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Faculty Travel

Please check back for the most up-to-date information regarding news from SHSS Faculty.

Updated October 14, 2010
Upcoming Faculty Travel

Professor Marcus Cox of the History Department will be presenting a paper in November at the History of Education Society’s annual conference in historic Cambridge, MA.

Also from the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department, Professor Terry Mays will be conducting research during the Citadel’s Spring Break at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany as part of a research group for NATO. The George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies is a unique U.S. Department of Defense and German Defense Ministry joint venture that specializes as a security and defense studies institute. Professor Mays research focuses on Ireland’s foreign policy and the controversial shift from strictly United Nations peacekeeping missions to the inclusion of NATO (specifically the Partnership for Peace program) and the European Union’s peacekeeping missions. Professor Mays intends to examine Ireland’s participation in peacekeeping through these three organizations, especially in regards to Ireland’s commitment to peacekeeping in other European countries.

Fear and Loathing in the South: Concerns about Gang and Terrorist Group Behaviors will be presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in Toronto, CA, 2011, by Martha Hurley, Catherine Burton, and students John Van Swearingen and Harry Westall

Recent Faculty Travel

Political Science and Criminal Justice Professor Jack Porter recently attended the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA) from September 1-5 in Washington, DC. Professor Porter had not one, but two papers accepted. He presented a paper entitled “Tolerance versus Conformity: Balancing Religious Freedom and Effectiveness in ‘Democratic’ Militaries” and another paper entitled “Regime Type and Counterinsurgency Operations: Are Democracies More Effective at ‘Winning the Hearts and Minds’?”

History Department Professor Keith Knapp recently delivered a series of lectures on East Asian religions and the history of Japan to United States military officers who will be stationed in Asia. The lectures were part of a series of the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course at the USAF Special Operations School at Hurlbert Field in Fort Walton, FL.

History Department Professor Joseph Renouard recently presented a paper “The Politics of Dissidence in the Cold War Era” at a conference entitled “Transnational Interdisciplinary Perspectives of the Cold War” located the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Renouard’s paper focused on the influence of dissidents such as Andrei Sakarhov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on international politics and bilateral relations.

Additionally, Professor Renouard spent four days of his busy fall semester presenting a paper entitled "Human Rights in American Foreign Policy: The Problem of Consistency" at an academic conference known as “A Question of Rights” at San Francisco State University in California. Professor Renouard’s paper emphasized the issue of "inconsistency" in the implementation of America's international human rights policies from the 1960s to the present.

Representing the Citadel’s Psychology Department, Professor Conway Saylor attended the National Outreach Scholarship Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Cults and Gangs: A Rose By Another Name? presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association conference in Charleston, SC 2009 by Martha Hurley, Catherine Burton, and students: Zachary Hayth, Christopher Page, Tony Nelson, and Justin Strassfield.

English Professor Lauren Rule has had two articles accepted for publication, in Margaret Atwood Studies and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. She is also writing two book reviews, one for Southern Studies and the other for Women's Studies.

Prof. Rule's recent travels include the presentation of a paper at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco at the end of May and a trip to Trinidad and Tobago in July to research the Derek Walcott archives at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine.

Additionally, she is participating in the Lowcountry Writing Project's Summer Institute.

Political Science Professor Scott Buchanan, while teaching both Summer I and Summer II, is putting the final touches on a book that will be published by Vanderbilt University Press in early 2011, entitled : “Some of the People Who At My Barbecue, Didn’t Vote for Me: The Politics of Marvin Griffin, Georgia’s Raconteur Governor.” Professor DuBose Kapeluck and I are also working on editing a special edition of the American Review of Politics. All of this in addition to teaching both Summer I and Summer II.

In addition, he and Professor DuBose Kapeluck are also working on editing a special edition of the American Review of Politics.

Elba Andrade’s article “El santuario de Caguach: la peregrinación como communitas” has been published in the journal Cultura de y desde Chiloé.

Professor Scott Lucas of the English Department is using the summer to complete three articles. The first is a study of Holinshed's Chronicles, the historical work upon which Shakespeare drew most extensively for Macbeth, King Lear, and all his history plays. The second, which he has recently completed, traces the Italian origin and authorship of one of the most scandalous works of anti-papal satire ever published in Reformation England, the anonymously released Wonderful News of the Death of Paul III (c. 1552). His final project is a survey of the historian Edward Hall's presentation of King Henry VIII in his celebrated sixteenth-century chronicle, an essay that will be included in a forthcoming volume on literary and historical representations of Henry VIII from Tudor times to the present.

Professor Terry Mays has had a busy summer as well, with Nigerian Peacekeeping Policy: The Application of Peacekeeping as a Foreign Policy Tool 1960-1990 being published.