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Boria Sax <email@example.com>
I am currently an editor of H-NILAS, using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and H-OEH, using Sax@Mercy.edu, both lists that I started originally. My writing projects now include a book on online education, a book about growing up in the shadow of atomic espionage, and a book about the ravens in the Tower of London.
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
|Primary Phone:||(914) 674-7397|
|Secondary Phone:||(914) 946-6735|
|Fax Number:||(914) 674-7229|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Nilas
Advisory Board Member for H-OEH
List Editor for H-Nilas
Former List Editor for H-OEH
Human and Post-Animal
Do You Believe in the Animal?
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
European History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
World History / Studies
Dr. Boria Sax
25 Franklin Avenue, 2F
Phone: (914) 946 6735
Ph.D. in German and Intellectual History awarded 1983; SUNY Buffalo (4.0 QPA).
M.A. in German; SUNY Buffalo (3.81 QPA).
B.A. in Philosophy and English; University of Chicago.
Have published or had accepted seven books of scholarship, one memoir, three study guides, three chapbooks of poetry, one reference book, and two books of translations. Two of the scholarly books have been named to list of “outstanding academic titles of the year” compiled by the journal Choice: Animals and the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust (Continuum, 2000) and The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in Myth, Legend, and Literature (ABC-CLIO, 2002). Have had books published in Japanese, Czech, French, Korean and Turkish translation. In addition to these books, have published over 200 shorter pieces including articles, poetry, sections of reference books, research reports, translations, reviews and flyers for public distribution.
September 1999 to present: Director of Online Research, Development and Training, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Have lectured at many institutions including Middlebury College, The Hastings Institute, the Staten Island Zoo, the National Zoo of the Smithsonian, the Rockwell Museum, Lehman College, the Weinberg Nature Center, the Staten Island Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Rutgers University, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Duke University, Yale University, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and many others. Have appeared on the Television program Nova in a program entitled “Spies, Lies and Atomic Secrets” (2000) and on the History channel in a program entitled “Rats, Bats, and Bugs.” Named continuously from 1989 through 1999 to the Speaker's Bureau of the New York Council for the Humanities, most recently to give a series of talks entitled "The Animal Bride in Literature, Folklore and Popular Culture."
Have taught at Pace University as Adjunct Full Professor of German (promoted 1986, 1989, 1992) at Pace University from 1982 to 1992. Teaching via the Internet for America Online from 1996-2000. Adj. Prof. teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in humanities and ethics at Metropolitan University, New York City from Sept 1999 to May 2002. Employed as instructor at Mercy College in English and Philosophy from 1985 to present and coordinator of the Yonkers Center for Independent Learning at Mercy College from 1993 to 1999. Instructor at the New York Botanical Garden from fall 1997 to present. Fall 1999 to present, Visiting Faculty Member at the Green World Center Study Retreat in Sutton, Québec. Summer 2000 to present, adjunct faculty member at the University Without Walls of Skidmore College.
Worked as a consultant and resource person for several human rights organizations including Amnesty International, Helsinki Watch, The International League for Human Rights and Human Rights Internet; On May 22, 1984, addressed Commission on Security and Cooperation of the United States Congress on independent peace movements in Eastern Europe; authored a report on East German compliance with the UN Covenants that was presented to the United Nations in Geneva on July 17, 1984 (Documents pertaining to human rights work are archived at the University of Colorado at Boulder and at Matties Domaschk Archive in Berlin).
1980 88: Coordinated a national network embracing hundreds of volunteers for Amnesty International in capacities as East Germany Coordinator, Eastern Europe Coordinator and Hungary Coordinator, advising and assisting groups that had adopted political prisoners with regard to political strategy, cultural sensitivities, media contacts and other matters.
1989 present: Founder and first President of the non profit organization Nature in Legend and Story (NILAS, Inc.), dedicated "to promote understanding of traditional bonds between human beings and the natural world." Have directed five conferences, incorporation, application for grants, budgeting, publicity, etc. July 1996 to present: On Editorial Board of the journal Society and Animals. February 1997 to present: June 1997 to present, co-moderator of the H-NILAS computer listserver run from Michigan State University, comprised of scholars and storytellers from around the world. Spring 2005-present, Moderator of task force on online faculty training for Sloan-C.
OTHER AWARDS AND HONORS:
Modern German Studies Research Grant, 1979; Pace University Research Grant, 1985 to 1990; New York Council for the Humanities grants for public programs, 1993, 1996, 1998; AT&T Grant, 2002; Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1999-present. Featured writer at the Sharing the Words 99 Festival in Treadwell, NY. Received 2002 Sloan Consortium Award for “Online Learning Effectiveness” for introducing “course wizards” or online peer tutor/mentors at Mercy College into online classrooms.