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Dr. Alice Villaseñor appeared as a virtual speaker at the 2021 Jane Austen Festival, “Race, Power & the Arts in Jane Austen’s World.” She presented on From Prada to Nada (2011), a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1811) set in Los Angeles, and discussed how the film uses Austen’s story of the displacement of the Dashwood women to highlight the displacement of Latinx communities.
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Professor of History Dr. Daniel Kotzin presented his research this May at the 2021 Teaching History Conference, “Challenges in Teaching & Learning History: Issues of Pedagogy & Content.” His presentation focused on teaching students to critically evaluate how slavery is taught.
Thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant awarded to Medaille in 2018, the resulting project success is now able to serve as a roadmap for incorporating applied ethics into course curriculum, research projects and community-based learning activities across every academic department.
A Jane Austen scholar, Dr. Villaseñor was invited to write a review of the 2020 film Emma for the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, an interdisciplinary scholarly society based in the United Kingdom that promotes the study of all aspects of 18th-century history, literature and culture.
Associate Professor of English Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D., participated in the “Activism and Empathy” Children’s Literature Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, this June. Dr. Villaseñor’s presentation — “A Children’s Literature Service-Learning Project: Developing Students’ Empathy” — outlined her experiences teaching children’s literature courses in partnership with the Buffalo City Mission’s Literacy and Enrichment After-School Program (LEAP) Program.
Assistant Professor of the Practice and First-Year Experience Program Director Dr. James Louis Ramsey has been selected to speak at the 2019 Networking in Higher Education Conference, where he will lead a workshop entitled “Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Urban College Classroom: A Demonstration.”
Dr. Alice Villaseñor recently presented her work at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
English program alumna Sarah Kinne ’14 currently works as a teaching assistant at the Northeastern University School of Law, in addition to being a staff assistant specialist for the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University Libraries.
Dr. Matt Bowker presented his paper, "Trauma and the Ideology of Experience" at the annual international conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society.