Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty members contributed to peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and anthologies, and coordinated international conferences.
R. Sheldon '68 and Virginia H. Johnson Professor of Economics Alison Del Rossi’s published research on academic economists’ experiences and perceptions of legal consulting was featured in a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond economics magazine, Econ Focus. The article takes a closer look at how much money economists make from consulting and why they consult.
Del Rossi’s teaching and research interests include labor economics, law and economics, public finance and government behavior, risky choices (such as smoking and drinking), the economics of gender, and quantitative methods in economics.
Alessandro Giardino, co-chair of the Department of World Languages, Cultures, and Media, and associate professor of Francophone and Italian studies, contributed a short story to the comprehensive volume of queer Italian-Canadian writing, “Here and Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing”. His short story, titled "Micheal," is a stand-alone modified excerpt from his forthcoming novel.
Giardino also co-chaired, co-organized, and delivered the virtual keynote address at the conference “Voyage to Italy.” The conference, a partnership between St. Lawrence University and Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento Italy, explored “The Grand Tour” through travel journals, paintings, and literary accounts.
Giardino’s areas of expertise include the Baroque, Mediterranean Studies, Italian and French literature and art, and twentieth-century French philosophy and psychoanalysis. At St. Lawrence, he regularly teaches courses on French and Italian language and literature, and courses in Mediterranean studies.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Erica Morrell, along with Dalvery Blackwell of the African American Breastfeeding Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, published an article for a Black Lives Matter issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Justice. In the piece, Morell and Blackwell introduce the term “spatialized intersectionality” and provide a case study of gendered and racialized residential segregation in Milwaukee to illuminate its relevance to environmental health disparities today, particularly a lead-contaminated drinking water crisis that the city is experiencing.
Morrell is a theoretical and applied sociologist who focuses on food and environmental justice, social change, and critical theory. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan.
Associate Professor of Geology Judith Nagel-Myers published a paper titled "An updated look at the taxonomy, stratigraphy, and palaeoecology of the Devonian bivalve genus Ontaria Clarke, 1904 (Cardiolidae, Bivalvia)." The paper, published in the journal "Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments", will also be a contribution to a special issue of the most recent results of work in "Devonian and Mississippian of the Ardenno-Rhenish Massif."
Nagel-Myers studies the form and function of saltwater invertebrates, specifically, bivalves (mollusks with two-pieced, hinged shells). Her work explores how predators impact shell shape, how the shapes of bivalve shells are affected by the environments in which they live, and the ways non-biological factors control the development of shell shapes. At St. Lawrence, she regularly teaches courses on geology and paleontology.
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