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Francine Banner, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, published “Honest Victim Scripting in the Twitterverse” in the 2016 edition of the William & Mary Journal of Women & the Law and wrote a chapter in Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life titled, “She was just a Chechen: The Female Suicide Bomber as a Site of Collective Suffering in Wartime Chechen Republic.” Banner also presented a talk, “Twitter as Virtual Delta: Legal Scripting of Gender-Based Violence on the Social Networking Site” at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting.
Kevin Early, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, appeared as an expert criminologist on For My Man, a television program that discusses criminal cases that women have been talked into committing for their significant others.
Ara Sanjian, associate professor of history, was appointed to Governor Rick Snyder’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. The 15-member council will identify “strategies for providing and enhancing genocide education…[and] programs and resources to train teachers in providing genocide education.”
Donald Shelton, director of the university’s criminology and criminal justice program, was the keynote speaker at the Federal Bar Association-Utah Division. His address, “The CSI Effect: Perception and Reality,” focused on his research interests in the effect of science and technology on the justice system.