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March 11, 2016

Political Science Faculty News

Regina S. Axelrod

Regina S. Axelrod

Professor Regina S. Axelrod conducted research and co-authored an invited chapter on global environmental governance for an edited book Environmental Governance Reconsidered, Challenges, Choices and Opportunities to be published by MIT Press.

Professor Axelrod received the Professor Recognition Award from Adelphi University for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service.

Sage Publishers awarded Professor Regina Axelrod the “Sage Cornerstone Author Award” for her co-edited book, The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 4th edition: 2015. Sage said it wanted “to honor all of the hard work, first-rate scholarship and quality writing that has gone into…[Prof. Axelrod’s] book over the years, making it a mainstay in the discipline.”



Associate Professor Margaret Gray

Margaret Gray

Associate Professor Margaret Gray presented a paper at the Labor and Working Class History Association Conference about the links between slavery and the treatment of agricultural workers today. She also presented at the Association for American Geographers Conference about her more recent research on NYS dairy workers’ health and safety issues.

In September, she served as a discussant on a labor-themed panel at the American Political Science Association Meeting. In October, Professor Gray presented a paper on fatalities in the dairy industry at the “Empire and Solidarity” conference in New Orleans.

During the fall semester semester she gave talks at Old Westbury, Lafayette College (her alma mater), the Culinary Institute of America, FIT, NYU, and the University of Southern Maine. Her book, Labor and the Locavore, continues to be positively reviewed in journals including Agricultural History, Perspectives on Politics, Agriculture and Human Values, Food Culture and Society, Progressive Planning, and Labor/ Le Travail. She is also the recipient of a 2016 Adelphi Faculty Development Grant to further her research on dairy workers.

Katie Laatikainen

Katie Laatikainen

Professor Katie Laatikainen was invited to attend a research workshop on the European Union at the United Nations in Athens, Greece. The workshop was the launch of a research project organized by faculty at the Athens University of Economics and will result in an edited volume to be published by Palgrave in 2016. Professor Laatikainen’s chapter is on the interaction of the EU Delegation and EU member-state delegations at the UN.

Professor Laatikainen also attended the International Studies Association conference in New Orleans in February 2015. Over the summer, the two-volume, 71 chapter Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy that Professor Laatikainen co-edited was published by Sage. Finally, Professor Laatikainen’s chapter ‘The EU Delegation in New York: A Debut of High Political Drama’ was published in The European External Action Service: European Diplomacy Post- Westphalia edited by David Spence and Josef Batora. In September, she was promoted to full Professor.

Traci Levy

Traci Levy

Associate Professor Traci Levy is co-authoring a paper with Prof. Deborah Little on the right to self-care. Prof. Little presents that paper at the Eastern Sociological Society. Prof. Levy is also attending the Western Political Science Association’s annual meeting and serving as chair and discussant of two different academic panels related to care theory and family policies.

She recently served as manuscript reviewer for the journal Politics & Gender. In addition to her responsibilities teaching, researching, and as chairperson of the Political Science Department and Director of the Gender Studies minor, Prof. Levy continues to support Adelphi’s Collaboration Project and is working on their twoyear theme, Racial Justice Matters.

Hugh A. Wilson

Hugh A. Wilson

Dr. Hugh A. Wilson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science, participated in two campus events this semester. He delivered the Constitution Day Lecture on September 17, 2015 in the University Center. His talk was titled “The Constitution: The Framer’s Road Map for Big Government.” Dr. Wilson also spoke on a panel, “Freedom Rising: First-Hand Recollections from the Civil Rights Movement,” on October 22, 2015 in the Performing Arts Center. He recounted his participation in civil rights struggles during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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