Dr. Jennifer Pribble, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, discusses her new book, Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America, published recently by Cambridge University Press. In this book, she provides an analysis of welfare and other social assistance policies in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela. Her findings emphasize the influence of previous policies, electoral competition and the character of political parties that influence the nature of contemporary social policy reform in Latin America.
Bridget Wiede, a 2012 graduate of the University of Richmond, talks about her honors thesis, “Garvey Revisited : The Legitimacy and Consistency of Marcus Garvey as Demonstrated by His Latter Movement.” Bridget majored in Leadership Studies and minored in History. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in United States history at Oxford University.
David Salisbury, Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment, discusses his recent article, “Fronteras Vivas or Dead Ends? The Impact of Military Settlement Projects in the Amazon Borderlands”, in the Journal of Latin American Geography. This article describes a case study in the Peruvian Amazon which explores the natural resource management, household economics, and political geography of a borderland military base and associated settlement.
Abigail Cheever, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Film Studies Program, discusses her new book, Real Phonies : Cultures of Authenticity in Post-World War II America, published by the University of Georgia Press. By focusing on authenticity and identity, Dr. Cheever analyzes the changing representation of adolescence, depression, serial killers, Jewish and African American experience, and corporations in the transition from existentialism to post-structuralism and multiculturalism in America.
Dr. Terryl Givens, Bostwick Professor of Literature and Religion,
discusses his new book, Parley P. Pratt: A Cultural and Intellectual Biography, published recently by Oxford University Press. Dr. Givens and his co-author, Matthew J. Grow, offer the first full-length scholarly treatment of one of the most important influences on the development of the Mormon Church.
Hannah Guida, a 2011 graduate of the University of Richmond, talks about her honors thesis, “Italian-American Relocation and Internment During World War II and Its Effect on Italian Communities in the United States.” Hannah double-majored in Italian Studies and International Studies, and she is currently working as a law clerk in Washington, D.C.
Kelly Landers, a 2011 graduate of the University of Richmond, talks about her honors thesis, “Freedom’s Disciple: the Life, Music, and Impact of Hazel Dickens.” Kelly majored in Interdisciplinary Studies (Ethnomusicology) and Leadership Studies, with a minor in Anthropology, and she is currently working for Teach for America in Washington, DC.
Amanda Kleintop, a 2011 graduate of the University of Richmond, discusses her senior project at the University of Richmond. Amanda graduated as an Honors History and Leadership Studies double major. The title of the project is “Networks of Resistance: Black Virginians Remember Civil War Loyalties,” and she worked on the project for about a year with the assistance of an Arts and Sciences Summer Fellowship. Amanda is currently working for the for the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission (for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War), and she plans to apply to graduate schools for a Ph.D. in Southern history.
Dr. Jeffrey Hass, Associate Professor of Sociology, discusses his new book, Power, Culture, and Economic Change in Russia: To the Undiscovered Country of Post-Socialism, 1988-2008. Utilizing cutting-edge theory and unique data, this book examines the role of power, culture, and practice in Russia’s story of post-socialist economic change, and provides a framework for addressing general economic change.