Faculty + Staff News / December 18, 2012
Will Casey and Frances Maggio (Theatre) are participating in the Raven Theatre's production of Boy Gets Girl beginning in January. Casey is a part of the cast, and Maggio is designing costumes.
Andrew Causey (HHSS) presented his paper "Painting What I See, in Order to See" at the 111th Annual American Anthropological Association's meetings in San Francisco, California, in November 2012. The presentation used images he created during 1994-95 fieldwork research in Sumatra, Indonesia, as the basis for investigating the use of drawing as a legitimate method in gathering ethnographic information. Causey also co-edited (with Keyan Tomaselli of University of Kwa-Zulu-Durban) a special issue of Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies in September 2012 about researchers as tourists and travlers. His article “Travel to a Place both Sad and Cute” looks at the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Missouri, both as a site of spiritual pilgrimage and hope, as well as a space of transformation and consumerism.
Peter Cook’s (ASL-English Interpretation) lecture and performance “Performance Narrative in Storytelling,” delivered as part of the Fall 2012 LAS Dean’s Lecture, aired on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV), a Chicago-based network that broadcasts into more than a million homes.
Wilfredo Cruz (HHSS) was awarded a Fall 2012 Columbia College Faculty Development Committee Award. He will use the award during his Spring 2013 sabbatical. Cruz is working on a photographic history book of Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. Old Irving Park, part of Irving Park, is a north side neighborhood established as a suburb in 1869 that later became part of Chicago in 1889.
Jill Forshee (HHSS) began a three-year position with the Fulbright Foundation in Washington, DC. She will serve on selection committees and advisory panels for international scholarships. Forshee is also working on a collaborative project with the Fowler Museum at UCLA, culminating in an ethnographic museum exhibition in 2014 about cultures and arts of Timor Island, Indonesia. A book about Timor she is working on with colleague Roy Hamilton of UCLA will be published in 2014.
Stephanie Frank (HHSS) presented a paper at the conference "Radical Secularization?" in Antwerp, Belgium, this September about Carl Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg's debate over intellectual-historical secularization claims.
Heather Gilbert (Theatre) completed original lighting design for Columbia College Chicago alumnus David Cromer's ('89) production of Our Town, which was named one of the top ten theatrical productions of 2012 by Los Angeles Times critic Charles McNulty.
Johnathon Gust, also known as DJ Zebo, (Radio) is nominated for Best House Music DJ in the 32nd Annual Chicago Music Awards.
Erin McCarthy (HHSS) was interviewed by the RedEye about Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose, the RedEye's 2012 Pop Person of the Year.
Carol Ng-He (HHSS) was awarded the 2012 Museum Art Educator of the Year by the Illinois Art Education Association.
Sarah Odishoo’s (English) nonfiction article “Eating Angels” will appear in the December 2012 issue of The Montreal Review.
Teresa Prados-Torreira (HHSS) presented on the panel "Cartooning, Caricature, and the Imperial Grotesque" at the American Studies Association meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in November. Her review of Michele Vazquez-Reid's The Year of the Lash: Free People of Color in Cuba and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World will be published in the December 2012 issue of the American Historical Review.
Brendan Riley (English) was interviewed for a report about the end of the Mayan calendar, and the subsequent implications about a potential apocalypse. The report airs on WGN in Chicago on the evening of December 20 and the morning of December 21.
Michael Robbins’ (English) new book Alien vs. Predator (March 2012, Penguin) was chosen by The New York Times (Holiday Gift Guide), Slate, Commonweal, Complex, & Vol. 1 Brooklyn for each of their “Best of 2012” lists.
Kimberly Senior (Theatre) is directing The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Northlight Theatre in Skokie. This drama about a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves runs January 18 through February 24.
Bruce Sheridan (Film + Video) produced Head Games—the sports documentary that explores the consequences of concussions—which was listed on iTunes in the Best of 2012 section.
Louis Silverstein (HHSS) presented his paper "Encountering Life's Endings" at the Association for Development of Philosophy Teaching Fall 2012 Conference, "Wisdom for the Final Stages of Life," in Chicago this October.
Megan Stielstra (CITE) was interviewed by Chicago Now blogger Abby Sheaffer about her work as the literary director for the "2nd Story" performance series.
Chris Terry's (Multicultural Affairs) short story "Nerf Ball Water Balloon Beanbag Chair" is in the fourth print issue of Chicago literary journal Curbside Splendor, released December 2012.