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Posted on January 11, 2017

Dr. Ken Barnes book  Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960,  was published November 1, 2016, by the  University of Arkansas Press.


Philosophy and Religion

Posted on September 13, 2017

Dr. Charles Harvey and Dr. Taine Duncan (Department of Philosophy and Religion) organized the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World this summer.  The conference theme was on “Consumption, Sustainability and the Ends of Earth,” and took place at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Part, CO.  Five faculty members from UCA presented papers at the conference:
Dr. Taine Duncan, (Associate Professor of Philosophy), “Avoiding White, Western Anthropocentrism through Ecofeminism, Intersectionality and Community Engagement.”
Dr. Charles Harvey, (Professor of Philosophy), “Insatiable: Why Everything is Not Enough.”
Dr. Sharon Mason, (Assistant Professor of Philosophy), “Climate Change Denial as Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance.”
Dr. Jim Shelton, (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy), “Is Democracy Possible?”
Dr. Conrad Shumaker, (Professor of English) “Visions, Stories, and Climate Change in Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior.”


Posted on January 11, 2017

Clayton Crockett’s (Philosophy and Religion) co-authored book, An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (Columbia University Press, 2016), has been named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by CHOICE, the Journal of the American Library Association. This book, written by Crockett along with Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, and Noëlle Vahanian, develops a constructive new theology of insurrection as opposed to traditional understandings of resurrection. It also sketches out four insurrectionist gospels, one written by each of the authors, focused on one of what the philosopher Martin Heidegger calls the fourfold: Earth, Sky, Mortals and Gods. One reader claims that “each gospel-like contribution to The Insurrectionist Manifesto can be read separately, but when they are read in tandem, a particular disturbing power is occasioned. I found myself stimulated and conceptually shaken in equal fashion. The call of these gospels has the potential to disturb the ground of our being. Those who hear it will be positively afflicted by a series of challenges that are exciting and demanding in equal measure” (Mike Grimshaw, University of Canterbury).

Posted on January 5, 2017

On November 3rd, Dr. Charles Harvey (Department of Philosophy and Religion) gave the Annual Leys Lecture at Southern Illinois University.  The lecture was titled “Insatiable: Why Everything is Not Enough.”
Dr. Harvey’s essay “Sex Robots and Solipsism: Towards a Culture of Empty Contact” was published in the journal _Philosophy in the Contemporary World_ and will be anthologized in the forthcoming book _The Cultural Power of Personal Objects_ (SUNY Press).


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Political Science



Arkansas Model United Nations


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Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

Posted on April 14, 2017

AwardDr. Sherry Skaggs won the  UCA 2017 Dr. Gary Roberts RSO Advisor of the Year Award for her  work as faculty advisor of both the Sociology & Criminology Society and the Pi Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society. Both organizations are housed in the Department of Sociology, Criminology, & Anthropology.




Students from Dr. Duncan McKinnon’s ANTH 4310 Myths and Moundbuilders class visited Oklahoma’s Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center in Oklahoma on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Spiro is an important Native American archaeological site from the Mississipian era.

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Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

Linguistics Program Moves to World Languages


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