Faculty News

Surekha Davies will be a Mellon Long Term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library during 2017-18. She will also be a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin Germany, and a Visiting Scholar at the NEH Summer Institute, Beyond East and West, at Indiana University Bloomington.

Joshua Rosenthal has posted his article “Memory and Peace in Colombia” on the American Historical Association’s blog, on March 20, 2017. It can be found here:  http://blog.historians.org/2017/03/memory-and-peace-in-colombia/

Leslie Lindenauer is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT).

Katherine Allocco, Jennifer Duffy and Leslie Lindenauer served as volunteer judges for National History Day at the Westside Middle School Academy that was held on February 3, 2017.

Katherine Allocco has joined the Peter C. Rollins Book Prize committee for the New England Popular Culture Association. Summer 2016.

Surekha Davies has published Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Surekha Davies has recently been awarded the Jay I. Kislak Fellowship at the Library of Congress, and also won the Hardison Fellowship at the Folger Library.   She will take up both fellowships in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Jennifer Duffy has published Who’s Your Paddy? Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish-American Identity (NYU Press, 2013), which she has presented at a university-wide talk at WCSU.

Leslie Lindenauer recently published I Could Not Call Her Mother (Lexington Books, 2013), which examines the cultural history of stepmotherhood in the United States. She has presented her arguments from the book in several fora, including at Brown University and at WCSU. In summer 2017, Dr Lindenauer will be attending an NEH Summer Institute on race and memory.

Kevin Gutzman recently published James Madison and the Making of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2012).   The book was selected as the History Book Club’s main selection in February 2012 and has been favorably reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and Kirkus Reviews, among many others.   He has made recent appearances on many syndicated talk shows and on major television networks.   His book presentation was covered on C-SPAN and his book can be seen in the background of many episodes of the hit television series House of Cards.

Joshua Rosenthal recently published Salt and the Colombian State (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).   James Sanders of Utah State University called the work “the best sort of local history, as the story of the La Salina salt works wonderfully illuminates the larger history of nineteenth-century nation and state formation. Rosenthal adroitly demonstrates how the weak state still profoundly affected demography, land holding, labor opportunities, social structure and even the daily lives of many Colombians. Rosenthal convincingly argues that the relations between state and society are crucial to understanding nineteenth-century Spanish America, providing a lasting contribution to Latin American historiography.”