CLA Diversity Researchers

Dr. Barbara A. Baker, Executive Director Women's Leadership Institute
Research Focus: Women's Leadership and African American literature and culture
Recent Presentations:

  • "The Red Queen Syndrome as a Barrier to Women's Achievement of Critical Mass in Leadership Positions," Indiana University's Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence 2011 Conference.
  • Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation. Editor. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P. 2010.
  • “Power and Fluidity of Oppression and Privilege:  The Case of Tuskegee and Invisible Man.” Interdisciplinary Humanities. Spring 2009. 11-22.

 

Dr. Mitchell Brown, Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Empowerment of marginalized groups
Recent Publications

  • (with) Kathleen Hale. 2020. How America Votes: Innovations in the Public Management of Elections. Georgetown University Press. 

  • (with) Kathleen Hale and and Bridgett King (Eds.). 2019. The Future of Election Administration. Elections, Voting and Technology series, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • (with) Kathleen Hale and Bridgett King (Eds.). 2019. The Future of Election Administration: Cases and Conversations. Elections, Voting and Technology series, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • (with) Linda Bowen. 2018. The Role of African American Leadership Groups in Supporting Racial Equity, Inclusion and Community Development. Prepared for the African American Leadership Alliance in Milwaukee. Institute for Community Peace: Washington, DC.

  • (with) Linda Bowen, Karen Fulbright-Anderson, Gretchen Susi, and Loretta Austin. 2017. YWCA USA Racial Justice Training Manual. Prepared for the YWCA USA. Institute for Community Peace: Washington DC.

  • (with) Victor Asal and Marcus Schulzke. 2015. ““Kill Them All¾Old and Young, Girls and Women and Little Children”: An Examination of the Organizational Choice of Targeting Civilians.” Journal of Political Science Research and Methods.

  • (with) Regina Moorer. 2015. “Gender/Women Studies.” InDebra Rog (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier Publishers.

  • (with) Shawn Flanigan and Victor Asal. 2014. “Community Service Provision by Political Associations Representing Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

  • (with) Victor Asal and Angela Dalton. 2012. “Why Split? Organizational Splits amongst Ethno-Political Organizations in the Middle East.” Journal of Conflict Resolution.

  • Brown, Mitchell. 2010. Clinica En El Campo 2010 Summary Data Report. Blue Ridge Community Health Services: Hendersonville, NC.

  • Brown, Mitchell. 2008. “Marion Barry and the Limits to Agency.” DuBois Review.

  • (with) Linda Bowen, Joan Palmer, Maggie Patupchuk and Lauren Feldman.  2006. “Structural Racism and Violence: An Environmental Scan.”  Institute for Community Peace: Washington, DC.  For the C.S. Mott Foundation.

  • Original Database: (with) Ben Cole and Josh Lambert. 2014. Content Analysis of Treatment of Marion Barry Across Six News Outlets, 1975-2013.

 

Dr. Steven Brown, Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Church and state issues and American legal history
Recent Publications

  • External Funding: (with Jada Kohlmeier) 2020. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute to bring high school history teachers to Auburn to learn about landmark Supreme Cowi cases. The project is entitled Citizens Fighting for Civil Rights: The Places, Cases, and Faces that Changed a Nation.
  • Exhibit: "Alabama Justice: The Cases and Faces That Changed a Nation" 2019. A traveling museum display about eight landmark United States Supreme Court cases originating in Alabama and the three justices appointed from the state. http://alabama200.org/AlabamaJustice/
  • Brown, Steven. 2020. Alabama Justice: The Cases and Faces That Changed a Nation, University of Alabama Press. Recipient of the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize for best book in Alabama or Southern history.
  • Brown, Steven. 2007. "NAACP v. Alabama" in Encyclopedia of Alabama

 

Dr. Brigitta Brunner-Johnson, Professor
Department: Communication & Journalism
Recent Publications:

  • Brunner, B. & Brown, M. H. (2009). Is diversity truly a core value?: Case studies of diversity at Auburn University. PRism, 6 (1): http://praxis.massey.ac.nz/fileadmin/Praxis/Files/Journal_Files/Brunner_Brown.pdf
  • Brunner, B. (2008). Defining public relations relationships and diversity’s part in the process: Practitioners’ perspectives. Journal of Promotion Management, 14, 153-168.
  • Brunner, B. & Brown, M. H. (2008). Crisis Response?: Auburn University’s Struggles with Diversity. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 4, 221-230.

 

Dr. Emily Burns, Associate Professor
Department: Art & Art History
Research Focus: Visual culture and transnational exchange in the long nineteenth century, special attention to Lakota arts and culture
Recent Publications:

  • Transnational Frontiers: the American West in France (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018).
  • “Political Contestation in Cyrus Dallin’s American Indian Equestrian Monuments.” Archives of American Art Journal 57, no.1 (Spring 2018): 4–21. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/69833
  • “Art, Ethnography and Politics: the Transnational Context of Bierstadt’s The Last of the Buffalo in Paris.” In Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West, by Peter H. Hassrick, 123–50. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • “Circulating Regalia and Lakȟóta Survivance, c. 1900.” Arts Magazine8, no. 146 (2019): https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/arts8040146
  • “Siŋté Máza (Iron Tail)'s Photographic Opportunities: The Transit of Lakȟóta Performance and Arts.” Panorama 6, no. 2 (Fall 2020).

 

Dr. David Carter, Associate Professor & U.S. Historian
Department: History
Research Focus: History of the civil rights movement, the history of the American South since the Civil War, and U.S. history since 1945, special attention to the roles of race and ideology in shaping American history
Recent Publications:

  • Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: The Presidential Recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson, Volume 8, June 23-July 4, 1964, co-edited with Kent B. Germany (New York: W. W. Norton, April 2011)
  • The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement: Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration 1965-1968 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, August, 2009)

 

Dr. John Carvalho, Associate Professor of Journalism
Department: Communication and Journalism
Research Focus: How media coverage affects perceptions of issues facing under-represented groups.
Recent Publications:

  • Kim, S., J. Carvalho, A. Davis, and A. Mullins. “The View at the Border: News Framing of the Definition, Causes, and Solutions to the Illegal Immigration Problem.” Mass Communication and Society 14 (in press)
  • Kim, S., J. Carvalho, A. Davis. “Talking About Poverty: News Framing of Who Is Responsible for Causing and Fixing the Problem.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 87 (Autumn/Winter 2010) 3/4: 563-581.

 

Dr. Jill Crystal, Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: The Middle East and Politics of the Gulf States 
Recent Publications:

  • Crystal, Jill. (in progress) “Nationalism in the Persian Gulf’s Oil Monarchies,” Routledge, invited, in progress
  • Crystal, Jill (2019) “Eastern Arabian States,” in Mark Gasiorowski and Sean Yom, (Eds)., Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, (Westview Press: 2012), 6th edition
  • Crystal, Jill (2016) “Tribes and Patronage Networks in Qatar,” in Uzi Rabi (Ed.), Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Crystal, Jill (2013) “Qatar,” in Natana DeLong Bas (Ed.), The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. Recipient of the 2013 PROSE Award Honorable Mention for a reference work in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Crystal, Jill (2012) “Policing, Polling, and Public Policy: the Arab Uprising and Political Science,” in Arab Uprisings: New Opportunities for Political Science, POMEPS Briefing 12
  • Crystal, Jill (2008) “The Clash of Civilizations and the Persian Gulf,” in Abdelhak Azzouzi, (Ed.), Cultural and Civilizational Realities

 

Dr. Jeremy M. Downes, Professor & Department Chair
Department: English
Research Focus: Epic poetry, poetics, literary theory
Recent Publications:

  • The Female Homer: An Exploration of Women's Epic Poetry. Newar;: University of Delaware Press, 2010.

 

Dr. Jonathan Fisk, Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Environmental policy 
Recent Publications

  • (with) Geoffrey A. Silvera, and Courtney Haun. 2018. “Developing and Defining Diversity Management.” Public Integrity
  • (with)  Zachary Mahafza, and Yunmi Park. 2017. “Frackvism in the City: Assessing Defiance at the Neighborhood Level.” State and Local Government Review

 

Dr. Carolyn FitzGerald, Assistant Professor
Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Research Focus: Chinese Literature, Film, and Drama
Recent Publications:

  • “Spring in a Small Town: Gazing at Ruins,” in Chris Berry ed., Chinese Films in Focus II. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp. 205-211
  • “Imaginary Sites of Memory: Wang Zengqi and Post-Mao Reconstructions of the Native Land.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 20.1 (Spring 2008), pp. 72-128.
  • “Mandarin Ducks at the Battlefield: Ouyang Yuqian’s Shifting Reconfigurations of Nora and Mulan.” CHINOPERL Papers No. 29 (2010), pp. 45-104.

 

Daydrie Hague, Professor
Department: Theatre
Recent Publications:

  • Hague, D., Alexander, T., Sollie, D., Wooten, M., Svyantek, D., Smith, A.E., Jenda, O. “The Human Voice- Theatre as a Means of Celebrating Diversity and Creating Community.” International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Champaign, Il, Common Ground Publishing, Vol.10 no. 5. 2011.
  • Hague, D. “Lift Every Voice- Vocal Performance and Civic Engagement.” Voice and Speech Review vol.7, 2011.
  • Alexander, T., Sollie, D. L., Brown, V. R., Hague, D., Smith, A. E., Svyantek, D. J.,& Wooten, M. W. “Mentoring Pathways: A Small-Wins Approach to Fostering Faculty Development.” Mentoring Strategies to Facilitate the Advancement of Women Faculty. American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 2010
  • Hague, D and Moran, M. “A New Role- A Team Approach to Supporting the Transsexual Client in Transition.” Voice and Speech Review, vol 6., August 2009.

 

Dr. Kathleen Hale, Professor and Senior Fellow, McCrary Institute for Cyber and Infrastructure Security, College of Engineering, Auburn University
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: How to improve capacity of government and nonprofit organizations to address public problems
Recent Publications

  • (with) Mitchell Brown. 2020. How America Votes: Innovations in the Public Management of Elections. Georgetown University Press. 
  • (with) Mitchell Brown and and Bridgett King (Eds.). 2019. The Future of Election Administration. Elections, Voting and Technology series, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • (with) Mitchell Brown and Bridgett King (Eds.). 2019. The Future of Election Administration: Cases and Conversations. Elections, Voting and Technology series, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • (with) Bridgett King (Eds.). 2016. Why Don’t Americans Vote? Causes and Consequences. Denver, CO: ABC-CLIO.
  • (with) Joseph Aistrup, Rick Travis, John Morris, and Dave Breaux. 2019. “Voter Photo ID Laws in the US: Back to the Southern Dummy Variable?” Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. Austin, TX.  
  • (with) Mitchell Brown. 2015 ”Language Assistance in American Elections.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Hale, Kathleen. 2015. “Are voter ID laws a positive development in American elections?” ABC-CLIO Enduring Questions American Government Series. ABC-CLIO Publications
  • Hale, Kathleen and Mitchell Brown. 2011. Alabama Women 65+: Organizations, Participant Perspectives and Best Practices. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Women’s Commission.
  • (with) Ramona McNeal. 2010. “Election Administration Reform and State Choice: Voter Identification Requirements and HAVA.” Policy Studies Journal 38 (2): 281-302.
  • (with) Ramona McNeal. 2006. “Restoring the Power of the Franchise: Race and Predictors of Voting Rights Restoration.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Paul Harris, Professor & Department Chair
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Comparative immigration policy 
Recent Publications

  • (with) William E. Baker. 2017. “Reflections on Refugee and Asylum Policy in the U.S. and Germany: Bringing Peace to a Fractious World.” In Richard Penaskovic & Mustafa Sahin, eds. Peacebuilding in a Fractious World: On Hoping against All Hope
  • (with) William E. Baker. 2017. "Immigration Policies, a Survey.”  In, Farazmand, Ali, ed.  Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. 
  • (with) Mikhail Lyubansky, William Baker & Cameron Lippard. 2013. “One Day on the Red Hills of Georgia: How Immigration Status Shapes Latino Migrants’ Experience of Discrimination, Utilization of Public Services, and Attitudes towards Acculturation.” Norteamérica: Academic Journal of CISAN-UNAM (Center for Research on North America – National Autonomous University of Mexico).
  • Harris, Paul A. 2013. “East European Jews in Germany Since 1990.” In, Bade, Klaus, Pieter C. Emmer, Leo Lucassen and Jochen Oltmer (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe:  From the 17th Century to the Present. 
  • (with) Mikhail Lyubansky. 2012. “A Reform Synagogue, an Orthodox Rabbi and a Christmas Tree:  The Complex Identity of Russian Speaking Jews in the United States.”  In Diekmann, Irene, et.al.,  (Eds.) "… und handle mit Vernunft". Beiträge zur europäisch-jüdischen Beziehungsgeschichte. 
  • (with) William E. Baker. 2011. “Success Stories: Proactively Responding to the Immigration Boom.” In Lippard, Cameron D. and Charles A. Gallagher (Eds.) Being Brown in Dixie:  Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South. 
  • (with) William E. Baker. 2009.  “Leitkultur und Migration in der USA: Die Herausforderung der Latino einwandernen Kulturübertragung und der Assimilation im amerikanischen Süden” [The Guiding Cultural Value System in the U.S.A.: The Challenge of Latino Cultural Assimilation in the American South]. In, Willi Jasper, (Ed.) Tagungsband – Wieviel Transnationalismus verträgt die Kultur?
  • (with) William E. Baker. 2009.  Navigating Immigration Policy at the Local Level.  The Public Manager: The Quarterly for Practitioners.
  • (with) William E. Baker (2009) “Dalton, Georgia’s Response to Immigration.”  PA Times. American Society for Public Administration. Recipient of the H. George Frederickson Best Article Award for 2008

 

Dr. Megan Heim-LaFrombois, Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Community development, urban inequalities, participatory forms of community planning, public policy, and feminist approaches to urban studies and researc
Recent Publications

  • Megan Heim-LaFrombois, Assistant Professor
  • Heim LaFrombois, Megan E. 2018. Reframing the Reclaiming of Urban Space: A Feminist Exploration into Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Urbanism in Chicago. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Heim LaFrombois, Megan E. 2019. “(Re)Producing and Challenging Gender in and through Urban Space: Women Bicyclists’ Experiences in Chicago.” Gender, Place, and Culture, Vol 26, Issue 5, April 2019, pp. 659-679. 
  • Heim LaFrombois, Megan. 2017. “Blind Spots and Pop-up Spots: A Feminist Exploration into the Discourses of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Urbanism.” Urban Studies, Vol 54, Issue 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 421–436.

 

Dr. Stacy Hunt, Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Comparative politics with an emphasis on urban planning and state capacity in Latin America
Recent Publications

  • Hunt, Stacey. 2017. “Mission Bogotá: Pedagogical Governance in a Weak State.” Citizenship Studies.
  • Hunt, Stacey. 2017. “Conflict and Convergence between Experts and Citizens: The Case of Bogotá’s TransMilenio,” Latin American Perspectives.
  • Hunt, Stacey. 2015. “Twenty-First Century Cyborgs: Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Nationalism in Colombia.” New Political Science.
  • Hunt, Stacey. 2015. “Cultura ciudadana. Una nueva mirada al límite entre el estado y la sociedad.” Iconos.

 

Dr. Pellumb Kelmendi, Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Civil wars, international peacekeeping, and post-conflict institution building
Recent Publications

  • Kelmendi, Pellumb. 2020. “Individual-level Determinants of Civic and Political Participation in Kosovo.”in Hajrullahu, A. and Vukpalaj, A. (Eds.), Forging Kosovo: Between Dependence, Independence, and Interdependence. Peter Lang: Bern, Switzerland.
  • (with) Andrew Radin. 2018. "UNsatisfied? Public Support for Postconflict International Missions." Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • (with) Amanda Rizkallah. 2018. "The Effects of Civil War on Post-War Political Development." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.
  • Kelmendi, Pellumb. 2012. “Civil Society and Contentious Politics in Post-War Kosovo,” in Agani, M. (Ed.), Civil Society in Kosovo Since 1999.
  • International Travel Grant: 2019. Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance, ZEIT-Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany.

 

Dr. Kelly Kennington, Assistant Professor & Historian
Department: History
Research Focus: Slavery and the Law in Antebellum America
Recent Publications:

  • "River of Injustice: St. Louis's Freedom Suits and the Changing Nature of Legal Slavery in Antebellum America." Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 2009.

 

Dr. Bridgett King, Associate Professor & Director MPA Program
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Civil wars, international peacekeeping, and post-conflict institution building
Recent Publications

  • King, Bridgett A. (Ed.)., 2019. Voting Rights in America: Primary Documents in Context (2019). ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, California.
  • King, Bridgett A., and Erickson, L. 2016. Disenfranchising the Enfranchised: Exploring the Relationship between Felony Disenfranchisement and African American Voter Turnout. Journal of Black Studies, 47(8), 799-821.
  • King, Bridgett A. 2019. Diversity and Cultural Competence for Public Administration Students and Practitioners  in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Lucretia Octavia Tripp and Rhonda M. Collier (Eds). IGI Global.
  • King, Bridgett A. 2019. Diversity and Descriptive Representation in Election Administration in Mitchell Brown, Kathleen Hale, and Bridget A. King (Eds), The Future of Election Administration (pp. 169-184). Palgrave MacMillan: Cham, Switzerland.
  • King, Bridgett A. 2016. Barred from the Booth: Felony Disenfranchisement in Bridgett King and Kathleen Hale (Eds.)., Why Don’t Americans Vote: Causes and Consequences (pp. 103-112). ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA.
  • King, Bridgett A. 2018. "The Changing Face of Federalism." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, Government and Issues Database: ABC-CLIO.
  • King, Bridgett A. 2018. "The Changing Face of Federalism." American Government, Government and Issues Database: ABC-CLIO.
  • King, Bridgett A. 2018. "Problems Continue to Plague the U.S. Electoral Process.” Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, Government and Issues Database: ABC-CLIO.
  • King, Bridgett A. (expected publication 2021) Black Election Officials: A Study of Black Americans Administering Elections. Election, Voting, Technology Series. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • King, Bridgett A. (expected publication 2021) Womens Contributions to Development in West Africa: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • King, Bridgett A. (2019) Recipient. Unsung Hero Faculty Excellence Award. Auburn University Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA). Spring 2019.

 

Dr. Kelly Krawczyk, Associate Professor & PhD Program Director
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: The relationship between civil society and democratic governance
Recent Publications

  • (with Hayford Nsiah and Brian Ezenou) Lending Corruption and Bank Loan Contracting: Implications for Gender Inequity and Inclusive Growth in West Africa research grant from the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) at University of London will explore the effects of lending corruption on female entrepreneurs in small and mid-sized enterprises (SMSEs), in order to identify and recommend innovative new strategies and interventions for curbing this corruption. The study investigates the gender dynamics of private corruption in the banking sector by examining access to credit for female entrepreneurs in small and mid-sized enterprises (SMSEs) in Ghana and Nigeria. They will engage in original field research, collecting survey and interview data from over 240 women-led SMSEs, bank executives, and key informants in three commercial states of Nigeria (Lagos, Abia, and Jos) and three regions of Ghana (Greater Accra, Ashanti, and the Northern Region). Krawczyk, Nsiah, and Ezenou will partner with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) (https://www.cddgh.org/) and Connected Development (CODE) in Nigeria (https://www.connecteddevelopment.org/) in order to implement the project.
  • Krawczyk, Kelly. 2019. “Transnational Civil Society and Global Public Policy: Opportunities and Obstacles in the Twenty-First Century”. In The Oxford Handbook on Global Policy and Transnational Administration. Oxford University Press
  • Krawczyk, Kelly. 2016. “Nonprofit Voter Registration and the Limits on Nonprofit Advocacy.” In Why Don’t Americans Vote? Causes and Consequences. Bridgett King and Kathleen Hale, Editors. ABC-CLIO Publishers.
  • Krawczyk, Kelly. Spring 2016. “Enhancing Local Justice in Urban Liberia: Community Justice Team (CJT) Impact Evaluation Report.” The Accountability Lab. Washington, D.C.
  • (with) Raymond Muhula. 2017. “In Search of a More Equitable Society: Decentralization in Liberia.” Development Policy Review. 36(3).

 

Dr. W. Matt Malczycki, Assistant Professor & Islamic Historian
Department: History
Research Focus: Early Islamic Egypt and North Africa
Recent Publications:

  • "The Papyrus Industry in Early Islamic Egypt," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (forthcoming,2012).
  • “A Page from An Aspiring Mu?a?i?’s Personal Notes” in Documents et histoire Islam VIIe-XVIe siècle, ed. Anne Regourd (Paris: Musée du Louvre/École Pratique des Hautes Études, forthcoming, 2011).
  • “A Variant Version of the Qur’?n, an Early Prayer Book, or a Careless Copyist? P.Utah.Atiya.Ar. 342,” in Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World, eds. Petra Sijpesteijn and Lennart Sundelin (Leiden: E. J. Brill, forthcoming, 2011).

 

Dr. Austin McCoy, Assistant Professor
Department: History
Research Focus: Political Economy, the Left, labor, social movements and activism, the carceral state, and Hip-Hop culture
Recent Publications: 
  • “Prison Unions and Mass Incarceration: Prospects for an Improbable Alliance,” New Labor Forum (Jan. 2017):  74-83.
  • “Bringing the Social Back: Rethinking the Declension Narrative of Twentieth Century U.S. Labor History,” Social History, Vol. 41, Issue 1 (Feb. 2016): 1-13.
  • “The Riots Goin’ On:  Media and the Riots: 1968 and Now,” The Common Reader, Issue 9 (Summer 2018)
  • “Rap Music,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Douglas Rossinow, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Sept. 2017)

 

Dr. Guy Emerson Mount, Assistant Professor
Department: History
Research Focus: intersection of Black transnationalism, Western modernity, and global empires 
Recent Publications: 

 

Dr. Erich Nunn, Assistant Professor
Department: English
Research Focus: Race, popular music, and American literature and culture.
Recent Publications:

  • “Country Music and the Souls of White Folk.” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 51.4 (Fall 2009): 623-649. (published Summer 2010)
  • “‘Don't play no blues’: Race, Music, and Mourning in Faulkner’s Sanctuary.” The Faulkner Journal 24.2 (Spring 2009): 77-98. (published Fall 2010)

Recent Presentations:

  • “Race, Rape, and Records in Wright and Ellison.” Modern Language Association. Los Angeles. January 2011.
  • “A Connecticut Yankee in Dixie: Mark Twain’s Reconstruction.” Modern Language Association. Los Angeles. January 2011.
  • “Faulkner’s Sanctuary: Race, Music, and the Archive.” Invited lecture. Harrison Institute, University of Virginia. July 2010.

 

Dr. Tal Peretz, Assistant Professor
Department: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Research Focus: Social Movements and Social Change, Intersectionality (race, class, gender, sexuality, religion), Men and Masculinities, Sexual Violence Prevention
Recent Publications:
  • Peretz, T. (2020). Seeing the Invisible Knapsack: Feminist Men's Strategic Responses to the Continuation of Male Privilege in Feminist Spaces. Men & Masculinities, 23(3-4), 447-475. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1097184X18784990. 
  • Peretz, T. (2020). Why Atlanta?: A Case Study of How Place Produces Intersectional Social Movement Groups. Gender, Place, and Culture, 29(10), 1438-1459. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2019.1693340. 
  • Peretz, T. (2018). “We’re Not Equipped”: The Paradox of Intersectional Failures in the Formation of Men’s Gender Justice Groups. Journal of Men’s Studies, 26(3), 284-304.  
  • Peretz, T. (2017). Engaging Diverse Men: An Intersectional Analysis of Men’s Pathways to Antiviolence Activism. Gender & Society, 31(4), 526-548. 

 

Dr. Clif Perry, Hudson Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Federal judiciary and tribal law
Recent Publications

  • Perry, Clif. 2004. “A Reductio Ad Absurdum of Restricted, Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction.” International Journal of Applied Philosophy.
  • Perry, Clif. 2001.  “Surrogacy and the Indian Child Welfare Act.” Children’s Legal Rights Journal

 

Dr. Rebecca Retzlaff, Associate Professor & PhD Program Director
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: Planning law and planning history
Recent Publications

  • Retzlaff, Rebecca. 2020. “The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Racial Basis for Interstate Highways and Urban Renewal” Journal of Urban History
  • Rebecca Retzlaff. 2020. “Catholics versus the Interstates: The Fight to Protect Catholic Schools from Interstate Highways in Birmingham, Alabama” Journal of Transport History.
  • Rebecca Retzlaff. 2020. “Connecting School Segregation to Urban Renewal and Interstate Highway Planning: The Case of Birmingham, Alabama” Journal of Planning History
  • Rebecca Retzlaff 2019. “Desegregation of City Parks and the Civil Rights Movement: The Case of f Oak Park in Montgomery, Alabama” Journal of Urban History
  • Rebecca Retzlaff. 2019. “Interstate Highways in the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement: The Case of I-85 and the Oak Park Neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama” Journal of Urban Affairs
  • (with) Charlene LeBleu, Kasia Leousis, Xi Chen, and Joshua Copeland,. 2019. “Collecting and Analyzing Historic Alabama City Plans: A Digital Library” Presented at the College of Liberal Arts Diversity Symposium, Auburn, AL, November 1, 2019.

 

Dr. Geoffrey Silvera, Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Focus: The ability of executives, especially chief executive officers, to positively influence care quality, patient experience, and patient safety
Recent Publications

  • (with) Jonathan Fisk and Courtney Haun. 2018. Developing and Defining Diversity, Public Integrity
  • (with) Jonathan Fisk, Joh Morris, Xi Chen, M. Crayton, Courtney Haun and Jan Hume “Diversity and City Hall: Cultural Competency and Local Governments Symposium.” American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Conference. Anaheim, CA. April 2020.
  • (with) Fisk, J.M., Morris, J.C., Silvera, G.A., Xi Chen, Xiaofeng Chen, Courtney Haun and Jan Hume “Diversity and City Hall.” Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Diversity Research Symposium. Auburn, AL. November 2019.
  • (with) Fisk, J.M., Haun, C.N. “Developing and Assessing Diversity: The Essential Characteristics of Cultural Competency.” Annual Meeting of Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA). Hollywood Beach, FL. October 2017

 

Dr. Steve Shapiro, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training
Department: Psychology
Research Focus: Assessment and intervention strategies appropriate for diverse groups.
Recent Activities:

  • Current dissertation by doctoral student Robert Butler -- Parent training with African American Parents
  • Completed thesis (Clarissa Mooney): Preschool performance in the rural southeast: Developing Speed DIAL norms for a local Head Start population.
  • Parenthetically, the clinical program maintains a few practica that delivers services to primarily diverse groups.

 

Dr. Kristrina Shuler, Assistant Professor & Biological Anthropologist
Department: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Research Focus: the biological correlates of social inequalities, health diversity in relation to political economy
Recent Publications:

  • Life and Death on a Barbadian Sugar Plantation: Historic and Bioarchaeological Views of Infection and Mortality at Newton Plantation. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 2011
  • Childhood Stress Response in Males and Females from Precontact Communities of the Central Tombigbee River Valley. Mississippi Archaeology, 2009
  • Trans-Atlantic slavery: Isotopic evidence for forced migration to Barbados. The American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2008

 

Dr. Karen Sonik, Associate Professor
Department: Art & Art History
Research Focus: non-Western art and aesthetics; cultural history, Mesopotamia; identity 
Recent Publications:

  • *Sonik, Karen. “Introduction: The Ancient Near East: Western | Non-Western.” In Art/ifacts and ArtWorks in the Ancient World, ed. Karen Sonik, xxix-xl. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, 2021.
  • *Sonik, Karen. “Art/ifacts and ArtWorks: De-Colonizing the Study and Museum Display of Ancient and Non-Western Things.” In Art/ifacts and ArtWorks in the Ancient World, ed. Karen Sonik, 1-82. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, 2021. 
  • *Sonik, Karen. “Gender Matters in Enuma eliš.” In In the Wake of Tikva Frymer-Kensky, edited by Richard H. Beal, Steven W. Holloway, and JoAnn Scurlock, 85–101. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2009. 

 

Dr. Sunny Stalter, Assistant Professor and Modern American Literature Specialist
Department: English
Research Focus: Urban literature, modern drama, visual culture, ethnic performance traditions in American drama

 

Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Research Focus: The long eighteenth-century (1660-1830) French and Italian literature (emphasis on Sicilian writers); religious identities; women's studies; material culture.
Recent Publications:

  • Le Siciliane: cosi' sono se vi pare. Novi Ligure, Al, Italy: Puntoacapo, 2011.
  • Vendetta: Essays on Honor and Revenge. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
  • New Perspectives on the European Bildungsroman (co-authored). London, UK: Continuum, 2010.

 

Dr. Daniel J. Svyantek, Professor
Department: Psychology
Research Focus: Organizational diversity practices; Diversity and organizational performance; Diversity and organizational life-cycles.
Recent Publications:

  • Alexander, T., D. Sollie, V. Brown, D. Hague, O. Jenda, A. Smith, D.J. Svyantek, and M Wooten. Forthcoming. “Mentoring Pathways: A Small-Wins Approach to Fostering Faculty Development,” Mentoring Strategies to Facilitate the Advancement of Women Faculty, ed. K. Karakstis, B.L. Gourley, M. Rossi, and L.L. Wright, American Chemical Society Symposium Series. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society.
  • Hague, D., Alexander, T., Jenda, O., Sollie, D., Smith, A. Svyantek, D. & Wooten, M. (2010). The Human Voice: Theatre as a Means of Celebrating Diversity and Creating Community. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 10.
  • Svyantek, Daniel J. & Bott, Jennifer P. (2004). Received Wisdom and the Relationship between Diversity and Organizational Performance. Organizational Analysis, 12, 295-318.

 

Dr. Danilea Werner, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Angie Burque, Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work
Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Research Focus: Student Growth in Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of individuals with Developmental Disabilities after Participating in a Service Learning Project.

  • Service learning in courses SOWO 3800 and SOWO 4060.

 

 

 

Last Updated: November 11, 2020