Entries tagged with ‘history’

Whitney Dirks (History)

Whitney Dirks Whitney Dirks published an article, “‘Weighty Celebrity’: Corpulency, Monstrosity, and Freakery in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England,” in Disability Studies Quarterly.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Dr. Maddalena Marinari Maddalena Marinari published an article titled “Cuccinelli’s ‘bootstraps’ line reflects historical amnesia of ‘public charge’” for Public Radio International that discusses Americans’ changing historical stance on immigrants from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Misti Harper (History)

Misti Harper Misti Harper has published “Portrait of (an Invented) Lady: Daisy Gatson Bates and the Politics of Respectability,” in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly (Spring 2019). Dr. Harper’s work explores the early life and intersectional problems of race, sex and class that applied to the civil rights heroine in the years before the 1957 Little […]

Marco Cabrera Geserick (History)

Marco Cabrera Geserick Marco Cabrera Geserick has published a new book titled The Legacy of the Filibuster War: National Identity and Collective Memory in Central America (Lexington, 2019). His book “analyzes the development of the Filibuster War as a symbol of Costa Rican national identity and presents several challenges to traditional theories of modernization and […]

From History Major to Housing Researcher and Planner

Kendyl Larson working in her office. For her senior History major capstone project at Gustavus, Kendyl (Landeck) Larson ’17 focused on the history of segregated housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Now she has completed her Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from Iowa State University and recently became Director of Research and Planning for […]

From History Major to IT (with Bandy Playing Interspersed)

History major Wyatt Wenzel, ’14, did not require a STEM degree to succeed in the IT sector, which he joined in the summer of 2015 as part of Minneapolis-based Traust Consulting. As he explains, “my Gustavus History BA armed me with a ton of skills that I really believe gave me a huge advantage. . […]

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking presented “Proclaiming a ‘Swedish’ Identity Among Estonia’s Swedish Minority Population, 1920-1940” at the Association for the Study of Nationalities world convention at Columbia University.

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.