Entries tagged with ‘history’

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.

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 […]