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People Notes | January 2022

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Alan Clark, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, biology professor, conducted research on urban bats with Bronx High School of Science student Eiki Shido. With Clark’s mentorship, Shido was named one of the top 300 Scholars in the 81st Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors.

Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $60,000 for her project titled Jerusalem: A Feminist History. 

Leo Guardado, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, assistant professor of theology, presented “Evaluating the Churches’ Teaching on Migration Ethics” at the annual Society of Christian Ethics conference, which was held virtually from January 6 to 11.

Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, the James and Nancy Buckman Chair of Applied Christian Ethics, was presented with the 2020 Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice by Boston’s Paulist Center. Father Massingale shares this prestigious award with such prominent social justice proponents such as Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, Michael Sheen, and Sr. Joan Chittister. He was recognized by the Paulist Community for his work in racial justice as well as his stance in promoting the justice and dignity of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers.

Taylor Ott, ARTS AND SCIENCES, Ph.D. candidate in theology and social ethics presented “Conflict and Catholicism: A Methodology for Ethical Engagement with Catholic Institutions” at the annual Society of Christian Ethics conference.

John C. Seitz, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, presented “From Angelica to Angelica Garcia: Rock Guadalupe and a New Latina Roots Music” at the American Historical Association meeting. 

Cristina L. H. Traina, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Chair of Catholic Theology, participated in a panel, “Whither Catholic Theology (and Ethics) Departments,” and in a session titled “Ecclesiology and Trans Inclusion” at the annual Society of Christian Ethics conference.

Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, science, and ethics, presented “Institutionalizing the Anthropocene: How the Epoch of Climate Change Reinscribes Theological Attachment to ‘the’ Normative Human” at the annual Society of Christian Ethics conference.

 

 

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