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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.

Elizabeth Capel to present at national undergraduate art history conference
Senior Lumen Scholar and Elon College Fellow Elizabeth Capel was selected to present at the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference at Baker University.
Elon women leaders in STEM - March 18
Join us for a panel discussion at 6 p.m. March 18 with women at Elon University who are leaders in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.
Elon scholar: Intersubjectivity of pregnancy “inescapable”
Philosopher Ann J. Cahill explores female identity, and how pregnancies & miscarriages shape it, in an annual lecture for distinguished Elon scholars.
Ringelberg speaks on Gender & Japanese Art at Asian Studies Conference
Kirstin Ringelberg speaks on her most recent scholarship into gender and contemporary art at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Toronto.
Evan Gatti participates in roundtable discussion
Evan A. Gatti, assistant professor of art in the Department of Art & Art History, will participate in the roundtable discussion, "More Than a Medievalist: Teaching the General While Writing the Specific," at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15. The Congress is held annually at the University of Western Michigan in Kalamazoo and attracts over 3,000 scholars in medieval studies.
Awards banquet honors exemplary faculty and staff
Four faculty members were honored May 11, 2011, for superior scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service at Elon University’s faculty-staff awards luncheon. Those recognized included Mary Jo Festle, Ann J. Cahill, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Stephen Bailey.
Evan A. Gatti presents paper "The Bishop's Two Bodies and the Image In-Between"
Evan A. Gatti, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, presented "The Bishop's Two Bodies and the Image In-Between" at the Midwest Art History Society's annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 15.
Professor gives sexual objectification a critical look in new book
It’s a common view among feminists that in today’s society, women are frequently depicted in advertising, art and media as little more than sex “objects” for men. But is that the right description? Ann J. Cahill, a professor of philosophy, doesn’t think so, and her new book Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics offers an evolved viewpoint for critiquing the portrayal of women in the 21st century.
Lynn Huber has article on Revelation's male virgins reprinted in Volume
"Sexually Explicit? Re-Reading Revelation's 144,000 Male Virgins as a Response to Roman Social Discourse" by Lynn Huber, an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, was selected for inclusion in The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.
Ann Cahill publishes book about objectification
Ann J. Cahill, professor and chair in the Department of Philsophy, has published her new book, Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics. The book has been released by Routledge as part of its Research in Gender and Society series.
Lynn Huber presents at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
Lynn Huber, associate professor of religious studies, presented two papers at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta Nov. 27-28.
Professor’s book reexamines 19th century American painters
For decades, art historians ignored the work of impressionist painters who used their talent to paint scenes of domestic life in 19th century America. A forthcoming book by associate professor Kirstin Ringelberg argues that it’s time for scholars to reexamine these paintings, which depict a more complex story of the time normally seen to show women simply as “decorative” objects.
Kromer featured in Times-News article about the future of women in politics
Political science professor Mileah Kromer, whose specialties include women in politics and government, shared her insights about female candidates in North Carolina in an article published recently by the Burlington (N.C.) Times-News.
Michelle Trim presents paper at National Women's Studies Conference
Michelle Trim presented a paper at the National Women's Studies Association conference in Atlanta, Ga, that was held Nov. 12-15.
Elon, Bennett College presidents discuss higher education at Fireside Chat series
President Leo M. Lambert and Bennett College for Women President Julianne Malveaux teamed up for an engaging discussion of issues facing higher education. The event, held April 8 in the Koury Business Center, inaugurated a Fireside Chat series sponsored by the presidents’ offices along with African/African-American studies, Phi Beta Kappa faculty and staff, and women’s and gender studies.
Students Present at Southeastern Association of Women's Studies
Ringleberg presents paper on Japanese contemporary art and “Cute-ness” at National Art and Art History Conference