School of Arts Faculty and Student Accomplishments

View the accomplishments of the School of Arts faculty and students this fall.

Faculty Accomplishments

Claire Nolte, Ph.D., professor of history, was accepted into the U.S. Fulbright Scholar program to research the transformation of Prague from a provincial German city into a major Czech metropolis in the spring of 2013. Read more

In September, she presented on Czech history at the Fulbright orientation conference. She also recently published the article “Inter army silent Musae? Culture in Wartime Prague” in Kafka, Prague and the First World War.

Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government and director of the international studies program, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCAA). The NCCA is a nonprofit educational organization that sponsors the National Model United Nations conferences, which Manhattan participates in and Chasek supervises.

Shawn Clybor, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of history, published “Socialist (Sur)Realism: Karel Teige, Ladislav Štoll and the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia” in History of Communism in Europe late last year. Another article, “Laughter and Hatred are Neighbors: Adolf Hoffmeister and E.F. Burian in Stalinist Czechoslovakia, 1948-1956” in Eastern European Politics and Societies, was just published.

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor of sociology and chair of the department, co-authored the article "From ALBA to CELAC: Toward ‘Another Integration’?" (with Ximena de la Barra) in the summer issue of NACLA Report on the Americas. At the August meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) in Denver, he was passed the gavel and became president of that national association.

Paul Droubie, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, recently published “Phoenix Arisen: Japan as Peaceful Internationalist at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics” in The International Journal of the History of Sport. He will also present at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion in November 2012.

Jennifer Edwards, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar 2012 on Health and Disease in the Middle Ages at the Wellcome Library in London.

Jeff Horn, Ph.D., professor of history and chair of department, published “Marseille et la question du mercantilisme: privilege liberté et l’économie politique en France, 1650-1750” in Histoire, économie & société. He also delivered A Different Triangular Trade — from Antilles to the Levant via Marseille to the Western Society for French History this month.

George B. KirschPh.D., professor of history, recently held a book signing at a 19th century baseball game reenactment in Denville, N.J., for his book Baseball in Blue and Gray: the National Pastime during the Civil War.

Julie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D., professor of history, posted an essay on the Huffington Post’s website titled, Catholic Nuns, the Vatican, and Straight but Crooked Lines. The essay draws extensively from her current history book project, Ultimate Questions: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Search for Compassion, Faith and JusticeRead the article

She will also speak on Precursors: Mexicans in New York before 1960 at the Riverdale Ethical Culture Society on Oct. 21.

Michele Saracino, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, recently published the book Clothing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living. She also wrote a review on The New Feminist Agenda in the National Catholic Reporter on Sept. 12. Read the review

Student Accomplishments

Joshua Zarcone, a junior majoring in history, was awarded a Branigan Scholarship for undergraduate research on American Military Tribunals: Historical and Legal Foundations, which explores the use of military tribunals in American history.