IMPACT – Winter 2017

About the Authors

Samantha Bernstein-Sierra is a PhD candidate of urban education policy at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her JD degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2009, after which she practiced special education law for several years in New York City. Samantha works with Dr. Adrianna Kezar, focusing her research on public/private tensions in higher education, faculty rights, and the future of the academic profession.

Kate Holterhoff is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas include nineteenth-century British literature, visual culture, digital humanities, and the history of science. She has published articles in English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 (forthcoming), The Journal of Victorian Culture, The Journal of the History of Biology, and Victorian Network.

Christopher A. Howard is lecturer in cultural anthropology at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He was previously visiting lecturer at Boston University and has worked at academic institutions in Japan and New Zealand. His research is primarily concerned with the changing relations among society, technology and environment; modernity and globalisation; social theory, phenomenology and philosophical anthropology. He recently published a monograph entitled: Mobile Lifeworlds: An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas (Routledge, 2016).

Theo Savvas is lecturer in English at the University of Bristol. He holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Arts in Literature from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a PhD in U.S. Literature from the University of Essex. He is the author of American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past (2011) and several articles on contemporary U.S. fiction.

Philip Wander is assistant professor of French and Italian at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, a part of the City University of New York. He received his BA from SUNY Stony Brook, his MA from New York University and his PhD from UC Berkeley and L’École Normale Supérieur in Paris. He is currently teaching introductory courses in French and Italian, as well as a section in the Humanities. The details and niceties of language teaching are of great interest to him.

Laurence Winters received his BA from Boston University in philosophy and religion, his MA from McGill University in philosophy and anthropology, and his PhD from the New School University in philosophy and sociology. He is currently the director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he is working on the application of narrative methodology to interdisciplinary pedagogy and knowledge production.

Angus Woodward is the director of college writing programs at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also a fiction writer, whose books are Down at the End of the River (Margaret Media, 2008) and Americanisation: Lessons in American Culture and Language (Livingston Press, 2011).