How your professors will spend their summer vacation
- Dr. Burnet:
- This summer Dr. Burnet will be traveling to Bergen, Norway in June to participate in an international workshop on the relationship between quota policies and democratization in Africa. She will present a paper, co-authored with Professor Gretchen Bauer of the University of Delaware that compares gender quotas in Botswana and Rwanda. She will then continue on to Belgium where she will conduct archival research at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. Her trip will conclude with her participation in an international conference, Rwanda from Below, at the Institute of Development Policy and Management in Antwerp. She will present a paper on new forms of citizenship produced in postgenocide Rwanda. After returning to the United States, she will head to a National Science Foundation Short Course in Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology to be held at the Duke Marine Laboratories in Beaufort, North Carolina. There, she will spend a week learning how to conduct social network analysis.
- Dr. Crespo:
- Dr. Crespo has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for College and University Professors: "Health and Disease in the Middle Ages" to be held in London (England) this coming summer. The seminar is being held from June 25th to July 28th at the Wellcome Library, the world's premier research center for medical history. The seminar is organized by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University. The seminar will gather 16 scholars from across disciplines interested in questions of health, disease, and disability in medieval Europe. This academic experience will have a great impact on Dr. Crespo's research and teaching agendas. Click here for more information on this summer seminar.
- Dr. Peteet:
- Professor Julie Peteet has been invited to participate in a ten-day Seminar in Experimental Theory titled Spaces of Resistance, to be held in Beirut (Lebanon) this summer. Organized by the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and the American University of Beirut, the seminar investigates strategies of non-violent popular resistance and how they unfold spatially using multidisciplinary frames of analysis with an emphasis on the revolutions that have swept the Arab world.
- Dr. Tillquist
- Dr. Christopher Tillquist will be working with his graduate student, Allison Mann, to convert her thesis to a manuscript. Later in the summer he will be travelling to Panama to teach.