Faculty Publications

Rebekah Pite, assistant professor of history

April 17, 2014

Professor Rebekah Pite Receives Gourmand Cookbook Award

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Professor Rebekah Pite‘s latest book has won the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Latin American Cuisine Book published in the United States. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food will now move on to Gourmand’s Beijing Cookbook Fair next month where it will compete with winners in the same [...]

Professor Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11 researched obesity in South Africa.

February 7, 2014

Research by Profs. Susan Averett and Julie Smith Featured in Time Magazine

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The latest research by Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics, and Julie Smith, assistant professor of economics, was featured in the Feb. 6 issue of Time magazine. It has also been mentioned in The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), the National Counseling Society’s website, and Counsel and Heal’s website. Read the article in Time The article, “Your [...]

PProfessor Carrie Rohman

September 20, 2013

Prof. Carrie Rohman is Leading Scholar in Human-Animal Studies

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Carrie Rohman, assistant professor of English, is quickly establishing herself as an influential voice in the interdisciplinary field of human-animal studies. “The human-animal relationship is endlessly intriguing, in part because humans are primates, but they are also primates who tend to abstract or distance themselves from what we call nature,” she says. “The ways that [...]

Professor Ian Smith

July 12, 2013

Professor Ian Smith Publishes Groundbreaking Article on Othello

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What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that [...]

Professor Neha Vora

March 15, 2013

Professor Neha Vora Challenges Students to Think Differently about the World

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Students may not expect to walk into a classroom and learn that places like Dubai and Qatar are not that different from the U.S. But that is exactly what they will find in class with Neha Vora, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology. It is also the subject of her forthcoming book, Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian [...]

Donald L. Miller

March 7, 2013

New HBO Miniseries Based on Professor Donald L. Miller’s Masters of the Air

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Donald L. Miller’s Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany will be the primary source for HBO’s newest World War II miniseries. An award-winning author and WWII expert, Miller is the chief historical consultant and is helping write the master script for the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg-produced series, [...]

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December 21, 2012

Prof. Christopher Phillips Breaks New Ground with Book on the Epic’s Influence on American Culture

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A “stupid” mistake turned into one of Christopher Phillips’ smartest discoveries during the research process for his new book, Epic in American Culture, Settlement to Reconstruction (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Phillips first visited the U.S. Supreme Court building on a Saturday, only to find the building, of course, closed. But serendipity was on his [...]

Professor Robert Mattison speaks with guests during a reception for Franz Kline: Coal and Steel at the Allentown Art Museum.

December 7, 2012

Media Features Franz Kline Exhibit Curated by Professor Robert Mattison

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Franz Kline: Coal and Steel, a major exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum curated by Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has received significant coverage in the media. Reviews and interviews have appeared in ArtDaily, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, WFMZ TV Channel 69 (Lehigh Valley), and WVIA-FM radio (Wilkes-Barre, [...]

Front row, l-r, Conner Woods ’11, Dana Pardini ’12, and Brandi Porter ’13 were part of the first public reading of Professor Michael O’Neill’s (back row) play “Seven Around the Square” this summer at the Royal Theater in New York City.

November 30, 2012

Lafayette Community Helps Theater Director Michael O’Neill Prepare New Play

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In the world of theater, growth equals success, says Michael O’Neill, associate professor of English and director of theater. That’s why he is always looking for new ways to stretch his boundaries as a playwright and director. O’Neill’s newest play, “Seven Around the Square,” got its start in 2005, when he discovered a number of [...]

Lee Upton, writer-in-residence and professor of English

August 29, 2012

Professor Lee Upton Wins Prestigious Writing Prize

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Lee Upton, writer-in-residence and professor of English, is winner of the second annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for her collection The Tao of Humiliation. The collection will be published in spring 2014 by BOA Editions, Ltd. Upton is delighted that her stories will have such a “distinguished, exciting, and warm home.” Individual stories in [...]