Dr. Stephen Dobranski appointed Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Dobranski with rare books at the Harry Ransom Center.

Dr. Stephen Dobranski, Professor in the English Department, will begin a five-year appointment July 1st , 2014 as Distinguished University Professor. He has been appointed in recognition of his outstanding records in research, teaching, and mentoring students in research. Professors are nominated by their deans and reviewed by an ad hoc committee of Regents Professors, then approved by President Mark Becker and Provost Risa Palm.

Dr. Dobranski received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and was hired at Georgia State University the same year. During his time at Georgia State University he achieved the rank of Professor and is now the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the English Department. Even with these responsibilities, he continues to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in John Milton, early modern literature, and textual studies as well as introductory courses in British and world literature. Dr. Dobranski  also serves as the English Department’s library liaison and has contributed to the University Library collections’ development and management.

Dr. Dobranksi has received several awards for his scholarship and has published many books and articles. Books he has won awards for include:

He received the Pforzheimer Fellowship from the Harry Ransom  Center and a Seminar Fellowship to the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Milton (2012) and his articles on early modern literature have appeared in various multi-authored collections as well as ELRMilton QuarterlyMilton StudiesModern Philology, PMLA, RESThe Seventeenth Century, and SEL. Congratulations Dr. Dobranski!

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Religious Studies Faculty Member Awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Monique Moultrie, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, who has been selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition. Dr. Moultrie’s proposed research project is a book manuscript focused on African American televangelism and women’s sexual agency. She will spend the 2014-2015 academic year at Harvard University.

The fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Her selection for this prestigious award reflects Ford review panelists’ judgment of her scholarly promise for future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher in an institution of higher education. The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Recent publications by Dr. Moultrie, available through the University Library, include:

After the Thrill is Gone: Married to the Holy Spirit but Still Sleeping Alone.” Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 33.1 (2011): 237-253.

New Perspectives On The Montgomery Bus Boycott.” Journal Of African American History 94.1 (2009): 92-96.

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PubMed Workshops Rescheduled: April 1-11, 2014

PubMed is a database with over 23 million records and 5 thousand plus journals going back to 1946. As a free service provided by the National Library of Medicine it is the most important resource for medical literature in the country. Even though so many people use it, it still has a daunting amount of information to try to sift through.

The library is hosting five workshops in Classroom Two on the second floor of Library North. Anyone is welcome to attend these sessions though different subject librarians will host each one.

Each workshop is from noon to 1 p.m.

From the basics to advanced research, we’ll address anything you need. Each session is designed with enough time for questions and the librarians will also demonstrate approaches to sample research questions.

Click the linked date above to register.

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Recent Research by Sociology Professor Kail

GSU Sociology Professor Ben Kail

GSU Sociology Professor Ben Kail

Meet Professor Ben Kail, who joined the GSU Sociology Department faculty in 2012.  He is also an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Gerontology Institute.

According to his departmental profile, Dr. Kail’s research falls within two areas: one “focuses on the relationships between public and private benefits, work, unpaid work, and health throughout the life course,” while the other “explores state experimentation with welfare policies and the subsequent impact of these policies on the expansion of benefits.”  His teaching interests include “aging and the life course, welfare state/social policy, work, health, research methods, and statistics.”

Check out some of Dr. Kail’s recent publications:

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Congrats to Sociology Prof. Tomeka Davis on Research Grant!

GSU Sociology Professor Tomeka Davis

GSU Sociology Professor Tomeka Davis

Congratulations to GSU Sociology Professor Dr. Tomeka Davis, who has just received a research grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grant Program, sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), for her research project titled “Explaining the Black Gender Gap in College Enrollment and Completion.”  PhD candidate Bobby Jo Otto will serve as Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Davis.

The following are some of Dr. Davis’s related publications:

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Web of Science Workshops: April

Web of Science is a great research tool for information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. It offers a unified platform that integrates all data and search terms together so that you can conduct one search to find all relevant items. Other benefits of this database are citation analysis and cover-to-cover indexing.

The Library will be hosting three workshops to assist you in learning how to use
this resource.

Workshops will be held:

  • Tuesday, 1 April, 9am-10am
  • Wednesday, 2 April, noon -1pm
  • Thursday, 3 April, 3pm -4pm

All workshops will be held in Library Classroom 2, located on the second floor of Library North.

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GSU Library purchases new content in JSTOR

Georgia State University Library has purchased new archival journal content in JSTOR with funds from the library’s NEH endowment.

Now the GSU community has access to an additional 558 full-text archival journals in JSTOR. The journals cover a wide variety of disciplines including philosophy, classical studies, art history, music, architecture, film studies, religion, language and linguistics, and history.

New journal highlights include:

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Dr. Latif to Present Lecture on Palestinian Refugees

Nadia Latif

The Department of Religious Studies and the Middle East Institute are proud to co-sponsor a lecture by Nadia Latif, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the Middle East Institute.

Time: Wednesday, March 26 from 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Place: Department of History Conference Room 2131 in the 34 Peachtree Building

Title: Do you think we are happy here? Operational narrative in Palestine refugee imaginaries of home.

 

Dr. Latif’s research interests include: political struggles in the modern Middle East, humanitarian assistance and the refugee subject, digital media and representations of violence, human rights, and gender and structural violence. Selected publications include:

“‘it was better during the war’: narratives of everyday violence in a Palestinian refugee camp.” Feminist Review (2012) 101, 24–40.

Fellahin, fidaʾyīn, lājaʾyīn: Palestinian camp refugees in Lebanon as autochthons.” Journal of Arab Studies 19.1 (2011): 46-77.

Making Refugees.” The New Centennial Review 8.2 (2008): 253-272.

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ICPSR Registration open for Summer Programs on Data Analysis

ICPSR logoAre you into social science data?  If you are, ICPSR, the world’s largest social science data archive, annually hosts a summer program in quantitative methods of social science research.  As a member institution, GSU students, faculty and staff receive a substantially reduced registration fee, and there are also fee-waiver scholarships available.

Participants have the option of enrolling in summer programs that range from three-day workshops to four-week sessions.  Most workshops are held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the University of Michigan campus, but a few workshops are also offered in Chapel Hill, NC, Amherst, MA, Boulder, CO, New York, NY, and even Montreal, Canada.  See the full Summer Course Schedule here, but here are some highlights:

For more information, see the ICPSR Summer Program website.  Also, if you’re looking for social science data, the ICPSR database is available through the GSU Library.

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Web of Science and Google Scholar Combine Forces to Maximize Research

Web of Science, a Thomson-Reuters database, is now connected to Google Scholar–and vice versa.

Here’s how: In Web of Science, the full record of the citation includes a link to Google Scholar.   This is useful to view Google Scholar counts of times cited articles in    addition to the Web of Science counts for those preparing for promotion & tenure reviews, or researching an article’s impact.  It also offers the potential to access freely available content from a variety of sources.     Conversely, Google Scholar search results will indicate a link within each citation to the Web of Science database, and also list number of times cited article counts.

This linkage will allow the researcher to instantaneously access Web of Science and Google Scholar, and explore potentially valuable sources that may not have been discoverable by using only one.

For more information and screenshot views of this exciting connection, visit this page.

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