November kudos, events in HSS, and more!
November kudos, events in HSS, and more!
The HSS Report
November 2018


Jeffrey Brown (Philosophy) recently published two articles: "Relational Equality and Disability Injustice" in the Journal of Moral Philosophy and "An Ecological Approach to Modeling Disability" (with Marco Nathan) in Bioethics.

Angie Henderson (Sociology) and Sociology alum Megan Lundstrom, Director of Free Our Girls, recently co-authored an article on Delta 8.7, a sector of the United Nations. The article, "Understanding Trafficker Recruitment Strategies Through Cultic Theory" discusses research findings on sexually exploited women's experiences of recruitment into and control within "the life."

Chelsie Romulo (Environmental & Sustainability Studies) published a paper to the journal Nature Communications, titled "Global State and Potential Scope of Investments in Watershed Services for Large Cities."

Steven Seegel (History) was featured on the most recent episode of UNC's Bear in Mind Podcast discussing "The Unfolding of Map Men," explaining how cartography and subjective values shape the way we see the world. Seegel's book, Map Men, was published this year.


Chris Talbot (Gender Studies) was recently awarded an advance contract from the University of Illinois Press for her book project, Sonia Johnson: From Mormon Housewife to Radical Feminist
The book examines feminist thinker and activist Sonia Johnson, who was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the LDS or Mormon Church) in 1979 for her vigorous opposition to the LDS Church’s campaigns against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ideas and events provoking Johnson’s transition from Mormon housewife to radical feminist constituted a flashpoint that set a tone for an antagonistic relationship between Mormonism and feminism. 
In her brief period as the public face of Mormon feminism, Johnson publicly articulated deep spiritual and political anguish many LDS women felt under Church patriarchy, especially in the wake of the Church’s opposition to the ERA. Johnson’s support of the ERA and critiques of Church patriarchy, especially as they played out on a national stage, shaped Mormons’ understandings of feminism, feminists’ understanding of Mormonism, and the landscape upon which contemporary feminist Mormons navigate the territory between feminism and faith.
International Film Series Upcoming Screenings
All films located in Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library at 7 p.m. Watch the film trailers.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018 
Meet the Robinsons
November 6, 2018
November 8, 2018
The Breadwinner
November 15, 2018
HSS Seminar Series: Guerreras y Puentes: Legacies of Chicana Feminism and Contemporary Latina/x Activism
Friday, November 2, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 2220
Book Publishing in the Digital Age
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
10-11 a.m.
Mari Michener Gallery, Michener Library

Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl
Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Gunter Hall

From the Bottom Up - Chad Pregrack: Leading America's Movement for Clean Rivers
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 
6-8 p.m.
University Center Ballrooms

Calaveras: José Guadalupe Posadas and Contemporary Printmaking from México
Exhibit: Nov. 12 - Dec. 14
Reception and Round Table Discussion: Friday, November 16, 2018, 
4-6 p.m.
Mari Michener Gallery, Michener Library

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Book Publishing in the Digital Age
Professor George Junne (Africana Studies), along with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and the UNC Libraries, has organized a talk by Darrin Pratt, Director of the University Press of Colorado (UPC), for a discussion of current trends in academic publishing.
The past decade has been a very exciting and tumultuous time in scholarly publishing. Against a backdrop of declining sales for scholarly monographs in the humanities & social sciences (HSS), ebooks arrived with a bang in 2007 (Amazon launched the first e-ink Kindles) and Open Access (OA) digital publishing—a movement that originated in the journals arena—is gaining traction in the book publishing space. For HSS scholars who have to publish books for tenure & promotion, what does this all mean?
Please join us on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Mari Michener Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
Darrin Pratt has been Director of UPC since 2000, and he is a past President of the Association of University Presses (2016-2017). In addition to University Press of Colorado, he has worked at Indiana University Press, Columbia University Press, Ohio State University Press, and Westview Press.
Red River film
Red River (1948), starring John Wayne & Montgomery Clift, will be screened November 5.

Go West Film Fest will be held November 4-10

Through a celebration of classic and contemporary Western film, the Go West Film Festival explores social and environmental issues currently impacting the West, enhancing a deeper understanding of the nexus between Western myth and reality.
The 5th Annual Go West Film Festival includes UNC's International Film Series as one of its sponsors, and HSS faculty Sarah Cornish (English) and David Caldwell (German), serve on the Board of Directors. This year, several film discussions will be lead by Dr. Cornish (Wind River) and Dr. Caldwell (Bad Day at Black Rock and Lucky). In addition, Burke Hilsabeck (English) will lead a discussion on Yojimbo, which is part of the Go West Film Fest and the International Film Series. Visit the film festival website for the full schedule.
José Guadalupe Posadas art
Art by José Guadalupe Posadas 
Mexican artist visiting UNC
Robbie Weis (History) will be hosting the Mexican artist Mizraím Cárdenas at UNC Nov. 12-16. Mizraím is an accomplished printmaker and sculptor from Morelia, Michoacán.
He has curated an exhibit with etchings by José Guadalupe Posadas (renowned for his dancing skeletons from the turn of the early 20th century) and contemporary printmakers from Mexico in the Mari Michener Gallery.
The exhibit will be up from Nov. 12 to Dec. 14. A wine-and-cheese reception with a brief round table will be on Friday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Join the HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

The HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, founded by Dennis Aguirre in the Department of Hispanic Studies, will include monthly talks that feature the latest scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences. Speakers include UNC faculty from across campus as well as scholars from universities around the country. These seminars foster collegiality, intellectual exchange, and encourage creativity and scholarly achievement. Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to attend. The intent of the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is the promotion of the vibrant intellectual culture at UNC exemplified by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Call for Presenters—Those interested in presenting their research as part of the HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series are invited to submit a short abstract and C.V. to 

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African Studies Course Enhancement Grants now accepting applications

The UNC/Boston University African Studies Course Enhancement Grants application is now available. UNC is one of five partner schools affiliated with Boston University's Title VI grant to promote Africa-focused content in university curricula. Please contact Professor of Geography, Karen Barton, the representative for the UNC-BU partnership, with questions. Some grants are earmarked specifically for the UNC School of Teacher Education (other teacher prep programs are free to apply for the STE course enhancement grants provided the class they to propose to enhance directly supports the STE and this is made clear in the faculty member's application). Other grants are open to all campus faculty. The deadline is November 12. Download the grant application now.
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