In the Spotlight: May 23, 2014

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  • Fredricka Stoller, English professor, recently spent two weeks in East Timor for the first of two visits in her role as a Fulbright Specialist. The focus of her visit was on reading skills development and English as foreign language methods for teaching reading. She worked with English department faculty and students at her host institution, the National University of East Timor, in Dili.
  • Four faculty members from NAU’s Ethnic Studies Program hosted a roundtable workshop last month at the 42nd annual conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies in Oakland, Calif. The faculty presented a discussion, “The Battle to Decolonize Knowledge: Experiences and Perspectives Teaching Ethnic Studies in Arizona,” and shared teaching and research strategies with ethnic studies practitioners. The panel, which included Ricardo Guthrie, director and assistant professor,  and lecturers Samuel BanalesJ. Daisy Purdy and Mary Roaf are preparing a journal article based on the workshop presentation. The association was celebrating the commemoration of the birth of ethnic studies at San Francisco State College in 1968.