Faculty Accomplishments Aug. 2018
Liberal Arts News and Events
August 9, 2018
Assistant Professor Rebecca M. Quoss-Moore’s The Political Aesthetics of Anne Boleyn’s Queenship in Henry VIII appears in the recently released Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare’s Queens.
Dr. Lindsey Churchill presented Diggin’ the Tupes: Uruguayan and U.S. Activism, Imagination and Solidarity during the World History Association Conference, at the University of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 21-23.
Dr. Erik Huneke attended the German Studies Association Conference in September. He presented: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, and It Would Be Really Nice if You Got Used to It: Rethinking East German Gay and Lesbian Activism During the 1970s and 1980s.”
Dr. Patti Loughlin received two grants for 2018-19. The John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Research Award and the Faculty On-Campus Regular Grant from the Office of Research and Sponsored Program. Dr. Loughlin also joined the Edward Everett Dale Society board of trustees at the Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma. In August 2018, Dr. Loughlin served on the National Endowment for the Humanities review panel for the 2018 Fellowships competition.
Dr. Andrew Magnusson attended the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in Seville, Spain, in July where he presented his research: “Pagan, Heretical, Deviant: ‘Zoroastrians’ in Early Islamic Discourse.” He also visited historical sites in Morocco.
Dr. Justin Olmstead traveled to Austin, Texas, on July 14, 2018 for an invited, on-camera interview for a television program titled, “Presidents at War.” This is in relation to his new research on Churchill and Eisenhower. This September, Dr. Olmstead also presented a paper and was the acting chair in a session at the Western Conference on British Studies in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen presented at the East West Center Associate Biennial Conference chapter leaders’ workshop, August 20-24, in Seoul, South Korea. She presented her paper on the Rohingya in Myanmar and recieved an award. In September, Dr. Sheetz-Nguyen will present a paper on Josephine Butler at the Western Conference on British Studies in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Joey Williams presented a paper titled “Towers, territory, and the negotiation of a colonial landscape in the early Roman Central Alentejo” at the University of Leiden in mid-June. He also also served as co-director of two archaeological projects in Portugal, both of which involved UCO students. He also analyzed ceramic artifacts from the joint project between the American Academy in Rome and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom at Ostia Antica, near Rome.
Dr. Mark Silcox presented his paper, “Virtual Reality and Metaphysical Pretense” at a workshop on the philosophy of virtual reality organized by the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He also signed a contract with Taylor & Francis for his book, “A Defense of Simulated Experience: New Noble Lies,” which should be coming out in early 2019.
Senior Photographic Arts student Natalie Campos had her photograph published as the cover of the Curbside Chronicle, which, according to their website is, “a magazine that employs and empowers men and women transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma.”
Dr. Desiree Hill had two publiations this summer:
• “News managers are traumatized, too. Radio Television Digital News Association.”
• “Are you ready for trauma in your newsroom? New research may help. Radio Television Digital News Association.”
• She also presented: “Timeline of trauma: A case study of newsroom management during and after the Oklahoma City bombing” at the Athens, Greece, Institute for Education, International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, May 2018.