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2017 Alumni College

Alumni College Fellows received a $2,000 fellowship and presented their work at Alumni College, a Humanities Center event that took place during Homecoming Week on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Below the photo is the list of the Fellows' presentations. Click on their names to learn more about their research. Also, included in this photo are the 2016-17 Faculty Fellows and Visiting Fellow.

2017 Fellows Standing, left to right: Paul Reinsch (Theatre & Dance); Leo Eko (Journalism and Electronic Media); Belinda Kleinhans (CMLL); Abigail Selzer King (English); Paul Bjerk (History); Julie Zook (Architecture); Jacqueline Kolosov (English, Faculty Fellow); Barnaby Chesterton (Visiting Fellow); Bruce Cammack (SWC/SCL); William Wenthe (English, Faculty Fellow); Joe Hodes (Honors College).Seated, left to right: Christopher Hom (Philosophy); Randy McBee (History); Julie Willett (History); Dorothy Chansky, Humanities Center Director; Anna Novotny (Anthropology); Alicia Miklos (CMLL). Not pictured: Ryan Hackenbracht (English, Faculty Fellow). Photograph by Ashley Rodgers.


SEX & VIOLENCE: Kent Hance Room - 6:00 PM

Alicia Miklos (Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures)
"Melodrama and Myth in Nicaraguan Crime Reporting on Gender Violence"

Belinda Kleinhans (Classical & Modern Languages
& Literatures) "The Joy of Killing: Perpetrators, Violence
and Media"

Paul Reinsch (Theatre & Dance) "Good to Go (1986), Go-go Music, and the Stubbornly Local Sounds of Washington, D.C."



Julie Willett and Randy McBee (History) "Nothing
to Laugh At: The Vietnam War and the Comic Stage."

Joe Hodes (Honors College) "Partition: The Creation of Israel
and India, Pakistan and Palestine"

Paul Bjerk (History) "Corruption as a Secular Witchcraft in
Socialist Tanzania"


WORDS, TEXTS, & IMAGES: Herd Room - 6:00 PM

Christopher Hom(Philosophy) "The Semantics of
Racial Epithets"

Bruce Cammack (Southwest Collection/Special Collections
Library) "Seeing the Elephant with the Boys: The Texas Diaries
of Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt, 1876-77"

Julie Zook (Architecture) "The Flow of City Life in Film"


RACE & RELIGION: Herd Room - 7:15 PM

Abigail Selzer King (English) "How do organizations use
metaphoric systemicity?: A rhetorical examination of documents
from the Women of the Ku Klux Klan (1923-1931)"

Leo Eko (Journalism and Electronic Media) "American Religious
Neutralism, French Secular Republicanism and Islamic
Veils: Freedom of Religion versus Freedom from Religion?"

Anna Novotny (Anthropology) "An Ethnoarchaeological
Study of Yucatec Maya Exhumation Rituals and Their Implications
for Understanding Ancient Maya Funeral Practices"


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Alumni College FellowsThe 2017 Alumni College Fellows gathered for their class photo following the event. Also pictured are Humanities Center Director Dorothy Chansky and Associate Director Don Lavigne.




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