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People Notes: February-October 2022

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Deborah Adwokat, M.Ed., and Kay Turner, J.D., ADMINISTRATION, wrote a chapter entitled “Recruiting a Successor from Inside, Outside, or Utilizing Other Options for the Organization” in the newly-released book, Succession Planning for Small and Family Businesses, published on October 4. You can find the book here

Charles Andrew Ballard, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, published a revised version of his Fordham dissertation this past September, To Know All Mysteries: The Mystagogue Figure in Classical Antiquity and in Saint Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians, Paul in Critical Contexts Series (Lanham and New York: Fortress Academic, 2022).

Jason Benedict, ADMINISTRATION, the Associate Vice President for IT and global Chief Information Security Officer, was named a winner of the Top Global CISOs Award 2022, on October 27 during the CyberDefenseCon2022 and published at https://cyberdefenseawards.com/ and Black Unicorn and Infosec Innovators Report for 2022.

James Dechant and Sónia da Silva Monteiro, ARTS AND SCIENCES, theology Ph.D. candidates, received the Hank Fellowship in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition for summer 2022.

Edward Dunar, Ph.D. 2021, ARTS AND SCIENCES, published the chapter, “Undoing the Memory Wipe: Metz, Droids, and the Victims of History,” in Theology and the Star Wars Universe (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2022). The book was published in July. 

Ayala Fader, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of anthropology, had her book Hidden Heretics become a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize over the summer. You can revisit the book launch and Ayala’s conversation with Robert Orsi here

Julie L. Gafney, Ph.D., ADMINISTRATION, Executive Director Center for Community Engaged Learning, was inducted into the All Hallows High School Hall of Fame at the President’s Hall of Fame Dinner 2022 on October 27. 

Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, discussed some of her research about gender in antiquity on the new “Women Who Went Before” podcast on August 30. The episode is titled “Invisible Women and How They Make History,” available here.

Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of physics, published an article in the Daily Star entitled, “Man, technology, and the environment” on June 5, 2021. You can read the article here.

Bradford E. Hinze, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, and Karl Rahner chair in theology,  published Confronting a Church in Controversy, Paulist Press, 2022 on June 7. In June, he also published a chapter in a collection of essays, “What Is the Spirit Saying to the Churches Through the Laments of the Faithful?” in Receptive Ecumenism as Transformative Ecclesial Learning: Walking the Way to a Church Re-Formed. Eds.  Paul D. Murray, Paul Lakeland, and Gregory A. Ryan (Oxford University Press, 2022.), 334-348.

Claire Koen, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D. candidate in JCIA, attended the American Papyrological Society’s Summer Institute at the University of Cincinnati which ran from June 20 – July 19 where she received training in papyrology and worked on transcribing and translating three original papyri and one ostracon. She also presented “Landscapes and Mindscapes in the Writings of Shenoute of Atripe” at the May meeting of the North American Patristics Society. 

Galina Krasskova, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D. candidate in theology, had six acrylic paintings included in a professional gallery show throughout the month of August, curated by Riverwinds Gallery and hosted at the Live-4-Art gallery in Pawling, NY. 

Galina Krasskova, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D. candidate in theology, had several paintings in the Riverwinds art show at the Live4Art Gallery in Pawling, NY. The show ran through October 28. Click here for more info. 

Galina Krasskova, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D. candidate in theology, presented a paper at the 47th Annual International Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference on October 21 titled “Bearing the Cross of Virtue: John Cassian and ‘Mystical Castration’.”

Kathryn Kueny, Ph.D, ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, published a review essay of ‘Islam: An Advanced Introduction,’ in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 81 no. 2 (October 2022): pp. 433-434.

Srdjan Maksimovic, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D., candidate in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, delivered a lecture on August 23 titled “Prayer, dialogue with God.” This was the featured event lecture during the Municipal Spiritual and Cultural Week in Cajnice, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was attended by over 300 people. You can view the lecture at this link, and the event flyer here.

Thomas Massaro, S.J., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, organized and participated in a panel on June 20 called “Culture First: Shaping a Culture of Peacebuilding through Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition.”

Désiré Miessein, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, lecturer at the Department of Physics & Engineering Physics, published an article in the Symmetry 2022, Volume 14, Issue 6, 1134 on May 31. You can read the article here

Désiré Miessein, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, lecturer at the Department of Physics & Engineering Physics, published two chapters in a book entitled Progress in Nanoscale and Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices.

Sónia da Silva Monteiro, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D., candidate in theology, published an essay in June entitled “Será este o tempo do perdão? Uma análise do dinamismo do perdão no contexto dos abusos sexuais na Igreja” (“Is This the Time for Forgiveness? An Analysis of the Dynamism of Forgiveness in the Context of the Church Sexual Abuses”) in the collected volume of essays: Uma Anatomia do Poder Eclesiástico (An Anatomy of the Ecclesiastical Power), 169-192. Ed. João Eleutério. Lisboa, Portugal: Universidade Católica Editora, Junho 2022.

Sónia da Silva Monteiro, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D., candidate in theology, participated and gave a lecture in the Summer School 2022 promoted by the Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus. The lecture took place on September 5 and discussed the topic of reconciliation in a polarized world. 

Sónia da Silva Monteiro, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D., candidate in theology, published an article on October 4, entitled “O que há no Humano para que com ele nos preocupemos? Direitos Humanos e Ética Universal: Contributos de E. Schillebeeckx”(What is There in the Human that We Care for Them? Human Rights and a Universal Ethic: Contributions of E. Schillebeeckx) in Brotéria, SSN 0870—7618, Vol. 195, Nº. 4, Outubro, 2022, pgs. 250-261. 

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology and Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, co-edited with Thomas Arentzen and Ashley Purpura (Fordham 2014) Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality (Fordham University Press), in which he published the article, “A Theology of Sex”.

Michael Peppard, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, had two articles published: “Apostolic Posture: Mary Magdalene as Witness to Death and Resurrection in Art,” in Death and Rebirth in Late Antiquity (ed. Lee M. Jefferson; Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, 2022, 197–216); and “Fumbling the First Amendment,” in Commonweal, July 6. He also presented “Is No One Immortal? Greek Epitaphs and Their Adaptations in Early Christianity” at the May meeting of the North American Patristics Society.

Annie George-Puskar, Ph.D., EDUCATION, assistant professor of curriculum and teaching, is being invested into the Order of Malta on November 18 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. 

Magda Teter, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of history and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies became President of the American Academy for Jewish Research, over the summer. AAJR is the oldest organization of Judaic scholars in North America, established in 1920. Read more about the AAJR here.

Cristina Traina, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, and Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Chair in Catholic Theology, recently published an essay entitled “Family/ies and Transcendence”. It’s an open access article in The Transcendent Character of the Good: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, ed. Pertuschka Schaafsma (Routledge, 2022), the ebook was published on August 9.

Larry Welborn, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, presented a paper on “The Prerogatives of Age in First Clement” at the symposium on “Conceptualizing Old Age in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Contexts,” which took place on June 2 at the Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam and was co-sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, & Religious Studies at Radboud University.

Larry Welborn, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, published an essay entitled “Writing the Sublime in a Destitute Time” in Ancient Philosophy and Early Christianity, ed. Gideon Kotze and Philip Bosman (Leiden:  Brill, 2022) 287-312.

Larry Welborn, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, published an essay entitled “The Materiality of Grace: Paul’s Collection for the Poor” in God’s Grace Inscribed on the Human Heart, ed. Peter Bolt and Sehyun Kim  (Sydney:  SCD Press, 2022) 241-70. The book was published on August 31.

Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, science and ethics, was featured in a conversation about her work in ecology, theological ethics, and fresh waters, hosted by Rev. Dr. John Thatamanil in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Victoria and the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine in Victoria, BC, on August 14. You can watch the video here In Conversation: John Thatamanil and Christiana Zenner.

Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, science and ethics, was a participant in the weeklong Environmental Humanities Institute at Colby College from August 1-7, where she workshopped part of her current book project on Anthropocene theologies and ethics with a selected group of 30 scholars from five continents.

Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, science and ethics, presented a paper entitled, “Anthropocene Sciences, Fictions, and Ethics: Objectifying and Subjectifying the Anthropocene in University Pedagogies,” at the annual meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences in Towson, Maryland, June 20-22.

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