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Communication Studies Faculty Updates and Accomplishments March 2011

March 24, 2011

The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to share more faculty updates and accomplishments for March 2011:

Angela Hosek, Director of CC100 Program:

  • Will be a participant and panel presenter at the Basic Course Pre-Conference at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Arlington, VA on April 13, 2011.
  • Had Dr. Timothy P. Mottet, Chair/Professor/Consultant-University of Texas Pan-American, engaged in a video conference via Skype with the CC688 Learning and Development graduate students on March 3, 2011. The discussion focused on the current state of training and development research and trends. Dr. Steven Beebe, Chair-Texas State University-San Marcos will do a similar Skype conference on March 31, 2011 centering on obtaining a job in the training industry.

Ashley Torrence, Scholar-In-Residence:

  • Will be a guest speaker at Boston University for a panel discussion about "The Role of Media in Post Disaster Response and Recovery" on Monday, March 28 at 6:00 pm.  The panel will examine natural disasters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Haiti.
  • Will be presenting a paper entitled "The Rising Fury and Antagonistic Agenda of the Tea Party Movement in America" on Thursday, April 7 in New Orleans, LA at the International Association of Business Development Conference.
  • Will be attending the ECA conference on April 14 to participate in a panel discussion called "Teaching Through the Lens of Our Students: A Roundtable Discussion on (the Politics of) Pedagogy and Student Diversity." 

Sam Binkley, Associate Professor of Sociology:

  • Has completed editorial work on an anthology titled “Anti-consumerism and Cultural Studies,” to be published by Routledege. This collection originally appeared as a special issue of Cultural Studies in 2008, co-edited with Jo Littler, Middlesex College, UK.
  • Has made two presentations of a research project titled  “Psychological Life as Enterprise: Neoliberal Transformations in the Government of Interiority,” the first at University of Alberta, Department of Sociology Colloquium, the second at the Foucault Circle meeting in Banff, Alberta.  
  • Has published an article titled “Happiness and the Program of Neoliberal Governmentality” in the catalog for an international seminar: "The Pursuit of Happiness in Contemporary Society," held at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Has had two articles recently accepted for publication in refereed journals: "The Government of Intimacy: Satiation, Intensification and the Space of Emotional Reciprocity" will appear in Rethinking Marxism, and "Happiness and the Program of Neoliberal Governmentality" will appear in Subjectivities.  He continues his research on happiness, governmentality and neoliberalism.

Pablo Muchnik, Associate Professor of Philosophy:

  • Is working on “Immanuel Kant,” article for the Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture, Sage Publications (forthcoming).
  • Will have a book session on my "Kant's Theory of Evil" at the upcoming First National of the North American Kant Society
  • Is involved in "Breaking the Shackles: Kant on the Public Use of Reason", Ethics Circle at Emerson
  • Organized the Eight Annual Meeting of the Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society.
  • Became an Elected member to the Committee on Public Philosophy, 3-year term starting July 2011.

Maria Manzano-Munguia, Adjunct Instructor:

  • Will present, “Forced Transnationalism of Indigenous People in the American Frontier”, DGFA- Jahrestagung (German Association for American Studies) Conference Workshop: Nationalism and Transnationalism in Native American Studies, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany (June).
  • Will present, “The Exclusion/Inclusion of Aboriginal Peoples in Models of Inclusion”. The Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick.