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Work In Progress

Dr. Fedyashin is currently working on his second book project Superpower Subconscious: The Cold War and the Spy Novel and performing background reading and research on the third Conservative Modernizer: A Reappraisal of Alexander III.  

Work In Progress

Dr. Fedyashin is currently working on his second book project Superpower Subconscious: The Cold War and the Spy Novel and performing background reading and research on the third Conservative Modernizer: A Reappraisal of Alexander III.

Media Appearances

Interview with Federal News Radio's Tom Temlin The Federal Drive, "Understanding the role of management in cybersecurity," October 17, 2016. Read more.

 Most recent books:

  • Real Appeal Guides (weight loss program):  Success Guides (Vol 1, 2 and 3), Real Moves Guide, Real Food Guide (Real Appeal 2015 and 2016) • The Pescetarian Plan (Ballantine 2014) • The Life You Want! Get Motivated, Lose Weight and Be Happy (Simon &Schuster 2011) • The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes* (Simon &Schuster 2009) • Good Housekeeping’s The Supermarket Diet* and The Supermarket Diet Cookbook (both Hearst Books, 2006)      Sampling of 2016 magazine articles, blogs and videos:   • Food for Thought (Yoga Journal, September 2016).  Link to web version • Genetically Engineered Salmon: Frankenfish or Safe and Sustainable? ( blog) • Hey Women, Midlife Can Be Great! ( blog) • Brain Foods (Sharecare Facebook Live video)  

Work In Progress

Dr. Fedyashin is currently working on his second book project Superpower Subconscious: The Cold War and the Spy Novel and performing background reading and research on the third Conservative Modernizer: A Reappraisal of Alexander III.

 2016    American Anthropological Association (AAA) Association for Queer Anthropologists, Winner, Ruth Benedict Book Prize, Outstanding Edited Volume, for Queer Brown Voices (Texas, 2015)

2011    Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Alternate


2010    The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, A Division of the Institute of International Education.

                            City/Country: Bogotá, Colombia    

                            University: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana


2010    American Sociological Association (ASA) Sociology of Sexualities Section, Winner, Best Book Award, for The Sexuality of Migration. (NYU, 2009)


2010    Honorable mention, Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Latino Studies Section, for The Sexuality of Migration. (NYU, 2009)


2010    LASA, Sexualities Studies Section, Winner, Carlos Monsiváis Best Social Science Academic Essay, for “Revisiting Activos and Pasivos: Towards New Cartographies of Latino/Latin American Male Same-Sex Desire.” in Latina/o Sexualities. (Rutgers, 2010)


2009    Faculty Award. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center, AU.


2008    Distinguished Faculty (single faculty award, University wide), Multicultural Affairs/           International Student and Scholar Services, American University


2006    Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) of the City University of New York.            Paul Monette-Roger Horowitz Dissertation Award.

2005    Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award.


2004-5 Society for the Study of Social Problems Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship 2004-5 American Sociological Association (ASA), Sociology of Sexualities Section,                                   Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship


2003-4 Social Science Research Council, Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, Dissertation Research Fellow


2004    ASA Race & Ethnic Minorities Section, James E. Blackwell student paper, honorary mention: “On being a white person of color: using autoethnography to understand Puerto Ricans’ racialization” (published in the journal Qualitative Sociology)


2002    ASA Sociology of Sexualities Section, student paper, winner: Sexuality, gender, and race: LGBTs at the crossroads of Santería religious practices and beliefs


2002    Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Student Research Grants 

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Wildlife, natural history, and environmental films and filmmaking; ethics of wildlife films; mass media; television; wildlife reality shows, wildlife and species conservation, the production of nature shows

Additional Information:

Chris Palmer is distinguished film producer in residence in American University's School of Communication. He is an environmental and wildlife film producer who has swum with dolphins and whales, confronted sharks, come face to face with Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through an Everglades swamp. Palmer has spent more than 25 years producing more than 300 hours of original programming for prime-time television and the large-format film industry. His films have been broadcast on the Disney Channel, TBS Superstation, Animal Planet, Home and Garden Television, the Travel Channel, the Outdoor Life Network, the Public Broadcasting System, and IMAX theatres. His IMAX films include Whales, Wolves, Dolphins, Bears, India: Kingdom of the Tiger,and Coral Reef Adventure. Palmer joined American University in August 2004. He created and teaches three groundbreaking classes: Producing Environmental and Wildlife Films,which teaches students the keys to being a successful film producer; Classroom in the Wild, which takes students to wilderness areas in Florida, Costa Rica, and Alaska to learn the basics of natural history filmmaking; and Environmental and Wildlife Production, which gives students the opportunity to produce environmental films for network television. He also established the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. The center is driven by the belief that environmental and wildlife films are vitally important educational and political tools in the struggle to protect the environment. It has three signature initiatives: creating partnerships with blue-chip organizations that will give students the opportunity to produce professional films; bringing to the AU campus world-class filmmakers to mentor students; and providing innovative educational programs, such as Classroom in the Wild. In addition to teaching, Palmer continues to produce films, give speeches, and conduct workshops across the country. His book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdomwas published by Sierra Club Books in May 2010. He is writing a second book about another kind of wildlife—his three daughters and how to be an effective father.

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