Faculty-Staff Achievements, February 6, 2017
Publications and Exhibitions
Daniel Nathan, professor of American studies, is co-editor of a new book, Baseball Beyond Our Borders: An International Pastime (2007, University of Nebraska Press). Nathan is also editor of Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity and past president of the North American Society for Sport History.
Sonia Silva, associate professor of anthropology, published a book review essay in HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 (3) (2016): 425-431. Silva's essay was titled "The Expert Interpreter. Comment on Werbner, Richard. 2015. Divination's Grasp: Encounters With the Almost Said."
In the News
Hilda Arrechea, women’s volleyball coach, was quoted in a Feb. 2 Saratogian article titled "Skidmore celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day Saturday." Skidmore hosted girls in third through seventh grade to try a variety of sports in clinics led by college athletes.
Rob Hutchison, men's hockey coach, was quoted in a Feb. 2 Saratogian article titled "Hockey Night in Saratoga to support Code Blue." Hutchison described the planning that went behind the Skidmore and Saratoga Springs teams playing the same night in adjacent rinks. The charity benefit event was part of the city's Winterfest celebration.
Beck Krefting, assistant professor of American studies, was featured in a Dec. 7 article titled "You Can Be Funny Without Being Racist, Sexist, or a Bully" on the website Zocalopublicsquare. She was also the subject of a Dec. 26 Q&A on the same site. Kreftig is former stand-up comedian and the author of All Joking Aside: American Humor and Its Discontents and director of Skidmore's Media and Film Studies Program.
Flagg Taylor, associate professor of political science, was cited on the Federalist website in
a Feb. 2 story titled "A Historical Look at Totalitarianism Through Vaclav Benda and Charter 77." Taylor is author of the upcoming "The Long Night of the Watchman: Essays by Vaclav Benda, 1977–1989" (2017, St. Augustines Press). On Feb. 3, Taylor took part in a panel discussion at the Czech embassy in Washington, DC.
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