Representation and Social Change: 2010/2011
LAURA M. CARPENTER is an associate professor of sociology who also has affiliations with the women’s and gender studies and the medicine, health and society programs. She specializes in gender, sex and sexuality, health and medicine, aging and the life course, mass media and journalism, and visual sociology. She has authored several articles, book chapters, and reviews in addition to her 2005 book publication Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences (New York University Press). Her book examines how different metaphorical interpretations of virginity shape young men’s and women’s sexual decision-making and practices. This year, Carpenter is the Jacque Voegeli Fellow and will co-direct the Warren Center Fellows Program.
BONNIE J. DOW is associate professor and chair of the communication studies department, and associate professor of women’s and gender studies. Her research interests include rhetoric and representation of the first and second waves of feminism in the United States. She is the author of Prime-Time Feminism: Television, Media Culture, and the Women’s Movement Since 1970 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She is currently completing a book project titled “Framing Feminism: Television News, Women’s Liberation, and 1970.” Dow is the Spence and Rebecca Webb Wilson fellow and she will co-direct the Warren Center Fellows Program.
TERENCE E. MCDONNELL, assistant professor of sociology, is also affiliated with the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy. His research interests include culture, art, media, materiality, AIDS and public health, gender and sexuality, and movements and mobilization. He has published several articles including “Cultural Objects as Objects: Materiality, Urban Space, and the Interpretation of AIDS Media in Accra, Ghana” (The American Journal of Sociology, forthcoming). By creating a social iconography of HIV/AIDS campaigns in Ghana, his current research project explores the failure of international HIV/AIDS media campaigns to engender changes in social behavior.
ANNE M. MOREY is an associate professor of English at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include Christian cinema and industrial change, American silent and early sound film, and American women screenwriters and commentators on film during the silent period. In addition to her book Hollywood Outsiders: the Adaptation of the Film Industry, 1913–1934 (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), she has authored numerous articles and book chapters. Her current research project is titled Christian Cinema as National Cinema and is organized around genre, characterization, taste, authorship, and the idea of national cinema emphasizing the mutual dependence between Hollywood and Christian discourse. She is the 2010/2011 William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow at the Warren Center.
VESNA PAVLOVIC is an assistant professor in the Department of Art. She has exhibited her work widely, including solo shows at the Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. In addition, Pavlovic has been featured in group exhibitions at the Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, and the FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkerque, France. She is the recipient of numerous grants; most recently, the Grants for Artists’ Projects award by the Artist Trust in Seattle in 2009. The nature of Pavlovic’s art is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and anthropological; she seeks to analyze culture while challenging issues of photographic representation.
SERGIO F. ROMERO, assistant professor of anthropology, is a linguist interested in language variation and change, language and culture, and the documentation of Native American languages. He is particularly interested in Mayan languages and Central American varieties of Nahuatl. His current research explores the rise of new dialects of Q’eqdhi’ in the lowlands of Guatemala and Peten, and on language ideology and language change in K’iche’. Romero is the author of several articles and publications including “Nahuatl Historical Sources from Guatemala” (Handbook of Middle American Indians, forthcoming).
DANIEL H. USNER, JR. is the Holland M. McTyeire Professor in the history department. His research pursues a comparative understanding of empires, colonies, and Indian nations and their borderlands in early American history and a deeper knowledge about the complex relationship between culture and economy in race relations. He is the author of many articles and books, including his most recent, Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in Native American History (Harvard University Press, 2009). In 2009, Usner was named President-elect of the American Society for Ethnohistory, an international organization devoted to interdisciplinary study of Native Peoples of the Americas.
EDWARD WRIGHT-RIOS is an assistant professor of history specializing in cultural history in modern Mexico with primary focus on popular culture and forms of expression, graphic art, apparitionism, ethnohistory, and processes of religious reform in the Catholic Church. He is the author of several articles as well as the recently published volume Revolutions in Mexican Catholicism: Reform and Revelation in Oaxaca, 1887–1934 (Duke University Press, 2009). His current project, titled “Searching for La Madre of Matiana,” explores the historical legacy of an apocryphal prophetess narrative, with a particular interest in how notions of female piety have evolved in Mexican culture.
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