Glaire D. Anderson, associate professor of art history and affiliate of global studies, spoke on the next phase of her ERC research, “Concubines and Queens: Contextualizing Women’s Patronage in Early Islamic Córdoba” at the International Medieval Congress, held in Leeds (UK).
Emily Baragwanath, assistant professor of classics and affiliate of global studies, participated in an exciting conference panel in Bordeaux on the theme of ‘Pluralising the Past: Truth, Belief and Fictionality in Tragedy and Historiography’ with support from the Global Studies International Presentation Award. Her paper explored intertextuality and plural truths in the Athenian historian Xenophon. She has also been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship to pursue her research on Xenophon in Heidelberg, Germany, from January 2013 through June 2014.
Inger Brodey, associate professor and director of comparative literature and affiliate of global studies, was awarded a Bank of America distinguished term professorship in Honors, and also invited to join the Board of Governors of the UNC Press. In addition to directing the comparative literature program, Brodey is directing an exciting new minor called the Global Cinema Minor. For more information, please see: http://globalcinema.unc.edu/. She has also helped develop a website that keeps track of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural cinema opportunities at UNC: http://cinema.unc.edu/. The site features profiles of UNC faculty and graduate students who teach cinema courses.
Erin G. Carlston, associate professor in the department of English and comparative literature and affiliate of global studies, organized a workshop on “Teaching Barnes” at the International Djuna Barnes Conference in London in September.
Daniel M. Cobb, associate professor of American studies, affiliate of global studies and specialist in twentiety-century Native America, commented on a dissertation and gave a formal lecture at Stockholm University in May 2012, then presented a paper and offered a music performance at the 14th Biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies at the University of Helsinki the following week.
Michael Corrado, Arch T. Allen distinguished professor of law and affiliate of global studies, organized and presented a paper at the fourth annual conference on the Future of Adversarial Systems, which convened in Ravenna in May, on the topic of preventive detention in Europe and the U.S. He also gave a short course on American criminal law and procedure and a series of lectures on preventive detention in the U.S. for law students at the University of Trento in May and June. The University is publishing his book based upon an earlier (2011) series of lectures to graduate students.
Mark Driscoll, associate professor of Asian studies and joint faculty in global studies, will have his 2010 book Absolute Erotic, Absolute Grotesque translated into Chinese. He spent several months in Shanghai in spring of 2012 working to finish the translation. Driscoll also received a fellowship to be in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton University, to finish a book project on Japanese and Chinese decolonial insurrection against the West from 1866-1911.
Trevor Erlacher, Ph.D. student in the UNC history department and affiliate of global studies, received the John L. Snell Memorial Prize for the best graduate seminar paper on European History from a Southern university for his paper “Denationalizing Treachery: The Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Late Soviet Discourse, 1945-85.”
Hanna Gill, director of the Latino Migration Project and affiliate of Global Studies, received the AARP’s Multicultural Outreach Award on behalf of the Latino Migration Project. The distinguished award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated excellence in working with diverse communities in North Carolina. The Latino Migration Project provides research and educational expertise on Latin American immigration and integration issues in North Carolina. Established in 2006, The Latino Migration Project is a collaborative program of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives. Groundbreaking in its comprehensive approach to promoting immigrant civic engagement, the program has impacted policy in municipalities across the state and is gaining national attention.
Donald C. Haggis, Nicholas A. Cassas Professor of Greek Studies, Professor of Archaeology and affiliate of Global Studies, has recently received $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RZ51427), for “The Azoria Project Excavations: A Study of Urbanization on Crete, 700-500 B.C.,” as well as supporting grants from the National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration (9164-12); and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Excavations at Azoria, on the island of Crete, are scheduled to reopen in 2013 for a second five-year campaign, co-sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 2013 the Azoria Project will launch an international field school, Field School in Classical Archaeology, which is offered through the Duke-UNC Consortium for Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology and Duke Global Education, and open to all students of the Curriculum in Global Studies. The program provides a culturally-immersive living and working environment, and program of study, training students in problems, methods, and research practices in Mediterranean archaeology, and introducing them to modern, traditional, and ancient cultural and physical landscapes. In 2011-2012, Haggis presented papers at international conferences at the Athens Archaeological Society and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens; at Le Centre d’étude des mondes antiques à l’UCL, in Louvain-la-Neuve; and the International Cretological Congress, in Rethymnon, Crete.
Joanne Hershfield, professor and chair of the department of women and gender studies and affiliate of global studies, recently completed a new film, Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush, that tells the story of Charlotte O’Neal, a former member the Kansas City Black Panther Party. A poet, musician, artist, and community activist, Mama C—as she is known is Africa—has lived for over forty years as an “urban warrior in the African Bush” in the Tanzanian village of Imbaseni.
Arne Kalleberg, Kenan distinguished professor of sociology and affiliate of global studies, received the Academy of Management’s 2012 George R. Terry Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Management Knowledge” for his recent book, GOOD JOBS, BAD JOBS: THE RISE OF POLARIZED AND PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1970s to 2000s (NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).
Tanya Kinsella, undergraduate academic program coordinator at the center for European studies and affiliate of global studies, returned from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, where she presented on UNC’s LAC Program at the CLIL (Content and Learning Integrated Learning) Symposium. For more information on symposium, visit: http://www.clilsymposium.org/
Eva Labro, associate professor management accounting at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and affiliate of global studies, won the Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Literature Award of the American Accounting Association for “A Simulation Analysis of Interactions among Errors in Costing Systems” published in The Accounting Review (2007), co-authored with Mario Vanhoucke (University of Ghent, Belgium) and the 2011 Greatest Potential Impact on Practice Award by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association for “On the determinants of measurement error in time-driven costing” published in The Accounting Review (2008), co-authored with Eddy Cardinaels (Tilburg University, the Netherlands). The latter award is sponsored by the AICPA (US), CIMA (UK), and CMA (Canada), and the winner is selected by representatives of these professional organizations. Labro also has given talks across the U.S., as well as in Tel Aviv, Israel, Segovia, Spain, Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Ottawa, Canada.
Daniel Sherman, professor of Art History and affiliate of global studies, won two national awards for his book French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-75 (University of Chicago Press, 2011): the David H. Pinkney Prize of the Society for French Historical Studies, as the best book in any aspect of French history written by a citizen of the U.S. or Canada or a scholar with a permanent appointment at a North American university, and the Alf A. Heggoy Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society, for the outstanding book published in 2011 on the French colonial experience since 1848. Over the summer, he participated in a conference on concepts of space and place in art and visual culture at Tel Aviv University, and carried out research on a new project concerning archaeology, museums, and the idea of cultural property in France since the late nineteenth century.
Yang Yang, associate professor of sociology and affiliate of global studies, was awarded a Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. The Hettleman Prize, which carries a $5,000 stipend, recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty, or recently tenured faculty. Yang’s primary research interests cross demography, medical sociology, cancer and quantitative methodology. Her overarching goal is to construct an integrative social and bio-demographic approach to better understand and find solutions to problems arising from interactions between individuals’ social and physical worlds. Her recent research focuses on patterns of social inequalities in health and aging and the underlying bio-behavioral mechanisms.