In the Spotlight: Sept. 16, 2009

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  • Sayeed Iftekhar Ahmed, an instructor in politics and international affairs, and Sophia Barkat, a graduate student in politics and international affairs, co-authored  “Grameen Bank and the progression of gender justice: An assessment through the capability approach,” published in the July-September 2009 South Asian Journal, issue 25.
  • Romand Coles, NAU’s Frances B. McAllister Endowed Chair in Community, Culture and Environment, recently gave two panel presentations at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Toronto, Canada. The first was an author roundtable on his book, co-authored with Stanley Hauerwas, Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary: Conversations between a Radical Democrat and a Christian. Coles also presented a paper, “Radical Democracy, Circulatory Power, and Hungering.”In October, Coles will give a plenary presentation on “Political Theory and Political Engagement” to the Association for Political Theory conference in College Station, Texas. In November, Coles, who is a facilitator for the American Democracy Project, will participate in the project’s roundtable discussions on its civic engagement initiative.
  • Juliana Suby, a Spanish lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages, recently received the Outstanding Language Teacher Award from the Arizona Language Association. The award is in recognition of teaching excellence and outstanding service in foreign language education, particularly to students of Arizona.
  • Kayla Tracy Bale, a senior art education major who is student-teaching in Phoenix, published an article, “Abstract Resist Weaving” in the October issue of SchoolArts magazine.