News Archives

Lynn Beck performs at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Tempe, Arizona

Music Lecturer Lynn Beck performed on a program entitled “Old and New Music for Horn and Percussion featuring Women Composers” at the international conference. 

Shaina Dabbs presents NCAA coaches research talk

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management was the featured speaker of the Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program Fall Faculty Research Spotlight held on Nov. 26.

Kirstin Ringelberg presents at 19th-century French Studies Colloquium

The Professor of Art History discussed archival revelations in the study of Belle Époque painter Madeleine Lemaire.

Discussion of 'Trust Women' explores reproductive justice

The issues raised by the new book by Elon Professor Toddie Peters, "Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice," served as a focus for the Oct. 29 panel discussion. 

Ringelberg presents at Feminist Art History Conference

The art history professor's paper, "This Woman Artist Who Is Not One," served as a manifesto against cisnormativity in the scholarly study of historical figures.

Ringelberg co-chairs panel at 106th annual College Art Association conference

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, developed and co-chaired the flagship conference's first panel devoted entirely to trans and gender variant art histories.

Amy Allocco presents two invited lectures in India 

An associate professor of religious studies, Allocco discussed her research on death rituals and gender at renowned universities.

Ringelberg publishes in Woman's Art Journal

The art historian appears in the Fall/Winter 2017 volume with a critique of contemporary art historical Orientalism.

Zito offers insights into sexual harassment research in Times-News article 

Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, spoke with the Burlington Times-News about research on sexual harassment and assault.

Ringelberg presents at 19th-century French studies colloquium

Art historian Kirstin Ringelberg presented as part of a panel on gender and style in 19th-century French culture at the annual colloquium hosted this year by the University of Virginia.

Allocco presents at South Asia Conference 

Amy L. Allocco, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Multifaith Scholars program, presented material from her current research project, "Domesticating the Dead: Invitation and Installation Rituals in Tamil South India," which focuses on certain kinds of Hindu ritual relationships with the dead. 


Pulitzer Center photojournalist chronicles legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools

During a Nov. 1 lecture in Turner Theatre, award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman, whose work is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, explained her path to long-form journalism and her ongoing coverage of marginalized communities across the globe.

Ringelberg presents on canonicity, gender and illustration at SECAC conference

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, presented at the national SECAC conference in Columbus, Ohio. 

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.

Pulitzer Center photographer to cast light on human rights issues at Nov. 1 lecture 

Award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, whose reporting is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will host a talk in Turner Theatre.

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.

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.