Instructor News: March 2019

Instructor News: March 2019

Ashley Newby co-authored a chapter in Celebrating Twenty Years of Black Girlhood: The Lauryn Hill Reader, eds. M. Billye Sankofa Waters, Venus E. Evans-Winters, and Bettina L. Love. The chapter is titled, "The Rhetoric of the Womb: (Academic) Mothering in Trying Times on the Road to Zion."

Becky Richardson's article, "The Environmental Uncanny: Imagining the Anthropocene in Mary Shelley's The Last Man," was published in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (March 7, 2019).

Jenae Cohn co-presented with Helen L. Chen and Laura Dominguez Chan (both of Stanford University) at the AAC&U General Education Conference in San Francisco, CA on February 15th. Her workshop was titled, "Using ePortfolios to Connect, Curate, and Create Meaningful Learning Experiences." Jenae Cohn also will present at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh, PA on "Performing the Public-Facing Self: Pedagogical Perspectives on ePortfolios for Public Audiences" with Megan McIntyre (Sonoma State University) and Nick Van Der Kley (Dartmouth College).

Emily Polk was named one of four faculty fellows for the Haas Center for Public Service, a group of individuals recognized for their commitment to community-engaged learning and research.  Read more about the faculty fellows program and Emily here.

In addition, Emily and Sibyl Diver's fall advanced PWR class was the subject of an article the mid-December Stanford News article, "New Stanford Undergraduate Class Brings Marginalized Voices to the Forefront of Environmental Science."

Jennifer Johnson has had an article accepted into a special issue of Applied Linguisticsthat is focused on "Translating Culture in Global Times."  

Kathleen Tarr shares the following news: "I was interviewed by Jo Bruni (NBC) about #MeToo's impact on Hollywood.  I attended the People's Education Conference which focused on Transformative Justice (Fullerton, CA). I attended a workshop at Netflix (Los Angeles) on Legal Issues for Film Producers & Writers. My law review article that I co-authored with Doron Dorfman, "Regatta Revisited: The Race For Equity in Virtual Sports" was accepted by Rutgers Law Record. I  also won the USRowing Indoor Championships. In addition, Cultural Weekly editor Adam Leipzig has agreed to consider all student RBAs submitted in my PWR 1KTA course for publication. I spoke at Harvard Medical School: "Communicating Beyond Bias: the role of curiosity in reducing discrimination."  In addition, Kathleen also kept busy in other ways, including attending the following conferences and events: 

  • Legal Issues for Producers & Writers. Greenhouse Arts & Media, Netflix, Los Angeles, CA (01/26/2019).
  • Elements of Policy Analysis. Stanford Law and Policy Lab, Crown Library, Stanford, CA (01/12/2019).
  • Introduction to Transformative Justice. Theater Bay Area, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley, CA (12/15/2019).
  • Free Speech (Un)Limited. The Atlantic, Terra Gallery & Event Venue, San Francisco, CA (12/05/2019).
  • First Annual Latinx Film Festival. UCLA (01/25/2019).
  • PRC/AEF Holiday Dinner. AIDS Emergency Fund / Positive Resource Center, Green Room, War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, San Francisco, CA (12/24/2018). She also sang and performed at this event. 
  • She rowed in the February 2, 2019 Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships (Gold River, CA).
  • Her 5th Anniversary Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 (10am-12:30pm).

Samah Elbelazi writes, "Recently, I have focused my research on healing pedagogy in composition studies. This research is inspired and informed by my dissertation and my arts-based teaching that encompasses poetry writing as healing and self-discovery. Having said that, I presented a paper entitled "Poetry as a healing and inspiring method in the writing classroom" at the CATESOL conference in Anaheim, CA during fall quarter. Also, I participated in the WIP session in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in San Jose with a few findings of my dissertation to receive extensive feedback and discuss possible publication avenue."

Sarah Pittock's article,  “Inclusion Takes Effort: What Inclusive Approaches to Writing Tutoring Can Bring to Writing in the Disciplines,” was published in The Writing Across the Curriculum Journal 29. In addition, her essay, Mary Hays’s Female Biography: Feminist Remix” was reprinted in Mary Hays’s Female Biography: Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism, ed. Mary Spongberg and Gina Luria Walker (Routledge 2019).

Tessa Brown's review, "'Disasters at the Origin of the Sense of Disasters': Ferrante on Fascism" appeared in the December 15, 2018 edition of the Los Angeles Review of Books.  In addition, Tessa is editing a collection for the University Press of Kansas on graduate student labor, tentatively titled, What Graduate Students Do: Expertise, Ethics, and Exploitation.  She is soliciting full research articles as well as shorter reflections and institutional case studies. Contact her if you're interested in reading the full CFP. 

Valerie Kinsey has had a several works of fiction and creative nonfiction/ memoir published in the last few months: "Postcard from the Darkroom" appeared in December in online publication, Streetlight Magazine and was just released (January) in print (Whistling Shade) this month as "In the Darkroom". "Grandmother's Gifts," also memoir, appeared in the Santa Fe Writers Project in October. "Chest Pains," fiction, appeared in Sweet Tree Review this past summer.

In line with her long-standing research and teaching interests in cross-cultural studies and race and ethnicity, Yanshuo Zhang will be publishing two papers soon. Her paper "Between Representation and Repression: The Photography of San Francisco's Old Chinatown and the Visual Politics of Representing the Racial 'Other'" will be published in the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies. Her other paper, “ 'A Good Wife is the Crown of Her Husband'—A Proverbial Comparative Study of the 'Virtuous Wife' in Traditional China and the Ancient Near East" will appear in the Journal of Sino-American Humanistic Studies this spring.

Last, but not least: Intrepid bike-commuters Jenae Cohn and Cassie Wright brave the California winter weather.