Politics & International Affairs 
 January 2011 (#22)  politics.nau.edu
     Welcome back to Spring Semester 2010.
     We are happy to have Dr. Zachary Smith returning from a semester-at-sea sabbatical, and we temporarily say goodbye to Drs. Eric Otenyo and Joel Olson who are on sabbatical this semester. Dr. Sheila Nair remains on sabbatical for the entire year.
     Intellectual Intersections, the graduate student conference, is coming up (see next story). We look forward to graduate students descending on our campus February 4th to participate in the yearly event.
     The department continues to grow. We are currently searching for multi-year lecturers in comparative politics/ international relations and American politics.
     Best wishes for a successful Spring 2011!
Grad Student Conference: Register Now

ConferenceIntellectual Intersections, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, is three weeks away (February 4, 2011). In just two years, this has become a major regional conference featuring the work of students from NAU, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and University of New Mexico. This year's keynote address is being given by Dr. Joel Olson of NAU's Department of Politics and International Affairs.

Register now!

Faculty Profile: Kelly Campbell Rawlings

Kelly Campbell Rawlings
Dr. Kelly Campbell Rawlings is a native of Tennessee. She earned a BA in women's studies from Arizona State University, and went on to complete MPA and PhD degrees, also from ASU.

     Prior to academia, Kelly worked was a prevention education specialist for the Center Against Sexual Abuse and as a policy advocate for the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She also worked with ASU's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, where she conducted research on the nonprofit sector.

     Kelly's current research examines intersections between governance, citizens, and civil society. She is interested in understanding how these interactions impact the individuals and institutions involved. Kelly has recently been studying the emerging ideas and institutions of democracy and the ways in which public participation is understood and interconnected throughout the various spheres of life and sectors of society.

     Kelly is married and has two daughters: Kinley (2yrs) and Emery (8 months). She enjoys yoga, having friends over for dinner parties, watching movies, and reading non- academic books. She also has a background in stand-up and improvisational comedy, and forensics.

Faculty Updates

Sheila Nair is serving as a Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, DC this semester.

Joel Olson:
"Corruption and Class Struggle: What It's Like to Live in Arizona Right Now," Truthout, <http://www.truth-out.org> , January 13, 2011.

Naomi Pinion
(2010) Gay Marriage in the US: Challenging the National Security Imaginary, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Jeffrey Hilmer (2010). "Anarchy: Past and Present." Anarchist Studies, 18:1, 102-07.

Jeffrey Hilmer (2011). "Modern Democratic Thought" in 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning, eds., (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications), 605-14.

Upcoming Events
Spring Semester Begins
Tuesday, January 18

Winona LaDuke
Tuesday, February 1

Graduate Student Conference
Friday, February 4

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