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.  You can follow Alan's work at