Entries tagged with ‘History’

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 […]

SSRC Grant Explores COVID-19’s Impact on Marginalized Communities

Professor Maddalena Marinari is partnering on a project to explore the impact of COVID-19 on African, Asian, and Latinx immigrants and refugees.

New Series Tackles History of Race and Christianity in U.S.

Religion professor Sarah Ruble has developed an eight-part series exploring race and Christianity throughout the nation's history.

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.

Four Questions with Immigration Historian Maddalena Marinari

The Gustavus professor has a new book out exploring the history of U.S. immigration policy and how it has informed today's world.

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