud to begin the new year with a new book by Dr. Jean-Pierre Reed (Associate Professor, Sociology): Sandinista Narratives:  Religion, Sandinismo, and Emotions in the Making of the Nicaraguan Insurrection and Revolution. (Lexington Books, 2020).

Enrique Oltuski, chronicler of and participant in the Cuban revolution once rightly said, "No book can ever convey the greatness of a people in revolt." Jean-Pierre Reed’s magisterial life work, Sandinista Narratives:Religion, Sandinismo, and Emotions in the Making of the Nicaraguan Insurrection and Revolution, is destined to be the book against which that claim is measured.

— John Foran, University of California at Santa Barbara


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