People Notes

People Notes October 2014


(Part 1 was posted in the September 2014 People Notes)

Thomas Abowd is now a lecturer in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures; he had been a part-time lecturer in the Department of Anthropology since 2010. He received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and a B.S. from the University of Michigan. He also earned an M.A. from the University of Michigan Center for Middle East and North African Studies. He has been a Fulbright visiting professor at Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine, where he spent 10 months researching the dynamics of Palestinian and Israeli museums, monuments and other cultural institutions. He was the winner of the 2007 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Wayne State University. His book Colonial Jerusalem: The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a Divided City was published in May. He has presented many scholarly papers at universities, associations and organizations across the country, covering a wide range of topics, including bridging Arab-American and African-American studies, prisons in Palestine and the United States, the indivisibility of justice and the crisis in Gaza.

Maria Juliana Berte is now a full-time lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages. She has taught part-time there since 2003, teaching intermediate and advanced Spanish composition and conversation classes. She earned an M.A. in Hispanic linguistics from the University of Minnesota in 2001 and graduated from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, in 1998 with a degree in Spanish language and literature. Berte also teaches online courses in elementary and intermediate Spanish at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has taught at the University of Minnesota as well.

Gibson Alessandro Cima joined Tufts in September as a lecturer in the Department of Drama and Dance. He earned a Ph.D. in theater history, theory and criticism from the University of Washington, an M.A. in theater history, literature and criticism from Ohio State University and a B.A. from Georgetown University. His doctoral dissertation is titled Postconflict Nostalgia: Postapartheid South African Theatre, 1990–2010. Most recently, Cima was a postdoctoral fellow at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, and he has lectured at Georgetown University and American University. He has presented his research on the influence of South Africa’s anti-apartheid theater on post-apartheid and global stages at the American Society for Theatre Research, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the International Federation for Theatre Research and Performance Studies International. In June 2013, Cima was an invited participant at Harvard University’s Mellon School for Theatre and Performance Research on the topic of world theatre. His article, “Resurrecting Sizwe Banzi Is Dead: Athol Fugard, John Kani, Winston Ntshona and Post-apartheid South Africa” appeared in the 50th anniversary issue of Theatre Survey and was cited in the recent edition of Theatre Histories, edited by Gary Williams.

Fahad Dogar joined Tufts this fall as an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Engineering. His research interests include cloud computing, network architecture and protocols, mobile and wireless systems and networked applications for specialized domains such as health care and disaster recovery. Dogar received a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree with honors in computer science from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. During his time at Carnegie Mellon, he worked on designing new Internet architectures (XIA, Tapa) and opportunistic mobile and wireless systems (Catnap, Ditto). After earning his Ph.D., he returned briefly to his undergraduate institution to teach a graduate course on distributed systems and then did postdoctoral research with Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England, where he worked on several projects involving data centers and cloud computing.

Kyle Emerick joined Tufts this September as an assistant professor of economics. He specializes in economic development and uses a combination of field experiments and econometric analysis of secondary data in his research to understand the barriers to the adoption of new agricultural technologies in developing countries. Emerick received a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in environmental economics and policy from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation is titled Essays on Behavioral Responses to Development Interventions. His most recent work (in collaboration with colleagues Alain de Janvry, Manzoor H. Dar, Elisabeth Sadoulet and David Raitzer), “Flood-tolerant Rice Reduces Yield Variability and Raises Expected Yield, Differentially Benefitting Socially Disadvantaged Groups,” was published in Scientific Reports in 2013.

Kathleen Fisher returned to Tufts this fall as a professor of computer science from her leave as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Virginia. Her research focuses on advancing the theory and practice of programming languages and on applying ideas from the programming language community to the problem of ad hoc data management. The main thrust of her work has been in domain-specific languages to facilitate programming with massive amounts of ad hoc data, including the Hancock system for efficiently building signatures from massive transaction streams and the PADS system for managing ad hoc data. Fisher earned two degrees from Stanford University: a B.S. in math and computational science in 1991 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1996. Prior to coming to Tufts, she was a principal member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs Research and worked as a consulting professor in computer science at Stanford University. She holds the title of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Distinguished Scientist and was elected a fellow of the ACM for contributions to programming language design, theory and practice and for service to the computing community. She has served on the Computing Research Association Board. She is also the past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Programming Languages, past co-chair of the Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women and a former editor of the Journal of Functional Programming.

Julia Gouvea joined Tufts as an assistant professor of education this fall. Recent research projects of hers involve studying teacher learning and professional development around model-based reasoning and student reasoning in interdisciplinary learning environments. She is co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation–funded project titled “Modeling Scientific Practice in High School Biology.” Gouvea earned a Ph.D. in science education from the University of California, Davis, and an M.A. in population biology and a B.A. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University. Her dissertation explored how students learn to practice authentic science through engaging in mathematical modeling. Since 2011, she has been on the research faculty at the University of California, Davis, and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland. Gouvea has written a number of articles in collaboration with other scientists, most recently “The Strategies of Modeling in Biology Education,” published in Science and Education, and “Models in Science and in Learning Science: Organizing and Elevating Scientific Practice,” published in the International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Gouvea has taught educational psychology, introduction to evolution and introduction to biology at the University of California, Davis, and modeling and creativity at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Christopher Gregg joined the computer science department in the School of Engineering as a lecturer in January 2014; he has more than 10 years of experience as a high school physics and computer science instructor. Prior to his teaching career, Gregg was on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a cryptology officer, and he continues to serve in the Navy Reserves as an Information Dominance Corps officer at the rank of commander. He received a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Virginia in 2012 and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, specializing in secondary school teaching. Gregg’s doctoral dissertation investigated how to make dynamic scheduling decisions for heterogeneous computers, taking into account data transfer overhead, historical runtime data and resource contention. He is interested in heterogeneous computing and the pedagogy of parallel programming instruction.

Brenna Heitzman joined the Department of Romance Languages as a lecturer in September. She received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in French literature from Duke University. She also earned an M.A. in French languages, literatures and linguistics from Syracuse University and a B.A. in French literature from Hamilton College. Heitzman’s research focuses on 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century French literature, 18th–century feminism in France, motherhood and female mentoring, Rousseau and the Enlightenment, women’s feminist theory, defining genre and publishing history. Her doctoral dissertation is titled Sentimental Manipulations: Desire and Duty in the Novels of Sophie Cotton. She previously taught at Duke University, where she was a guest lecturer and graduate instructor of French. She was also the director of and an instructor for the French Immersion Project at the CHICLE Language Institute in Carboro, North Carolina, and a graduate teaching associate at Syracuse University. In 2010, Heitzman received the Oral Language Instructional Fellowship from Duke University, as well as a Dissertation Research Travel Award and the Dr. James W. Plonk Graduate Fellowship.

Khary S. Jones joined Tufts this fall as a lecturer in the Department of Drama and Dance. He received an M.F.A. in film directing and an M.A. in English from Columbia University, as well as a B.A. in English from Morehouse College. He has taught courses on film and writing at Clark University and the University of California, Riverside, and is an accomplished film editor, writer and director. His short film Hug was an Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize (Student Film) at the 2009 AFI-Dallas Film Festival. Hug has also screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Scene: Brooklyn/the 43rd Brooklyn Arts Council Film Festival (where it won the Screenwriting Award), among others. Jones is working on a feature-length documentary exploring mobility and subjectivity in a community of former slaves in early 20th-century America. He has earned many awards and fellowships from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, the Andrew Mellon Foundation and, most recently, the Sundance Institute. He has been interviewed about his work and reviewed in numerous publications, including the Boston Globe and IndieWIRE.

Paul Muentener joined Tufts as an assistant professor of psychology this September. He specializes in research on conceptual development in early childhood. His current research interests include the development of causal reasoning and experimental play, the role of language in conceptual development and adults’ beliefs about cognitive development. Muentener earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in psychology from Harvard University and a B.A. from Georgetown University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T.’s Brain and Cognitive Science Department and a Simons Fellow at the Simons Center for the Social Brain. He has taught courses in psychology at Harvard University, M.I.T. and Northeastern University. His work has been published in many scholarly journals, most recently “Giving the Giggles: Prediction, Intervention and Young Children’s Representation of Psychological Events” in PLoS One and “What Doesn’t Go without Saying: Communication, Induction and Exploration” in Language Learning & Development.

Paul North joined Tufts in September as an associate professor in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures. He received a Ph.D. in comparative literary studies from Northwestern University, an M.A. in comparative literature from the CUNY Graduate Center and a B.A. in English literature from SUNY Binghamton. His interests include post-enlightenment German literature and critical thought, ancient Greek literature and philosophy, 20th-century literary and critical theory, Latin American literature, the history of philosophy, German-Jewish culture, Walter Benjamin and Franz Kafka. In July 2013, North became an associate professor in the Department of Germanic Languages at Yale University after serving as an assistant professor since 2009. In 2012–13, he was a fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University and received the Morse Faculty Fellowship in 2011 and the Griswold Faculty Research Grant in 2009. His book The Problem of Distraction was published by Stanford University Press in 2012 and he co-edited Messianic Thought Outside Theology, a collection of essays published by Fordham University Press. His most recent scholarly work, “Commentaries on Werner Hamacher’s 95 Theses on Philology,” will be published in the book Indeterminacy: Hamacher’s Hope by Fordham University Press later this fall. He has also been published in the Yearbook of Comparative Literature, the Jewish Week, German Quarterly and Diacritics.

Barbara Parmenter this fall began her new role as full-time lecturer and student affairs coordinator in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. She has served in a faculty/staff role at Tufts since 2006. She received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in geography from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Arabic from the University of Chicago. Her current research focuses on the environmental and neighborhood factors in social disparities and health. Her recent research collaborations include a National Institutes of Health grant to study the influence of neighborhood factors on the maintenance of physical activity in minority women in Texas and two EPA grants examining the impacts of urbanization on regional climate change. In 2012, she was awarded the Tufts University Teaching with Technology Award and the Tufts University Graduate Student Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Studies. Parmenter is the author of Giving Voice to Stones: Place and Identity in Palestinian Literature (University of Texas Press, 1994). She has translated two books of short stories by Arab women writers: On the Waiting List: An Iraqi Woman’s Tales of Alienation by Daisy al-Amir and The Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence by Leila Abuzeid, both published by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

Ariana Reines joined the English Department this fall as a professor of the practice. She completed graduate work at both Columbia University and the European Graduate School, where she studied literature, performance and philosophy, and earned a B.A. from Barnard College. She has taught at Columbia University and the European Graduate School and was the Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009. Reines’ first play, Telephone (2009), was performed at the Cherry Lane Theater and received two Obie Awards. A reimagining of its second act was featured as part of the Guggenheim’s Works+Process series in 2009, and the script was published in Play: A Journal of Plays in 2010. Her translations include a version of Baudelaire’s My Heart Laid Bare (2009); Jean-Luc Hennig’s The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Réal: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore (2009); and Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials Toward a Theory of the Young-Girl (2012). She has taught many literary workshops and seminars and has been widely published. Her books of poetry include The Cow (2006), which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books, Coeur de Lion (2007) and Mercury (2011). Her poems have been anthologized in Against Expression (2011) and Gurlesque (2010), and her newest book, A Sand Book, will be published later this year.

Anne Taieb joined Tufts as a full-time lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages this fall. She earned a postgraduate degree in sociolinguistics from the University of Rouen, France, and a master’s degree in teaching French as a second language from the University of Grenoble, France. She has been a part-time lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages since 2004 and also teaches elementary French at the Harvard Extension School. She has taught all levels of French language courses and has held teaching positions at Suffolk University, Harvard University and George Washington University. Taieb has also taught French to professionals at the World Bank and has held positions at both the French embassy and the French consulate.

Shalini Ahuja Tendulkar joined Tufts in September as a lecturer in the Community Health Program in the School of Arts and Sciences. Tendulkar received an Sc.D. and an Sc.M. in maternal and child health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health and a B.A. from Wellesley College. In her secondary appointment as a research and evaluation scientist at the Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, she is working on a number of research and evaluation projects, including the Cambridge Fatherhood Initiative, which is funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department; an evaluation of the Men’s Health League, a men-of-color health initiative also at the Cambridge Public Health Department; the evaluation of Youth First, a community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control; and an evaluation of the Sibling Support Demonstration Project with partners from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School. Tendulkar is an adjunct faculty member at the Simmons School of Social Work and at the Boston University School of Public Health, and has taught several graduate-level courses at both institutions. She also holds an instructor appointment in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Tendulkar has been a member of the maternal and child health section of the American Public Health Association since 1998, and has been a consultant for the Boston Alliance for Community Health, the Medical Foundation and the Cambridge public school system. She has co-authored articles for Clinical and Translational Science and PLoS ONE and has been a reviewer for a variety of academic journals, including the American Journal of Public Health and Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

Andrew Tirrell, F11, joined the Environmental Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences as a lecturer in September. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School and an M.A.L.D. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. Originally trained as a human rights attorney, Tirrell focuses his research on rights-based approaches to natural resources management, sustainable development and climate change adaptation. Before returning to academia, his legal practice was predominantly in Latin America, Southeast Asia and New York City, focusing on development, environmental protection, education and human rights. His dissertation is titled The Role of Socio-Cultural Institutions in Fisheries Management. His research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Henry J. Leir Foundation. Having served as a part-time lecturer in the School of Arts and Sciences since the fall of 2013, Tirrell teaches courses focused on the environment and social justice. He previously taught environmental politics at Boston College and Harvard University. His work has been published in several journals and includes “Regional Integrated Land Management: A Proposal for Confronting Global Environmental Degradation” in Papers on International Environmental Negotiation (PON-Harvard Law School Press, Vol. 18, 2011) and “Reflections on the Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change” in  IDEAS Journal (Vol. 7, 2011).



Elizabeth Anderson recently joined the Tufts School of Dental Medicine as a staff assistant in Student Services. A native of Hanover, New Hampshire, she is a recent graduate of Colby College.

Jeff Ashe, a research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), has published a new book, In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups are Revolutionizing Development. He was also a plenary speaker at the MicroCredit Summit in Merida, Mexico, on Sept. 1.

Timothy Atherton, an assistant professor of physics, has been awarded the 2014 NOGLSTP GLBT Educator Award. Given by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), the award recognizes GLBT educators who have enabled significant growth for GLBT students in science or technology through teaching, counseling, advocacy, role modeling or other educational roles. Atherton was chosen for his outstanding achievements in growing the GLBT physicist’s organization and applying diversity theory to educating students in science. He will be honored at the organization’s November Out to Innovate ceremony.

Sai Krupta Das, N02, a scientist in the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts and an assistant professor at the Friedman School, received the Leadership and Expertise Award from the Friedman School Alumni Association.

Neva Goodwin, co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), delivered the closing keynote address at the Rethinking Economics Conference in New York City Sept. 12–14.

Timothy Griffin, associate professor and director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program at the Friedman School, has been appointed to the Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experiences and Future Prospects. The committee was created by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences and is tasked with writing a study that will provide an independent, objective assessment of what has been learned about genetically engineered crops since they were introduced. The committee held its first public meeting in September.

Jonathan Harris, director of theory and education at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), presented a paper on “Macroeconomic Perspectives on a Renewable Energy Transition” at the International Society for Ecological Economics conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Aug. 13.

Alice Lichtenstein, the Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy at the Friedman School, a professor at Tufts School of Medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the HNRCA, has been appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine.

Barbarajean Magnani, professor and chair of anatomic and clinical pathology at Tufts School of Medicine and pathologist-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center, received two awards from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the CAP Foundation: the Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award and the CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award.

Gilbert Metcalf, a professor of economics, testified on Sept. 17 before the Senate Committee on Finance at its hearing titled Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code. In his prepared statement, Metcalf made the case for a carbon tax as the centerpiece of national energy policy. In the absence of a national carbon pricing plan, Metcalf argued for a streamlined system of technology-neutral tax credits and the elimination of special tax preferences for the oil and gas industry.

Mohsen Meydani, director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, was invited to join the editorial boards of Enliven: Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Journal of Food and Nutrition.

Pratap Misra, a research associate professor of mechanical engineering, received the Johannes Kepler Award from the satellite division of the Institute of Navigation (ION), an international professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing. The Kepler Award recognizes an individual for sustained contributions to the development of satellite navigation. It is the highest honor bestowed by the ION’s satellite division. Misra received the award for his contributions to satellite navigation education; the understanding of GLONASS, a Soviet space-based satellite navigation system; and receiver autonomous integrity monitoring. He is recognized for his groundbreaking work on navigation with a combination of GPS and GLONASS signals and is the Western world’s leading expert on what is now the Russian satellite navigation system. He is co-author, with Per Enge of Stanford University, of Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements and Performance.

Cathleen Nardi, J80, was involved in a collaborative research venture for the past nine months with a group of educators from around the world. She co-wrote an article about their lessons in “The 5 Habits of Highly Creative Teachers,” published in Education Week.

Shaun Paul, a research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), moderated two panels on Sept. 3 at the annual SoCap conference on impact investing and social enterprise: The Nature of Investing and Indigenous Approaches to Investing in Resilience.

Mary Catherine Phee, F89, will be nominated by President Barack Obama as the new U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. A career member of the Foreign Service, Phee is currently chief-of-staff at the office of the special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. She previously was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from 2011 to 2014. She’s also worked in Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Egypt and Jordan.

Saradha Ramesh has joined the Tufts School of Medicine’s Office of Educational Affairs as the director of evaluation and assessment. Ramesh completed her M.D. training at the Thanjavur Medical College, followed by postgraduate training and several years of practice. In concert with moving to the United States with her husband and daughter, she shifted her focus and attended Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Ph.D. in bio-behavioral health in 2008. Since completing her doctorate, Ramesh has worked in evaluation and assessment at the undergraduate level at the College of the Holy Cross and at North Shore Community College.

Cora Roelofs, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine in the School of Arts and Sciences, published an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health, “Workers: the Climate Canaries,” about climate change and how it affects the health of American workers. Roelofs also has an appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, professor of history and Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization, spoke on “The Transition from Slavery to Freedom in the Americas” at Emory University on Sept. 20 at a gathering of the contributors to the fourth volume of The Cambridge World History of Slavery. On Oct. 29, he will give a lecture on Spanish history at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of the MFA’s exhibition of the works of Francisco Goya.

Laurence Senelick, the Fletcher Professor of Oratory and director of graduate studies in drama in the Department of Drama and Dance, has published Soviet Theater: A Documentary History (Yale University Press), co-authored with Sergei Ostrovsky, F93. The book, which was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, has been in the works for 20 years. Senelick’s translation of Jean Giraudoux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot (Broadway Play Publishing) was also published recently; the play had its premiere at the Balch Arena Theatre five years ago. This summer Senelick attended the Historiography Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, where he delivered a paper titled “Marble Bust and Feet of Clay: The Evolution of Stanislavsky’s Reputation.” He also spoke on Weimar cabaret at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. His translation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters was performed in Sydney, Australia.

Carlos Sonnenschein, a professor of anatomy and cellular biology at the School of Medicine and the Sackler School, has been awarded a three-month fellowship beginning Oct. 1 at France’s Nantes Institute for Advanced Study. The Nantes-IAS was founded in 2004 to facilitate collaboration and foster intellectual relationships between researchers around the world from different disciplines. Sonnenschein is one of 30 scholars selected for the fellowship.

Felicia Sullivan, a Tisch College senior researcher, will receive an Outstanding Achievement in Public Service Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration at its annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in early November. Sullivan will receive the Dissertation Award for her work Engaging Youth: Linking Design and Implementation Choices of Out-of-School Time Programs in Boston to the Development of Political Engagement Attitudes in Youth Age 14–18.

Grace Talusan, J94, a lecturer in the Department of English, recently published the article “Teaching with Collaborative Writing Projects: Creating an Online Reader’s Guide to Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel” in the journal Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies (Vol. 5, 2014); the article focuses on the production, collection and distribution of accessible, high-quality research on Asian American literature for students, teachers and the general public. It is a companion piece to “Capturing the Spirit: Teaching Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel” by Lai Ying Yu, a doctoral student in English in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, which appears in the same issue.

Timothy A. Wise, G05, director of research and policy at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), wrote a piece on land grabs in Africa for Triple Crisis Blog on Aug. 4, and gave a presentation at Food Footprints: Rethinking How We Eat at the MIT Museum on Aug. 8. A Sept. 6 Economic & Political Weekly article “WTO Upside Down Trade Facilitation vs. Agriculture” [PDF] quotes Wise’s 2013 article “Why WTO Needs a Hypocrisy Clause.” An Al Jazeera op-ed by Wise and Jeronim Capaldo was quoted in the Aug. 13 Wall Street Journal article “How Can India Be Breaking WTO Rules When Rich Countries Spend So Much More on Their Farmers?” A National Geographic short video, When Food Is Fuel, draws on Wise’s research about biofuels.