Recently, a number of faculty members have been featured in the news. They addressed a variety of topics: cellphone use by children, Caribbean and queer identities, and the challenges facing first-generation college students and faculty.
Dr. Diana Fox, professor of anthropology was interviewed by the Rainbow Times, the largest LGBTQ paper in New England, about the intersection between Caribbean and queer identities.
In the article, Dr. Fox says:
“We have to be really careful not to talk about Caribbean culture as a monolith… The various colonial powers left different religions, languages, legacies, and even different attitudes around gender and sexuality.”
Dr. Colby King, assistant professor of sociology, contributed to the Everyday Sociology blog a piece titled, “#followfirstgenerationacademics.” In it, Dr. King writes about the experiences of first-generation students, and those who go on to become faculty members.
He writes: The idea behind #followfirstgenerationacademics was to create connections between academics and students between academics and students, who are from the first generation in their family to work as an academic.
Dr. Elizabeth Englander, professor of psychology and the founding director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, shared her research and insights on the topic of cellphone use by children with the Washington Post.
She says: “I really don’t see a consensus. Nobody really knows what to do. I think everybody’s trying out different things and seeing how they work.”
(Compiled by John Winters, G ’11, University News)