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Recent Accomplishments

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is excited to announce recent publications from our Faculty Associates and Affiliates

Dr. Sandra Dixon, Assistant Professor of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics  Cultural Dynamics of Globalization and African Literature.   Eds. Sandra Dixon,Janice Spleth.  Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2016.

Dr. Kate Staples, Associate Professor of History, Awarded the 2016 Caperton Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing

The Teaching and Learning Commons awarded four grants to West Virginia University faculty to create a forum to build awareness and explore diversity for equity issues that impact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) student community. These grants were funded by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The faculty will work as part of a learning community to update their courses to create a more inclusive environment for LGTBQ students and reduce communicative and affective barriers between faculty and students. They will incorporate the enhancements to their courses during the fall 2016 semester and share their findings in a poster session next year at WVU’s Celebrate event.

Dr. Martina Caretta, Associate Professor of Geography 
Andersson, L, Caretta, M.A. 2017.  Arsenic poisoning in rural Bangladesh: an intersectional analysis of impacts on women.  wH2o The Journal of Gender and Water, 6, 4-23  

Dr. Robert Blobaum, Eberly Professor 
Robert Blobaum,   A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017). 

Dr. Erin Cassese, Associate Professor of Political Science 
Party and Gender Stereotypes in Campaign Attacks” (with Mirya Holman)  Political Behavior. August, 2017.
Religion, Gendered Authority, and Identity in American Politics” (with Mirya Holman)    Politics & Religion. March, 2017. 
"A Re-Examination of Women’s Electoral Success in Open Seat Elections:  The Conditioning Effect of Electoral Competition” (with Tiffany Barnes and Regina Branton)  Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. September, 2017.
American Party Women: A Look at the Gender Gap within Parties” (with Tiffany Barnes).  Political Research Quarterly. March, 2017.*

Dr. Gwen Bergner, Interim Associate Chair of the Department of English Gwen Bergner. "Danticat's Vodou Vernacular of Women's Human Rights."  American Literary History. Volume 29, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 521–545,