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December 2014 Endnotes

Recent Faculty Publications

Recent faculty publications include new books from Professors Simon Singer (Criminology and Criminal Justice), John Kwoka (Economics), and Elizabeth Dillon (English).

Awards and Grants

  • Several Northeastern faculty members and graduate students in criminology and criminal justice received recognition at this year’s American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual meetings. The association named Associate Professor of Criminology Amy Farrell its Mentor of the Year. Assistant Professor of Criminology Kevin Drakulich received the New Scholar Award and PhD student Janice Iwama received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the ASC Division on People of Color and Crime. PhD student Laura Siller won the ASC Division of Victimology’s Graduate Student Paper Award for 2014.
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science Benedict Jimenez received a 2014 Clarence Stone Scholar Award, an early-career recognition, from the American Political Science Association’s Urban Politics Section.
  • Philip D’Agati, an assistant academic specialist in political science, was selected for a Joseph J. Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies. Earlier this month, D’Agati traveled to Doha as a guest of the government of Qatar for research, visits, and meeting with local officials.
  • Assistant Professor of History Victoria Cain accepted the 2014 Best Article Prize from the History of Education Society (HES) for “‘Attraction, Attention, and Desire’: Consumer Culture as Pedagogical Paradigm in Museums in the United States, 1900-1930,” published in Paedagogica Historica, the field’s leading international journal. HES awards this honor every two years to the author who wrote the most distinguished scholarly essay in educational history.
  • Associate Professor of History Louise Walker’s Waking from the Dream (Stanford University Press) won honorable mention for the 2014 Alan Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. The award recognizes an outstanding book in social science history.
  • Political science PhD candidate Ian McManus will be in Germany during the spring semester on a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship. While in Berlin, he will conduct case study research on German social policy responses to economic crisis.
  • Professor Tim Cresswell (History and International Affairs) has been appointed one of the two founding editors of the journal GeoHumanities published by Taylor and Francis. As a journal of the Association of American Geographers, GeoHumanities will draw on and further explore the multifaceted scholarly conversations between geography and the humanities. Professor Cresswell will serve as a co-editor for four years.


New Books

  • Professor of English Elizabeth Dillon published New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 (Duke University Press) this fall. In this book, Professor Dillon argues that the theater of the early modern world served as a “performative commons,” staging debates over representation in a political world based on popular sovereignty.
  • Professor of Criminology Simon Singer authored America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia (NYU Press), which came out this fall. The book explores middle-class crime and delinquency. Professor Singer uses the types of delinquency seen in an affluent Buffalo suburb as a case study illuminating the roots of juvenile offending and deviance in modern society.
  • John Kwoka, the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, recently published Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies (MIT Press). The book offers a comprehensive evaluation of the effects of mergers and the effectiveness of merger policy in the United States and suggests policy improvements.
  • Assistant Professor of History Victoria Cain co-authored Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Nature, published this fall by University of Chicago Press.

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