Swarthmore College Faculty 


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Arrow, Kim David 
Burke, Timothy J. 
Carpenter, Syd 
Chireau, Yvonne Patricia
Friedler, Sharon Eschenbeck 
Hopkins, Raymond F. 
James, Charles L. 
Leach, Colin Wayne
O’Connell, Stephen A. 
Rice-Maximin, Micheline 
Willie, Sara Susannah

Arrow, Kim David

Instructor, Theatre Program, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:1991 

MFA, New York University, School of the Arts, 1975 

B.S. Temple University, 1972 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: “Rain and Thunder,“ (solo) Swarthmore College Music and Dance Festival, June 1999. “Wind and Howl,“ (solo) Swarthmore College Music and Dance Festival, June 1999. “The Overcoat,“ (duet, premier) Philadelphia Fringe Festival, September 1998. “Samba/Tabla" (choreographer and director) Philadelphia Fringe Festival, September 1998. 


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Burke, Timothy J.

Asst. Professor, History, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1994 

Ph.D.:Johns Hopkins University, 1993 

M.A.: Johns Hopkins University, 1990 

B.A.: Wesleyan University, 1986 

LANGUAGES: French, Spanish, chiShona (rudimentary) 

FIELD EXPERIENCE:  Zimbabwe 

CURRENT RESEARCH:  Southern Africa, African Diaspora, Afro-Caribbean History; Comparative history of colonialism, family, gender & sexuality. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 3   Books; more than 25 articles and presentations. Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: Commodification, Consumption and Cleanliness in Modern Zimbabwe,  Duke University Press, 1996. Saturday Morning: The Cultural History of an American Institution; St. Martin’s Press, forthcoming. Sunlight Soap has Changed My Life: Commodity, Fetishisms and the Body in Colonial Zimbabwe, in “Dress, Identity and Power in SuC-Saharan Africa, Hildi Hendrickson, ed., Duke University Press, Spring, 1996. Review of Jock McCulloch, Colonial Psychiatry and 'The African Mind":  Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Fall, 1996. "'Fork Up and Smile'":  Consumption, the Female Subject and the Legacy of Colonialism."   In submission; originally presented to Center for African and Afro-American Studies, University of Michigan, Fall 1993. 


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Carpenter, Syd

Asst. Professor of Studio Arts, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1991 

M.F.A Temple University, 1976 

B.F.A.  Temple University, 1974 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: “Clay Invitational,“ Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, 1998. “20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists,“ Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, 1998. “A More Perfect Union,“ Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, 1998. “Constructions in Multiple Hues,“ Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, 1998. “Women Mentoring Women,“ Westby Gallery, Glassboro, 1997. “Altered States: Contemporary American Ceramics,“ Colorado Springs, 1997. “Exploring A Movement: Feminist Visions in Clay,“ Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, 1996. 


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Chireau, Yvonne Patricia

Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Religion, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1993 

Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1994 

Masters of Theological Studies: Harvard (1986) 

B.A.: Mount Holyoke College, 1982 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Black Magic: Dimensions of the Supernatural in African-American Religion, University of  California Press, forthcoming “Gender and Magical Empowerment,” in Susan Juster and Lisa MacFarlane, eds.,    Race, Gender and eligion in Nineteenth Century America, Cornell University Press, forthcoming, 1996. “Hidden Traditions: Black Religion, Magic and Alternative Spiritual Beliefs in Womanist Perspective,” Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center, Spring, 1995. “Folk Religion,” in Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, and Cornel West, eds., The Columbia Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1995. 


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Friedler, Sharon Eschenbeck

Assoc. Professor and Chair, Dept. Of Music, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1985 

M.F.A.: Southern Methodist University (1974) 

B.A.:   Colby College (1970) 

CURRENT RESEARCH:   Choreography, Dance and Gender, Dance and Culture, Dance and Terminology. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:  Dancing Female: Lives and Issues of Women in Contemporary Dance, Coedited by Sharon Friedler and Susan Glazer, Gordon and Breach, Ltd., London, Muriel Topaz, ed.(in press). Anatomy for Dance and Sport, Co-authored with Joann M. Johnson, Ph.D., Burgess Publishing Co., Minneapolis, MN, 1982. 


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Hopkins, Raymond F.

Professor, Political Science, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1968 

Ph.D.:Yale University, 1968 

M.A.:   Ohio State University, 1963 

B.A.:   Ohio Wesleyan University, 1960 

LANGUAGES:  Swahili; German and French (read only) 

FIELD EXPERIENCE:   Kenya, Tanzania 

CURRENT RESEARCH:   Food and Agricultural Policy, Foreign Aid, East Africa 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Information Sharing and Consultation Among Major Food Aid Donors, International Food Policy Research Institute, December, 1984. Nutrition -Related Policy Research: A Political Science Perspective,” in Per Pinstrup-Andersen, ed., Political Economy of Food and Nutrition Policies (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1993). Agriculture in Low-Income Countries, International Food Policy Research Institute with Joachim von Braun, Detlev Puetz, DorSati Madani, and Rajul Pandya-Lorch (Washington: IFPRI, October, 1993). The Role of Governance in Economic Development, John W. Harbeson, Raymond Hopkins and David Smith, eds., Responsible Governance: The Global Challenge (Bethesda, MD: University Press of America, 1994), pp 101-119. “Food Security and Governance in SuC-Saharan Africa”, with Robert Hindle in Oxford International Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1994), pp. 23-30. The Political Economy of Food and Nutrition in Ghana, in Per Pinstrup-Andersen and James Garrett, eds., The Politics of Nutrition Policy in Developing Countries (Ithaca: Cornell University Press). 


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James, Charles L.

Professor, Department of English, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1973 

M.S:   SUNY, Albany, NY 1969 

B.S:   SUNY, New Paltz, NY 1961. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: “On Shaping a Fictive Matrix: Arna Bontemps’ Creole Heritage,”forthcoming in Syracuse University Libraries’ Courier, Fall, 1995 “Reflections on Fly Leaves” (an essay on original verses by Alberta Bontemps), The Langston Hughes Review, Vol.XIII, No.1, Fall 94/Spring 1995, pp. 45-52 “On Civic Responsibility in a Multicultural World,” The Swarthmore Papers: Educating for Civic Responsibility in a Multicultural World, Vol.I, No.1,    January, 1993. 


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Leach, Colin Wayne

Assistant Professor,  Pychology, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:  1996 

Ph.D.  Psychology, University of Michigan, 1995. 

M.A.  Pyschology, Boston University, 1991. 

B.A. Pyschology, Boston University, 1989 

CURRENT RESEARCH:   Race and Ethnicity, Inter-group relations 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: “Spoiling the Consciences of the Fortunate: Toward a Phenomenolgy of Relative Advantage,“ (with N. Snider) in I. Walker and H.J. Smith (Eds) Relative Deprivation: Specification, Development and Integration New York: Basic Books (forthcoming). “Ethnicity and Identity Politics,“ (with L.M. Brown) in L. Kurtz (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict.  New York: Academic Press (forthcoming). “Towards a Social Psychology of Racism?: Comments on “On the Parallels Between Social Cognition and the ‘New Racism‘ by Hopkins, Reicher and Levine““ British Journal of Social Pyschology 19/3 (1998): 255-58. “Generalizing from Atypical Cases: How General a Tendency?“  (with E. Krupat, R.H. Smith and M.A. Jackson) Basic and Applied Psychology 19/3 (1997):345-361 “Envy and Shadenfreude,“ (with R.H. Smith, T. Turner, R. Garonzik, V.G. Urch and C. Weston) Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 22/2 (1996): 158-68. 


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O’Connell, Stephen A.

Assoc. Professor, Economics, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1990 

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986 

A.B.:   Oberlin College, 1978 

LANGUAGES:  French, Spanish 

FIELD EXPERIENCE:   Kenya 

CURRENT RESEARCH:   sub-Saharan Africa; political economy of development and foreign aid, macro-economic policy in developing countries. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: “Monetary Adjustment and Policy Compatability in a Controlled Open Economy,” Journal of African Economies, 4(1), 1995: 52-82. “Parallel Exchange Rates in Developing Countries” (with Miquel Kiguel), World Bank Research Observer, January, 1995. “Dynamic Efficiency in the Gift Economy,” (with Stephen P. Zeldes), Journal of    Monetary Economics, 32:3, June, 1993. Comment on “Some Unresolved Issues in African Financial Reform,” by J. Paulson, in Lawrence H. White, ed. African Finance: Research and Reform, San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1993: 25-29. “Macroeconomic Harmonization, Trade Reform and Regional Trade in SuC-Saharan Africa,” in I. Elbadawi, and T. A. Oyejide, eds. Volume I: Framework, Issues and Methodological Perspectives. 


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Rice-Maximin, Micheline

Asst. Professor, Economics, Swarthmore College 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:   1990 

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986 

A.B.:   Oberlin College, 1978 

LANGUAGES:  French 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Post-Colonial Subjects: Francophone Women Writers, co-editor with Green and elli, Minneapolis, University of Minnestota Press, 1996. Karukdra, presence litterature de la Quadelope, New York, Peter Lang Publishing Company, forthcoming, 1997. “Nouvelle ecriture from the Ivory Coast: A Reading of Veronique Tadjo’s A Vol d’oissau,” in Post-Colonial Subjects: Francopone Women Writers, Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1993, pp 157-172. 


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Willie, Sara Susannah

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Swarthmore College 

Co-ordinator, Black Studies Program, Swarthmore College 

YR OF APPOINTMENT:   1997 

Ph.D. Sociology, Northwestern University, 1995 

M.A. Sociology, Northwestern University, 1988 

B.A. Sociology, Haverford College, 1986 

CURRENT RESEARCH:   Race and Racial Identity; Social Inequality; Sociology and Literature; Sex and Gender 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Acting Black: College, Identity and the Performance of Race, Routledge (forthcoming). Outing the Blackness in the White: Analyzing Race, Class and Gender in Everyday Life,“ in Darrell Moore and Phyllis Jackson (Eds) The Outing Whiteness Conference: Selected Papers. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2000 (forthcoming). 


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