Research Overview

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Research Overview

Our faculty engage in a wide range of notable scholarly and creative activity. Our faculty's recent publications include:

Department of English

Books

Crowley, Dustin. Africa’s Narrative Geographies: Charting the Intersections of Geocriticism and Postcolonial Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Articles and Book Chapters

Coulombe, Joseph. “Rhetorical Narrative Theory and Native American Literature: The Antimimetic in Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water.”  Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States, edited by James Donahue, Jennifer Ho, and Shaun Morgan, The Ohio State University Press, 2017, 123-136.

Freind, Bill. “Bagatelles pour un massacre.” Resist Much, Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance, edited by Michael Boughn, et al. Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2017.

Freind, Bill. “Swans.” Sad Vacation, vol. 2, 2017.

Hyde, Emily. “The Contemporary.” Literature Compass, vol. 14, no. 9, 2017. [with S. Wasserman]

Slater, Kate. “Who Gets to Die of Dysentery?  Ideology, Geography, and The Oregon Trail.”  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 4, 2017, 374-395.

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures

Books

Manley, Marilyn S. (editor). Quechua Expressions of Stance and Deixis, with Antje Muntendam, Brill, 2015.

Poteau, Christine E. Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

Department of History

Books

Duke Bryant, Kelly M. Education as Politics: Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal, 1850s-1914. The University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.

Hague, Stephen. The Gentleman’s House in the British Atlantic World, 1680-1780. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. [Shortlisted for the 2016 Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion]

Heinzen, James. The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953. Yale University Press, 2016.

Rose, Chanelle N. The Struggle for Black Freedom in Miami: Civil Rights and America’s Tourist Paradise 1896-1968. LSU Press, 2015.

Wang, Q. Edward. Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Wang, Q. (editor). Marxist Historiographies: A Global Perspective, with Georg G. Iggers, Routledge, 2015.

Articles and Book Chapters

Duke-Bryant, Kelly. “French Fathers and their ‘Indigenous Children’:  Interracial Families in Colonial Senegal, 1900-1915.” Journal of Family History, vol. 42, no. 3, 2017, 308-325.

Klapper, Melissa. “The Great Adventure of 1929: The Impact of Travel Abroad on American Jewish Women's Identity.” American Jewish History, vol. 102, no. 1, 2018, 85-107.

Lindman, Janet M. “Introduction.” History of Friendship in Colonial America, special issue of The Journal of Social History, vol. 50, no. 2, 2017.

Lindman, Janet M. “’This Union of the Soul’:  Spiritual Friendship among Early American Protestants.” History of Friendship in Colonial America, special issue of The Journal of Social History, vol. 50, no. 2, 2017.

Turner, Katherine. “Introduction.” Food in the American Gilded Age, edited by Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University Press, 2017.

Wang, Qingjia Edward. "Confucius in the May Fourth Era." A Concise Companion to Confucius, edited by Paul Goldin, Wiley Blackwell, 2017, 330-351.

Department of Law and Justice Studies

Books and Edited Volumes

Ammar, Nawal. Muslims in U.S. prisons. Rienner Publishers and First Forum Press, 2015.

Evan T. Sorg. Foot Patrol: Rethinking the Cornerstone of Policing, with Jerry H. Ratcliffe, Springer, 2017.

Jiao, Allan Y. Police Auditing: Standards and Applications. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2015.

Articles and Book Chapters

Ammar, Nawal. “Islam and ecofeminism.” The companion to religion and ecology, edited by J. Hart, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017. [with A. Gray]

Capellan, Joel. “The Media’s Coverage of Public Mass Shootings: An Analysis of Fifty Years of Newsworthiness.” International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 2018. [with J. Silva]

Capellan, Joel. “Change and Stability in Offender, Behaviors, and Incident-level Characteristics of Mass Public Shootings in the United States.” Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2018. [with S. Gomez]

Capellan, Joel. “Re-Operationalizing Open Country: Introducing a Place-Level Geography for the Study of Rural Crime.” International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, vol. 8, no. 2, 2017, 20-32. [with J. Porter and F. Howell]

Foglia, Wanda. “Capital cases: Arbitrary and capricious after all these years.” 34th Annual Criminal Law Symposium, vol. 2, edited by Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2017, JJ-5-JJ-9. [with N.M. Schenker]

Houser, Kimberly. “Women offenders and drug court: Does gender matter?” Female Offender and Reentry: Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society, edited by L. Carter & C.D. Marcum, Sage Publishing, 2017. [with C. Suam]

Houser, Kimberly. “An examination of mental illness and substance use disorders among a sample of female parolees released to the City of Philadelphia.” Female Offender and Reentry: Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society, edited by L. Carter & C.D. Marcum, Sage Publishing, 2017. [with E.S. McCord]

Jiao, Allan Y. “Institutional Isomorphism and the Federal Consent Decree: The Case of the Los Angeles Police Department.” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, vol. 39, no. 4, 2017, 756-772. [with Jeffrey R. Phillips]

Lewandowski, Carla. “The Role of Fusion Centers in Homeland Security.” Homeland Security and Intelligence (2nd Edition), Praeger: ABC-CLIO, 2018. [with R. Guidetti]

Lewandowski, Carla. “A Review of Terrorism and Political Violence.” Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018, 199-200.

Lewandowski, Carla. “The utility of fusion centers to enhance intelligence-led policing: An exploration of end-users.” Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 2017. [with J. Carter and W. Campbell]

Lewandowski, Carla. “The role of people in information-sharing: Perceptions from an analytic unit of a regional fusion center.” Police, Practice, and Research, vol. 18, no. 2, 2017, 174-193. [with J. Carter and W. Campbell]           

Lewandowski, Carla. “Using a fusion center model to manage and improve border security.” Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, 160-178. [with J. Rojek and V. Manjarrez]

Mastrocinque, Jeanna M. “Deaf victims’ experiences with intimate partner violence: The need for integration and innovation.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 32, no. 24, 2017, 3753-3777. [with D. Thew, C. Cerulli, C. Raimondi, R.W. Pollard, and N. Chin]

Schell-Busey, Natalie. “Weight, perceptions, and bullying: What kind of pounds matter?” Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 26, no. 8, 2017, 2101-2113. [with N.M. Connel and L. Kahle]

Schell-Busey, Natalie. “Do extralegal variables affect the post-inspection process of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration?” Crime, Law & Social Change, vol. 8, no. 1, 2017, 187-216.

Department of Philosophy and Religion

Books

Ashton, Dianne (editor). American Jewish History, Vol. 101, No. 3. American Jewish Historical Society, 2017.

Ashton, Dianne (editor). American Jewish History, Vol. 100, No. 3. American Jewish Historical Society, 2016.

Pizzuto-Pomaco, Julia. From Shame to Honor: Mediterranean Women in Romans 16. Emeth Press, 2017.

Articles and Book Chapters

Ashton, Dianne. “Reconstructing American Jewish Historical Studies.” On Becoming An  American Jewish Historian, edited by Jeffrey S. Gurock, Academic Studies Press, 2018.

Bauer, Nathan.  “Departed Souls: Tripartition at the Close of Plato’s Republic.” Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, vol. 20, 2017, 139-57. 

Bauer, Nathan.  “Justice at the Margins: The Social Contract and the Status of Animals.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 15, no. 1, 2017, 51-56. [with David Svolba]

Miller, Ellen. “Building and Dwelling with Heidegger and LEGO® Toys.” Lego and Philosophy: Constructing Reality Brick By Brick. Edited by Roy T. Cook and Sondra Bacharach, Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2017.

Department of Political Science and Economics

Articles and Book Chapters

Markowitz, Lawrence. “Beyond Kompromat: Coercion, Corruption, and Deterred Defection in Uzbekistan.” Comparative Politics, vol. 50, no. 1, 2017, 102-121.

Markowitz, Lawrence. “The Resource Curse Reconsidered: Cash Crops and Local Violence in Kyrgyzstan.” Terrorism and Political Violence, vol. 29, no. 2, 2017, 342-358.

Pluta, Anne C. “Benjamin Harrison.” Hatred of American Presidents, edited by Lori Han Cox, ABC-CLIO, 2018.

Pluta, Anne C. “William McKinley.”  Hatred of American Presidents, edited by Lori Han Cox, ABC-CLIO, 2018.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Books

Hutter, Mark. Experiencing Cities, Third Edition. Taylor & Francis, 2016.

Articles and Book Chapters

Hartman, Harriet J. “The Jewish Family.” American Jewish Year Book 2016: the Annual Record of North American Jewish Communities, edited by Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin, Springer Publishing, 2017.

Hartman, Harriet J. “Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Jewish Identity in 22 American Jewish Communities.” International Journal of Religions and Traditions, vol. 3, no. 1, 2017, 19-31. [with Ira Sheskin and Erik Cohen]

Joy, Sandra. “Children of Incarcerated Parents.” NASW Specialty Practice Sections: Children, Youth, and Young Adults National Association of Social Workers, 2017.

Miller, DeMond S. "Refugee Flows and Volunteers in the Current Humanitarian Crisis in Greece." Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, 61-77. [with Sotiris Chtouris]

Miller, DeMond Shondell. "Postcards From the Edge of Europe: Immigrant Landscapes and the Creation of Greektopia, Heterotopia and Atopia in Lesvos, Greece." Space and Culture, vol. 20, no. 3, 2017, 359-68. [with Sotiris Chtouris]

DeMond Miller. “Phoenix Tourism within Dark Tourism: Rebirth, Rebuilding and Rebranding of Tourist Destinations Following Disasters." Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 9, no. 2, 2017. [with Christopher Gonzalez and Mark Hutter]