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Faculty Focus

A regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College

Visiting Scholar of Africana Studies Amanda Kemp will have her play with music, "Emancipation Sweet," performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival on Sept. 21.  A recipient of a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Kemp’s play, which chronicles the journey of a 13-year-old boy who loves basketball but hates history, especially because his name is Emancipation, named for the Proclamation. To accompany the play, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs Marion Coleman will provide jazz and spirituals and Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Michael Jamanis will perform ragtime and European classical music on the violin.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jon Foley Sherman's show, "This Is Not For You," was performed in September at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, where it was chosen as the Best Bet at the festival. According to Sherman, "This Is Not For You" asks a question with ever-greater consequence in our interconnected age: Is it possible to be alone?

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In Print:

Associate Professor of English Katie Ford

"Still Life"

The New Yorker, poem, pg. 60, Sept. 30, 2013


Assistant Professor of International Business Sara Jane McCaffrey

"Tacit-rich districts and globalization: changes in the Italian textile and apparel production system"

Socio-Economic Review, Oct. 2013; 11:657-685.


Assistant Professor of Government Stephanie McNulty 


"Participatory Democracy? Exploring Peru's Efforts to Engage Civil Society in Local Governance"


Latin American Politics and Society

Volume 55, Issue 3, pages 69–92, Fall 2013


Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology D. A. Owens, Jingyi Gu '13, and Rebecca Patterson '12

"Differential effects of reduced contrast on perception of self-motion vs. object-motion"

J Vis. 2013; 13:949


Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Elizabeth A. Praton and others

"Distortion of infall regions in redshift space-I"

MNRAS 26 July 2013, 10.1093/mnras/stt1145 


Prefect Emeritus David Stameshkin

"The F*ket List: Things I Will NOT Be Doing Before I Die"

Amazon, 134 pp., Aug. 14, 2013


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