Entries tagged with ‘history’

Faculty Spotlight: Marco Cabrera Geserick

Marco Cabrera Geserick (History) has been actively sought after to discuss his recent book, The Legacy of the Filibuster War. Recent appearances include an interview with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze (University of Louisiana-Shreveport), along with a panel and presentation sponsored by the National Library of Costa Rica.

Faculty Spotlight: Greg Kaster

Greg Kaster (History) was one of 18 college and university faculty from around the nation selected to participate in a seminar on “The American Civil War: Origins and Consequences,” led by Gary Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War Emeritus at the University of Virginia. Sponsored by […]

Misti Harper, 2021 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Winner

Misti Harper (History) was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching. The award honors the memory of two Gustavus students and members of the Student Senate, Greg Swenson and Holly Bunn, who were killed in a car accident in 1989. Presented each year at Honors Day, this is the only […]

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) was thanked in the credits of the recent Finding Your Roots (PBS) episode profiling Gretchen Carlson, whose grandparents attended Gustavus and whose ancestors emigrated from Sweden. Glenn provided supplemental research assistance and attempted to track down additional documentation for the research production team.

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) was a featured participant in the webinar “Propaganda Everywhere: Teaching Propaganda Across the Disciplines,” hosted by Media Education Lab. His participation arose from his history seminar course, We Want You: Propaganda in the Modern World.

History Professor and Two Students Receive COVID-19 Research Grant

History professor Maddalena Marinari, along with professor Erika Lee of the University of Minnesota and Gustavus history majors Catherine Lim and Lillie Ortloff, have been awarded a SSRC COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant from the Social Science Research Council. Of over 1000 applicants, they are one of 62 recipients of the grants. Their project, titled “Documenting […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kathleen Keller

Kathleen Keller (History) presented a paper titled “From Prince to Marabout and Traitor: Mamadou Kane” as part of a panel on global biography in the French Empire at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City.

Faculty Spotlight: Maddalena Marinari

Maddalena Marinari (History) published her first monograph, Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882–1965. The book examines how, from 1882 to 1965, Italian and Jewish reformers profoundly influenced the country’s immigration policy as they mobilized against immigration laws that marked them as undesirable.

Marco Cabrera Geserick (History)

Marco Cabrera Geserick published the book The Legacy of the Filibuster War: National Identity and Collective Memory in Central America. Published by Lexington Press, the book analyzes the development of National Identity and national narratives in Costa Rica based on they memory of the Filibuster War.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post on the history of family reunion and why family separation is so central to the current administration’s view of immigration. The article is based on her forthcoming book, Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882–1965.