Entries tagged with ‘history’

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari received a DAAD teaching fellowship from the German government to teach at the University of Kassel over her sabbatical. She will be teaching an undergraduate and a graduate course in U.S. immigration history and digital history. She will also help organize a conference on migration and media in the twentieth century.

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking participated and presented at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Baltic Studies Program at the University of Washington. He also presented “Be Swedish! Kustbon and the Changing Status of Estonia’s Swedish Minority, 1920s and 1930s” at the annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference in Seattle.

Kathleen Keller (History) 

Kathleen Keller was interviewed on the podcast “New Books in French Studies” about her book, Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society, which was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2018. You can listen to the podcast here.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari gave two presentations over spring break. On March 31, she gave a public talk on immigration restriction then and now at the Center for Jewish History in New York City as part of a daylong symposium sponsored by Carnegie Hall. On April 4, she presented on her forthcoming monograph on immigration restriction at […]

From History BA to Health Behavior PhD

Contrary to what one might assume, majoring in History at Gustavus prepares students to succeed in a host of fields which, at first glance, would seem to have nothing to do with studying the past. Stuart Grande, ’99, is yet another wonderful case in point. Following graduation, Stuart taught English in Eastern Europe, where he […]

Writing the History of Student Protest for Black Freedom and Equality

History alum Mike Jirik ’12 has published an eye-opening scholarly post about “[t]he history of student activism for Black freedom and equality” in Black Perspectives, published by the African American Intellectual History Society and considered “the leading online platform for public scholarship on global Black thought, history, and culture” (quoted from the website). Mike is […]

Maddalena Marinari (History) 

Maddalena Marinari recently published an article titled “Laws for a Nation of Nativists and Immigrants.” Co-authored with Julian Lim (Arizona State University), the piece is part of the forum “Nation of Immigrants” for the journal Modern American History. Given the timeliness of the forum, the publisher has made the entire forum available for free for the […]

Kathleen Keller (History)

Kathleen Keller presented a paper titled “Mamadou Alioune Kane: A perspective on work, family, and crime among Senegalese in 1930s Paris” at the Western Society for French History Annual meeting in Portland, Maine on November 2, 2018.

Misti Nicole Harper (History)

Misti Nicole Harper presented her work “‘She Was Haughty’: The Failure of Respectability Politics for Middle-Class Black Womanhood at Little Rock Central High School” at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 9, 2018. Harper’s panel, “Little Rock Central High: The Hidden Costs,” centered black womanhood in the […]

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari contributed an article on the passage of the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act to History Now, a publication of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for teachers and general readers. The latest issue focused on the history of U.S. Immigration Laws. Titled “‘In the Name of America’s Future’: The Fraught Passage of […]