April 12, 2005
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW professors receive noteworthy recognition
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women
professors have been noted for work in their respective
Dr. Deborah C. Bailey, assistant professor of family
studies, recently presented a research project at the
National Conference of the Society of Research on Child
Development in Atlanta. The presentation was based on a
research project that she conducted in the Middle East
on women and social capital.
Dr. Michael Burger, professor of history, will present a
paper on "The emergence of the commissary general in the
diocese of Lincoln: social or institutional conflict?"
in a session on social conflict in the 14th century at
the 40th International Congress of Medieval Studies in
Kalamazoo, Mich. Held at Western Michigan University
every May, the conference is the largest on medieval
studies in the world.
Dr. James Keller and Dr. Leslie Stratyner, both
professors of English, received a contract from
McFarland Publishers for their edited collection of
essays titled “Queer TV.” The anthology examines the
political compromises necessary for the inclusion of
gendered minorities in the popular media. The
contributors include academics from both Europe and
America. Their previous collection, “Almost
Shakespeare,” was released in September 2004. “Queer TV”
is Keller's sixth book and Stratyner's second.
“Breath of Life” for trumpet and electronics by Dr.
Richard Montalto, professor of music, was performed at
the College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference at
the University of Florida in February. His “Fugue for
the Order of Creation” for trumpet and organ was
performed in March at Louisiana Tech University during
the annual conference of the Southeastern Composer’s
League. Montalto completed his term as president of the
organization at the meeting.