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Faculty Updates

July 19, 2018

Michelle Anne Birkett (Medical Social Sciences, Preventative Medicine)
Michelle Anne Birkett was selected as a New Voices Fellow by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. A key role of this fellowship is to identify ways to expand the diversity of expertise that is brought to all of the Academies convening and advisory activities.

Héctor Carillo (GSS, Sociology)
Professor Carillo’s book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men has been selected to receive two awards at the American Sociological Association Meeting in August:

  • Latina/o Sociology Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award
  • Section on Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award.

Micaela Di Leonardo (GSS, African American Studies, Performance Studies)
Micaela di Leonardo’s 14-year study of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most important (and progressive—pro-feminist, pro-LBGTQ) black radio show you never heard of, is in press with Oxford University Press. This last year she gave 4 talks on various topics at 2 conferences, and wrote 2 distinctly feminist articles. di Leonardo also aided feminist advisee Dario Valles finish and defend his dissertation, and hooded Almita Miranda, who defended her dissertation too late last year to march. Both new Ph.D.s have 2-year postdoctoral fellowships at Brown University. di Leonardo will be a Faculty Fellow at the Kaplan Center next year, finishing her 30-year study of race, class, and gender in New Haven, Connecticut for University of Chicago Press.

Alice H. Eagly (Psychology, Management and Organizations)
Alice H. Eagly received the 2018 SAGE Award for Scholarly Contribution, from the Academy of Management, Division of Gender and Diversity in Organizations.  Alice was also honored by a conference centered on her work: Gender roles in the Future: Theoretical Foundations and Future Research, sponsored by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and the European Society of Social Psychology, Berlin, June 2017. 

Jillana Enteen (GSS, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies)
Professor Enteen continues her research with the sponsorship of a SPAN Research Grant for her project “Transitioning in Thailand: Medical Travel and Trans* Surgeries” and will travel to Thailand this summer to interview surgeons and staff involved in Thailand’s Trans*-related surgical industry. Enteen has given several presentations on this topic this year including at  Trans(forming) Queer, the 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium and at the New Media Consortium Convention in Boston. She has designed several new courses and presented Northwestern’s TeachX as well as held Hewlett and Educational Technologies Teaching Fellow (ETTF) Fellowships. She also convened NUDHL, the Northwestern University Digital Humanities Lab sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

Steven Epstein (Sociology)
Steve Epistein published two articles including: 
  • Epstein, Steven. “Governing Sexual Health: Bridging Biocitizenship and Sexual Citizenship.” Pp. 21-50 in Kelly Happe, Jenell Johnson, and Marina Levina (eds.), BiocitizenshipThe Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power (New York: NYU Press, 2018). 
  • Epstein, Steven, and Laura Mamo. “The Proliferation of Sexual Health: Diverse Social Problems and the Legitimation of Sexuality.” Social Science & Medicine 188 (2017): 176-190.

Louise Knight (Visiting Scholar, GSS)
While continuing to write her biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, the abolitionist-feminists from South Carolina (to be published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), Louise W. Knight has in the last year given lectures at the National Abolition Hall of Fame, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. She also presented a paper at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) and gave the keynote address at the Rhetoric Society of America conference. She was recently elected to serve on the board of Biographers International Organization (BIO).  

Kathryn Macapagal (Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences)
Kathryn Macapagal contributed to three publications including: 

  • Macapagal, K. (2018, April). Gay teens use Grindr too: Hookup app use among adolescent men who have sex with men. Presented at the Gay Men’s Behavioral Science conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • Moskowitz, D.A., Kraus, A.,Korpak, K., Birnholtz, J., Mustanski, B., & Macapagal, K. (2018, July). Top, bottom, and versatile orientations among androphilic adolescents: Evidence towards the origins of penetrative label adoption. Presented at the International Academy of Sex Research annual meeting, Madrid, Spain. 
  • Macapagal, K.Kraus, A., Korpak, A. K., Birnholtz, J., Mustanski, B., & Moskowitz, D. A. (2018, July). Hookup app use among adolescent men who have sex with men: Sexual behavior, partner characteristics, and sexual decision making. Presented at the International Academy of Sex Research annual conference, Madrid, Spain. 

Jeffrey Masten (GSS, English)
Jeffrey Masten presented the paper “Philology’s Queer Children” at the Shakespeare Association of America in Los Angeles in March and gave a paper entitled “The Museum of Gavestoneana,” on representations of Edward II’s friend/lover Piers Gaveston in popular culture, at Penn in April.  At the forum “Thinking Queer History in Shakespeare: A Conversation on Method” at the Modern Language Association convention in January, Masten and Valerie Traub gave papers analyzing each other’s recent books on premodern sexuality.  Masten’s Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare’s Time (University of Pennsylvania Press 2016) will be availble in paperback in November.

Mónica Russel y Rodriguez (GSS, Anthropology, Latina & Latino Studies)
Mónica Russel y Rodriguez joined the board of the National Lational Institute for Reproductive Rights.

Gregory Ward (GSS, Linguistics, Philosophy)
Gregory Ward will join Hector Carillo as Co-Director of SPAN beginning in the Fall of 2018.