People in the news - Week of Nov. 15, 2019

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Bunkong Tuon, associate professor of English and Asian Studies, was interviewed in the most recent issue of American Microreviews and Interviews. Tuon’s third book of poetry, The Doctor Will Fix It, will appear shortly with Shabda Press. His poetry also recently won the 2019 Nasiona Nonfiction Poetry Prize. Nicholas Soluri ’20, who works closely with Tuon, has published a series of three poems in the last three weeks in the online literary journal, The Sandy River Review.

A paper by Younghwan Song, professor of economics, was accepted for publication in Journal of Happiness Studies. “Does Telework Stress Employees Out? A Study on Working at Home and Subjective Well-Being for Wage/Salary Workers” shows that working at home in general has a negative effect on subjective well-being. Read the paper here.

A column by Dong (Carl) Cheng, assistant professor of economics, was published in VoXEU. “Early 20th Century American Exceptionalism: Production, Trade and Diffusion of the Automobile” includes co-authors from Vanderbilt University, Florida International University and the Federal Reserve Board. Read the piece here.

An article by Rajashree Mazumder, assistant professor of history, was published in Studies in History. “‘In Search of Mammon’s Treasure Trove:’ Hemendrakumar Roy’s Use of Travel in Children’s Adventure Literature” explores global travels, racialized adventure literature and the construction of colonial masculinity. Read the article here.

Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, will have an essay in the December issue of After the Art. “The Mysteries of the Horizon” analyzes a Réné Magritte painting in relation to The Plains by Gerald Murnane.

Andrew Burkett, associate professor of English, chaired and presented his new work on “Romanticism’s Elemental Media” on a special session at the 2019 meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of California, Irvine.

A paper by Lewis Davis, professor of economics, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Happiness Studies. “The Taste for Status in International Comparison,” coauthored with Stephen Wu of Hamilton College, finds that the taste for social status is greater in richer and more individualist countries. The paper is available here.