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Benjamin Dunning, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, was elected to the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas / Society for New Testament Studies.

Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, wrote an essay, “Come Visit Jerusalem at Fordham”  for the Jerusalem exhibit currently on display in the O’Hare Special Collections in Walsh Library. “She also published an essay about pedagogy titled “Musical Preludes: Getting Back into the Rhythm of Teaching and Learning” in the journal Ancient Jew Review. An excerpt of her book, Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism, appeared in Tablet Magazine over the summer.

Karina Martin Hogan, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate professor of theology, is the guest co-editor, with Jason Zurawski, of a special issue of the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, on the Wisdom of Solomon. She is also the author of the chapter on the book of Baruch in the recently published Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha.

Joseph Lawton, M.F.A., ARTS AND SCIENCES, photography professor, is pleased to present Being and There, a photography exhibit at the Aurelia Gallery in New York beginning September 23rd through October 24th.

Thomas Massaro, S.J., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, published an article entitled “The Peace Advocacy of Pope Francis: Jesuit Perspectives,” in the Journal of Jesuit Studies (Sept. 2021): 523-46. He also published a book review of Pedro Miguel Lamet’s Pedro Arrupe: Witness of the Twentieth Century, Prophet of the Twenty-first, in the Journal of Jesuit Studies (2021): 701-04.

Doyle McCarthy, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of sociology, was awarded the 2021 Life Achievement Award of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in August. 

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, associate director of Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, was the first prize winner of the 2021 Paraclete Poetry Prize for her manuscript, HOLYLAND. The prize is $1,000 and book publication. 

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Department and theology professor’s article, “How I Teach Theology to Undergrads,” was translated into German and published in Religion & Gesellschaft in Ost und West. His book, The Mystical as Political:  Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy, was published in Russian. He also participated in the Ecumenical Summer School of Theology with the theme, “(a)Political Faith: The Christian in Political Arena,” sponsored by the Dubrovnik Diocese, where he taught classes and presented a lecture, “The Ascetical as the Civic: Civil Society as Political Communion.”

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of psychology, was awarded The Frances Mullen Award for Distinguished Contribution to International Psychology in October. This award is presented to honor a member of the ICP who has a long and distinguished history of research or applied contributions to one or more international areas.

Cristina Traina, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, delivered “Reenvisioning Our Relationship with Children in Light of the Abuse Crisis,” at a September 27 panel for the Taking Responsibility Initiative at Fordham. She also delivered the O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in Church and Society at Fairfield University on October 6, titled “Women and Children First? The Pandemic’s Lessons for Society and the Church.”

Kay Turner, ADMIN, vice president of Human Resources, delivered the keynote address at the Women of Color Conference virtually on October 22. 

Larry Welborn, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of theology, published a chapter entitled “On the Basis of Equality: Paul between Protagoras and Ranciere” in Political Theology on Edge: Ruptures of Justice and Belief in the Anthropocene, (Fordham University Press, 2021) 


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