People in the news - Week of Oct. 8, 2021

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Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, moderated a discussion after a documentary screening as part of the film series for the 106th annual Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The documentary, “Geographies of Kinship,” was produced by Estelle Cooke-Sampson ’74.

Zoe Oxley, professor of political science, is part of a team whose latest research is featured in a number of media outlets, including Forbes, NPR’s All Things Considered, The 19th, WNYC’s The Takeaway and others. The research focuses on girls' declining interest in politics.

Literary journal Air/Light produced a podcast in conversation with Jordan Smith, the Edward E. Hale Jr., Professor of English, along with Diane Mehta ’88. Listen to the podcast here.

Two faculty members have been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Mary Carroll '86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, and Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, are eligible to participate in short-term international exchanges through the program over the next four years. As noted on the Fulbright Specialist Program website, "The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions."

Guillermina Seri, professor of political science, was awarded an American Political Science Association Summer Centennial Center Research Grant for her project, “Memorializing Human Rights Abuses in Democratic Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.” Learn more about her project here.

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