Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure a vibrant and engaged learning environment. Recent research and scholarship projects of our interdisciplinary faculty are listed below.

Book Reviews

Agnew, C. (2012). Review of R. Po-chia Hsia, A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552–1610 (2nd ed., vol. 40, pp. 55-56). Routledge: History: Reviews of New Books.

Fleischmann, E. L. "Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine" (vol. 117, pp. 1700-1701). American Historical Association: American Historical Review.

Fleischmann, E. L. (2012). "From Mission to Modernity: Evangelicals, Reformers, and Education in Nineteenth-Century Egypt." (1st ed., vol. 20, pp. 193-198). Washington, DC: Arab Studies Journal.

Invited Lectures & Addresses

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. “Political Democratization of Post-Communist Europe.” European Regional Seminar, Wright-Patterson AF, Defense Institute of Security Management, Fairborn, OH. (January 31, 2012-October 16, 2012).

MacLachlan, H. M. “The Javanese Gamelan and Debussy’s Piano Works.” Western Division Meeting, Ohio Music Teachers Association, University of Dayton. (January 11, 2012).

Santamarina, J. C. “Visualizing the Cuban Revolution.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Conference of LA History, Chicago, IL. (January 7, 2012).

Journal Articles

MacLachlan, H. M. (2012). "Creating Pan-Karen Identity: The Wrist Tying Ceremony in America." Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 21(4), 459-482.

Poe, D. M. (2012). "Nourishing Difference for the Erotic Couple." L’Esprit créateur, Special Issue: The Recent Work of Luce Irigaray, 52(3), 88-98.

Music Compositions

Rush, T., MacLachlan, H. M. (Director), Dorf, S. (Director). “Perayaan.” UD Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Dr. Heather MacLachlan, Dayton, Ohio, USA. (April 19, 2012).

Rush, T., MacLachlan, H. M. (Director), Dorf, S. (Director). “Perayaan.” UD Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Dr. Heather MacLachlan, Dayton, Ohio, USA. (April 17, 2012).


Bilocerkowycz, J. M. “Kosovo: A Pivotal State Perspective.” International Social Science Conference, Honolulu. (June 2, 2012).

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. ”International Politics of Kosovo Recognition.” National Social Science and Technology Conference, National Social Science Association, Las Vegas. (April 2, 2012).

Dorf, S., MacLachlan, H. M. “Who Needs Activism? Age, Race and Identity in the Gay Choral Movement.” Radically Gay: The Life & Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY, New York City, NY. (September 29, 2012).

Fleischmann, E. L. ”Contestation and Commodification: Female Education in American Protestant Mission Schools in Beirut, c. 1870-1920.” “From Ottoman to Mandate Beirut: Catalyst for Modernities?”, German Orient Institute, Beirut, Lebanon. (April 20, 2012).

MacLachlan, H. M. “Constructing Pan-Karen Identity in Fort Wayne, Indiana.” International Burma Studies Conference, Center For Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. (October 6, 2012).

MacLachlan, H. M. “‘Gay’ Music and GALA Choruses: The Significance of a Gay Choral Repertoire.” Radically Gay: The LIfe and Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay, CUNY, New York, NY. (September 28, 2012).

MacLachlan, H. M. “To Be (Gay) or Not To Be: Naming Men’s Choruses.” MIDSEM Annual Meeting, Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. (March 31, 2012).

Poe, D. M. “Biography as Philosophy: The Power of Personal Example for Sustainable and Peaceful Praxis.” Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace, Peace and Justice Studies Association, Tufts University; Boston, MA. (October 5, 2012).


MacLachlan, H. M. “The Bamboo Dance, from the Karen People of Southeast Asia.” Ethnomusicology Goes To Middle School, Society for Ethnomusicology Education Section, New Orleans, LA. (October 31, 2012).

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