Our Faculty: Seif Da’Na, Kate Gillogly
Seif Da'Na, Associate Professor of Sociology, published several articles on the Middle East in 2012. These include "The Dynamics of Negation: Identity Formation among Palestinian Arab College Students in Israel" (with Laura Khoury and Ismael Abu Saad) in Social Identities and "Decolonizing the Geographies of Resistance: The Imperialist Cartography of the Arab World" (with Laura Khoury) in Arab World Geographer. He also has an article titled "Israel's Colonial Water System" accepted for publication in the Holy Land Studies Journal. Professor Da'na writes regular op-eds for Al-Ahram Weekly in Cairo, Egypt. Some of the recent op-eds are titled "The False Narrative of Revolution," "Gaza War: Victory and Resistance," "The New Egypt and the Gaza War,"" Sins of the West: On Mohammad's Movie," "The Shia and Sunni: The False Polarity," and "The Syrian Uprising." He has had several media appearance and interviews recently on Al-Mayadeen Arab TV, Russia Today TV, "Between the Lines Weekly Radio Magazine" and "Counterpoint."Kate Gillogly, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, presented "Transformations in Households and Lineages with 'Modernization,'" at the American Anthropological Association meetings Nov. 14-18; "Environmental Sustainability in Thailand: Global Systems, Thai Localism" at the Council on Thai Studies Conference Oct. 28-29; "An Exhibition Across the Curriculum: West African Art in the Classroom and the Gallery," panel on Visual and Material Culture Pedagogy/Using Exhibitions in Teaching, Visual Learning Conference, Carleton College, Sept. 28-30, and "Democracy Around the World: Metaphors of Freedom and Participation" for the Election Experience 2012 at UW-Parkside. She is currently working on two local research projects related to winter markets in Southeastern Wisconsin and the Pike River Revival watershed planning process. This follows through on work she did on watershed management in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Management of trans-municipal/trans-state common pool resources such as water is a significant global problem. She will ultimately use data from her local research to compare and contrast processes in Southeast Asia, in hopes of better understanding what sorts of institutions and methods work to protect water sources, such as the Mekong River and its networks. In addition, Professor Gillogly has submitted a review of sustainable development in Thailand for a collection to be published by World Scientific Publishing edited by Jieli Li. She is now working on an analysis of the local/global trends in environmental sustainability philosophies in Thailand, examining concepts of Buddhist justice.