Faculty Focus-August 22, 2022 | St. Lawrence University

Faculty members put their knowledge into practice so that students and others can benefit. Recently, professors have published research articles, presented at conferences, and served as expert panelists and podcast guests.

Yesim Bayar

Yesim Bayar

At the annual conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Assistant Professor of Sociology Yesim Bayar presented her article entitled Citizenship and recognition of differencebased on his research on the Armenian community in Canada.

She also presented her paper, Ties that bind: accommodation, difference and discourse on the nationat the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.

Bayar’s work covers a variety of interrelated issues, including nationalism, ethnic and religious minorities, citizenship, constitution-making, and language policies. His work has appeared in several journals and his book The formation of the Turkish nation-state1920-1938, was published in 2014.

Matt Carotenuto and Michael Wairungu

Matt Carotenuto.

Hanson Associate Dean of International and Cross-Cultural Studies and Professor of History Matt Carotenuto and Adjunct Professor of Student Life and Academics for the Kenya Program Michael Wairungu provided expert analysis of Kenya’s national elections during the “The 2022 Kenyan elections“The Brookings panel and as guests on the Voice of America podcast meet for a”Snapshot of the Kenya Elections.”

Michael Wairungu.

Michel Wairungu

Carotenuto’s teaching and research interests are rooted in African history and the experience of people of African descent around the world. He teaches investigative courses in African history and African studies, graduate classes in constructions of identity and conflict, and seminars in colonial and urban history.

Wairungu holds a Ph.D. in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining KSP, he was Assistant Professor of Swahili at Northwestern University, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at University of the South, and Fulbright FLTA Fellow at Stanford University. Wairungu worked as a curriculum designer and Swahili specialist at Diplomatic Language Services in the United States.

Arthur Clark

Professor Emeritus of Education Arthur Clark has published a new book, Empathy and Mental Health: An Integral Model for Developing Therapeutic Skills in Counseling and Psychotherapypresenting a multi-perspective model of empathy in the context of developing a wide range of therapeutic skills in counseling and psychotherapy.

Clark holds a Ph.D. in Counseling from Oklahoma State and is the author of five books and over 50 articles and book chapters in the field of mental health.

Bob Cowser

Bob Cowser.

Bob Cowser

English teacher Bob Cowser posted a review of One by one the stars, a posthumous collection of essays by Ned Stuckey-French who taught at St. Lawrence University from 1998 to 1999.

Cowser is the author of three nonfiction books, including Green Fields: Crime, Punishment and a Boyhood Between, which won the Adirondack Center for Writers’ “Best Memoir 2010” award and was cited in the 2012 Best American Essays. His research focuses on the essay, modernism and film adaptation. At St. Lawrence, Cowser has taught courses in documentary writing, film and American literature since 1998 and has taught abroad in France, England and Denmark.

Alanna Gillis

Alanna Gillis.

Alanna Gillis

Assistant Professor of Sociology Alanna Gillis gave presentations titled “How to Use Extensions to Create a More Inclusive Classroom” and “Race Neutral Does Not Equal Race: Unequal Impacts of Covid Restrictive Behavioral Policies on university students”, and served as a pre-conference co-organizer for the American Sociological Association’s Teaching and Learning in Bureaucracies of Displacement pre-conference in Los Angeles.

Gillis is the author of several scholarly articles that examine race, class, and gender inequalities in higher education and inclusive pedagogy. At St. Lawrence, she teaches Introductory Sociology, Introductory Sociology: Inequality, Sociology of Education, and a Community Learning Course in Family Sociology, all of which have supported her research on hyflex course. She holds a doctorate. and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Furman University.

Brook Henkel

Brook Henkel.

Brook Henkel

Brook Henkel, Associate Professor of German and Co-Chair of Digital Media and Film, published an article in the journal New German review title The Return of Mabuse: Fritz Lang, 1950s Berlin, and the Afterlife of Nazi Television. The article re-reads Fritz Lang’s last film The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse (1960) as a reflection on the transformations of urban space and media technologies after the Second World War.

Henkel currently directs St. Lawrence’s off-campus program in New York, where he teaches a new film studies course called “New York: Cinema City.” He holds a doctorate. in Germanic Languages ​​from Columbia University. His research interests include German cinema, early and avant-garde cinema, literary modernism, media theory and history, and the interrelations between science, literature and visual culture.

Zachary McGee

Zachary McGee.

Zachary McGee

Assistant Professor of Government Zachary McGee published a co-authored article dealing with the influence of the Federalist Society on the likelihood of confirmation of a judicial nominee by the United States Senate.

McGee holds a Ph.D. in government at the University of Texas at Austin. His research lies at the intersection of American political parties and the United States Congress with a focus on factionalism. At St. Lawrence, he teaches introductory courses in American politics and upper division courses on Congress and political parties.

Pierre Pettengill

Pierre Pettengill.

Pierre Pettengill

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Peter Pettengill weighed in on solutions to manage the flow of hikers visiting the High Peaks region as a panelist at an Adirondack Explorer and Adirondack Mountain Club event.

Pettengill has worked for the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management and conducted fieldwork in Acadia, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks. He holds a doctorate. in natural resources from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental and resource economics from the University of New Hampshire.

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