Congratulations to Tiffany Traylor!

Diane Richard-Allerdyce, Ph.D. would like to announce that:

Tiffany Traylor, whose dissertation I chaired with Toni Gregory as co-chair, has been offered and has accepted a tenure-track position as full-time Professor of Humanities at Seminole State College in Florida. Tiffany defended in late 2012 and officially graduated with her PhD in 2013. She will be teaching Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Ethics, African-American Humanities, and Women, Culture & Gender beginning August 2014. Of course, I am very proud of Tiffany, as I know Toni would be, as well as all those who helped to guide her through our program. Congratulations, Tiff!

Tushar Gandhi’s Visit to Miles College

Please see attached flyer for details on the following program:


When: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014

Where: Brown Hall Auditorium



Gandhian Principles and Approaches to Internationalization: A Colloquium with Tushar Gandhi



Miles College has strategically worked toward achieving the objective of embarking upon the goal of internationalizing our institution. We now live in a society where human activity and engagement is no longer isolated by borders or ethnicity. Internationalization is here to stay, and the terrain of internationalizing our campuses is no longer optional. The College frequently organizes symposia focusing on global topics that expose the students, faculty, staff, and community to international issues, which will further pique their interest. This colloquium will provide Miles College students and the community with a worldly perspective and an awareness of other cultures.


Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will share with Miles College students, faculty, staff and the community how humanitarian influence transcends time, race and geographical boundaries. His presentation will showcase Gandhian principles with an emphasis on solving issues amicably and through love, and how those principles set the tone for many other leaders around the world in general and Martin Luther King in particular, in their quests for justice through peace. Tushar Gandhi’s presentation will be interspersed with personal anecdotes passed onto him through the Mahatma Gandhi lineage that have helped influence, shape and develop his philosophical and social perspectives.

Women and Conflict Essay Award

I wanted to tell you about a great opportunity to win a $10,000 award sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation. The Naval War College Award for Research is inviting submissions on a topic related to women and conflict outcomes. The Award is designed to encourage outstanding new research that advances understanding of the roles of women during conflict and in conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

The National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, issued by the President in December 2011, states that “deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained, when women become equal partners in all aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention, when their lives are protected, their experiences considered, and their voices heard.” In today’s conflicts women are disproportionately victimized. Women are also emerging as agents for conflict resolution, bringing perspectives that may contribute to viable and lasting peace settlements.

The competition is open to scholars from all disciplines. Papers should be approximately 6,000 words long and suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Preference will be given to research-based papers with policy relevance. The contest is open to citizens of all countries but essays must be written in English. The essays will be judged by a distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners: General James Mattis, USMC (ret.); Ambassador (ret.) Swanee Hunt; Dr. Kiron Skinner; and Ambassador (ret.) Christopher Hill.

Submissions should be sent online no later than April 15, 2014, to Mr. Richard Menard, and questions may also be directed to him, at

Andrea Scarpino Readings

Andrea Scarpino has three readings in the area this week.



Join her:

Monday, March 31, 7:00pm, University of Dayton, ArtStreet Studio B

Wednesday, April 2, 12:20pm, UC Clermont, Snyder 142

Saturday, April 5, 2:00pm, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati


The Mountaintop

A great opportunity for Cincinnatians in the MLK Program (or any local theatre lovers) as Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents:

The Mountaintop

by Katori Hall
Directed by D. Lynn Meyers

March 19-April 6, 2014

REGIONAL PREMIERE. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime. When a feisty, young hotel maid makes an unexpected visit, an unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling King to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, this powerful new play is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the iconic civil rights leader’s assassination..

Get a group together and make a night of it by combining the show, fabulous company, and any of the great restaurants/nightspots in OTR.

Internship Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Below is a list of multi-faceted internships available to doctoral students (and in some cases, graduates.) The first set is sponsored by two non-profit organizations collectively called American Progress and may be accessed at  Their recommended deadline for summer internships is February 16. The second set of internships is sponsored by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and requires residence in Boston. These are paid internships. Their deadline is also February 16.

Internship Opportunities for Doctoral Students