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Alumni Profiles

Taking a Serious Look at Mickey Mouse

April 1, 2016

Art historian Garry Apgar (PhD 1988, History of Art) has produced two books about Mickey Mouse. He is author of Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit (Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2015) and editor of A Mickey Mouse Reader (University... read more

World War II from an Unusual Perspective

February 1, 2016

Keiko Itoh (MA 1976, East Asian Studies) has published her first novel, My Shanghai, 1942-1946 (Renaissance Books, 2015). It is a fictional account based on her mother’s experiences as a British-educated Japanese Christian who moved to Japanese-... read more

Alumna named Colorado’s State Historian

January 25, 2016

Patricia (Patty) Nelson Limerick (PhD 1980, History), faculty director of the Center of the American West and professor of environmental studies and history at the University of Colorado – Boulder, was named Colorado State Historian on January 11,... read more

Career Enhancement Fellowship Winner

January 25, 2016

Elizabeth Son (PhD 2011, American Studies), assistant professor in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University’s School of Communication, has won the 2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The award is funded by the Andrew... read more

From Personal Tragedy to Renewal, with Help from Dante

September 29, 2015

Joseph Luzzi (PhD 2000, Italian), professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College, is author of In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love (HarperCollins 2015). The book is a reflection on how Dante’s... read more

Self portrait, 1974, R.W. Smith

Images of America in 1974

September 29, 2015

Raymond Smith (MA 1966; MPhil 1968, American Studies) has been known among bibliophiles since 1975 as the proprietor of R.W. Smith Bookseller, specializing in rare and out-of-print art books. Recently he produced an art book of his own: In Time We... read more

Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood

September 29, 2015

For more than half of her life, Annita Perez Sawyer (BA 1971, PhD 1981, Sociology) kept her troubled past a secret from all but a few people. “The genie’s now out of the bottle,” says Sawyer, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Yale,... read more

Scholar Turns to Murder

September 29, 2015

Colleen J. Shogan (PhD 2002, Political Science), deputy director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University, has murdered a senator. To be more precise, a fictional character she... read more

Raymond Smith: In Time We Shall Know Ourselves

September 1, 2015

Raymond Smith (MA 1966; MPhil 1968, American Studies) has been known among bibliophiles since 1975 as the proprietor of R.W. Smith Bookseller, specializing in rare and out-of-print art books. Recently he produced an art book of his own: In Time We... read more

Jaime Lluch

April 13, 2015

Jaime Lluch (JD 1989; PhD 2007, Political Science), associate professor in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico, has three new books to his credit. Constitutionalism and the Politics of Accommodation in Multinational Democracies (... read more

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