January 2013 Faculty Accomplishments

Christopher Bailey, Professor of Chemistry, traveled with several Wells College students to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as part of a January course in Genealogy and Family History. During the week at the library the students spent their time researching and discovering their own family history.

Bruce Bennett, Professor of English, served as Final Judge for Finishing Line Press's 2012 Open Chapbook Contest. He selected a Winner and three Honorable Mentions from among the Finalists for this national chapbook contest.

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of Art History, has just published a review of the following book, *Further Letters of Joanna Baillie* edited by Thomas McLean (Madison and Teaneck, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010) in *Studies in Romanticism*. Another review--of *Backstage in the Novel: Frances Burney and the Theatre Arts* by Francesca Saggini (Trans. Laura Kopp) (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012)--is forthcoming in *Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research*.

Gerardo T. Cummings, Assistant Professor of Spanish, published a brief article on the Mexican wrestler "El Santo" and his influence on Mexican horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. The article was published in Horrorhound (January/February 2013 issue), a seminal American magazine dedicated to exploring horror elements in films, television and toys. He has also been invited to present a research paper titled "Violent Rhetoric Against Hispanics in Contemporary American Media and Politics" at The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights Across Disciplines Symposium (March 7-10) at the University of Minnesota.

Sarah Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, The paper The Influence of Psychological Variables on Health Related Quality of Life among HIV Infected Individuals with a History of Intravenous Drug Use, co-authored by Sarah Markowitz, was accepted to the journal Psychoactive Drugs.

Milene Morfei, Professor of Psychology, attended the annual meetings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, including the pre-conference on Sustainability Psychology, in New Orleans, LA, Jan. 16 - 20.

Vic Muñoz's, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, book review of Enrique Salmón's (2012) Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience, University of Arizona Press, has been accepted for publication by AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Dr. Muñoz presented the paper, "Rethinking Trans- Inclusion in Theory, Research, and Policy" as part of the symposium, Paradigm Shifts in Disabilities, Sexualities, and Trans – Activism, January 17, 2013, National Multicultural Conference and Summit 2013, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Muñoz also presented in the symposium, When LGBT and Race/Ethnicity Meet Within, Which One Is More Important? with Beverly Green, Mark Pope, Arlene Noriega, Kevin Nadal, and Barry Chung. This was a dialogue on the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, and ethnicity for psychologists of color who also identify as LGBT. January 18, 2013, National Multicultural Conference and Summit 2013, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Muñoz, representing Div 44, The Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues, with Drs. Alfiee Breland-Noble (Div 35), Terri M. Davis (Div 17), and Michi Fu (Div 45) were officially handed over responsibilities as the Coordinating Team for the National Multicultural Conference and Summit 2015 and have begun planning.

Daniel Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, contributed a chapter on intersectionality to the Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality, edited by Jane McLeod, Edward Lawler, and Michael Schwalbe. The chapter is co-authored with Judy Howard of the University of Washington.

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