Faculty Awards and Accomplishments



Henry Alley, Professor Emeritus of Literature

Publication:  Men Touching (novel). Chelsea Station Publications (March 1, 2019).

Monique Balbuena

Monique Balbuena, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies

  • Faculty Seminar: Selected to attend the Curt C. and Elise Silberman Seminar for Faculty on “Displacement, Migration, and the Holocaust” in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.
  • Faculty Seminar: Selected to attend the Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University. 
  • Visiting Professor:  The Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2018.
  • Conference presentation: Ladino Poetry By Two Latin American Women: Denise León and Myriam Moscona,” Sephardic Panel, 2020 Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, 9-12,  January 2020.
  • Conference presentation: “Teaching the Holocaust,” Round-Table, 2019 Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, 5-8 January 2019.
  • Conference presentation: “Sephardic Tango: A Renewed Tradition,” 50th Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies, Boston, December 2018.
  • Lecture: “Contemporary Voices in Ladino Poetry and Song,” University of Arkansas, 12 February 2019.
  •  Lecture:  “Sepharadim and the Holocaust,” University of Arkansas, 12 February 2019.
  •  Lecture:  “Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora,” The Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 19 March 2018.
  • Service:  Elected to the Executive Committee of the Sephardic Studies Discussion Group of the Modern Language Association (2020-2025)
  • Award:  UO Senate Shared Governance, Transparency and Trust Award, 2018

Dare Baldwin

Dare Baldwin, Professor of Psychology

  • Grant: Co-Principal Investigator, “12-month RCT follow-up of neuro-cognitive outcomes in relation to perinatal thiamine-fortified salt supplementation,” New York Academy of Sciences/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $200,000 (co-PIs: Dr. Gilles Bergeron, Dr. Jeffery Measelle, Dr. Kyly Whitfield), 2019 
  • Grant: Co-Principal Investigator, “Securing 2018 Anchorage Earthquake CCTV Footage for Coordinated Analysis of Human Behavior, Location Characteristics, and Strong Motion Sensor Data,” United States Geological Survey IPA, $58,534, (co-PI Dr. Sara McBride), 2019
  • Grant: Co-Principal Investigator, New York Academy of Sciences/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “Perinatal thiamine-fortified salt: an exploration of fortification efficacy, status biomarkers, and neuro-cognitive development” (co-PIs: Dr. Gilles Bergeron, Dr. Jeffery Measelle, Dr. Kyly Whitfield), $1,514,964; UO Sub-Award $200,000, 2018-2020
  • Publication:  (accepted subject to minor revision).  Thiamine dose response in human milk with supplementation among lactating women in Cambodia: study protocol for a double-blind, four-parallel arm randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal: Open. 2019.
  • Publication: Attentional profiles linked to event segmentation are robust to missing information. Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, Special Issue on Attention in Natural and Mediated Realities, 4:8. 2018,
  • Publication: Attention rapidly reorganizes to structure in a novel activity sequence.  Cognition, 182, 31–44. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.09.004.
  • Publication: Attention reorganizes as structure is detected in dynamic action. Memory & Cognition, 1-16. DOI: 10.3758/s13421-018-0847-z. 2018.
  • Publication: Intersubjectivity and joint attention. The encyclopedia of anthropology. Volume VII, 3405-3414, Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1810. 2018
  • Publication: Tuning to the task at hand: Processing goals shape adults' attention to unfolding activity. Proceedings of the 40th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 2018. 

Liska Chan

Liska Chan, Associate Dean for Faculty and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

  • Publication:  “Chinatown Invisible: Hybrid-maps and Making-do”. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 6.2. (February 2020)
  • Publication: Walking Atomic Vegas: Ritual, Memorials, and Toxic Landscapes", Journal of American Culture, DOI 10.1080/14797585.2019.1622301: 1-10. (July 2019) (with Elizabeth Stapleton)
  • Invited Conference Presenter: “Future-Cities, Urban-Imaginaries, and Everyday Life” Urbanization, Water and Food Security Gordon Research Conference (GRC), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, July 21-26, 2019
  • Lecture “Walking Atomic Vegas: Ritual, Memorials, and Toxic Landscapes”, Amsterdam University College, February 5, 2019
  • Lecture: “Chinatown Invisible: Hybrid-Mapping and Making-do” University of Amsterdam, February 8, 2019.
  • Lecture: “Thinking through Making” Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Pratt Institute March 16-18, 2020
  • Lecture: “On Making-do as a Spatial Practice” Maintainers III: Policy, Practice, and Care conference (October 6-9, 2019) in Washington, D.C., presenter
  • Lecture: “Braided Fields” Annual Meeting of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Sacramento, California, March 2019, presenter.
  • Lecture: “Braided Fields as Social Practice” Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity, Meeting of the Architecture and Media and Politics Society (A-MPS), Tucson Arizona, February 2018, presenter.          

Nicole Dudukovic

Nicole Dudukovic, Senior Instructor, Psychology

  • Publication:  Chanales, A.J.H., Dudukovic, N.M., Richter, F.R. & Kuhl, B.A. (2019). Interference between overlapping memories is predicted by neural states during learning. Nature Communications 10(1), 1-12.
  • Achievement: Promotion to Senior Instructor I

David Frank

David Frank, Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric

  • Award: One of three Mellon Faculty Fellow awards to support his work on “Reconsidering James Blue’s 1963 documentary The March,” as part of the Museum and Library Research Collaboration, funded by a $300,000 Mellon Grant. (June 11, 2018)
  • Recognition: Visiting Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). Harbin Institute of Technology is a research university and a member of China's elite C9 League.
  • Recognition: Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2018).
  • Book Chapter: Frank, David A. “The First Sign of a Smoking Gun might be a Mushroom Cloud” - Metaphorical Imperatives, Michael Gerson, and the Complicity of the Ghostwriter” Political Communication Ethics: Theory and Practice (Lanham: Roman and Littlefield). Projected publication date 2020. 
  • Book Chapter: Frank, David A.  and William Keith. “Generating Local Theories of Argument: Romantic Populist Improvisation and Sprezzatura in Donald Trump’s MAGA Rallies,” in Theories of Local Argumentation: Selected works from the 21th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation (Abington: Taylor and Francis/Routledge: 2020). In press.
  • Book Chapter: Frank, David A. “Engaging a Rhetorical God: Developing the Capacities of Mercy and Justice,” in Responding to the Sacred: An Inquiry into the Limits of Rhetoric
  • Eds. Michael Bernard-Donals and Kyle Jensen (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2019). In editing.
  • Book Chapter: Frank, David A. “The Act of Forgiveness in Barack Obama’s Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Charleston, South Carolina, June 26, 2015,” in Was Blind But Now I See: Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings. Eds. Sean O’Rourke and Melody Lehn (Lanham: Lexington Press, 2019), 111-126. 
  • Book Chapter: Frank, David A. “Barack Obama, the Rhetoric of Racial Reconciliation, and Donald Trump’s Audience: Realizing the Promise of the “A More Perfect Union” Address, March 18, 2008” in The Handbook of Research on Black Males. Ed. Robert L. Green (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2018), 101-116. 
  • Refereed Journal Articles: Frank, David A. “The History and Future of Dissociation in Rhetorical Theory.” Philosophy and Rhetoric. 54 (2021). Accepted for publication as one article in a special issue on dissociation. 
  • Refereed Journal Articles: Frank, David A. “The Complicity of Racial and Rhetorical Pessimism: The Coherence and Promise of the Long Civil Rights Movement.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs. 23 (2020): in press.
  • Refereed Journal Articles: Bolduc, Michelle and David A. Frank. “An Introduction to and Translation of Chaïm Perelman’s 1933 De l’arbitraire dans la connaissance [On the Arbitrary in Knowledge].” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 22 (2019): 232-275.  Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant.
  • Refereed Journal Articles: Frank, David A. “ASEAN's Prevention Mechanisms: The Reduction of Mass Atrocity Crimes in East Asia.” The Journal of Genocide Studies and Prevention 11 (2018): 98-108.
  • Refereed Journal Articles: Frank, David A. and Park, WooSoo, “The Complicity of the Ghostwriter: Robert T. Oliver and the Rhetoric of a Dictator,” Rhetoric Review 37 (2018): 105-117. Funded by a Korean Research Foundation Grant.
  • Public Scholarship. Frank, David. A. “A Major democracy Fights to Maintain the Rule of Law – This Time, it’s Israel.”  The Conversation. November 21, 2019. https://theconversation.com/a-major-democracy-fights-to-maintain-the-rule-of-law-this-time-its-israel-127584. Reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle.

Daphne Gallagher

Daphne Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Clark Honors College Faculty-in-Residence and Clark Honors College Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

  • Award: 2019-2020 Mellon Faculty Fellows “Collections Cultures: Exploring Curation and Access at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives”
  • Publication: Recognizing Plague Epidemics in the Archaeological Record of Mali and Burkina Faso, West Africa. Afriques: Débats, Méthodes, et Terrains d’Histoire. 2018. http://journals.openedition.org/afriques/2198 (with S. Dueppen)
  • Publication: Agriculture and wild plant use in the Middle Senegal River Valley, ca. 800 BCE – 1000 CE. In Plants and People in the African Past: Progress in African Archaeobotany, edited by Anna-Maria Mercuri, Catherine D’Andrea, and Alexa Höhn. Springer, pp. 328-61. 2018. (with S.K. McIntosh and S. Murray)
  • Publication: Households and Plant Use at Kirikongo, Burkina Faso: Seeds and Fruits from Mound 1 (ca. 450-1450 AD). Of Trees, Grasses and Crops – Man and Vegetation Change in sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond (a festschrift in honor of Katharina Neumann), edited by Alexa Höhn and Barbara Eichhorn, Frankfurt: Frankfurter Archäologischen Schriften. (2019, with S. Dueppen)
  • Lecture: Harvard University, Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series, Committee on Medieval Studies, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Center for African Studies, and Department of African and African American Studies. “Reflecting on Medieval West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal” 2018
  • Invited Conference Presenter: The Routes of Medieval Africa 11th -17th Centuries: Program Closure Conference for ANR Globafrica Program, Institut des Mondes Africains, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. 2019
  • Invited Conference Presenter: Alcohol, Rituals and Spiritual World in ancient China and Beyond: An interdisciplinary perspective Conference. Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University, California. 2019
  • Feature story: “The Black Death may have transformed medieval societies in sub-Saharan Africa,” March 6, 2019 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/black-death-may-have-transformed-medieval-societies-sub-saharan-africa

Melissa Graboyes

Melissa Graboyes, Assistant Professor of African & Medical History

  • Award: National Science Foundation (NSF) award made to University of Oregon Eugene with an intended total amount of $411,171.00 for project "CAREER: A Case Study of Malaria Elimination Efforts with Relation to Vernacular Knowledge, Expertise, and Ethics."Publication: Co-Editor; Africa Every Day: Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent (Ohio RIS Africa Series) Paperback – November 12, 2019; Ohio University Press
  • Publication:  British Medical Journal Blog (TheBMJopinion) article reflecting her current research project about the history and ethics of contemporary malaria eradication efforts.  https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2019/10/10/were-succeeding-in-our-fight-against-malaria-now-its-time-to-plan-for-failure/
  • Lecture: University of Norway African Anthropologies Seminar Series, Oslo. December 2019. "Malaria’s Many Environments: African Vernacular Knowledge in Zanzibar.” 
  • Lecture: Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2019. “Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: the WHO Campaign in Zanzibar, c. 1957-1968 and Contemporary Implications.” 
  • Lecture: "Mosquitopia: The Place of Pests in a Healthy World." Munich, Germany. October 2019. Organized by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Her talk was on “Remembering Malaria Elimination Failures in Zanzibar, 1920-2019: Arguments Against Mosquito Eradication.” https://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/events_conf_seminars/event_history/2019-events-history/conferences2019/symposium_mosquitopia/index.html 
  • Achievement: Promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure

Samantha Hopkins

Samantha Hopkins, Associate Professor HC Geology

  • Publications: Hopkins, S.S.B. 2019. Phylogeny and systematics of the Aplodontiinae (Mammalia: Rodentia: Aplodontiidae) with the description of several new species. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology p.1-19. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1668401
  • Publications: Robson, S.V.1, N.A. Famoso2, E.B. Davis, and S.S.B. Hopkins. 2019. First Mesonychid from the Clarno Formation (Eocene) of Oregon. Paleontologia Electronica. 22.2.35A 1-19. DOI: 10.26879/856palaeo-electronica.org/content/2019/2585-first-mesonychid-from-oregon
  • Presentation: Hopkins, S.S.B. and Calede, J.J. 2019. Oligo-Miocene Aplodontioid rodents reveal faunal an ecological relationships between central Oregon and western Montana. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Program and Abstracts 120.
  • Grants: Bureau of Land Management Award (co-PI with Edward Davis, for hiring a preparator to clean fossils collected from BLM land in Oregon) of $59,000, awarded 2019.
  • Grants: American Association of Universities STEM Mini-Grant (co-PI with Elly Vandegrift, Ron Bramhall, and Jayanth Banavar) of $20,000 for curriculum alignment and redesign efforts in science and math awarded 2019.

Brian McWhorter, Associate Professor of Music

  • Performance:  Conducted Orchestra Next and Idaho Falls Symphony in the Eugene Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker (Fall 2019)
  • Performance:  Conducted the UO Opera production of Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen ​- an adaptation of Bizet's Carmen (Winter, 2020)
  • Lecture: gave the third installment of his lecture/discussion series Ballet Outsider: Gender Politics & Power ​with Toni Pimble (Fall, 2019)​

Michael Moffitt, Professor of Law

  • Publication: Michael Moffitt, Settlement Malpractice, 86 University of Chicago Law Review 1825 (2019). Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3358368
  • Lecture: Presented Settlement Malpractice research at the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Speaker Series in Connecticut in October 2019.
  • Award: Settlement Malpractice was selected to win the Fred C. Zacharias Prize in Professional Responsibility, the highest annual honor of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Dispute Resolution.

Barbara Mossberg

Barbara Mossberg, Professor of Practice in Literature

  • Achievement: Elected President of the Emily Dickinson International Society and Director of the Triennial International Conference, August 2019
  • Publication: Here for the Present, poetry and essays from her experience of being a "Poet in Residence" for the City of Pacific Grove, including essays from her experience at the Andrews Experimental Forest in OSU's Spring Creek Project of environmental humanities will be published.
  • Publication: "When I Die You Don't Have to Divert the River for Me," is a finalist award winner and will be published in New Millennium Writing. 
  • Publication: Reviewed a Dickinson manuscript for Liturgical Press: Mystical Prayer: The Poetic Example of Emily Dickinson
  • Conferences: Presented a paper and presiding at the MLA Session on Translation. 
  • Conferences: Presented to the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Strategies for Transformational Learning: Meta Meta Journal Prompts and Impromptus.
  • Lecture: Insight Seminar Program, University of Oregon, Sept-Oct. 2019.
  • Lecture: Fulbright Conference address, October 2019: Quantum Entanglements: The Genius of Fulbright’s Chaos (Theory).

Carol Paty

Carol Paty, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Publication:  Arridge, C. and C. Paty, Giant Planets – Asymmetrical Magnetospheres: Uranus and Neptune, Book Section. In Press AGU Books.
  • Publication: Winslow, R. M., † N. Lugaz, C. J. Farrugia, C. L. Johnson, B. J. Anderson, C. S. Paty, N. A. Schwadron, L. Philpott, M. Al Asad, First observations of an ICME compressing Mercury's dayside magnetosphere, Accepted to Astrophysical Journal, 12/2019
  • Invited Conference Talk: Royal Society, London. Ice Giant Systems 2020. January 20-22, 2020. “Ice Giant Magnetospheres.”
  • Invited Presentation: Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop, The Explorers Club, New York City. October, 2019. “Potential Investigations of Outer Planet Magnetospheres.”
  • Conference Presentation: Europlanet workshop: Outer planet moon-magnetosphere interactions, Selfoss, Iceland, 11-15 Feb 2019. “Similarities and differences: Comparing the upstream conditions and magnetospheric interactions at Europa, Callisto, and Triton”
  • NASA Mission Benchmark: The Europa Clipper Mission is officially confirmed for the final design and construction phases. Dr. Paty is a Co-Investigator in 2 instruments (PIMS and REASON) for the Clipper mission, and just completed a 4-year rotation as the Interior Working Group Co-Chair.

Roxann Prazniak

Roxann Prazniak, Professor of History

Carol Stabile, Professor, Women and Gender Studies

Award:  Top Paper Award for “Cultural/Communication Studies, Cnons, and Coprolites,” Feminist Scholarship Division, International Communication Association, May 2019

Publication: The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist

Interviews & Media:

Professional service:

  • Series Co-Editor with Rebecca Wanzo, Feminist Media Studies Book Series, University of Illinois Press
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force's Cold War Communication Project
  • International Advisory Board, Feminist Theory
  • Editorial Board, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Editorial Board, Communication, Culture, and Critique
  • Editorial Board, Critical Studies in Media Communication
  • Editorial Board, Western Journal of Communication
  • Editorial Board, Women’s Studies in Communication
  • Advisory Group, Cultural Logic

Casey Shoop

Casey Shoop, Career Faculty, Literature

  • Award: Williams Council Instructional award for research in Greenland, “Arctic Icebergs,” summer, 2019.
  • Publication: "Angela Davis, the L.A. Rebellion, and the Undercommons,"  Post45, Yale University. L.A. Rev. 2/2019.
  • Publication: "The California Occult: Nathanael West, Theodor Adorno, and the Representation of Mass Cultural Desire," Modernism/modernity. Johns Hopkins University Press,Volume 25, Number 2, April 2018; pp. 303-326.




Tim Williams

Tim Williams, Assistant Professor of History

  • Publication: Prison Pens: Gender, Memory, and Imprisonment in the Writings of Mollie Scollay and Wash Nelson, 1863–1866 (New Perspectives on the Civil War Era Ser.) University of Georgia Press (February 1, 2018).
  • Award: Earnest G. Moll Faculty Research Fellowship in Literary Studies from the Oregon Humanities Center for work on his book, Civil War Prisons and the Problem of Confederate Memory.
  • Professional service:  Joined the editorial board for Kent State University Press’s new series, “Interpreting the Civil War: Texts and Contexts”

Louise Bishop

Louise Bishop, Associate Professor Emerita of Literature

  • Presentation: "Post-colonial Middle English: the case of Geoffrey Chaucer," Thrice-told Tales: Reconfiguring the Canon, All Saints College, Kerala, India, 10-11December 2018.Presentation: "Why Read the Classics? Revisiting Italo Calvino - An American Perspective," Literature, Culture and Communication: Revisiting the Classics, St Xavier's College, Kerala, India, 7 December 2018.
  • Scholarship:  Louise Bishop Study Abroad Fund. Donor Doug Ragen recently established the Louise Bishop Study Abroad Fund to support CHC students who travel internationally for their studies. 6/2019.Citation: Entry in Chaucer Encyclopedia for "John Stow" (sixteenth-century publisher of Chaucer).

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