Three faculty members recognized as Antone Recognition Award winners
Nancy Schreiber, provost and vice president of academic affairs, has announced three faculty recipients of the Sister M. Therese Antone Recognition Award. Recipients include Dr. Anthony Mangieri, associate professor and chairman of art and art history; Dr. Anne Reid, assistant professor of biology and biomedical sciences; and Dr. James Mitchell, professor and chairman of modern languages.
Mangieri has been awarded $5,000 in recognition of his book, “Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency and the Trojan War.” His is also being recognized for his contributions to the campus community as chair of the Department of Art and Art History, director of the Women, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program, and his collaborations with Hamilton Gallery with the “Nature Cabinet” collection.
A work of feminist art history scholarship that was published in 2017 as part of a new series on “Gender and Art” from Routledge, “Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art” explores the representations of Iphigeneia and Polyxena in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art in telling the stories of sacrificial maidens, while offering a broader cultural history to reveal what people in the ancient world were seeking in telling these stories. The interdisciplinary study offers new interpretations on the meaning of the sacrificial virgin as a cultural and ideological construction.
Reid has been awarded $2,500 in recognition of her successful state and federal grant applications that support her research on the bacteria Salmonella enterica. She is also being recognized for her work with the arboretum at Salve Regina and the collaboration with Newport Tree Conservancy to establish a CURE laboratory, allowing students to participate actively in original research.
The focus of Reid’s research is in understanding the interactions between Salmonella enterica and other foodborne pathogens and the foods people consume. Understanding these interactions could lead to the development of tools and strategies to protect the microbiological safety of the food supply.
Mitchell has been awarded $2,500 in recognition of his book, “Watching in Tongues: Multilingualism on American Television in the 21st Century,” published in 2020 by Vernon Press. In the book, Mitchell asks questions that have not previously been posed about second language use on television. His answers not only shed light on issues of the representation of language learning and language use, but also constitute a lens through which American society as a whole might be understood.
Mitchell analyzed shows that aired from 2003-2019 on the five major U.S. broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and the CW, as well as basic cable networks like ABC Family, Cartoon Network, TNT, USA and a single show from a premium cable channel Cinemax. He also included analysis of an episode of The Simpsons from 1990.