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Instructor News: June 2022

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Above: Kathleen Tarr and Lauri Dietz presenting at the April 2022 TEACH Symposium

As this highly unusual year came to a close, several instructors recognized professional milestones in addition to their teaching. Read below to see some of the impressive achievements of our colleagues over the past few months.

The TEACH Conference (April 22), focused on pedagogy and sustainability, featured PWR lecturers and a NSC student panel plenaryKathleen Tarr co-presented with Lauri Dietz "Is Contract Grading Sustainable at Stanford?" (pictured above). Emily Polk facilitated a plenary session featuring students from the Notation in Science Communication program titled: "Why is effective science communication essential for addressing our sustainability challenges? Notation in Science Communication students share their journeys." Jennifer Johnson was on the TEACH planning committee. 

Nissa Ren Cannon gave a paper titled “May Birkhead and the Gendered Labor of the Society Scoop” at The Space Between Society's Annual Conference.  She also was named the Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies (beginning August 2022).

Brittany Hull received the 2022 Dr. St. Claire Drake Teaching Award.  The award is a Black Community Services Center Award, named for Dr. St. Clair Drake, the first chairperson of Stanford AAAS Program.

Harriett Jernigan began serving as a mentor for the new student journal, GRACE: Global Review of AI Community Ethics. She interviewed author and Stanford Practitioner Fellow Brandeis Marshall for the journal’s inaugural podcast. The interview is the first in a series that includes tech leader Nakeema Stefflbauer and cognitive science scholar Abeba Birhane. Harriett will also interview AI ethics expert Timnit Gebru, for whom she helped host a lunch in May. Ruth Starkman organized the event, which took place at the Black Community Services Center.

In addition, Harriett is collaborating on a German translation of Stanford librarian Felicia Smith’s online exhibit "Say Their Names--No More Names" and has been invited to speak at the Justice Vanguard Juneteenth Celebration in Los Altos, where she will giving a talk tentatively titled, "What it Means to Be a Black Scholar."

Jennifer Johnson and fellow editor Eunjeong Lee discussed their recently published book Linguistic Justice on Campus (with other editors Schrieber and Fahim) at the Multilingual Matters Spring Conference author showcase panel. Panel themes included translanguaging, decoloniality and language, and researching multilingually.

Hayden Kantor's student, Julia Milani, published a research article based on her PWR 1 RBA, titled "Strange Encounters of the Food Kind: White Male Chefs Fetishizing 'Ethnic' Cuisines" in the Graduate Journal of Food Studies.

Kevin Moore writes: "My article 'Visual Art and Propaganda Ecologies in the Basque Country: A Sample of Guernica Motifs from the Benedictine Sticker Archives (1978-1989),' co-authored with my colleague Iker Arranz Otaegui at California State University, Bakersfield, was published in the open-access journal Arts (Special Anniversary Issue: A Ten-Year Journey of Arts). The article documents the intersections of visual art and political speech in the Basque Country following the instauration of democracy in Spain, focusing on propaganda stickers held at an archive in a Benedictine Monastery in the region. Specifically, we examine several items in the archive that remix and reclaim Picasso's famous anti-war painting Guernica, which has never been displayed in the Basque Country (the violence it documents took place in the Basque town Gernika). As analogue examples of what we might now call meme culture, we also explore what these stickers have to teach us more broadly about the study of propaganda. This is a preliminary essay for us; in the future, Dr. Arranz Otaegui and I hope to identify a selection of these materials for a potential exhibit here at Stanford, and perhaps for an eventual book."

In addition, Kevin has had a review of the new essay collection Global Ralph Ellison: Aesthetics and Politics Beyond US Borders (2021, Ed. Tessa Roynon and Marc C. Conner) accepted at African American Review; the review will appear in the journal's Summer 2022 issue.

Matthew Redmond has three essays forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals this June: "Without the Power to Die: Dickinson's Longevity" (English Literary History); "Living Too Long: Republican Time in Cooper's Leatherstocking Novels" (Nineteenth-Century Literature); and "Rip Van Winkle's Coat: Inheriting the American Republic" (Textes et Contextes).

Selby Schwartz's former PWR 1 student Ronit Jain is publishing a version of his RBA in Caesura (Stanford's undergraduate academic research journal focused on the study of literature and related fields).

Roberta Wolfson recently contributed an entry to The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020, which was published in March 2022. Her entry discussed the works of Celeste Ng, the author of the best-selling novels Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere.

[Pictured below: Harriett Jernigan and attendees at lunch in honor of Timnit Gebru, center]

Harriett Jernigan and attendees at lunch in honor of Timnit Gebru

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