People in the news - Week of Jan. 14, 2022

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Deidre Hill-Butler, associate professor of sociology, director of Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and academic diversity officer, was granted a CNY Humanities Corridor award. She is the lead organizer of “Womanist Genealogies: Community Building through Education and Religious Embodiment,” collaborating with colleagues from the University of Rochester and St. Lawrence University.

Kristin Bidoshi, associate professor of Russian and director of the Russian and East European Studies program, presented a paper, “Augmented Reality in the Russian Language Classroom: ARIS, TaleBlazer, ZapWorks,” last October at the virtual New England Association for Language Learning Technology Conference. She also presented, “Mapping Dracula: Leveraging ARC-GIS in the Literature Classroom,” at the virtual Popular Culture Association Conference in June 2021.

A paper by Leonardo Cavedagne ‘21 was published in the Undergraduate Economic Review, a peer-reviewed journal aimed at promoting high quality and original undergraduate economic research. The paper, “How Does Industrialization Affect (Equitable) Income Growth? Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing During the Early 20th Century,” opens the exploration into equitable income growth between workers and corporations in early U.S. economic history, as the paper assesses how changes in labor productivity from the rise of massive industrialization reshaped U.S. state-level income structure from 1899-1940. The work builds on his senior thesis and three-year research assistantship, both supervised by Dong Cheng, assistant professor of economics. Cavedagne is currently working as a consumer banking and enterprise experience associate at Citizens Bank. You can read the paper here.

Mason Stahl, the James M. Kenney Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, co-authored a paper with Beck DeYoung ’21 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The paper, “Surface Flooding as a Key Driver of Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in Southeast Asia,” is available here.

Two book chapters by Christopher Chandler, assistant professor of music, were published through Bloomsbury in a new anthology, Sonic Identity at the Margins, released this week. His chapters are interviews with two Indian American composers about their intercultural compositions, collaborative practices, and issues related to musical identity and representation. The chapters are titled “Shirish Korde on Intercultural Composition” and “Remaking Traditions and Rehearing the Self: A Conversation with Reena Esmail” and they bookend the third section of the book, “Performing Identity.” Ella Harper-Schiehl ‘23 assisted with the transcription of my interview with Shirish Korde. Learn more about the book here.

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