Emily Dean, Asst. Professor of Anthropology, is currently co-authoring a book (with Bill Sillar) titled Mountains, Myths, and Monuments: An Andean Landscape Biography as well as contributing to an edited volume: Recent Archaeology at Formative Chiripa.
Professor Dean received SUU's Outstanding Educator award in May, co-directed the Archaeology Field-school in June (this year students excavated at Fort Harmony and surveyed public lands in the Cedar area), and -- generously funded by a FSSF research grant -- investigated late Inca occupations in the Cuzco, Peru region in July and August. Recently, she and Barbara Frank renewed a $25,000 collaborative grant with Bryce Canyon National Park. This two year project trains and employs SUU students to help conduct archaeological surveys in the park. Emily is excited about the prospect of helping to design and implement a new Anthropology major in the coming year. Please visit the Archeology Field School for more information.
Dr. Larry Ping had an article entitled, "Gustav Freytag's Bilder aus der deutschen Vergangenheit and the Meaning of German History." accepted for publication in the German Studies Review, which is the premier venue for interdisciplinary studies of German History and Literature. His article is currently "in press" and may be included in the October 2009 issue of the journal.
Dr. Mark E. Miller presented a paper,“The Death Valley Shoshones and the National Park Idea: Aboriginal Subsistence Practices and Sustainable Management in the National Park System,” at the American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2011. He completed book reviews for works published in the Journal of Southern History, the American Historical Review, the Journal of the West, the Journal of Arizona History, and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Dr. Curtis Bostick, Department Chair, was selected for participation in the "Utah Tuning Project," funded by the Lumina Foundation. Professors in History and Physics from three states, including Utah, were chosen to be involved in this major curricula evaluation project. The impetus for this project is the European "Bologna Project," which has been hailed as the 'most significant educational reform' in the modern era.
Dr. David Lunt has recently been hired as Assistant Professor of History. He will begin teaching in the Fall 2013 semester the following courses:
In Fall 2010, Dr. Shobha Hamal Gurung published a scholarly article, “Nepali Female Migrants and Informalization of Service and Care Work: Service or Servitude?” in the Journal of Workplace Rights, a peer-reviewed journal. In Spring 2011, she presented the paper “Exploring Public Sociology: Transcending Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom” at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) in Seattle, WA, March 10-13, 2011. Also in Spring 2011, Dr. Hamal Gurung attended the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting in San Antonio, TX, February 3-6, 2011. At this meeting, she discussed the SUU Gender Studies Minor Program with prominent gender scholars in the field, whose input was invaluable. Dr. Hamal Gurung is one of the core faculty responsible for developing the Women and Gender Studies Program at SUU. In Spring 2011, she also completed the Leadership Training provided by the SUU Faculty Center.
In Summer 2011, Dr. Hamal Gurung presented a paper “Ethnography of Intersectionality: Nepali Transnational Mothers in the United States” at the Netherlands Association for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology’s Second International Conference in Amsterdam, July 6-8 , 2011.She also participated in the American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning Workshop “The Best Teachers We Can Be: Learning Scholarly Teaching” in Las Vegas, NV, August 19, 2011. Dr. Hamal Gurung was the discussant for the American Sociological Association Annual Conference’s two regular sessions “Development and Gender” and “Heterogeneity, Migration and Asian-Americans” Las Vegas, August 19-22, 2011. She also attended the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Summer Meeting in Las Vegas, August 19-22, 2011 where she was elected to serve as a SWS representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for three years.
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