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Meet Jill Rappoport: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Jill Rappoport is an assistant professor in English, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, gift theory in literature and economics, and gender and sexuality. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

Meet Janet Stamatel: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Janet Stamatel is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and specializes in criminology and political sociology. In particular, she is interested in the reasons why countries have different levels of crime and where the U.S. falls along the spectrum in relation to other countries in the world. Her current research project looks at crime in Eastern European countries and at how major social changes, such as the fall of Communism, affect crime rates.

Meet Catherine Linnen: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Catherine Linnen is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology and researches how biodiversity arises. She is particularly interested in how organisms adapt to changing conditions and how that adaptation can lead to the formation of entirely new species. Currently she is working on two projects addressing this interest: one looking at changes in coat color among deer mice in Nebraska and the other looking at the relationship of host shifts to the formation of new species among pestilent insects to various pine tree species.

Meet Carmen Moreno-Nuño: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Carmen Moreno-Nuño is an associate professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies and looks at the cultural representation of historical memory. In particular, she focuses on how the Spanish Civil War is portrayed and discussed in literature and cinema. Currently, she is collaborating with other researchers on an edited volume regarding the representation of the guerilla during Spain's period of dictatorship under Fransisco Franco.

Meet Ann Kingsolver: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Ann Kingsolver is the director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program at UK and is also a professor in the Department of Anthropology. Kingsolver does comparative research in the U.S, Mexico, and Sri Lanka that addresses the effects of globalization and transnational policy on people's livelihoods and identities and how people make sense of these changes.

Meet Carmen Martinez Novo: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Carmen Martinez Novo is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the director of Latin American Studies. Martinez's research focuses on indigenous peoples in the Andes and the Amazon. Specifically, she studies the idea of multiculturalism within the "new left" in Latin America (a term she uses in reference to the emergence of leaders like Chavez and Morales), and the relationship of the "new left" with liberation theology in the Catholic Church.

Meet Heather Worne: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Heather Worne is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Worne's specialty is bioarchaeology and, in particular, she researches issues of community health, warfare, and agricultural sedentism in prehistoric times. Previously, Worne has focused on the late prehistoric period in the Middle Cumberland region of Tennessee, and she hopes to collaborate with other archaeologists at UK to expand her research into areas of Kentucky.

Representations of Lesbians and Mothers in Literature: Catherine Brereton

Catherine Brereton's recent research was featured in a poster session at the Lexington Farmer's Market in mid-September 2011. Her work focuses on representations of lesbians, mothers, and lesbians as mothers in literature. The poster session was presented by the Chellgren Center, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research. Brereton was mentored by professor Susan Bordo

Meet Julia Johnson: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Julia Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of English. Johnson focuses on poetry, as a subject of study as well as a personal pursuit. Her latest volume of poems will be published in the fall.
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