Entries tagged with ‘history’

Greg Kaster (History)

Greg Kaster has been awarded a place in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Slavery and the Constitution in Washington, DC, July 8-21, 2018, co-directed by Paul Finkelman and Paul Benson. The institute will be based at the Library of Congress and will include as faculty such distinguished historians as Finkelman (a […]

Kathleen Keller (History)

Kathleen Keller published her first book Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society in Interwar French West Africa. The book, published by University of Nebraska Press, appears in the series France Overseas. Colonial Suspects is a history of policing and traces the development of the concept of “suspicious” persons, strategies of political surveillance, and […]

Kathleen Keller (History)

Kathleen Keller was awarded a $6,000 grant by the American Philosophical Society for summer research in French archives on her new project, “Prince, Wizard, and Marabout: an African Life in Twentieth-Century France”

Paschal Kyoore (Modern Language, Literature, and Cultures), Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies), and Kathleen Keller (History)

Paschal Kyoore, Ursula Lindqvist, and Kathleen Keller represented Gustavus at an African studies conference hosted by Saint Olaf College titled “Africa in the 20th century classroom.” Keller also presented a paper titled “Myths, Misconceptions, History, and Stereotypes: Teaching about African ‘tribes’.”

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari wrote a short article and gave an interview to Public Radio International’s The World about the latest travel ban. She provided a historical perspective on the bans. The article and the interview can be found on PRI’s website.

Sverker Oredsson Lecture

The Office of the Provost invites you to join us for a lecture by renowned Swedish scholar, Sverker Oredsson. Oredsson is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of History at Lund University and is considered a leading scholar in Sweden on Gustav II Adolph and the Swedish Great Power Period. In addition to work around the […]

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari was interviewed on Public Radio International about the history of immigration bans in the United States.  

From History Major to Protector of Domestic Violence Victims

Kristine McLean ’14 recently earned her law degree, winning honors along the way. She embodies the Gustavus commitment to excellence and justice in her work, and as a History Major she feels well prepared for her chosen career. As Kristine elaborates: I graduated from Mitchell Hamline in May 2017. I sat for the Minn. bar […]

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari recently published an essay in Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra’s New Italian Migrations to the United States. The volume has already received its first positive review.

History, Biology, and Whales

What can you do with a History degree from Gustavus? The answers are varied and interesting! For example, Nadine Lysiak ’03, majored in Biology and History (with Honors) and went on to earn an MA and PhD in Marine Biology from Boston University (’07, ’09). Her studies led to an ongoing research and teaching career […]