UO humanities publications are breaking new scholarly ground

The production and publication of scholarly work lies at the heart of any research university, and is essential to the academic careers of faculty at the UO.  The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) promotes and supports the publication of new humanities research through two of its core programs: the OHC Faculty Research Fellowship Program, which funds up to ten one-term research fellowships each year, and the Faculty Author Subvention Program, offered in collaboration with CAS, which provides publication subventions of up to $1,500 to humanities faculty authors. 

Listed below are some recently published articles, book chapters, and academic monographs—representing a wide array of topics and disciplinary fields—that have resulted from research conducted by OHC Research Fellows.

Mark Alfano, assistant professor of philosophy, published “How One Becomes What One Is Called: On the Relation between Traits and Trait-Terms in Nietzsche” in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies (Vol. 46, No. 2, 2015) as a result of his 2014–15 VPRI Completion Fellowship.

Mark Carey, associate professor of history in the Clark Honors College, published Glaciares, cambio climático y desastres naturales: Ciencia y sociedad en el Perú [Glaciers, Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Science and Society in Peru] (Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos/Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2014) from the work he did as a 2012–13 Faculty Research Fellow.

Gina Herrmann, associate professor of Spanish and 2013–14 Faculty Research Fellow, along with Ofelia Ferrán, edited the volume A Critical Companion to Jorge Semprún: Buchenwald, Before and After as part of the “Studies in European Culture and History” series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Loren Kajikawa, associate professor of musicology and ethnomusicology, published his first book Sounding Race in Rap Songs (University of California Press, 2015) as a result of his 2011–12 Faculty Research Fellowship.

David Luebke, professor of history, co-edited Mixed Matches: Transgressive Unions in Germany from the Reformation to the Enlightenment (Berghahn Books, 2014) with Mary Lindemann.  Luebke was a 2009–10 Faculty Research Fellow.

Leonardo García-Pabon, professor of Spanish, wrote a 60-page introduction for Manuel José Tovar’s La Creación y otros poemas [Creation and Other Poems] (Plural Editores, 2015) that places the book in literary/historical context. García-Pabon was a 2011–12 Faculty Research Fellow.

Paul Peppis, professor of English and director of the Oregon Humanities Center, published Sciences of Modernism: Ethnography, Sexology, and Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Peppis was a 1999–2000 Faculty Research Fellow.

Carol Silverman, professor of anthropology and 2010–11 Faculty Research Fellow, published a chapter titled “Balkan Romani Culture, Humans Rights, and the State: Whose Heritage?” in Cultural Heritage in Transit, edited by Deborah Kapchan (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014); and a chapter titled “Negotiating the ‘Oriental:’ Roma and the Political Economy of Representation in Bulgarian Popfolk” in Ottoman Intimacies, Balkan Musical Realities, edited by Aspasia Theodosiou, Panagiotis Poulos, and Risto Pekka Pennanen (Finnish Institute, Athens, 2014).

David Wacks, associate professor of Spanish and 2010–11 Faculty Research Fellow, published Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural Production Before and After 1492 (Indiana University Press, 2015).