Alumni News

Margee Kerr has a forthcoming paper in the APA journal Emotion:  Kerr, M., Siegle, G.J., Orsini, J. (in press) Voluntary arousing negative experiences (VANE): Why we like to be scared.

Recent Ph.D. Sharon Quinsaat has won the International Studies Association's Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section (ENMISA) Martin O. Heisler Award for Best Graduate Student Pape for her "Homeland-Hostland Relations and Mobilization Dynamics: Comparing Filipino Diaspora Activism in the U.S. and the Netherlands."  The same paper received an Honorable Mention from the ASA Human Rights Section.

Grad alumni (and professional storyteller) , Alan Irving, has reclaimed his title as "Biggest Liar in Pittsburgh" at the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival's Liar Contest.  Alan is currently directing a production of Shakespeare's play Hamlet, which starts off with a ghost in a library. The production takes place in the Millvale Community Library in Millvale, PA on the first two week-ends of October 2018 and features a cast of 5 actors playing all the roles. It is an intense and intimate version of this story of murder and revenge (perfect for October.) Check out for more information. Alan will then present more typical ghost stories at libraries, community events, and, of course, some evenings out at Zombies of the Corn. All of those are listed on Alan's website: