Faculty Achievements: Spring 2020

Dr. Kashwan’s research was recently published in Governing Renewable Natural Resources: Theories and Frameworks, edited by Fiona Nunan (London: Routledge, 2020).  His contribution is entitled “Management in the Guise of Governance? Rethinking the Ends and the Means of Natural Resource Governance.”

Dr. Kashwan was also invited to present his research at the Center for the Study of Governance and Society (CSGS) at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. (Unfortunately, this research seminar had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.) Dr. Kashwan was also invited to be on the global steering committee of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice organized by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in partnership with various UN agencies. (The summer school also had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.) 

Dr. Oksan Bayulgen has been appointed to the new Internal Competitions Advisory Board for UConn’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  

Dr. Jeremy Pressman was interviewed in a CNBC segment, “How Coronavirus Changed College Overnight,” on March 26, 2020. Find the interview here.

Dr. Christine Sylvester discusses her recent book in a piece entitled “Reflections on Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq” that was published in a special section of Arts and International Affairs.

Dr. Shareen Hertel has co-authored a book chapter entitled “Social Movements, Development Policy and Human Rights” in the newly released edited volume by Mahmood Monshipouri, Why Human Rights Still Matter in Contemporary Global Affairs (Routledge 2020).  Her co-author is POLS alumna Rajeshwari Majumdar (CLAS POLS and ECON ‘18), who is currently a doctoral candidate at New York University. 

Dr. Hertel has also organized a special issue on “Human Rights in the Time of Coronavirus” for Volume 19.5 of The Journal of Human Rights, which will run in late fall 2020.  It will feature works by scholars from the United States, Canada, Croatia and Sweden who will cover a range of rights implications of the current crisis. For details, see here or here.

Dr. Meina Cai has two forthcoming articles: with Ilia Murtazashvili, Jennifer Murtazashvili, and Hui Wang, “Sugarcoating the Bitter Pill: Compensation, Local governance, and opposition to land expropriation in China,” to be published in The Journal of Peasant Studies and with Pengfei Liu and Hui Wang, “Land commodification and hukou policy innovation in China,” to be published in the Journal of Chinese Governance.

Dr. Jane Gordon’s book, The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance (co-edited with Professor Emeritus Ernie Zirakzadeh), was reviewed by Alex Zamalin from the University of Detroit Mercy in the Spring 2020 edition of American Political Thought.

Dr. Jeffrey Ladewig recently had an article accepted for publication in Political Research Quarterly.  The forthcoming article is entitled “Income Inequality and Ideological Positions in the U.S. Congress.” 

Dr. Matthew Singer’s article, “Conditional Accountability for the Economy, Insecurity, and Corruption Across Latin American Party Systems,” has been accepted and is forthcoming in Latin American Politics and Society.

Dr. Prakash Kashwan will join a global panel of experts convened by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Dr. Kashwan was nominated to be on the panel by the Switzerland-based global conservation group, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The roster of experts who will be participating on the panel can be found here.