Spring 2002 Faculty Fellows
- Dana Cloud, Communication Studies
- Neil Foley, History and American Studies
- Amparo Garcia Crow, Theatre and Dance
- Niles Hansen, Economics
- A. P. Martinich, Philosophy
- Thomas Palaima, Classics
- Jeffrey Tulis, Government
Dana Cloud, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, researches social movements, combining in her work insights from psychology, sociology, communication studies, critical theory, feminist theory, and cultural studies. Her work-in-progress examines dissidents within the International Association of Machinists, analyzing in particular their discursive and political dilemmas as both members and reformers of their labor union. Her scholarly interests dovetail with her activism in issues of social justice, and her concern for the institutional dynamic of the university, especially where educational missions become interconnected with extracurricular corporate entities.
Neil Foley, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, is an advocate of transcultural and transnational perspectives in scholarship and teaching. His book White Scourge explores ideas of power, language, and ideology that inhere in discursive practices of "whiteness" by grounding them in the social, political, and economic lives of black, Mexican, and poor white farmers in Texas in the early twentieth century. He is now working on a study of comparative civil rights politics, seeking to understand social movements through the multiple lenses of literature, politics, culture, economics, and critical race theory.
Amparo Garcia Crow, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, writes, directs, and acts in original dramatic pieces, often in collaboration with up-and-coming local talent. She is cofounder and Artistic Director of PRISM WORKS, a non-profit theatre company that develops new works of theatre, dance, film and music. Recently, she has both written and performed in the short-film Loaves and Fishes‹it is currently touring film festivals nationally, and will be featured on PBS's Territories. Her work-in-progress is a musical capturing the life of civil rights lawyer Gus Garcia, an artistic endeavor drawing upon important events and civic issues relevant to Mexican-American culture in Texas.
Amparo Garcia Crow is now with Inspirit Studios.
Niles Hansen, Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Regents Professor in Economics, has a solid history of multidisciplinary research, teaching, and consulting. These experiences include, among other things, working for better understanding between East and West during the Cold War period, as well as researching cooperation across international boundaries in Europe and also between the United States and Mexico. In these projects, he has drawn upon fields outside of economics, especially history, to more fully account for regional development.
A. P. Martinich, Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy, offers courses bringing together the fields of philosophy, religion, politics, and literary theory. These topics can also be seen in his scholarly writings, which include a number of works on Thomas Hobbes, as well as articles and books treating more general topics, from the philosophies of language and religion to the history of political thought. His latest project identifies and theorizes an important intersection of all these field‹the act of interpretation.
Thomas Palaima, Raymond F. Dickson Centennial Professor of Classics, has, over the past three years, taken on the issues of scholarly specialization and the organizational structure of educational institutions. Besides writing for and presenting in academic forums (ranging from Classical Bulletin to the London Times Higher Education Supplement), he has also raised these issues in more popular venues, including guest columns in the Austin American-Statesman and interviews on KUT and KOOP radio stations.
Jeffrey Tulis, Associate Professor of Government, is the author of The Rhetorical Presidency and the co-editor of The Johns Hopkins Series in Constitutional Thought. His work stands at the juncture of political philosophy, constitutional theory, and empirical accounts of American political development. He brings to the seminar expertise in the epistemological wars and battles over disciplinary boundaries and interdisciplinary relations now being waged within political science and a current research interest in disputes about morality and public policy (in such matters as the death penalty, abortion, and medical ethics) and the political and institutional logic deployed in such disputes.