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School of Education’s Haddix Wins AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Marcelle Haddix

Marcelle Haddix

January 31, 2018
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has announced Marcelle Haddix as the recipient of the 2018 AACTE Outstanding Book Award for her book “Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers Like Me.” Haddix is Dean’s Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Reading and Language Arts in the School of Education. She will be recognized formally with the award at AACTE’s 70th Annual Meeting next month in Baltimore.  For more detail, please read the entire SU News article.

Hip-Hop Professor, Rapper A.D. Carson to Visit Syracuse Feb. 5 for Black History Month

Rapper A.D. Carson

Rapper A.D. Carson

January 24, 2018

The University observes Black History Month with a visit by A.D. Carson, a hip-hop scholar who created a popular rap album to defend his Ph.D. dissertation at Clemson University.

Carson, assistant professor of hip-hop and the global South at the University of Virginia (UVA), will discuss “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions” on Monday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (114 Bird Library). The event is free and open to the public.  Read the full article in SU News.

William Coplin, Marcelle Haddix Named 2017 Judith Seinfeld Scholar Awardees

Marcelle Haddix

Marcelle Haddix

September 28, 2017
William D. Coplin of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Marcelle Haddix of the School of Education have received 2017 Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Scholar awards in recognition of their outstanding work as scholars and teachers.  Read the entire article in SU News.

Teaching Awards Program to Honor 10 Faculty

April 18, 2017
The winners of the 2017 Meredith Professorship are Sanjay Chhablani, professor of law, and Jackie Orr, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School.  See SU News for the full article.

Environmentalist and Political Activist Winona LaDuke Speaking Wednesday for Democratizing Knowledge Project

Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke

March 28, 2017
The Democratizing Knowledge (DK) Project in the College of Arts and Sciences is presenting “An Evening with Winona LaDuke” on Wednesday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium.  For more detail, see the SU News article.

Maintaining the Audacity of Hope

January 17, 2017
The next week will be momentous for our country as we recognize a monumental public figure who challenged the U.S. government and society to create the more perfect union that the Constitution demands. On Monday, January 16, the nation remembered Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the official holiday that commemorates his legacy.  Notably, too, on Friday, January 20, we will mark the end the President Barack Obama’s two-terms as the first African American president, and begin the presidency of Donald Trump.  Read the full article in the Huffington Post.

Mellon-funded DK Summer Institute focuses on knowledge production to create more 'just academy'

October 17, 2016
LeConté Dill’s grandparents were part of the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North and West, where, during the 1940s, they put down roots in South Los Angeles. Today, the once-vibrant neighborhood is plagued by gang violence, riots and poverty, causing many Black families, including hers, to pick up and leave.  Read the full article in AS News.

Feminist Scholar Awarded Guest Professorship in Germany

February 2, 2016

Chandra Talpade Mohanty served as Angela Davis Guest Professor at Goethe University

Chandra Talpade Mohanty—Distinguished Professor and chair of women’s & gender studies (WGS), as well as Dean’s Professor of the Humanities—spent part of December as the Angela Davis Guest Professor for International Gender and Diversity Studies at GU’s Cornelia Goethe Center. While there, she gave two public lectures and taught an intensive graduate-level workshop.  Read more the AS News article.

Democratizing Knowledge Collective Receives Mellon Grant

November 19, 2015
“Just Academic Spaces” is the theme of a three-year, $500,000 project, organized and presented by the Democratizing Knowledge (DK) Collective in the College of Arts and Sciences and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-directed by professors Linda Carty and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, the campus-wide project is designed to foster a model of exchange between community- and scholar-activists, in hopes of creating a more just academy.  Please read the SU News article for more details.

Writing Our Lives Fosters Community of Writers

October 19, 2015

SU Abroad Course in Lebanon, Jordan Solidifies Transnational Pedagogies, Practices

October 14, 2015

"Global Perspectives, Local Contexts" examines feminism, gender, and sexuality in the Arab World

A new study abroad course, titled “Global Perspectives, Local Contexts: Women and Gender in the Arab World,” was launched this past summer in the College of Arts and Sciences. Taught by Carol Fadda-Conrey and Dana Olwan, professors of English and women’s & gender studies (WGS), respectively, the course took place in Lebanon and Jordan, where students directly engaged with issues pertaining to the study of feminism, gender, and sexuality in the Arab world.   Read the full article in AS News.

Syracuse Professor Recognized for Contributions to Latina/o Studies

June 1, 2015
A professor in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences has been internationally recognized for his service and intellectual contributions to Latina/o studies. 

Silvio Torres-Saillant, professor of English and Latino-Latin American studies, is the co-recipient of the 2015 Frank Bonilla Public Intellectual Award. Named for the late Puerto Rican intellectual trailblazer, the award was recently presented to Torres-Saillant at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in San Juan.  Read more in the AS News article.

Chandler-Olcott, Schell Named Meredith Professors for 2015-16

April 9, 2015
A substantial bequest from the estate of L. Douglas Meredith, a 1926 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, allowed for the creation of the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorships in 1995 to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at the University.  As a teacher, Olwan aims to create an environment where students learn to formulate strong arguments, develop thoughtful positions and articulate different perspectives with clarity, evidence and conviction.  Read more out the 2015-2016 Meredith professore in SU News.

Democratizing Knowledge Receives Mellon Grant

October 1, 2014
The Democratizing Knowledge Project (DK), a Syracuse University interdisciplinary collective of faculty and graduate students, has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a series of summer institutes titled “Just Academic Spaces: Creating New Publics through Radical Literacies.”  Read the SU News article for details.

University, South Side Initiative Help Local Youth ‘Write Their Lives’

Sisters Na’eema and Jameira Harry work on rhythms under the direction of Syracuse University doctoral student Blair Smith, left, as part of the Writing Our Lives workshop held this summer at the Southside Communication Center.

Sisters Na’eema and Jameira Harry work on rhythms under the direction of Syracuse University doctoral student Blair Smith, left, as part of the Writing Our Lives workshop held this summer at the Southside Communication Center.

September 3, 2014

School may not have been in session, but learning was happening at the South Side Communication Center this summer. On a weekday afternoon, sisters Na’eema and Jameira Harry sat at a table, thumbing through magazines to find images that would reflect how they see themselves. A short time later, they sat at a sound mixing board with headphones on, working on rhythms under the direction of Syracuse University doctoral student Blair Smith.

Read SU News for the entire article.

Professor Examines ‘Citizenship, Belonging’ in Arab-American Literature

Carol Fadda-Conrey

Carol Fadda-Conrey

June 4, 2014

The changing face of Arab-American literature, particularly since 9/11, is the focus of a new book by a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Carol Fadda-Conrey, associate professor of English and an expert in U.S. ethnic literatures, is the author of “Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging” (New York University Press, 2014).

Read SU News for the full article.

Women’s and Gender Studies Scholar Dana Olwan Recognized by Two Major Organizations

Dana Olwan

Dana Olwan

May 6, 2014

Dana Olwan’s resume is already impressive, but the women’s and gender studies scholar’s recent recognition from not one, but two major organizations is extraordinary, according to Gwendolyn Pough, department chair.

See SU News  for the full article.

Feminists We Love: Chandra Talpade Mohanty

October 4, 2013
Chandra Talpade Mohanty (born in Mumbai India in 1955) is a postcolonial and transnational feminist theorist. She has degrees from University of Delhi and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. As of 2013, she has served as the women’s studies department chair and professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, and the Cultural Foundations of Education and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.   Read the full article on the Feminist Wire.

SU’s Chandra Mohanty to earn honorary doctorate from College of Wooster

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

April 18, 2012

Chandra Talpade Mohanty—an internationally recognized scholar of post-colonial and transnational feminist theory and a celebrated professor in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences—will receive an honorary doctorate from the College of Wooster (Ohio) at its 142nd commencement ceremony on Monday, May 14. Mohanty will be awarded a doctor of humanities, along with actor/writer Tom Alter, who will be given a doctor of humane letters. Both recipients will address the graduating class of nearly 400 seniors.

Read the full article in SU News.

Six to be honored with Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence April 15

Linda Carty

Linda Carty

April 12, 2010

Six Syracuse University faculty and staff members will receive The Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence at a campus ceremony and reception in their honor Thursday, April 15. The Chancellor’s Citation awards were first presented in 1979 in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and creative work. 

Carty, a sociologist who focuses on the political economies of gender, race and class inequality in national and international spheres, came to SU in 2000 to become chairperson of the Department of African American Studies (AAS) within The College of Arts and Sciences. Her writing, teaching and community involvement are undergirded by black feminist analysis that is principled, path breaking and visionary.  Read SU News for the full citation.