Entries tagged with ‘History’

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.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari gave two presentations over spring break. On March 31, she gave a public talk on immigration restriction then and now at the Center for Jewish History in New York City as part of a daylong symposium sponsored by Carnegie Hall. On April 4, she presented on her forthcoming monograph on immigration restriction at […]

Four Questions with Legal Historian Paul Finkelman

Dr. Paul Finkelman will discuss slavery's influence on the Constitution and resulting Supreme Court decisions.

Purple Reign: Exploring Prince’s Impact on Race and Masculinity

The January Interim Experience course allowed students to dive into issues of race, masculinity, and power through Prince's life and work.

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 […]