I asked my colleague Charles Stephens to tell people a little about the international conference he’s coordinating for us here at Emory University on March 27-29, 2014. Whose Beloved Community? will bring scholars, activists, policy makers, community leaders, and others together to examine points of intersection and contention among the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the LGBT equality movement, and Black LGBT communities.

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Space is limited, so register today!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the interest form here.

Volunteers must contribute a minimum of 2 hours of service. Those who contribute 4 or more hours of service will be given full registration to the conference and workshops, meals included.

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Matching abandoned animals with bereft human beings

February 14, 2014

I wanted to share one of my favorite organizations with you today. Operation Freedom Paws‘ mission is to train ”veterans and others with disabilities to train their own service dogs.  We leverage the ability of the canine-human relationship to help our clients regain their sense of purpose, worth and value to society and their community.” Post [...]

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Have you registered for the Emory Alumni Creative launch yet?

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I’ve spent the weekend at the 2013 International Alumni Leadership Conference at Emory as a part of my work on the steering committee for Emory Alumni Creative. My fellow EAC member, our committee chair, Yu-Kai Lin, is here with me, and we are both SO EXCITED about the future of the EAC that we made [...]

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Emory Alumni Creative Launches June 20!

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Last year, I was asked to be on the steering committee for a new affinity group for Emory alumni with a creative bent. You can read all about the new group in the Emory Wire. I want to make sure that you know about our launch event — a Summer Solstice Party from 6:30pm to [...]

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Latest news and publications

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I’ve got some fun stuff to share with you today! My article, “Difference and Ability: Conceptualizing Bodily Variation in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Series” (Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Ed. Janet Croft. McFarland), is now available for purchase. If you’re interested in science fiction studies or disability theory, [...]

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Start Where You Are: A self-discovery retreat

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Emory Report interview now online

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Emory Report regularly profiles faculty and staff members with “interesting personal or professional stories.” A few weeks ago, they contacted me and asked if I’d be willing to meet with one of their reporters. The interview itself was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how much I’ve grown personally and professionally during my eight years [...]

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Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology

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I mentioned this on Facebook and Twitter a couple of weeks ago when I found out, but now I can finally say something here as well! A few months ago, I told you that my dissertation committee wanted me to submit my work for consideration for an award in my field. I am delighted to [...]

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On Finishing

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I originally wrote this essay in response to a challenge to explain what woodworking means to me. With the official hooding ceremony for my PhD only ten days away, I thought this was an appropriate time to post it, since it discusses the connection between the two. There’s something you need to know: I have [...]

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