A monthly update of publications, recognitions and accomplishments
- The Speech Acquisition Lab presented at the 14th annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2023. Co-director Rachel Hayes-Harb gave a talk on behalf of her collaborative team titled, “Teachers' Social Characteristics Modulate Language Learners' Pronunciation Preferences.” Six lab members attended and presented at the conference.
- Isabelle Freiling, assistant professor of communication, published “Correcting climate change misinformation on social media: Reciprocal relationships between correcting others, anger, and environmental activism” in Computers In Human Behavior.
- Paisley Rekdal, distinguished professor of English, published “West: A Translation,” which comes with a companion website, a digital archive of documentary and video poems. It was Utah’s 2023 Great Reads from Great Places selection for the Library of Congress Book Festival.
- Colleen McDannell, professor of history, published “I Confided in My Mother and She Called the Archdiocese’: Parents and Clergy Sex Abuse” in Church History (2023) vol. 92: 122-144
Chrisoula Andreou, professor of philosophy, published “Commitment and Resoluteness in Rational Choice” (2022) with Cambridge University Press and “Choosing Well: The Good, the Bad, and the Trivial” (2023) with Oxford University Press.
- Hollis Robbins, dean of the College of Humanities, published a joint review of Vincent Carretta’s "Phillis Wheatley Peters: Biography of a Genius in Bondage” (2023) and David Waldstreicher’s "The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet’s Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence,” (2023) in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
- Isabel Moreira, distinguished professor of history, published "Purgatory in Historical Perspective" (41 pp.) in the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology, edited by Brendan N. Wolfe et al. University of St Andrews, 2023.
- Hollis Robbins, dean of the College of Humanities, spoke about her recent book, "Forms of Contention: Influence and the African American Sonnet Tradition,” with John Yargo on the New Books Podcast, August 26.
- Christie Toth, associate professor of writing and rhetoric studies, received the 2022 Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators for “Writing Placement in Two-Year Colleges: The Pursuit of Equity in Postsecondary Education.”
- Danielle Olden, associate professor of history, published “Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America,” (University of California Press). She was awarded honorable mention for the 2023 Organization of American Historians James A. Rawley Prize, which recognizes the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States.
- Elijah Millgram, distinguished professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Ricardo Lopes on The Dissenter about Practical Reasoning and Ethics.
Tanya Flores, associate professor of Spanish linguistics, published “Declarative Intonation of Japanese-Spanish Bilinguals in Spontaneous Speech” in Lingua, Oct. 2023
Susie S. Porter, professor of gender studies and history, has been granted a fellowship at the Institut d’Études Avancées de Nantes 2023-2024
- Benjamin Cohen, professor of history, had is book, “Kingship and Colonialism in India’s Deccan 1850-1948” reprinted in India with an Indian Press, Manohar.
- John P.F. Wynne, associate professor of world languages and cultures, interviewed Matthew Walker about prize-winning article, 'Aristotle's Eudemus and the Propaedeutic Use of the Dialogue Form' for the Journal of the History of Philosophy podcast.
- Isabelle Freiling, assistant professor of communication, received the Top Paper Award (with Isabel I. Villanueva and Dietram A. Scheufele) for “(Meta)Theorizing public spheres in an era of preference-based media effects,” Mass Communication Division at the Annual International Communication Association Conference.
Isabelle Freiling, assistant professor of communication, received first place Faculty Paper Award (with Sara K. Yeo et al.) for “Knowledge gaps: Media attention and factual, surveillance, and perceived science knowledge among White, Black, and Hispanic audiences,” Mass Communication & Society Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference.
Aniello De Santo, assistant professor of linguistics, coauthored an article in Language, titled "'Language in the United States': An innovative learner-centered, asynchronous general-education course in linguistics"
- Robin Jensen, professor of communication, published "Targeted Invitations to Tailor: Establishing Fertility as Relevant in U.S. Sex Education" in Health Communication.
- Shannon Barrios, associate professor of linguistics, published “The acquisition of L2 allophonic variants: The role of phonological distribution and lexical cues ” in Volume 39, Issue 3 of Second Language Research with co-authorsU undergrad alum Joselyn Rodriguez and former PhD student Taylor Anne Barriuso
Joy Pierce, associate professor of writing and rhetoric studies, was invited to give a workshop at The Qualitatives Annual [pre]Conference in conjunction with Couch-Stone Symposium in British Columbia, Canada.
Ben Lyons, assistant professor of communication, received the Distinguished Junior Scholar Award by the APSA (American Political Science Association) Political Psychology Section.
- Ben Lyons, assistant professor of communication, received the 2022 Rebecca Morton Best Article Award for his article titled, “Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior,” published in the Journal of Experimental Political Science.
John P.F. Wynne, associate professor of world languages and cultures, published a chapter, “The Family De Officiis” in a new volume from Cambridge University Press, Cicero's De Officiis: A Critical Guide, edited by Raphael Woolf.
Aniello De Santo, assistant professor of linguistics, and his students presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics. The papers their presentations were based on are published in the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology, and can be read here.
Danielle Endres, professor of communication, published an article in Frontiers of Communication titled, “Engaging Complex Temporalities in Environmental Rhetoric.”
- Danielle Olden, associate professor of history, was the 2023 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities
- Crystal Rudds, assistant professor of English, published “On Perspective and Value: Black Urbanism, Black Interiors and Public Housing Fiction,” in American Literature in September 2021 that won the David D. Anderson award for Outstanding Essay on Midwestern Literature in May.
- Maureen Mathison, associate professor of writing and rhetoric studies, received a 2023 Career Impact Award from the Career and Professional Development Center for her contribution to students’ career development.
- Isabelle Freiling, assistant professor of communication, was interviewed in the Dallas Morning News for “Social Scientists: Anxiety Invites Misinformation.”
- Alex May, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric studies, published a book chapter, “(En)countering Monolingualism: A Transnational Sensemaking of Graduate Education” in Translingual and Transnational Graduate Education in Rhetoric and Composition (University Press of Colorado). Co-authored with Emily Yuko Cousins and Joe Franklin.
Isabelle Freiling, published “Science and Ethics of “Curing” Misinformation,” in the AMA Journal of Ethics, March 2023
Hugh Cagle, director of the International Studies program and associate professor of the history of science, won a fellowship at the National Humanities Center where, during the summer of 2023, he will be conducting research for his next book, an environmental history of the Brazilian Amazon.
Jeff McCarthy, director of Environmental Humanities, edited the essay collection “The Anthropocene Ocean” along with USC law professor Robin Craig, and it will be published in March by the University of Utah Press.
Nadja Durbach, professor of History, published “Our Medical Liberties: The aftermath of a nineteenth-century vaccination mandate” in Lapham’s Quarterly.
Robin E. Jensen, professor of communication, published an article in the American Journal of Public Health titled "The First Publication on Contraception in a US Medical Journal, 1928: Hannah Mayer Stone’s Case for Contraceptive Care Before the Pill."
- Christie Toth, associate professor of writing and rhetoric studies, had her book, “Transfer in an Urban Writing Ecology: Reimagining Community College-University Relations in Composition Studies,” published by the National Council of Teachers of English.
James Tabery, professor of philosophy, published “Victims of Eugenic Sterlisation in Utah: cohort demographics and estimate of living survivors,” in The Lancet Regional Health Americas, Feb. 15, 2023
Cindi Textor, assistant professor of world languages and cultures, with co-translator Lee Soo Mi, published a volume of four novellas by Korean-Japanese author Lee Yangji. “Nabi T'aryŏng and Other Stories” is available from Seoul Selection as part of a series of English translations of Korean literature in diaspora.
Joy Peirce, associate professor of writing and rhetoric studies, received the James McCune Award of Veneration at the U’s 2023 Black Faculty and Staff Awards.
Rachel Griffin, associate professor of communication, received the Malcolm X Award of Social Justice at the U’s 2023 Black Faculty and Staff Awards
- David Roh, professor of English, was awarded an Honorable Mention in Litarary Studies by the Association for Asian American Studies for Minor Transpacific: Triangulating American, Japanese, and Korean Fictions (Stanford)
Blair Bateman, adjunct professor of world languages and cultures, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Foreign Language Association "in recognition of a lifetime of service to our profession, our students, and our multilingual world."
Jackie Osherow, distinguished professor of English, published her ninth collection of poems, “Divine Ratios,” was published by LSU Press, Feb 15, 2023
Chris Low, assistant professor of history, had the Turkish translation of his book, “Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj” (Columbia University Press, 2020), published by Telemak Kitap (Istanbul) in February 2023. It was the winner of the Middle East Studies Association's Albert Hourani Book Award.
Chris Low, assistant professor of history, delivered the Paul A. and Marie Castelfranco Lecture for the Department of Religious Studies at University of California-Davis. The talk title was: "Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj."
Jeff McCarthy, director of Environmental Humanities, presented a paper at the Conference on Environmental, Cultural, and Social Sustainability at the University of Ljubljana titled “The Climate, the Possibility, and the Environmental Humanities.”
- Alex May, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric studies, presented “Writing Interfaces / Interruptions” with Chris Scheidler and Tobias Lee at Writing Research Across Borders 2023 in Trondheim, Norway.
- Christine Everaert, associate professor of world languages and cultures, published “When Muslim Rulers Were Like Hindu Gods: History, Religion, and Identity in Bhagavatīcaraṇ Varmā's The Mughals Gave the Sultanate Away” in Journal of Asian Studies.
Danielle Endres, professor of communication, quoted in Newsweek, “Putin’s Poseidon and the Radioactive Tidal Wave of Death.”
Avery Holton, professor of communication, interviews on Fox 13, “Do You Know Who’s Writing your News?”
Isabelle Freiling, assistant professor of communication, gave an invited talk, “Communicating science in a social media world: The risk of (not) intervening against “misinformation,” German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.
Chrisoula Andreou, professor of philosophy, published “Choosing Well: The good, the bad, and the trivial” with Oxford University Press.
Jeff McCarthy, director of Environmental Humanities, published an Op-Ed in the Salt Lake Tribune titled “The Climate Crisis and the Threat to Democracy.”
- Alexis M. Christensen, associate professor/lecturer of Classics in world languages & cultures, is starting a new archaeological field school – the Libarna Urban Landscapes Project (LULP) – in conjunction with Professor Katherine V. Huntley of Boise State University. The field school is an opportunity for students to get hands-on archaeological experience at the site of a Roman colony. Libarna (2nd century BCE - 5th century CE) was an important settlement in northwest Italy where Gallic, Etruscan and Roman cultures came into contact. In the summer of 2023, LULP will begin excavations exploring part of the city occupied by private houses and workshops.
- Alex May, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric studies, published “Transnational Carework in the Time of COVID-19” in Carework and WritingDuring COVID, special issue of The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics. The special issue won the Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production & Scholarship Award
- Kevin Coe’s (professor of communication) book, “The Ubiquitous Presidency: Presidential Communication and Digital Democracy in Tumultuous Times” (coauthored with Joshua Scacco, University of South Florida) received the 2022 Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
- Jeff McCarthy, director of Environmental Humanities, organized a climate change roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association Conference titled "Modernist Salvage / Salvaging Modernism."
- Alex May, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric studies, published “Editors’ Introduction: Conferencing Toward Antiracism-Reckoning with the Past, Reimagining the Present” with co-authors Andrea R. Olinger, Michael J. Benjamin, and Caitlin Burns Allen in Writers: Craft & Context.
- Joy Pierce, associate professor of writing and rhetoric studies, published a chapter Studies in Symbolic Interaction. The special issue: “Festschrift in Honor of Norman K. Denzin: He Knew His Song Well” includes world-renowned qualitative research scholars. Pierce’s chapter is titled “Fishing with the GOAT: Honoring Norman K. Denzin.”
- Maile Arvin, associate professor of history, created a podcast, Relations of Salt and Stars. Our ancestors traveled through salt and stars, and so do contemporary Pacific Islander communities today. Relations of Salt and Stars is a new podcast produced by the Pacific Islands Studies program at the University of Utah, and hosted by faculty members Arvin (Native Hawaiian) and Angela Robinson (Chuukese).
Alex May, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric studies, published “Exploring Ideology in Written Language: A Translingual Activity” in Activities and Assignments Archive. Writing Spaces.