Dr. Yucel Yanikdag, Associate Professor of History
discusses his new book, Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939, published recently by Edinburgh University Press. In this book, he explores how Ottoman prisoners of war and military doctors of the First World War discursively constructed their nation as a community, and at the same time attempted to exclude certain groups from that nation. Yanikdag aims to broaden the discussion of nationalism to explore how ideological and biological factors influenced each other.
Dr. Monti Datta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, discusses his forthcoming new book, Anti-Americanism and the Rise of World Opinion. Drawing from a wealth of research data, interviews and surveys of social media, this book directly examines pro- and anti-American views and asks what we can learn about the nature and impact of world opinion. By treating anti-Americanism as a case study of public opinion at work, Professor Datta reveals how we can better understand the relationship between global citizens and their political leaders, and concludes that anti-Americanism does in fact substantially impact US security, as well as its economic and political interests.
Dr. Della Dumbaugh, Professor Of Mathematics, discusses her recent article, “Creating a Life: Emil Artin in America” in The Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. This article focuses on Emil Artin, an Austrian born mathematician who spent his career in Germany and America, and his forced emigration to America. The article also provides an overview of his work in the United States.
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.
Dr. Kevin Cherry, Assistant Professor of Political Science
discusses his new book, Plato, Aristotle, and the Purpose of Politics, published recently by Cambridge University Press. In this book, he compares the views of Plato and Aristotle about the practice, study and the purpose of politics.
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.