Best College Reviews Lists UC’s Rec Center as one of the 25 Most Amazing Centers
Best College Reviews recently named the University of Cincinnati’s Recreation Center as number one on its list of the top 25 most amazing campus student recreation centers. Per Best College Reviews, “The UC Campus Recreation Center is an impressive building…University of Cincinnati has always placed a premium on impressive architecture, and the CRC is an example of this…UC students have all the amenities that modern students expect, but they enjoy partaking of them in world class architectural achievements, which is a big part of why Cincinnati takes our top spot.” Read More
Meet Matthew Barnes: 2013 UC Law Graduate and Equal Justice Works Fellow
What are your plans for the summer? A family vacation at camp or the beach? Relaxing at home? For Matthew Barnes, a recent UC law graduate, summer will bring an opportunity to get a jumpstart on his legal career. Barnes is a recipient of the prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Learn more about Matt, his experiences, and why the Fellowship is so important to him.
Tell us about your background.
I was born in Kansas City and have moved around a bit, but I mostly grew up in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. I went to undergraduate school at Miami University (Ohio); I was a political science major (with an economics minor). One interesting fact about me—that many people don’t know—is that I’ve been an extra in several Skyline Chili commercials. It’s a source of both pride…and shame!
Why did you choose UC for law school?
I was living in Cincinnati at the time, having just completed a year in AmeriCorps, when I decided I wanted to go to law school. I had been living in Ohio for about five years through my undergraduate years at Miami University and decided I wanted to stay in the area. UC's law school was not only close, but it was a well-respected nationally ranked school that would be more affordable as an in-state resident. I also liked that the school was relatively small and urban-based, and would allow for more of a community feel and give me more time with professors.
What activities were you involved with at UC Law?
I'm a judge in Student Court, which has been a really fun experience. I'm also a Book Review Editor on the Immigration and Nationality Law Review. I participated in the Tenant Information Project my first year as well, and recommend it to anyone looking for some service hours.
What type of law do you want to practice and why?
I’m attracted to the public interest field generally, administrative law, tax law, property, wills and estate planning.
I'm interested in politics, especially policy. I have always wanted to help others, especially those who are underserved in society, through making better policy or implementing policy in a better, more effective manner. I believe that governmental policies and regulations have the most potential to help others, but sometimes can cause a lot of harm if not done right. I think it's a very important and relevant way to try to improve the world around me, by understanding or even being involved in policy making or policy implementation.
Why did you apply to be an Equal Justice Works Fellow?
The Fellowship fit with what I wanted to do and what I had been doing. My experience in AmeriCorps and two summer internships while I was at law school, including Housing Opportunities Made Equal and Pro Seniors, were wonderful and confirmed that public interest law was an area with a lot of need. It is something I wanted to do. The Fellowship gives me the opportunity to make a difference in my own community, since I will be staying here in Cincinnati, and also to gain valuable experience as a legal professional.
Tell us about your EJW Fellowship project.
I am sponsored by the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, an organization that focuses on ensuring that resources, programs and services exist statewide to serve the unmet civil legal needs of Ohio's low-income population.
I will be working at Pro Seniors, which I interned at last summer. Pro Seniors is a non-profit organization that assists seniors with a variety of legal issues. Many of them are part of the underserved community, some due to their income (or lack of). I will be working specifically on developing a program that will help Pro Seniors’ thousands of clients find out what benefits they qualify for and how to obtain them.
Many seniors who are living paycheck to paycheck qualify for benefits they do not know about or do not have the confidence or expertise to obtain. I will also be working with other senior care providers in the area, such as nursing homes or Meals on Wheels, giving presentations and providing information to the staff as well as the seniors themselves on how to access the benefits they qualify for. At Pro Seniors, I will be working with other staff attorneys on specific cases where a client may be having difficulty with a government agency in obtaining benefits, or is having their benefits reduced or taken away in an unfair manner, and would help with litigation on their behalf.
What does this opportunity mean to you?
It means being given the chance to give back to my community in a meaningful, effective way. I was lucky enough to be born into a world where I had a lot of opportunities and advantages given to me by my parents, my community, and by society in general that others never get. This Fellowship allows me to fulfill what I feel is my duty to try to help others have the same opportunities and benefits I received.
What are your plans post fellowships?
I have been told that the vast majority of fellows stay in public interest afterwards, and that is my plan, though I'm not sure on the specifics. I would want to stay in either a non-profit environment or move on to a governmental agency dealing with an underserved population.
About the Equal Justice Works Program
The Equal Justice Works Fellowship program is the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the nation, with nearly 100 Fellows working across the country each year to provide legal assistance to those who could not otherwise afford it. Equal Justice Works Fellows design their fellowship projects with nonprofit organizations, targeting the most crucial needs of the communities they serve. Funding for Equal Justice Works Fellowships is provided by donations from law firms, corporations and foundations from around the country.
*Barnes is a 2013 Equal Justice Works fellow, sponsored by the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation.
Law Students Take Part in University Project Slam
On a recent Saturday in April, four local companies brought together one start-up enterprise and students from six area universities to take part in what may be the area’s first “university project slam.”
What is a university project slam? It’s an opportunity for a local small business to get real world advice from future business, creative, and legal minds, working under the direction and guidance of area professionals.
Teams of students, including UC Law’s Michelle James ’13 and Christian Dennery ’13, were selected to take part in this event.
“Though no legal advice was required, I wanted to revive and reinvigorate my business skills,” said law student Michelle James about why she took part in this venture. “I also have a soft spot for small businesses and it was great to know I was helping out a growing Cincinnati enterprise.”
The local start-up—handpicked by cohost companies: The Brandery Group, CincyTech, bioLOGIC Corp and Centrifuse—faced a critical business challenge. They had created a phone application specifically geared toward music. Banking on the success of the launch, the start-up team was contemplating whether to remain in the industry or use the knowledge and skills to expand into other areas. If expansion was the solution, how should it be done?
The teams, comprised of students from a combination of backgrounds, including MBA, computer information systems, marketing, graphic design, and entrepreneurship, then worked together to figure out the best solution and make recommendations for the company.
James’s team bet on expanding the operation. Dennery’s team recommended the company use the technology to provide exclusive content, building a “buzz” about the program.
About the experience James said, “I wanted to see what practical problems businesses are actually facing on a daily basis. It was a great opportunity to network with other students from other disciplines and schools as well.”
Dennery concurred, “It was a great opportunity to get out of the law school bubble and meet other professionals. And, it was a lot of fun.”
James, who graduates this year, would like to practice in the areas of commercial, corporate, mergers and acquisition, real estate or tax law. Dennery, who also graduates this year, will focus on small practice bankruptcy and small business reorganization and restructuring. He plans to open his own practice.
Teams consisted of students from Miami University, Xavier University, the College of Mt. Saint Joseph, Cincinnati State, Northern Kentucky University, and UC—Law, DAAP, and Business programs. Professor Lew Goldfarb, Director of UC Law’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, was on-hand as an advisor/mentor throughout the day, along with other “advisors/mentors” from various active investment groups, service providers, and local entrepreneurs.
Jon Lieberman '90 Appointed Co-Chair of the ABI Legislation Committee
Mr. Lieberman will serve as Co-Chair of the ABI Legislation Committee for the 2013-2015 term. The Legislation Committee analyzes proposed bills at the request of Congress and legislative staff. In addition to testifying before Congressional committees, the ABI prepares white papers on current bankruptcy topics and also conducts periodic briefings for Congressional staff members. As a part of his duties, beginning this April, Mr. Lieberman will preside over the full Committee’s semi-annual sessions in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Policy-makers on Capitol Hill have long relied on the expertise of the ABI in the evaluation of bankruptcy law and efforts to improve the system. Past Co-Chairs include Judge Jeffery Hopkins of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Chief Judge David Houston of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Karen Cordry, Esq. of the National Association of the Attorneys General.
“Jon will make an excellent contributor as Co-Chair of the ABI Legislation Committee,” said Alan C. Hochheiser, Managing Partner of the Bankruptcy Unit. “He has a focus and knowledge base that reflects his level of commitment and excellence to his profession.”
Jon J. Lieberman practices in Bankruptcy with a focus on the Consumer Bankruptcy Group and is based in the Cincinnati office. With more than 20 years of bankruptcy experience, Jon is extremely knowledgeable of the industry. He earned his B.A. Semple Classics Scholar summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Cincinnati in 1985 (Distinguished Military Graduate Air Force ROTC), and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1990. Jon is licensed in Ohio and Kentucky, and is admitted to practice before the Bankruptcy Courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He is also admitted to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. In fulfillment of its mission to provide information to its members, journalists, Congress and the public, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public.
From Retail to Fundraising, Danker's Career Comes Full Circle at UC
For Ohio native Kim Danker, the College of Law’s new Assistant Director of Development, coming to Cincinnati to work at the law school was a natural step. Having twice lived in the tri-state over the course of her professional career, she was very familiar with UC. “I’ve always been impressed with the university, its architecture, and its history as a research institution,” said Danker. “And I’m enjoying our new president [Santa Ono]; he really seems to enjoy connecting with students—our future alumni and donors.”
Born and reared in Newark, OH—just 45 minutes east of Columbus—Danker went to college at The Ohio State University. Her initial career goal was to be a psychologist. “But after the first year I decided I didn’t want to do that,” she laughed. Trying to figure out her career path, Danker began to look toward something she really enjoyed: fashion. This led to a bachelor’s degree in merchandising, with a minor in business. Armed with her degree she began her professional career at Melon's, a women’s discount clothing store in Columbus, eventually transferring to a larger division in Chicago. From Melon's, Danker went to work for Banana Republic. “I had a good time working for them and I enjoyed Chicago,” she said. “But I realized (through her experiences working in retail) that I was in the wrong industry.” She wanted to do more.
Returning home, Danker went to work for Progressive Insurance as a claims adjuster. “This was in the old days when everything was done by hand,” she said. “We travelled the countryside in a car full of binders with part numbers and such that we manually searched through for customers.”
Moving South Meant Introduction to the Small Business Market
She married and moved to South Carolina, where she was introduced to the small business market with the Greenville, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. While at the Chamber, Danker began to learn about the world of non-profits and the unique challenges and opportunities they faced. When the Chamber’s president transferred to the Detroit office, he offered her a position with him. So, Danker and her husband moved to the Detroit Chamber where she was in charge of special events for the Economic Development Department. She had opportunity to work with the Canadian-U.S. Business Association; host golf/professional outings; and plan the Consular Ball, one of the Chamber’s high-profile events, among many other things.
After several years, Danker and her husband returned to the tri-state—he for a position with Procter & Gamble, Danker for a position with the Girl Scouts of America. Working in product sales and marketing communication positions there helped her hone skills in logistics, particularly as she was part of the team responsible for the all-important cookie distribution.
This led to a position as membership and volunteer supervisor at the Newport Aquarium, where she enjoyed “visiting the penguin exhibit and 'chatting' with the penguins each morning.” The company, however, was impacted by the economy and her department was downsized. This, though, led to a position at local TV station WCET. “I got to meet really cool people like the Irish Tenors and Nick Clooney. It was fun watching them work.”
Honing Skills in Fundraising and Development
Eventually, Danker moved back north to Wilmington, OH, where she worked in the Development Department for Clinton Memorial Hospital. Danker was responsible for fundraising and board training. After several years, and another unfortunate downsizing, she went to work as director of Wilmington’s Chamber of Commerce.
“I knew that a Chamber membership was a serious investment for many small businesses,” Danker said. I worked hard at providing a business value for their money.” She expanded programming and developed benefit opportunities that made membership a worthwhile value.
Her next position was at Ferno Washington, manufacturer of emergency patient handling and physical therapy equipment, in the administrative area for the International Sales Division. “I got to work with colleagues from all over the world,” Danker smiled. “Now, I have friends in Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, and France.”
All of these experiences led to her new role at the College of Law. Having developed a deep knowledge of non-profits and small businesses, she understands the challenges of many alums she meets—some working as business entrepreneurs, some working in solo practice. And she sees opportunity for growth in the law school’s fundraising and in re-establishing relationships with former students. Indeed, Danker sees her role as re-connecting alumni with their alma mater, finding out about their UC Law experience, and hearing why they became interested in law in the first place. That’s a role she enjoys.
What You Didn’t Know About Kim Danker
- Favorite Reality Show: Project Runway
- Two Things on Her Bucket list:
- Visit Paris
- Dance a really good Argentine Tango
- If I didn’t work in Development, I’d be:
- “At the Cincinnati Art Museum, heading the textiles division specializing in historic costumes; or, in New York with my own design house!
Six Questions with Professor Yolanda Vázquez
Yolanda Vázquez, assistant professor of Law, joined the College this year. She teaches in the areas of immigration, crimmigration, and criminal procedure. Professor Vázquez’ research examines the incorporation of immigration law into the criminal justice system. Her scholarship has focused on the role of criminal courts and the duties of defense lawyers in advising noncitizen defendants on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. Find out what makes Professor Vázquez “tick” in this edition of “6 Questions With…”
Why did you want to become a lawyer?
I wanted to change the world, or at least the conditions of those less fortunate. However, I couldn't decide between medical or law school as the way to do it. I worked in an emergency room while I was deciding between the two and determined that while a doctor can patch you up and even save your life, the individual went back into the same environment as before. I thought that by being a lawyer I could actually change the conditions of someone's environment. I don't know if I actually believe that the law can truly change the world or people's circumstances as I did before but I still try, just in case.
What sparked your interest in immigration law?
Honestly, I fell into it. I was a public defender in a domestic violence courtroom when immigration law changed that made a conviction for domestic violence a deportable offense. From that time, immigration and criminal law has continued to intersect and, therefore, continued to be a part of my life.
Why did you go into higher education?
Tupac stated, "I'm not saying that I'm gonna change the world…but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world." I agree.
Who is your favorite lawyer of all time?
I don't have a favorite lawyer. I have the deepest respect for those line attorneys who truly fight every day for the rights of their client, willing to risk their life and/or liberty for "justice." Those individuals aren't famous but truly deserve our respect.
What’s the best part about the law/being a lawyer?
I think it is the worst and the best--The law changes.
What’s on your bucket list?
I want to spend time in the Maldives; in a beautiful hut surrounded by water, lying in a hammock with a good book and no phone or computer.
Joshua Smith '14 Gets a Bird’s Eye View of UC as a Board of Trustees Member
Joshua Smith arrived at Ohio University in the fall of 2006 intending to pursue a degree in education. Smith switched to political science/pre-law as a sophomore, however, realizing he wanted to attend law school down the road.
“I always liked the idea of representing someone and the court system always amazes me, along with the entire legal system,” said Smith, a native of Westerville, a northeast Columbus suburb.
He didn’t graduate until 2011, but it was not because he needed a fifth year of classes to graduate. Rather, he spent a year deployed in Bagram, Afghanistan as a United States Army Military Police Officer.
Smith spent the spring of 2008 and that summer following his sophomore year in basic training, as part of becoming a soldier in the U.S. Army Reserves 447th MP CO. He returned to the Athens, Ohio, campus for his junior year, but spent July 2009 through July 2010 in Afghanistan.
“It really was a great experience,” Smith said. “It’s kind of an adventure in a way. You’re going to a country you know nothing about.”
Smith said his year in Afghanistan went by “really fast,” and he made some of his best friends there. During the first half of the deployment, he did basic security operations, manning guard towers and doing patrols around the base. The second half involved detainee operations, doing a lot of prison work.
After returning from Afghanistan, Smith returned to OU for his final year of school, where he became president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. He received a national award for “Outstanding President” for that 2010-11 year.
Joining the UC Law Family
The 2011 OU graduate was attracted to the College of Law for a number of reasons as a prospective student, including the small class sizes. Since enrolling at the College of Law, the current 2L has been impressed by the faculty.
“I’m working with Professor (Sandra) Sperino right now on an individual research project. I took her Employment Law class and Civil Procedure II and enjoyed her as a professor,” Smith said. “I’m also in Professor (Felix) Chang’s Agency class, and also enjoy him as a professor.”
Smith is a member of Moot Court and will be one of two directors of its intramural competition next fall. He also participated in Student Court as a 1L, where he and some of his peers represented UC students in disputing parking tickets. It was through this activity that Smith made an interesting connection, one that led him to a position that no other student on the entire campus holds: graduate student trustee on the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees.
“I actually represented the Graduate Student Governance Association’s president in Student Court,” Smith said. “She liked me enough that she thought I would do a good job at that position and told me to apply for it.”
Being a Member of UC’s Board of Trustees is a Big Responsibility
After submitting his resume last April and participating in a phone interview of sorts during the summer, Smith was offered the position for a two-year term. “It was kind of a shock to me,” said Smith, who is joined by an undergraduate student as the non-voting members of the Board.
Smith attends public Board of Trustees meetings every two months. While not a voting member, he is still asked for input and gives a report every two months on the entire graduate body – the College of Law, the College of Medicine and the other graduate programs. He also serves on subcommittees as well, including the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, as well as the Finance and Administration Committee.
In this first term, which dates back to August, Smith was involved with a number of issues and happenings, including the appointment of President Santa J. Ono in October.
Outside of school, Smith is a law clerk at the Law Office of Marc Mezibov. He also spent last summer as a judicial extern for Judge Sandra S. Beckwith in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Smith is an avid sports fan and he made his first Great American Ball Park appearance of the season on April 5, when the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 15-0. The Westerville North High School graduate will be living in Columbus this summer and hopes to play in some pick-up rugby games with his former high school teammates.
By Jordan Cohen, ‘13
2012 Harris Distinguished Practitioner Scott Knox
Date: April 22, 2013
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: Room 118
Scott Knox has a masters degree in Industrial Hygiene/Environmental Health from the University of Cincinnati Medical College and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. His practice focuses substantially on representing clients on GLBT legal issues, estate planning, and Social Security Disability/SSI claims, including appeals into Federal Court.
Among other community involvement, he has served on the Greater Cincinnati HIV/AIDS Mental Health Provider Education Program as an instructor in legal and ethical issues of HIV/AIDS; Greater Cincinnati HIV Prevention Community Planning Group; Hospice of Miami Valley/VITAS Red Ribbon Team community advisory committee for people with HIV; Volunteer Lawyers For The Poor; board of Caracole, Inc., which provides housing, housing assistance, and case management for people with HIV; and AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati as a lecturer to staff/volunteers/HIV challenged people/workplaces on legal issues. He has presented many seminars on HIV and disability issues for groups including health departments, legal bar associations, medical associations, social workers, and AIDS service organizations. He is currently on the boards of Equality Cincinnati, Strategies to End Homelessness, and the Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority.
Knox has received the Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association; the Tom Zeitz Memorial Award from AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati, a Certificate of Outstanding Community Service in recognition of legal work done for people with HIV from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Infectious Diseases Center and University of Cincinnati Hospital; the 2008 Human Rights Campaign, Cincinnati Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of legal work within the Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender communities; the 2009 Caracole, Inc. Living Award for work done towards Caracole’s mission of providing safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS; and the 2011 Dr. Peter T. Frame Humanitarian Award from the Cincinnati Health Network for pro bono legal work for people with physical and mental challenges. He was named one of Lawyers Weekly U.S.A.’s ten national Attorneys of the Year for 2002 and was Cincinnati CityBeat magazine’s Best Lawyer for 2011 and 2012.
Professor Kristin Kalsem : Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Lecturer
Professor Kristin Kalsem is the recipient of the 2012 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Professor Kalsem received her J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa in 2001, where she also served as a member of their English Department and a lecturer at their law school. Professor Kalsem has been an influential scholar in women and the law since joining our faculty in 2001. She also serves as co-director of the College’s Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice and a co-director of the joint degree program in law and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
In her 2012 book, In Contempt: Nineteenth-Century Women, Law, and Literature (Ohio State University Press), Professor Kalsem brings together law, literature, and feminism to illuminate how 19th century women writers advocated legal issues in their literary works and lives as authors. The book is an important interdisciplinary accomplishment befitting the recognition of the Schott Award. In the book, Professor Kalsem reveals and details a wealth of suppressed evidence of 19th century women’s feminist jurisprudence (“outlaw texts,” as she identifies them), casting new light on history and introducing useful new ways to see the performance of feminist jurisprudence in law and literature. Christine Krueger, professor of English at Marquette University, is among those who have praised the book, noting that “Kristin Kalsem’s In Contempt makes a significant contribution to scholarship on the history of feminist jurisprudence. She covers thorny legal issues including married women’s property, infanticide, and lunacy law, as well as birth control, imperialism, and women’s admission to the bar. In her afterword she urges scholars to engage the ‘new evidence’ she has brought to light—and I have no doubt that this evidence will be welcomed enthusiastically.”
She is a teacher and scholar who is firmly dedicated to bridging theory and practice. That determination is fully evident in In Contempt– as it is, too, in her articleSocial Justice Feminism, 18 UCLA Women’s Law Journal 131 (2010) (with Professor Verna L. Williams), which inspired a conference last fall that brought scholars and activists
Professor Kalsem will deliver a public lecture on her scholarship here at the College of Law during the Fall 2013 semester. Until then, please join me in warmly congratulating Professor Kristin Kalsem for this well-deserved recognition.
Professor Kristin Kalsem named 2012 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Recipient
Congratulations to Professor Kristin Kalsem who has been named the recipient of the 2012 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award. The award recognizes outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She will deliver a public lecture on her scholarship here at the College of Law during the Fall 2013 semester.
Professor Kalsem received her J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa in 2001, where she also served as a member of their English Department and a lecturer at their law school. Professor Kalsem has been an influential scholar in women and the law since joining the law faculty in 2001. She also serves as co-director of the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice and a co-director of the joint degree program in law and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
In her 2012 book, In Contempt: Nineteenth-Century Women, Law, and Literature, Professor Kalsem brings together law, literature, and feminism to illuminate how 19th century women writers advocated legal issues in their literary works and lives as authors. In the book, Kalsem details a wealth of suppressed evidence of 19th century women’s feminist jurisprudence (“outlaw texts,” as she identifies them), casting new light on history and introducing useful new ways to see the performance of feminist jurisprudence in law and literature.
Kalsem is a teacher and scholar who is firmly dedicated to bridging theory and practice. This is evident in In Contempt – as it is, too, in her article Social Justice Feminism, 18 UCLA Women’s Law Journal 131 (2010) (with Professor Verna L. Williams), which inspired a conference last fall that brought scholars and activists from around the nation to Cincinnati to explore new ways of understanding and doing feminist work today and into the future.
Professor Kalsem’s scholarly record is complemented by her outstanding teaching accomplishments here at the College, where she has twice received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.