Entries tagged with ‘history’

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 […]

Scott Ickes (History)

Scott Ickes published his co-edited interdisciplinary volume on northeast Brazil, titled Brazil’s Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered. It came out this month with Michigan State University Press. Ickes also contributed a chapter, “Behold Our City: Conflicting mid-century modernist visions of Afro-Bahia.”

Glenn Kranking (History)

Glenn Kranking was a discussant on a panel of Scandinavian History at the Northern Great Plains History Conference.

Greg Kaster (History)

Greg Kaster, Department of History and Hanson-Peterson Chair of Liberal Studies, participated in two sessions of the 53rd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference in Mankato, MN, September 20-22, 2018. He chaired a session on “Monuments and Memory” and was commentator for a session on “Civil War and Reconstruction.” The former panel focused on issues […]

Biology and History Major’s Research Featured in The Atlantic Magazine

Alum Nadine Lysiak ’03 double majored in Biology and History (with Honors) and, as a junior, won a highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. From Gustavus, Nadine went on to earn her Ph.D. in marine biology from Boston University, which has led her to various teaching […]