Letters Archive

Fall 2004, Vol. 12, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms: An Interview with Holly McCammon and Cecelia Tichi
  • 2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms
  • Don Quixote: An Anniversary Celebration
  • 2004/2005 Warren Center Seminars
  • Joe Klein to Present Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
  • Artist Ana Flores to Install Exhibit at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” Eastern Regional Summer Institute for Teachers
  • Rethinking Inequalities and Differences in Medicine
  • 2004 Summer Graduate Student Fellows

  • 2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms

    BROOKE A. ACKERLY, assistant professor of political science, is interested in cross-cultural human rights theory, feminist international relations theory, and feminist activism. She is the author of Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2000), as well as numerous articles on feminist and activist issues, including “Women’s Human Rights Activists as Cross-Cultural Theorists” (International Journal of Feminist Politics, 2001). She is currently co-editing (with Maria Stern and Jacqui True) a volume entitled “Feminist Methodologies for International Relations.” Ackerly has received fellowships and awards from the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California, the Huntington Library, the American Association of University Women, and the MacArthur Consortium on Democracy and Popular Empowerment. Her current research focuses on the intersections between human rights and democratic rights theories and feminism.

    KAREN E. CAMPBELL is an associate professor of sociology whose research interests include gender and gender inequality, work and occupations, network analysis of social networks, and social stratification and mobility. Campbell has received numerous research grants and awards, including a National Science Foundation grant for her and Holly McCammon’s research on “How Women Won the Vote: The Political Successes of the State Suffrage Movements, 1866-1920.” Her publications include Working in Restructured Workplaces: Challenges and New Directions for the Sociology of Work (co-edited with Daniel B. Cornfield and Holly J. McCammon, Sage Publications, 2001). She has published several articles on issues ranging from job mobility, gender inequality in the workplace, and the women’s suffrage movement, including “‘Allies on the Road to Victory’: Coalition Formation between the Suffragists and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union” (with Holly J. McCammon, Mobilization, 2002). Her current research focuses on women in the medical and legal professions in the United States in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

    VIVIEN GREEN FRYD, professor of art history, is the author of Art and the Crisis of Marriage: Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper (University of Chicago Press, 2003), for which she received research grants from the Society for the Preservation of American Modernists and Vanderbilt University. She is also the author of Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815–1860 (Yale University Press, 1992; paperback Ohio University Press, 2000), as well as numerous articles and book chapters, including “Modern Emblematic Portraits: The Interplay of Word and Image” (in Words and Pictures: An Inevitable Knowledge, ed. Ellen Spolksy, Bucknell University Press, 2004). Fryd’s current work-in-progress focuses on how art represents and interacts with the issue of sexual violence, particularly with respect to the anti-rape movement. It is titled “Sexual Violence and Rape in American Art and Culture.”

    HOLLY J. McCAMMON, professor of sociology, is Jacque Voegeli Fellow and co-director of the Fellows Program. McCammon’s research interests include social movements, political sociology, historical/comparative sociology, quantitative methodology, and the sociology of work. She is the editor of several books, including Labor Revitalization: Global Perspectives and New Initiatives (co-editor with Daniel B. Cornfield, JAI Press, 2003), as well as the author of numerous articles, including “‘Out of the Parlors and Into the Streets’: The Changing Tactical Repertoire of the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movements” (Social Forces, 2003). She has received grants and awards from organizations as diverse as the National Science Foundation (with Melinda D. Kane, 1999–2000; with Karen E. Campbell, 1996–1998), the Carrie Chapman Catt Center at Iowa State University, the American Sociological Association, and the U.S. Department of Labor. McCammon’s current research focuses on the women’s suffrage movements in the United States.

    BENITA ROTH, associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at State University of New York, Binghamton, was awarded the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship for the 2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows Program. Roth’s research interests include the sociology of gender, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and the sociology of social protest. She is the author of Separate Roads to Feminism: Black Chicana and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave (Cambridge University Press, 2004), as well as numerous articles on feminism and activism, including “Second Wave Black Feminism in the American Diaspora: News from New Scholarship” (Agenda, 2003) and “Thinking About Challenges/Limits for Feminist Activism in Extra-feminist Settings (Social Movement Studies, 2004). Roth is also active in the community; she has volunteered for numerous organizations, including “Rude and Bold Women,” a feminist community visual/performance art exhibit from 2001–2003. While at the Warren Center, Roth will continue research on her work-in-progress, “Harbingers of Feminist Possibility: Links between American Feminists and Third World Nationalist Women in the Second Wave.” This project explores the connections between second-wave American feminists from differing racial/ethnic communities and Third World nationalist women who were involved in the anti-colonial struggle in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in terms of the impact nationalist women’s models of gender activism had on feminists in the U.S.

    CAREY MELISSA SNARR, assistant professor of ethics and society in the School of Divinity, is the author of several articles, including “The Problem with Community Service” (Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/15/2003) and “The University of Social Justice” (Sojourners Magazine, 2003). Snarr is actively involved in community service. She has been a member of LIVE (Living Income for Vanderbilt Employees) since she joined the Vanderbilt community in 2003, and has participated in numerous human rights organizations throughout her career, including the Human Rights Campaign and Common Cause. Snarr’s research interests are Christian political thought, Christian theological ethics, social movement theory, and feminist/womanist theology and ethics.

    RONNIE J. STEINBERG is a professor of sociology, whose selected publications include “Comparable Worth” (in Gender Studies: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, ed. Paula England, Pergamon, 2001), The Politics and Practice of Pay Equity (co-editor with Deb Figart, Temple University Press, 1999), Job Training for Women: The Promise and Limits of Public Policies (co-editor with Sharon Harlan, Temple University Press, 1989), and Wages and Hours: Labor and Reform in Twentieth-Century America (Rutgers University Press, 1982). Steinberg’s research interests include gender and wage inequality; public policy and politics; work and occupations; and race, class, and gender. She has taken an active role in women’s issues both in the community and at Vanderbilt, serving as the Director of the Women’s Studies Program from 1997–2003 and serving as Director of the Women’s Social Policy and Research Center, Women’s Studies Program, since 2001. Recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, Steinberg was most recently presented with the Mary Jane Werthan Award, given to the person who has contributed most significantly to the advancement of women at Vanderbilt, in 2003. Steinberg’s current research focuses on gender inequalities in the workplace, particularly in wage inequality.

    CECELIA TICHI, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, is the Spence and Rebecca Webb Wilson Fellow and the co-director of the 2004/2005 Fellows Program. Tichi is the author of Exposés and Excess: Muckraking in America 1900/2000 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003), Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Spaces (Harvard University Press, 2001), and High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music (University of North Carolina Press, 1994), as well numerous other scholarly books, articles, critical editions, and works of fiction. Tichi has garnered several awards and grants for her scholarship and for her contributions to women’s advancement, including the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Mentor Award in 1996. Tichi’s current research projects focus on current issues of globalization and feminism, and on women and labor in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries in the United States.

    BARBARA TSAKIRGIS is associate professor of classics and art history and director of undergraduate studies, Department of Classical Studies. An expert in Greek and Roman
    archaeology, her research interests focus on classical archaeology, art, and architecture. Her most recent publications include Morgantina Studies, Vol. 6: The Domestic Architecture of Morgantina in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods (Princeton University Press, forthcoming), “Living and Working on the Margins of the Athenian Agora: A Case Study of Three Athenian Workshop Houses” (in Households on the Margins, Penn State Press, forthcoming), and “A (New) Chimney Pot from the Athenian Agora” (Hesperia, 2001). She has received numerous grants and awards, including the Kress Agora Publication Grant (2001/2002) and a grant from the Solow Art and Architecture Founda- tion (2000). She is actively involved in the community, including serving as a member on the Board of the Nashville Parthenon Patrons. Tsakirgis’s current research focuses on the gendered dynamics of ancient households in Greece. Her works in progress are titled “The Athenian Agora: The Greek Domestic Architecture, 700 to 86 B.C.” and “The Athenian Agora: The Domestic Architecture of the Roman Period, 86 B.C. to A.D. 700.”

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