News Archives

Art historian Ringelberg publishes in international Proust journal

The essay by Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, reinterprets the "floral empire" of artist/salonnière Madeleine Lemaire as a queer heterotopia.

Zito publishes research in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, examined how gendered employment dynamics influence coercion and physical violence in intimate relationships.

Peggy Orenstein, "Girls & Sex" - Jan. 17
Elon University's Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies program invites Peggy Orenstein for The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture in Lakeside Hall, Moseley Center at 6 p.m.


Ringelberg publishes essay on neoliberal feminism in contemporary art

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, contributed an essay to volume 40 (July 2017) of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.

Oprah Winfrey visits Elon to celebrate graduation of one of her ‘daughter girls’ 

Nosipho Shangase '17, who graduated from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, has become an accomplished public health scholar at Elon and will pursue her doctorate in the field. 

CELEBRATE! profile: Alyssa Crawford

A public health studies major explores how pregnant women approach the decision about whether to have a waterbirth. 

Sociology professors present research at Southern Sociological Society Conference

Rena Zito, Alexis Franzese and Raj Ghoshal, assistant professors of sociology, presented research and organized sessions at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society.

Kimmel discusses concept of masculinity in collegiate environments during visit to Elon

Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies, Health Promotion, and the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, national expert on masculinities, Michael Kimmel addressed a crowd on masculinity across collegiate environments.

Timeline project offers visual guide to music, social movements of the 1960s and 1970s

The project, now on display, is from a Winter Term class that examined the music of the two decades, fromThe Beatles to the Bee Gees, and hippies to Nixon. 


Sociology professor presents research on intimate partner violence at criminology conference

Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, presented research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Nov. 17-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Art history professor presents at French studies conference hosted by Brown University

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, presented a paper Oct. 29, 2016, at the 19th century French Studies Conference hosted by Brown University. 

Amy Allocco delivers three invited lectures in India

Over the course of her sabbatical year in South India, Amy L. Allocco delivered three discrete invited lectures.

Elon names Leadership Prize recipients

The award provides students with $10,000 to research and understand problems of interest to them and then use their leadership abilities to test potential solutions.

Prudence Layne delivers keynote address 

Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.

Legal expert: Improvements seen in fight against online hate crimes

Professor and author Danielle Keats Citron delivered the spring keynote address Thursday night in Elon's Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture program, which aims to promote healthy relationships between young men and women and prevent domestic violence.

Kirstin Ringelberg presents on neoliberal feminism in contemporary art

At the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C., the art historian analyzed the intersection of contemporary artists' work, the history and criticism that frames it, and neoliberal elements of third-wave feminism.

Rena Zito presents research on sexual minority runaways at criminology conference

Rena Zito, an assistant professor of sociology, presented at the American Society of Criminology's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in November 2015. 


Harvard hosts Matthew Antonio Bosch as alumni speaker on student protests, LGBTQIA inclusion

The national climate around student protests and diversity efforts sparked Harvard University to invite alumnus Matthew Antonio Bosch to share diversity achievements, ongoing challenges, and conversations on student activism.

'I Am That Girl' at Elon promotes self-assurance

Founded two years ago by Alli Lindenberg '17, the Elon University chapter of a national nonprofit organization fosters love and support among young women who confront a daily barage of cultural expectations and media stereotypes.

Gabie Smith named dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

A professor of psychology with extensive experience managing programs across the university, Smith will lead a college of 19 departments, more than 20 programs, and 260 full-time faculty.

New lecture program honors memory of rising Elon student

The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture Series will bring speakers to campus to help educate the Elon University community about healthy relationships and domestic violence.

New name, new vision for Women's and Gender Studies at Elon

Women's and Gender Studies becomes Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies; announces enhanced vision, curricula and programming

Kirstin Ringelberg presents paper on queer feminist reclamation of Belle Époque artist

At the SECAC conference in Pittsburgh, the art historian offered a glimpse into the previously overlooked artist's studio and its celebrated salon events.

Shuly Schwartz: 'Rugelach, Rummage Sales, Rabbis and Rosh Hodesh Groups: The Transformative Power of American Jewish Feminism' – Nov. 4

Elon University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society, and the Jewish Studies Program, host the acclaimed historian for a talk about Jewish Feminism in America

Amy Allocco delivers two invited lectures in Sri Lanka

The associate professor in the department of Religious Studies presented two lectures at universities in Sri Lanka with funding from a U.S. Fulbright Scholar South and Central Asia Regional Travel Grant

Patheos website now hosts blog by Toddie Peters

The professor of religious studies is a frequent author of columns on social justice considered from the perspective of a Christian ethicist.

Erin Valentine ’15, Ashley McGetrick ’16 make headlines exploring sexism in entertainment journalism

The journalism majors’ project, titled “Breaking News: Deconstructing Entertainment Journalism,” has gained attention from online media outlets in the United States and abroad.

Lee Bush publishes award-winning paper

The associate professor of communications publishes her research on women's surfing in North Carolina.

Anthropologist Aunchalee Palmquist Publishes Book Chapter
A new book, Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations, edited by Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom features the work of Elon’s Aunchalee Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. 


Anthropology professor co-edits International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality

Professor Anne Bolin in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is co-editor of the new three-volume International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality "with over 500 entries that define sexuality from a broad biocultural perspective and show the diversity of human sexual behavior."

Elon anthropologists and Lumen Scholar present research in D.C.

Three Elon faculty members and a university Lumen Scholar shared their work at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Geoffrey Claussen publishes on Jewish Studies pedagogy

Claussen's article is included in the summer 2014 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Purdue University Press).

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty

Professors L. Kim Epting, Cynthia Fair and Caroline Ketcham were honored Aug. 18, 2014, when faculty from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences gathered in the Lakeside Meeting Rooms to plan for the upcoming academic year and to celebrate colleagues’ achievements.

Kim Epting presents research at psychology conference

Toddie Peters authors column for Huffington Post

The professor of religious studies shares stories of making baby food for her children and takes to task companies that put the bottom line ahead of social welfare and care for others.

Honoring Lavender Graduates, Advancing LGBTQIA Inclusion

The annual lavender graduation honors LGBTQI and Ally graduating seniors, as well as students, faculty and staff who have advanced inclusion, support and education around LGBTQIA identities at Elon.

Aunchalee Palmquist and Kirsten Doehler present at conference

Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, and Kirsten Doehler, assistant professor of statistics, presented preliminary findings from Palmquists's study of milk sharing at the annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference in Chapel Hill, N.C. in March.

Aunchalee Palmquist awarded Wenner-Gren Post Ph.D. grant

Aunchalee Palmquist, an assistant professor of anthropology, was awarded a post-Ph.D. grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to aid research on "Taking Milk from Strangers: An Anthropological Study of Internet Breast Milk Sharing in the U.S."

Lavender Graduation and Awards Dinner - May 5

This annual event is a year-end celebration for all LGBTQI and ally students, faculty and staff. Graduating seniors will be honored during the dinner, and achievements in LGBTQIA inclusion at Elon will be recognized.

Amy L. Allocco publishes book chapter on 'Snakes in the Dark Age'

A contribution to the edited volume "Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman" theorizes vernacular Hindu snake worship traditions in Tamil Nadu, India as a model for human and nonhuman animal relationships and a constructive environmental ethic.

Amy L. Allocco publishes book chapter and journal article on divine snakes in Hindu traditions

Allocco analyzes how divine snakes are imaged in particular myths, narratives, and South Indian Hindu festival celebrations as well as the gendered nature of contemporary snake worship and devotion.

Art History/Lumen Prize alumna Elizabeth Capel '13 published in undergraduate research journal

Amy Allocco earns New Scholar Award

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar Amy Allocco was recognized as the second-place winner of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion’s Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholar Award.

Elon hosts conference on Jewish-Christian relations

A dozen leading scholars of religious studies visited Elon on Nov. 17 for the inaugural Elon University Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations.

Conference to explore relations between Christians and Jews - Nov. 17

A program at Elon's Numen Lumen Pavilion will bring together scholars to discuss the history and future of the relationship between the world’s Jewish and Christian communities.

Lee Bush presents paper at IOSSBR conference

Lee Bush, associate professor in the School of Communications, presented her paper “Creating Our Own Lineup:  Identities and Shared Cultural Norms of Surfing Women in a U.S. East Coast Community,” at the Fall 2013 Conference of the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research.

Aunchalee Palmquist Presents at the 2013 Art of Breastfeeding Conference

Amy Allocco named Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies

The professorship supports research, travel and professional development.

Amy L. Allocco presents at international conference in England

The assistant professor of religious studies presented a paper titled "New Rituals for New Audiences: Sweetening the Goddess in Urban South India" and served as a delegate from the American Academy of Religion to the International Association for the History of Religion's Special Conference in Liverpool.

Amy Allocco publishes journal article

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Amy L. Allocco recently published an article titled “From Survival to Respect: The Narrative Performances and Ritual Authority of a Female Hindu Healer," in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.