History and Geography Faculty and Student Accomplishments
Liberal Arts News and Events
August 12, 2017
Dr. Andrew Magnusson published a chapter on “Zoroastrian Fire Temples and the Islamization of Sacred Space in Early Islamic Iran,” in the volume Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History, edited by A.C.S. Peacock (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).
Dr. Katrina Lacher published “Where’s the Beef . . . From: Boycotting Burger King to Protect Central American Rainforests,” in Shopping Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power, an international collaboration edited by Louis Hyman and Joseph Tohill. The chapter examines the evolution of 1980s grassroots activism that exposed fast-food reliance on unsustainable grazing practices in Central and South America. Shopping for Change is published in the United States by Cornell University Press and in Canada by Between the Lines Press.
Xiaobing Li visited President Ma Ying-jeou at Taipei, Taiwan, on June 8. Dr. Li’s interview with the ex-president (2008-2016) of the Republic of China (ROC) is for his research project, History of Taiwan, under a book contract with ABC-CLIO publisher. Li visited Taiwan from May 26 to June 10.
Brenna Graham and Taylor Mills, “Dutch Church Library Provenance Project.” The publication is an outcome of the Applied Research in Museum Studies study tour and service learning project led by Michael Springer and Mark Janzen at Lambeth Palace Library in London.
Rachel Watson received confirmation from the editor of Academe, the AAUP journal, that her article on student activism and the sanctuary school movement will be published in the November/December issue. The publication is based on her presentation at the summer AAUP conference with Marc Goulding and graduate student Carolyn Reckner.