Faculty Scholarship and Collaborations

Ann Berger-Knorr and ECE/SPE students Cara Dowzicky and Chelsea Bear had an article titled “Female Game Changers of the 20th Century:  Picture Book Biographies and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award” accepted for publication by Pennsylvania Reads:  The Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association.

Robert “Troy” Boyer, adjunct instructor in religion, served as a panelist in the annual Durnbaugh Seminar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies of Elizabethtown College. This year’s seminar concerned “Object Lessons:  The Meanings of Pennsylvania German Life and Culture” and focused on multidisciplinarity in a “new” Pennsylvania German studies.

John Hinshaw and Ivette Guzmán Zavala curated an exhibition titled Dutchirican: A Latino History of Central Pennsylvania, which is open to the public until May 10 at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Based on their research and interviews with Latinos in the area, Dutchirican narrates part of a story that has been ignored by traditional scholarship.

The exhibit explains some of the reasons Latinos choose to work and live here, work, faith, and seeking a better future, as well as the deep roots this community has in Central Pennsylvania. Latino roots run deep in Pennsylvania, stretching back to the American revolution and include medal of honor winners in the Civil War.  The exhibit looks into some groups that continue to expand, such as Puerto Rican Mennonites, while showing examples of photography by Frank Espada, Rolfe Ross and Guzmán Zavala herself. The traveling exhibition will have its opening reception at the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery on June 29, 2017.