Melissa Bender's book project, La Caricature 1830-1835, is now in print. La Caricature 1830-1835 is a collection of 19th century French political cartoons. Melissa translated and wrote the English language descriptions of the cartoons. They were originally published in a satire newspaper (La Caricature), which is now considered to be the precursor of Charlie Hebdo. The book is under consideration for a fine arts publication award in France.
Karma Waltonen's article, "My First Frontier--A Celebration of Fifty Years of Star Trek," has been published in Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles: The DePaul Pop Culture Conference. All proceeds for the book go to Global Girl Media, an organization dedicated to empowering high school age girls from under-served communities around the world through media, leadership and journalistic training to have a voice in the global media universe and their own futures.
Professor Dana Ferris has recently published two journal articles, both co-authored with current or former students of the WRaCS Designated Emphasis. Both articles report upon primary research completed in the UWP. The first, "Placement of Multilingual Writers: Is There a Role for Student Voices?" was published in Assessing Writing, 32(1), 1-11, and is co-authored by 2017 graduates Dr. Katherine Evans (Linguistics) and Kendon Kurzer (Education).
Sarah Perrault and Lisa Ikemoto were featured in the UC Davis Researcher spotlight at http://research.ucdavis.edu/about-us/news-center/news-stories/ethics-cri... The Q and A discussed their work from their ongoing project, “Developing Feminist Frameworks for Ethics of Genome Modification.”
Tori White has received a 2016-17 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Tori’s summer UWP101 students produced a textbook, collaboratively choosing a topic, creating an annotated bibliography, selecting primary sources to include, and writing an introduction and discussion questions for each reading.
Together with colleagues Corrie Decker and Jenny Kaminer, Liz Constable is the recipient of a Seed Grant from the Feminist Research Institute of $6, 500 for a collaborative interdisciplinary and comparative feminist research project that examines the relationship between discursive constructions of youth and policy decisions. Liz presented part of this work at a UC Berkeley Mini-Colloquium on April 14th in a presentation titled "'Too Old for Heidi, Too Young for Carrie': Catachresis and Affective Absorption in Breillat's Cinema."
Julian Elias gave a talk, "Should Grammar be Taught in University ESL Writing Courses?" at the CATESOL Conference in Pacific Grove on April 1st.