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FACULTY NOTES


Dr. Sarah Cervenak is working with Dr. Danielle Bouchard to co-write a piece on Eat, Pray, Love for a special issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal on women and travel. Dr. Cervenak is also working on her book manuscript, Wandering: Between Performance and Philosophy.


Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater is currently on research leave, conducting an ethnographic study and literacy assessment of Greensboro’s homeless day center, the Interactive Resource Center (IRC). IRC guests produce a street newspaper that was writt en up by Jeri Rowe in the News and Record, Sunday, November 7, 2010


Dr. Ann Dils received a National Endowment for the Arts grant (2010-2012) to support Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy. This web-based resource includes essays and visual materials helpful for dance and humanities scholars interested in incorporating dance history and issues of the body and identity into their teaching. The site is a collaborative project of scholars teaching in dance and women’s and gender studies departments across the country and is hosted by Wesleyan University Press (htt p://acceleratedmotion. wesleyan.edu). In November, Dr. Dils received the 2010 Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research from the international scholarly organization, Congress on Research in Dance.


Dr. Mary Ellis Gibson has been awarded the Elizabeth Rosenthal Excellence Professorship in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. The Ohio University Press will publish two books by Dr. Gibson in Spring 2011, a study of English language poetry in India between 1780 and 1913 and an anthology to accompany the monograph.


Dr. Kathy Jamieson is currently preparing an essay advancing a queer transnational analysis of the LPGA tour and its att empt to require English profi ciency among its South Korean members (with research assistance by Michelle Powell, a WGS PBC student), and recently collaborated with Carrie Hart (a WGS MA student) on an essay critiquing the coloniality of service projects in WGS. Later this year, Dr. Jamieson will co-author (with former WGS certifi cate student, now Dr. DeAnne Brooks) a “popular textbook” on the Sociology of Sport as part of a fundamentals series in Kinesiology (Human Kinetics Press).


Dr. Elizabeth Keathley presented a paper at the American Musicological Society national meeting in Indianapolis November 7, 2010, titled, “Alma Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, and Traditions of Women’s Philanthropy.”


Dr. Lisa Levenstein’s book, A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the


Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia (UNC Press, 2009), was the co-winner of the Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association and received an Honorable Mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award (best fi rst book in US history) from the Organization of American Historians.


Dr. Jody Natalle will travel to Umea University in Northern Sweden in November to att end the retirement conference of Dr. Christina Mortberg. The festshrift involves a book of essays honoring Mortberg’s long term research in gender and technology and a mini-conference with presentations and a feminist design methods seminar. Dr. Natalle has been involved with several feminist research networks in the Nordic countries for the past fi fteen years. UNCG’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program has benefi tt ed from these activities. We have enjoyed a Russian post doctoral student in WGS and CST and received a feminist guest scholar from Oulu University. As


UNCG moves toward globalization, WGS remains an active site for the exchange of feminist ideas and research eff orts that move people forward in civil society here and all over the globe.


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