Steve Tuck is a professor of Classics here at Miami University. He is author of A History of Roman Art. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2015Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison & De Criscio Collections. University of Michigan Press , 2006. His current projects include AD 79: The Eruption of Vesuvius and the Legacy of Pompeii. Under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press, due Feb. 2016 and Oxford Handbook of Pompeii (editor), due Jan. 2017.
Ann Elizabeth Armstrong holds both an M.F.A. in directing and a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is co-director of the “Finding Freedom Summer Project,” an initiative that is nurturing various interdisciplinary humanities projects surrounding the history of the civil rights movement. She created a walking tour of Western College campus that explores the events that occurred on this site while activists trained for Freedom Summer in 1964. For this work, she has received grants from the Ohio Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Armstrong’s scholarship includes publications on feminist pedagogy, community-based theatre, theatre of the oppressed, and intercultural theatre. She is an affiliate in Women’s Studies and American Studies, and she also teaches in the Western College Program. At Miami, she teaches directing, dramatic literature and community-based theatre, and directs in the production season.
Madelyn Detloff is Professor and Chair of English and Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies. She is the author of The Value of Virginia Woolf (Cambridge, 2016) and The Persistence of Modernism: Loss and Mourning in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, 2009) and co-editor (with Brenda Helt) of Queer Bloomsbury (Edinburgh, 2016) and (with Diana Royer) of Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism (Clemson, 2008). She has published essays in journals including Hypatia, Women’s Studies, ELN, Literature Compass, Feminist Modernist Studies, and Modernism/modernity. She is currently writing a book provisionally titled "Lessons from the Belly of the Beast: Negotiating Ambivalence in the Neoliberal Leviathan."
Emily Zakin has research interests in political philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and nineteenth- and twentieth- century continental philosophy. She is a founding co-editor of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism and co-editor of Derrida and Feminism: Recasting the Question of Woman (Routledge, 1997) and Bound by the City: Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of Polis (SUNY, 2009).
Diane Fellows focuses on cinema and architectural design processes. Her recent studios have collaborated with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, International Relief and Development, Inc., and residents of the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan who fled the Syrian war. Her short films include “At Sea,” nominated in 2017 for best in experimental genre of the Directors Circle Festival of Shorts, and “the Alley,” a 2008 finalist for a New York Festivals award. She is currently working on a series of photographs, films, and texts titled “HWY15—When Strangers Visit.”
Tammy L. Brown is an interdisciplinary scholar, creative writer, and visual artist. Her research, writing, and art range from historical studies to abstract paintings and multimedia poetry. Her book, City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York (2015), tells the life stories of Caribbean intellectuals to reveal the history of immigration to New York and the long battle for racial equality in modern America. She is currently working on a biography of rock ’n’ roll virtuoso Jimi Hendrix.
Steve Norris, professor of History, research interests include Russian history, Nationalism, visual history, as well as film and history. He is author of Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, Patriotism (Indiana University Press, 2012) and A War of Images: Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity, 1812-1945 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2006). His current project includes his work with images, nationhood, and propaganda in Russia during the 19th and 20th centuries. The project is entitled Communism's Cartoonist: Boris Efimov and the Soviet Century. Boris Efimov (1900-2008) was the most significant political caricaturist in Soviet history. He addresses Eflmov's career beginnings in Civil War Ukraine when he was just a teenager before he moved to Moscow in 1922 and worked as a cartoonist for major Soviet publications such as Izvestiia and Krokodil. Norris then addresses Eflmov's continuation in drawing caricatures for them until the collapse of the USSR in 1991. This Efimov involves an exhibition of his works, an album containing examples of his cartoons, and a biography of his life and work.
Helen Sheumaker is a senior lecturer with joint appointment in the History and Global and Intercultural Studies programs here at Miami University. Her research interests include material culture methods and theory, public history, and United States nineteenth cultural history. She is author of Love Entwined: The Curious History of Hair Work, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, editor of Memory Matters: Proceedings from the 2010 Conference Hosted by the Humanities Center, Miami University of Ohio, SUNY Press, 2011. Her current project is entitled Artifacts from Modern America: Daily Life of Twentieth-century Americans Illustrated, and is under contract with ABC-CLIO and Greenwood Press imprint, projected publication date October 2018.