YEAR AFTER COMMENCEMENT, when
Emory students pack up their books for the summer, hundreds
of University faculty members pack their bags and set out on
various scholarly adventures. In most cases, their travels are
related either to their teaching or research at Emory, although
a few of them manage to have a little fun, too. Heres
a sampling of where a few Emory faculty members went, and why,
M. Carrion, professor in the Department of Spanish
and Portuguese, and graduate student Nestor Rodriguez helped
lead a dozen students on a six-week program in the Spanish-speaking
Caribbean from late May through early July. The group visited
Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, taking
classes in the language, literature and culture of the region.
This was the first time Emory has offered a pan-Caribbean program.
Melton, chair of the Department of History, spent
the summer in Salzburg with his wife, who is Austrian, and their
two-year-old son. Melton is working on a cultural history of
the city entitled Mozarts Salzburg.
Good, assistant professor of Spanish and comparative
literature, was invited to present a paper in Mexico City at
a conference on Mexican art history. His paper, The Interruption
of the Image, was a theoretical analysis of the relationship
between narration and the visual. Good also spent the summer
researching and writing a book, Beyond the Witnesses Dismay:
Revisiting Testimony in Latin American Literature.
Stolley, associate professor of Spanish, spent the
month of June in Salamanca, Spain, directing a summer program
for faculty members interested in learning or improving Spanish
language skills. The eight faculty members also focused on aspects
of Spanish culture relevant to their own fields of specialization.
Lesser, professor of history and director of the
Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, spent the summer
in Brazil on a Fulbright Fellowship. Lesser is conducting research
on race relations in Brazil after World War II and will remain
there for this academic year.
was invited to speak to the International Congress of Science,
Art, and Religion in the Maya World, held in Copan, Honduras,
in July. Although the conference was primarily for archaeologists,
Gutierrez-Mouat lectured on the work of Mesoamerican archaeologists
in the context of broader cultural issues including nationalism,
indigenism, and the modern intersection between archaeology
H. Rubin, professor of economics and law, attended
a conference in June on law, economics, and evolutionary psychology
in Squaw Valley, Calif. Rubin discussed his upcoming book, Darwinian
Politics: The Evolution of Political Behavior.
Luis Boigues, a faculty member in the Department
of Spanish and director of the Iberian Summer Program, was one
of those faculty members who led twenty-six students to Spain
and Portugal this summer. The group, which also included Spanish
faculty Don Tuten, Cecilia Montes-Alcala, and Ana Sofia Ganho,
took part in a four-week core session in Salamanca, Spain. They
then split up to visit different parts of the Iberian Peninsula
for another month: students in the advanced Spanish seminar
went to Bilbao and Barcelona, students in Spanish language courses
went to Santander, and those with an interest in Portuguese
July, Elena Pesavento, assistant
professor in the Department of Economics, attended the Econometrics
Society meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, and a workshop on
growth and econometrics in Hamilton, New Zealand.
A. Pastor, a faculty member in the Department of
Political Science, gave the keynote address at a conference
in Quebec City on the eve of the Summit of the Americas in April.
His talk was titled A Community of Democracies in the
Americas: From Phrase to Reality. Pastor, who is chairman
of the Common Cause Task Force on Election Reform, also participated
in the Common Cause National Governing Board meeting in Washington,
D.C., in June.
Solomon, associate professor of Spanish, took a group
of students to Barcelona, Spain, where they explored the architecture
of the city as well as Catalan culture and language. Solomon
and film studies professor Bill Brown also helped guide a new
program joining Spanish and film studies, in which students
studied the Spanish film industry and had the opportunity to
write their own film scripts, in English or Spanish.
Gold, chair of the Department of Spanish, spent July
in Salamanca conducting an intensive writing workshop for selected
Emory graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese.
Kia, a faculty member in the Department of Economics,
traveled to Ontario, Canada, to teach a course in economics
at Carleton University. In June, Kia also presented a paper
at the Canadian Economics Association Meeting in Montreal.
F. Remington, C.L. Halle Professor of Political Science,
led a group of University faculty members in the Halle Institute
Faculty Research Seminar on a trip to Bogazici University in
Istanbul, Turkey, where they joined a conference on globalization.
In addition, Remington traveled to Moscow to conduct his own
research on the development of Russian political institutions.
Joy Mazumdar, assistant professor in the Department of Economics,
attended the globalization seminar in Istanbul and presented
a paper on Indias trade and income distribution. Rick
Doner, professor of political science, also traveled to Turkey
in May and June as part of Emorys Halle Seminar on Globalization.
In July, he went to Thailand to research a book on the political
economy and economic development of that country.
Hartfield-Mendez, senior lecturer in the Department
of Spanish and Portuguese, traveled to Mexico this summer to
redevelop a Spanish writing course. She conducted field research
for a new component of the course, a service learning requirement
that will send students to work in Atlantas Hispanic community
and then focus their writing on their experiences. Hartfield-Mendez
visited areas of Mexico with a high rate of emigration to Atlanta
and conducted interviews she will incorporate into the course.
V. Poling, a professor of art history, taught a three-week
course on modern art in Paris and Nice to a group of fourteen
undergraduates. The course was taught entirely in museums. Poling
also assembled photographs for a book he is completing, Andre
Masson and the Surrealist Self.
Campbell, a member of the art history faculty, traveled
to Florence to research an illustrated manuscript dating back
to circa 1300, held in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. Her
research will be incorporated into a book, The Poetry of Commonwealth
and the Art of Fourteenth-Century Tuscany.
Reinhardt, a member of the political science faculty,
and Caglar Ozden, assistant professor in the economics department,
traveled to Geneva in May to talk with leaders in the World
Trade Organization (WTO) and the UNCTAD and collect data for
research projects focusing on the dispute settlement process
and the treatment of developing countries within the WTO.
Chakravorty, an economics faculty member, visited
Germany this summer along with seventeen other Emory faculty
as part of the Halle Institute. He went to Freiburg, Frankfurt,
Bonn, and Berlin. Chakravorty also co-chaired an international
conference on water resource management in Girona, Spain, in
Chirinko, professor of economics, traveled to Stockholm,
Sweden, in August, where he presented a seminar at the Swedish
Central Bank on the conduct of monetary policy. He also conducted
research examining how stock market bubbles affect
the overall economy.
Professor Martine Watson Brownley
spent two weeks in May in London and Oxford, England, doing
research on seventeenth century history. In August, she went
to Quebec for a week to direct a conference on James Boswell.
faculty member Owen Beelders attended
the African Investment Conference and Exhibition 2001, which
had the theme Financial Empowerment of Africa.
Pritchard, assistant professor of environmental studies,
participated in conferences in Santa Fe, Florida, and Duluth,
Minn. In August, he attended a series of meetings of the Resilience
Alliance in Chiang Mai, Thailand, an international consortium
of researchers and institutions which study the problems of
managing ecosystems and resources under conditions of surprise,
catastrophe, and sudden thresholds of change.
C. Rohrer, associate professor of modern and contemporary
architecture in the art history department, spent much of the
summer in Barcelona researching a book on the Temple of the
Sagrada Familia, a building designed by the architect Antoni
Gaudi but not finished in his lifetime. She also delivered two
lectures on Catalan architectural politics at the turn of the
Cahill, professor of English, presented a paper on
Christopher Marlowe at the conference Between Empires:
Orientalism Before 1600 at Trinity College, Cambridge,
in July. She also conducted related research at the Bibliotheque
Nationale in Paris, delving into sixteenth-century accounts
of English and French voyages to the East.
A. Miller, a faculty member in the Department of
History, spent much of the summer in archival collections in
Versailles and Paris, researching her book, Settling Accounts:
Property, Law, and Political Culture in the French Post-Revolution.
She also gathered materials to be used for discussion in the
fall course Modern European Economic History. Miller
has been visiting the same Parisian neighborhood each year since
faculty member Sharon Strocchia spent
three weeks last spring as a visiting scholar at the American
Academy in Rome, conducting research in the Vatican archives.
She also did research in Florentine State Archives for her book
project entitled Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance France. While
in Florence, she gathered material for a new freshman seminar
course, Medicine in the Age of Plague.
July, Gay Robins, professor
of Ancient Egyptian Art, visited Oxford, England, and the library
of the Griffith Institute. Robins is working on articles on
ancient Egyptian cult statues and mutilation and erasures in
ancient Egyptian art. She also gave lectures in Sydney, Melbourne,
and Perth, Australia.