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Faculty notes: Sept. 2018

What our faculty are up to: media exposure and a short story anthology

September 12, 2018

VoyageLA ran a great interview profiling Emerald Archer, PhD, and her journey that led to her current work as director of the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University: "We know that we cannot eradicate persistent gender inequities across industries in isolation. We have to do the work of gender equity together to effect real, positive change."

Living Springs Publishers recently announced that Ana Thorne, PhD, instructor in the humanities and creative writing graduate programs, is a finalist in the publisher's short story contest, Stories Through the Ages – Baby Boomers Plus 2018. Thorne's short story, "Miss Mimi’s Charm School," has been included in the anthology along with 14 other winners chosen from entries around the world. 

Thorne teaches nonfiction writing, film studies, English and Africana studies online and in the classroom. Her short story, “No Thank You, Otto Titzling,” appeared in the Santa Fe Online Journal and the Two Hawks Quarterly. She is a reviewer-at-large for the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Program publications, Confluence and Western Tributaries. In homage to her dad, a former Negro League baseball player, she maintains a visual research/digital storytelling website, www.thomasturnernegroleague.org. Thorne also writes stories about her experiences growing up as an African American/Mexican (Blaxicana) baby boomer in the Midwest and is currently working with the 2018 cohort of the Charlotte Lit’s Author’s Lab to complete a memoir.