Find exactly what you're looking for through the Denison A-Z. From people to departments, offices, buildings, and more—you'll find it all here.
Start with the Basics...
Help me find more information about...
Jordan L. Fantini, an organometallic chemist, is interested in the synthesis and characterization of methylene-bridge-substituted calixarenes. These molecules provide access to new structural motifs in calixarene chemistry. A methylene-bridge substituent allows for modification of the solubility, conformational rigidity, and conformational preferences of a calixarene in comparison to the unsubstituted species.
Erik S. Farley graduated from Denison University in 2003 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He earned a master of arts in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), where his experience included two years as an academic intervention specialist in EMU's Holman Learning Center and an administrative internship in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Ursuline College.
Farley's work at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., as the Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs, included serving as the administrative department head for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and director of their Diversity Center. His primary objective was to actively develop and sustain various aspects of multiculturalism throughout the university and Fox Cities communities in general, and the division of Student Affairs in particular. He established working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community agencies based on the importance of diversity in leadership development. He also helped establish Lawrence’s Posse Foundation, Inc. partnership with the New York site office.
Currently, Farley serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs at Denison University. His responsibilities include providing the overall design and coordination of programming with regard to diversity and multi-cultural relations. He organizes and conducts the Paving the Way pre-orientation to assist traditionally underrepresented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural and social climate at Denison University, as well as collaborates with other academic and administrative offices in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data on multi-cultural students including longitudinal retention studies. Farley also oversees the Posse program at Denison as its Program Director.
Joshua Finnell has served as the humanities librarian at Denison since the fall of 2009. Finnell came to Denison from McNeese State University where he spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Library Science. His work has appeared in Library Philosophy and Practice, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and New Library World.
Mark FitzPatrick has served as the head men's and women's track and field coach and assistant cross country coach at Denison since the fall of 2010. FitzPatrick came to Denison from Washington & Jefferson where he has spent eight years as the head cross country and track and field coach. A six-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, FitzPatrick led his squads to four PAC championships during his tenure.
In 2011, FitzPatrick led his women’s track and field squad to its third PAC title. The Presidents’ captured nine event titles en route to a 10-point victory over Westminster. Following the meet FitzPatrick was presented with his sixth Coach of the Year award. At the conclusion of the 2011 season FitzPatrick was named the USTFCCCA Mid-East region women's track and Field Coach of the Year. He also guided the men’s track & field team to their first PAC Championship in 2010, powered by seven event championships.
Prior to accepting the position at Washington & Jefferson he spent three seasons as the head track & field coach at Hiram College. While at Hiram he led the Terriers to their best finish in conference history and coached five individual conference champions. Before taking over at Hiram, FitzPatrick served as the assistant women’s cross country and track and field coach at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse from 1998-2000 where he coached seven Division III All-Americans and helped the Eagles to three Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. FitzPatrick also spent two seasons as the assistant cross country and track and field coach at Allegheny College from 1996-1998, helping train five national qualifiers in cross country and track.
A 1995 graduate of Fairfield (Conn.) with a double major in philosophy and political science, FitzPatrick went on to earn a master’s degree in exercise and sports science from UW-LaCrosse.
Brian Flynn, Program Administrator, has a Masters in Business Administration and has experience at several private Montessori schools as an administrator and treasurer. Brian has ten years of experience being a practice partner for his two daughters in the program, Kethry and Ceridwyn Hunter.
Judy began working at Denison in 1998 in what was then known as the Records and Research Department. The area has evolved to become Advancement Services, where her responsibilities include working with the Major Gifts group on large and complex gifts, liaison with the Investment Office to facilitate gifts of securities and serving as the Matching Gift Coordinator for Denison. She is pursuing a business degree from The Ohio State University.
Michelle joined the Denison community in 1987, as an Administrative Secretary in the Information Group. In 1994, she became the Class Notes Editor and a Records Analyst within the same division of Denison. She is primarily responsible for editing the submitted class notes, for writing up the obituaries for Denison Magazine, and for the alumni bio-demographic updates and additions to the university database.
Laura received a B.A. from Denison University and a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Laura worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, for three years and then Vice President and General Counsel for a real estate investment firm for 13 years. Laura returned to the Denison community as a Development Officer in 2010, and works with alumni, parents, and friends in Colorado, Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Minnesota, and on the east coast of Florida.
Mary earned a B.A. in Spanish and political science from Denison, and she holds a graduate paralegal certificate from Texas State University. She returned to Denison in 1997 after working for more than 20 years in the special events and convention management field. Mary currently serves as director of special events for the donor relations and advancement areas.
Evelyn Frolking is an instructor teaching a First Year Seminar course. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English from the Ohio State University. She was head of school at The Welsh Hills School, a private preK – grade 8 day school for 15 years and has taught English and Journalism at the high school level. She writes freelance for newspapers and magazines and is a regular column writer for Broadway + Thresher, a new lifestyle magazine. Her first book, Homegrown: Stories from the Farm, published in February 2013, chronicles the lives of six local food farmers and producers as they enjoy new-found interest in a national movement to shop and eat local.
As the sole geographer at Denison, I teach several introductory and regional geography courses designed to spark student interest and broaden understanding of the diversity of environments and human/environment interactions around the world. These courses help to foster geographic (and environmental) literacy which I see as absolutely critical to our future. As human impacts on the planet continue to increase, we must have a citizenry that is knowledgeable and can make sound decisions about land and resource use. I also teach three intermediate to advanced courses concentrating on different groups of earth surface processes - Weather and Climate, Geomorphology, and Hydrogeology. We spend considerable time outside observing and measuring atmospheric, hydrologic and pedologic phenomena as well as computer times using spread sheets and gathering data from the web. All of my classes have a significant environmental focus and most are linked with Denison's Environmental Studies curriculum.
I have led some student trips to Cuba. We have studied both natural history and environmental issues in and around Havana and in the provinces of Pinar del Rio (west), Matanzas (central), and Santiago de Cuba (east). More information about the May Term 2000 trip can be obtained through the Cuba link.
In broad terms, my research focuses on the complex interactions among landforms, soils and climate. I study the dynamic environments along the margins of the former great Laurentide ice sheets, with particular emphasis on glacial deposits and the genesis of soils and paleosols. Lately much of my attention has been on the timing of drainage reversals associated with the advance of ice sheets into the Appalachian Plateau in East Central Ohio. In addition, I have conducted collaborative archaeological research at several sites in central Ohio and have worked on the biogeochemical modeling of soil nitrogen. Our discovery of gut contents (with living intestinal bacteria) with the recovery of the Burning Tree Mastodon has added important information about the late glacial environment and megafauna diets. Much of my research has involved students, both as field assistants and in independent senior projects that contribute to my research program. Other student research projects I have advised cover a wide range of topics. Examples of recent student research projects include a presettlement map of Licking County vegetation, the origin and mineralogy of beach sands on Kelley's Island, coastal zone management in southern Sri Lanka, an analysis of lacustrine sediments of Glacial Lake Licking, and an assessment of soil nutrient loading at the Buckeye Egg Farm.
- Frolking, T.A.. Holocene Hydrology, Soil Development and Landscape Evolution of the Bikeri Vésztö-Mágor Area in the Körös Basin of Eastern Hungary. Submitted for publication in monograph on the Körös Regional Archaeological Project in the Monumental Archaeologica Series, Costen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA.
- Gyucha, A., Duffy, P.R. and Frolking T.A. . The Körös Basin from the Neolithic to the Habsburgs: Linking settlement distributions with pre-regulation hydrology through multiple dataset overlay. In review. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal.
- Yerkes, R., Sarris, A., Frolking, T., Parkinson, W., Gyucha, A., Hardy, M. and Catanoso, L.. 2007. Geophysical and Geochemical Investigations at Two Early Copper Age Settlements in the Körös River Valley, Southeastern Hungary . Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 22 no. 8 p. 845-871 View [pdf]
- Frolking, T.A. and M.A. Pachell*. 2006. Glacial Lake Licking: Late-Glacial Drainage Diversions and the Formation of Black Hand Gorge, Licking County, Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science. v. 106 no. 3 p. 103-111 View [pdf]
- Frolking, S., Frolking, T., Xiao, X., Boles, S. and Milliman, T. . 2005. A generalized methodology for mapping agricultural land use and management at sub-national scales, including a case study of combining census data and remote sensing data to map cropping intensity in Vietnam. Report prepared for Land and Water Division, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations 75 p..
- Lepper, B.T. and Frolking, T.A.. 2003. Alligator Mound: Geoarchaeological and Iconographical Interpretations of a Late Prehistoric Effigy Mound in Central Ohio. Cambridge Archaological Journal. v. 13 no. 2 p. 147-167 View [pdf]
- Stam, A. and Frolking, T.A.. 2003. Environmental Status of Cuba: The Cuban View. A course book for Environmental issues of Cuba (Denison May Term) based largely on interviews with Cuban experts (1999-2001), being modified and added to on a continuous basis.
- Lepper, B.T., and Frolking, T.A.. 2003. Alligator Mound: Geoarchaeological and Iconographical Interpretations of a Late Prehistoric Effigy Mound in Central Ohio. Cambridge Archaelogical Journal. v. 13 no. 2 p. 147-167
- Frolking, T.A. and Lepper, B.T.. 2001. Geomorphic and pedogenic evidence for bioturbation of artifacts at a multi-component site in Licking County, Ohio, USA. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 16 no. 3 p. 243-262
Barbara Fultner, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, joined the faculty at Denison in 1995. She earned a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, an M.A. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She teaches courses in philosophy of language, the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of feminism among others. She served as chair of the department from 2004-2008 and is currently the Director of the Women’s Studies Program.
Dr. Fultner was the recipient of a 2008-2009 University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Fellowship, as well as Denison University's R.C. Good Fellowship for 2008-2009. In 2000, she received Denison's Feminist Teaching Award. Most recently, she has been awarded a “New Directions Initiative” grant by the GLCA to pursue yoga teacher training as part of her research on embodiment, practice, and intersubjectivity.
Dr. Fultner's research interests lie at the cross-roads of analytic and continental philosophy, with a focus on theories of meaning and social practice. She is interested in the nature of normativity and its relationship to the social aspects of language. In her recent work, she has been examining the connections between semantic normativity and the development of inter-subjectivity in early childhood as well as the relationship between convention and creativity in dialogue. She also has strong interests in feminist philosophy. Her articles have appeared in journals including Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and The International Journal of Philosophical Studies and in several edited collections. She is translator of Jürgen Habermas Truth and Justification (MIT Press 2003) and his On the Pragmatics of Social Interaction (MIT Press 2000). She is the editor of Habermas: Key Concepts (Acumen 2011).
I am interested in internal motion in macromolecules, ranging from synthetic polymers to lipids and peptides. This interest began with my doctoral studies which used NMR spin relaxation to study molecular motion in model biomembranes. Such motions are involved in many of the functional properties of the membranes, such as permeation of small molecules and the interactions of the different membrane components. During my post-doctoral work I began studying the local motions of synthetic polymers in solution. Local motions in polymers are as fast as the motions of small molecules, which is interesting given the huge size of polymer molecules. My own work has focused on characterizing the anisotropy of that motion, with the hope of shedding light on the 3-D details of the motion. I spent the 1995-1996 school year at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I became involved in doing computer simulations of the same dynamic processes I had been studying experimentally. Most recently, I have been using both spin relaxation and molecular dynamics simulation to study the internal motion of a small unstructured peptide, leucine enkephalin. It has been exciting to see how experimental and theoretical tools can complement each other in helping to understand molecular motions.
- M. M. FUSON and J. E. McFarland*. Concentration Dependence of Dipole-Dipole Cross-Correlation Spectral Densities in Polymer Solutions. Journal of Magnetic Resonance.
- J. L. Fantini, M. M. FUSON, and T. A. Evans. 2006. Popping Popcorn Kernels: Expanding Relevance with Linear Thinking. Journal of Chemical Education. v. 83 p. 414-416
- M. M. FUSON and M. D. Ediger. 1997. Dynamics of Poly(ethylene oxide) in Solution: 1. Localization of Chain Motion. Macromolecules. v. 30 p. 5704-5713
- M. M. FUSON, K. H. Hanser* and M. D. Ediger. 1997. Local Dynamics of Poly(ethylene oxide) in Solution: 2. Vector Autocorrelation Functions and Motional Anisotropy. Macromolecules. v. 30 p. 5714-5720
- M. M. FUSON and B. R. Klei*. 1996. Anisotropy of Local Dynamics of Polyethylene. v. 29 p. 5223-5227
- M. M. FUSON. Coupled Spin Relaxation in Polymers. Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, D. M. Grant and R. K. Harris, ed., (John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, 1996) . v. 4 p. 1466-1472
(* signifies undergraduate co-author)
- M. M. FUSON . 2008. Comparison of Spin Relaxation and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of the Dynamics of Leu5-Enkephalin. 49rd Experimental NMR Conference. Asilomar, CA
- M. M. FUSON. 2004. Anisotropic Motion in Leu-Enkephalin Studied Using Cross-Correlation Effects in Spin Relaxation. 45rd Experimental NMR Conference. Asilomar, CA
- M. M. FUSON. 2003. Dynamics Of Rubberlike Polymers In Solution Studied By Coupled Spin Relaxation And Molecular Dynamics Simulations. 44rd Experimental NMR Conference. Savannah, GA
- M. M. FUSON . 2002. Leu-Enkephalin Dynamics as Studied Using Coupled Spin Relaxation. 43rd Experimental NMR Conference. Asilomar, CA
- M. M. FUSON. 2001. Dynamics of Isobutylene in Solution Studied by Coupled Spin Relaxation. 42nd Experimental NMR Conference. Orlando, FL
- M. M. FUSON. 1999. Coupled Spin Relaxation Studies of Polymers in Solution. 31st ACS Central Regional Meeting. Columbus, OH
Recent Student Presentations
- Ryan Gingo* and M. M. Fuson. 2006. An Investigation of the Motions of Enkephalins Using NMR Spin Relaxation. 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition . San Francisco CA
- Emily F. Trunkely* and M. M. Fuson. 2004. NMR Spin Relaxation Studies of the Motional Dynamics of Leu-Enkephalin. 227th American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Francisco CA
(* signifies undergraduate co-author)
Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art (1999) and his Master of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (2010). Ghenov has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2013, he co-curated with Dona Nelson the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum. Ghenov has been featured in Title Magazine, Bomb Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He currently works in Philadelphia, PA.
Bob Ghiloni has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Denison since 2002. During his tenure he has led the DU basketball program to a third-place finish in 2005 and an appearance in the NCAC Championship game in 2012. In 2005 he was named the NCAC’s Coach of the Year. Ghiloni came to Denison from Bishop Ready High School in Columbus (Ohio) where he was the head coach of the Silver Knights boys' basketball program for 15 seasons. In 2001-02, Ghiloni's Ready squad posted an impressive 23-5 record and reached the state tournament championship finals in Division III.
In his 15-year run at Ready, Ghiloni directed a dramatic turnaround in the boys' basketball program which resulted in six consecutive winning seasons, two district championships and the 2001-02 trip to the state championship. Along with his coaching duties, Ghiloni was director of admissions at Ready and also has served as director of student and academic affairs and director of guidance. He has also taught courses in world history and American history.
Prior to coaching at Ready, Ghiloni spent three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Capital University in Columbus. Also included in Ghiloni's extensive professional background are two more Columbus coaching stints as an assistant with Ohio Dominican University (1983-1984) and St. Francis DeSales High School (1981-1983). Ghiloni has also served as an instructor and administrator for several local and regional basketball camps.
A native of nearby Newark, Ohio, Ghiloni graduated from Ohio State University in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education. He earned his master of science in education from the University of Dayton in 1985.
I really enjoy teaching and working with students at Denison. I teach introductory physics, optics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, modern physics, experimental physics, and the associated laboratories. My interests are in atomic, molecular and optical physics including measurements of fundamental properties such as absolute oscillator strengths and branching fractions, photodetachment cross sections, resonance features and bound-boundtransitions in negative ions.
My current research efforts include both laser photodetachment from negative ions in our lab in Olin Hall and inner-shell photodetachment from negative ions using the synchrotron at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley CA. Dr. Walter and I, as well as numerous Denison students, are co-investigators on multiple projects at the ALS including recent studies of H-, Se-, Li-, Pt- and C60-. This research is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Research Corporation, NASA and Denison University.
- “Inner-shell Photodetachment: Shape and Feshbach Resonances of anions”R.C. Bilodeau, N. D. Gibson, C. W. Walter, A. Aguilar and N. Berrah, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 185(8-9), 219-225 (2012).
- “Experimental and theoretical study of bound and quasibound states of Ce– ,” C.W. Walter, N.D. Gibson, Y.-G. Li, D.J. Matyas, R.M. Alton, S.E. Lou, R.L. Field III, D. Hanstorp, Lin Pan and D. Beck, Physical Review A, 84, 032514 (2011).
- “Inner-Shell Photodetachment from Ru_” I. Dumitriu , R. C. Bilodeau, T. W. Gorczyca, C. W. Walter, N. D. Gibson, Z. D. Pešić, D. Rolles, and N. Berrah, , Physical Review A, 82, 043434 (2010).
- “Electron affinity of indium and the fine structure of In- measured using infrared photodetachment threshold spectroscopy” C.W. Walter, N.D. Gibson, D.J. Carman, Y.-G. Li, and D.J. Matyas, Physical Review A, 82, 032507 (2010).
I think my biography is a retrospective connect-the-dots story. I did not identify a passionate career interest until midlife. I earned a graduate degree in counseling, worked in community mental health, and decided I needed to earn the doctoral degree. My graduate internship led me to work in a college counseling center, where I learned that I loved working with young adults in this developmental stage of life. Transitioning to, navigating through, and learning to succeed in college is a journey filled with many adventures and challenges. My own reading and research over the years, combined with professional experience and life experience as a parent, has prepared me for this work.
I am currently working on my dissertation, a qualitative project to examine the experience of college students with ADHD in academia.
Jill Gillespie came to Denison in 2003. At Denison, she has taught courses on German literature and cultural studies, feminism, fairy tales, gender, and the human/animal connection. She earned her A.B. in Humanities from Stanford University and did graduate work in Germanic Studies at Cornell University. Her dissertation addressed the gendering of World War II in recent German films. Current research areas include the cultural representations of animal/human relationships, the political uses of satire, and sexual violence.
Answering a question incorrectly sparked my love for geology and geoscience education. In the freshman year of my undergraduate career, I enrolled in my first geology class. Early in the semester, the professor, who later became my mentor and eventually a good friend, asked the class to explain why the Hawaiian Islands form a straight line. I raised my hand and confidently answered that the hot-spot moved under the crust thus creating the linear chain of islands. "Actually, Dave, that's not quite right," my professor corrected, "but I like the way you're thinking," and then he began my first introduction to plate tectonics. I was disappointed to be wrong but proud that the professor appreciated my creative thinking. This one remark encouraged me to learn more and has inspired and motivated me ever since. One of my many goals as a educator is provide this same kind of enthusiasm and encouragement for my own students, even if they don't get the answer right the first time.
My current research involves documenting and interpreting records of environmental variation archived in the hard parts of modern and fossil organisms. This is accomplished primarily through calibration of environmental conditions with skeletal archives: specifically, geochemical variations and patterns of shell growth. The geochemical component of my work revolves around light stable-isotopes, while the analysis of growth patterns focuses on periodic increments deposited in response to environmental and astronomical pacemakers. Together, these analytical techniques, commonly referred to as sclerochronology, have enabled me to work in several different research areas. While each has a different focus, they are connected by a common theme: how are environmental conditions recorded in the geologic record in general, and in the skeletons of organisms in particular? And, how can these archives be used to address a variety of biological and geological questions?
Kaitlin Goody, cello, is a graduate of Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a minor in music. She has studied with Dr. Michael Gelfand, Deborah Newcomb, and Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill and received her Suzuki training at the Chicago Suzuki Institute.
Kayla Gordon has served as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Denison since 2012. Gordon came to Denison after spending one season as an assistant coach at Heidelberg University in 2011-12. At Heidelberg, Gordon assisted in all aspects of the basketball program while also serving as head coach of the junior varsity program. In the spring she assisted as a volunteer coach with the Heidelberg softball team and was an academic advisor at the university.
A 2011 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Gordon was a four-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection and the conference’s Newcomer of the Year in 2008. In 108 career games with the Battling Bishops she scored 1,461 career points and grabbed 673 rebounds. Gordon averaged 13.5 ppg and 6.2 rpg and ranks 18th on the North Coast Athletic Conference’s all-time scoring list.
Gordon earned her bachelor of arts in psychology and women’s studies from Ohio Wesleyan. She is currently taking classes to receive a master’s degree in education.
Tara’s Denison career began in 2009. Currently she is responsible for the daily operations for the Offices of Donor Relations/Special Events and Stewardship, providing assistance for the Director and Assistant Director in those areas. Tara’s previous position at Denison was in the Office of Advancement Services where her professional experience in document management helped bring the college into a new phase of records management. She implemented a campus-wide document imaging user group and began the transfer of paper files to electronic files within the division.
Visual Life in African Cities (ARTH 334), Arts of Post-Colonial Africa (ARTH 225), African Art and Visual Culture (ARTH 121), Representing Africa on Film (ARTH 222), Arts of Oceania (ARTH 223), Art History Senior Seminar (ARTH 408)
Research and Teaching
My scholarship and teaching focus on artistic propositions and visual culture in relation to urban life, especially in Senegal and Congo, where I have conducted research on individual artists, art institutions, and expressive production. My methodological orientation combines sustained ethnography, visual/textual analysis, and theorization to engage specificity of place as a modality through which to read the production and interpretation of creative projects. I have contributed to several edited collections and academic journals including African Arts, Art Journal, Fashion Theory, Nka, Présence Francophone, Social Dynamics, andAfrica Today. I was guest editor for a special issue of Africa Today (2007) dedicated to “Visual Experience in Urban Africa” and co-editor for African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (2013), a volume exploring the productive work of interviews in creating scholarly narratives. My most recent project is Market Imaginary (2012), a feature length documentary film dealing with the concentric embedment of Dakar’s Colobane Market in its neighborhood, in the city, and in the imagination. My current project is a book manuscript about Dakar’s art world city.
My research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship (2009-2010), the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (1998-1999), the Doctoral Fellowship from the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution (1999-2000), the GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2011, 2012, 2013), the R. C. Good Faculty Fellowship (2006, 2013), and the Denison University Research Foundation. My article, “Urban Claims and Visual Sources in the Making of Dakar’s Art World City,” Art Journal 68, 1 (Spring 2009) received the Art Journal Award from the College Art Association in 2010.
Market Imaginary (Producer/Director for 53 minute film documenting/theorizing Dakar’s Colobane Market). DVD Available from Indiana University Press. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?cPath=1037_1144&products_id=807288
Film website http://personal.denison.edu/~grabski/Market_Imaginary/Market_Imaginary.html
African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work, edited by Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee (edited volume with twelve contributors) Indiana University Press: 2013.
Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar (book manuscript in progress).
- Dakar’s Market Imaginary: Mobility, Visuality, and the Creative Economy of Second Chances, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (CSSAAME Borderlines). March 25, 2014 http://cssaamejournal.org/borderlines/dakars-market-imaginary/
- La Mobilité, Le Pouvoir de Visualisation, et L’Imaginaire du Marché à Dakar,” in Mamadou Diouf and Rosalind Fredericks, eds. Les Arts de la Citoyenneté au Sénégal: Espaces Contestés et Civilités Urbaines (Éditions Karthala: 2013).
- Ghostly Stories: Interviews with Artists in Dakar and the Productive Space around Absence,” in Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee, eds. African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (Indiana University Press: 2013).
- The Work of Interviews,” co-authored with Carol Magee, in Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee, eds. African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (Indiana University Press: 2013).
- Interview with Cheikh Ndiaye,” Pulsations: The Journal of New African Writing 2 (2013): 35-57.
- The École des Arts and Exhibitionary Platforms in Post Independence Senegal,” in Monica Blackmun Visonà and Gitti Salami, A Companion to Modern African Art (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2013).
- Introductory Essay on Historicity and Urban Memory,” IN/FLUX, volume II, Mediatrips from the African World. Produced by SPARCK and Lowave (Paris), 2012.
- Market Logics: How Locality and Mobility Make Artistic Livelihoods in Dakar,” Social Dynamics 37, 3 (2011): 321-331. Republished in Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities, edited by E. Pieterse and A. Simone (Jacana Media and African Centre for Cities, 2013).
- Urban Claims and Visual Sources in the Making of Dakar’s Art World City,” Art Journal 68, 1 (Spring 2009): 6-23. (Art Journal Award, College Art Association, 2010)
- Pap Ba’s Haute-Couture Fashion Photography,” Critical Interventions 6 (Spring 2010): 77-90.
- The Visual City: Tailors, Creativity, and Urban Life in Dakar, Senegal,” in Suzanne Gott and Krystine Loughran, eds. Contemporary African Fashion (Indiana University Press, 2010).
- Traces and Echoes: Mixed Media Paintings of Kalidou Sy,” NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, number 24 (Spring 2009): 82-91.
- Making Fashion in the City: A Case Study of Tailors and Designers in Dakar, Senegal,” Fashion Theory: Special Issue on African Fashion, edited by Victoria Rovine,13, 2 (Spring 2009): 215-242.
- The Dak’Art Biennale: Exhibiting Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in Africa,” NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art/Special Issue on the 21st Century and The Mega Shows, volume 22/23(Spring/Summer 2008): 104-113.
- Projects of Collecting and Exhibition in Dakar: On Being a Mécéne d’art,” Présence Francophone, Special Issue on Art in Dakar, edited by Helene Tissieres, (Spring 2008): 93-111.
- Guest Editor and Introduction,” Africa Today: Special Issue on Visual Experience in Urban Africa, 54, 2 (Winter 2007): vi-xii.
- Painting Fictions/Painting History: Modernist Pioneers at Senegal’s Ecole des Arts,” African Arts: Special Issue on Art Historical Perspectives on African Modernists, edited by Chika Okeke, 39, 1 (2006): 38-49, 93.
- Visual Experience and Fashion in Dakar: The City as Information Environment and Artistic Resource for Tailors,” in Mode in Afrika (Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg, Germany, 2005): 52-60.
- Dakar’s Urban Landscapes: Locating Modern Art and Artists in the City,” African Arts 36, 4 (2003): 28-39, 93.
- Pierre Lods and the Poto-Poto School,” in N’Goné Fall and Jean-Loup Pivin, eds. Anthologie de l’art africain du xx siècle. Paris: Éditions Revue Noire, 2001: 179-181.
Curatorial Projects/Exhibition Essays
Author of Exhibition Essay
Writing, Artistic Traditions and the Economies of Cultural Heritage: Recent Works by Abdoulaye Ndoye
Musée Boribana, Dak’Art Biennale Off 2014 Dakar, Senegal
Author of Exhibition Essay
Les Lettres de Verre de El Hadji Sy in
Exhibition Catalogue, Les Lettres de Verre,
Galerie BooKoo, Dakar, Senegal, June 2013
Exhibition Curator and Author of Exhibition Essay
Guissou Ma La Mbao: An Exhibition of Poesie Graphique by Abdoulaye Ndoye
Musee Boribana, Dak’Art Biennale Off 2010, Dakar, Senegal
Author of Exhibition Essay
Taking Off/L’Envol: A Mixed Media Installation by Ndary Lo
Eiffage, Dak’Art Biennale Off 2010, Dakar, Senegal
Author of Exhibition Essay, “The Harmonies of Becoming an Artist: Remembering the Artistic Practice of Seydou Barry,” in Catalogue of Seydou Barry’s Retrospective Exhibition at Dak’Art Off (Dakar: Impression Midi-Occident, 2008).
Author of Selected Essays, Trajectoires: Art Contemporain du Senegal; Collection Bassam Chaitou, Exposition Musee de l’Ifan de Dakar, (Dakar: Editions Kaani, 2007): 18-24, 74-75, 186-187.
Exhibition Co-Curator and Author of Exhibition Essay
Traces and Echoes: Mixed Media Paintings by Kalidou Sy
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN, 2007
Exhibition Curator and Author of Exhibition Essay
La Peinture sans peinture: une selection d’oeuvres recentes de Abdoulaye Ndoye
West African Research Center, Dakar, Senegal, 1999
L’Oeil vif: une exposition individuelle de Cherif Thiam
West African Research Center, Dakar, Senegal, 1999
Peter Grandbois is the author of seven books, including: The Gravedigger, selected by Barnes and Noble for its “Discover Great New Writers” program, The Arsenic Lobster: A Hybrid Memoir, chosen as one of the top five memoirs of 2009 by the Sacramento News and Review, Nahoonkara, winner of the gold medal in literary fiction in ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year Awards for 2011, a collection of surreal flash fictions, Domestic Disturbances, a finalist for Book of the Year in ForeWord magazine’s 2013 awards, and the “monster double features,” Wait Your Turn, The Glob Who Girdled Granville, and The Girl on the Swing. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and been shortlisted for both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, and New York. He is an associate editor at Boulevard magazine.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Denver (Ph.D. 2006) and Bennington College (M.F.A. 2003). Previously, he taught at California State University in Sacramento and is currently an associate professor at Denison University.