Publications, Conferences, Honors

Professor of Biology and Women's Studies Faculty Associate Joan W. Bennett was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial Microbiology. She also recently organized and chaired a meeting on the Genomics of Filamentous Fungi at Tulane.

In October, Women's Studies Instructor and former Center fellow Susanne Dietzel presented a paper titled "Domesticating the Mississppi Delta: Mary Hamilton's Trials of the Earth" at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in Kansas City, Missouri. Susanne also authored the Introduction to the new anthology of the works of Mercedes Gilbert collected and edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and published as part of G.K. Hall and Company's African-American Women Writers, 1910-1940 series.

In November, Center fellow Betsy Jones Hemenway particiapted in a roundtable, "The 1917 Revolution in Provincial Russia: Six Perspectives," at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. She spoke on the way wh ich narratives of the revolution effaced both the role of women and the story of the revolution at the local level.

Nancy Reeves Dreux Chair in Women's Studies and Associate Professor of Commuication Marsha Houston co-lead a seminar titled "A New Angle of Vision: Black Women's Studies in Communication," with Professor Olga Davis of Kansas State University at the Speech Communication Association Annual Meeting held in San Diego at the end of November, and published "Beyond Survival On Campus: Envisioning Communication Studies at Women-Centered Universities," part of "The Women's University: A Symposium," in Communication Education, Vol. 45, No. 4, October, 1996, 338-43.

SurferGrrrls: Look, Ethel! An Internet Guide for Us!, co-authored by Center Education Coordinator Crystal Kile and Laurel Gilbert, continues to receive favorable reviews in the local and national press. Kile and the book were recently the subject of a Times-Picayune article, and were part of a Christian Science Monitor story about women and the Internet. Any woman or girl wishing to join the New Orleans Webgrrls chapter should contact her at or (504) 865-5238.

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Women's Studies Faculty Associate Maureen Shea recently published two articles: "La complicidad subversiva de Angeles Mastretta y Catalina Guzman: Arrancame la vida" ("The subversive complicity of Angeles Mastretta and Gatalina Guzman: Mexican Bolero") in The Journal of Hispanic Philology (Spring 1996) and "La hibridacion maya-ladina en La otra cara de Gaspar Pedro Gonzalea" (The Mayan-Ladino [non-Indian] hybridization in A Mayan Life by Gaspar Pedro Gonza les" ) in the Guatemalan newspaper La Hora (May 1996)

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