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Maurice Isserman
Isserman Compares 1968 Campaign with 2016 in Reuters Essay

“There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s essay published by Reuters news service on March 7. The Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Isserman observed, “This time around, however, it is Republicans who seem most vulnerable to splintering after a fevered primary season."  More ...

Shannon O'Brien '15
O’Brien ’15 Researches Food Justice Organizations

Shannon O’Brien ’15, the recipient of an Emerson Grant, is spending her summer researching food justice organizations under the guidance of Associate Professor of Africana Studies Angel David Nieves. In her project titled “Examining the Community-Building Efforts of Food Justice Organizations in Philadelphia,” O’Brien hopes to determine how and to what extent food justice organizations actually contribute to the sense of community in Philadelphia.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Jon Jang
Composer, Pianist Jon Jang to Lecture and Perform

Composer and pianist Jon Jang will present a series of lectures and a performance during an academic and artistic residency from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11. All events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Catherine Gunther Kodat
Kodat Contributes to Special Issue of Philological Quarterly

Professor of English and American Studies Catherine Gunther Kodat was invited to supply the concluding "Afterword" to the latest issue of Philological Quarterly, a special number on the New Southern Studies and the New Modernist Studies.  More ...

Catherine Gunther Kodat
Kodat Responds to New Scholarship in American Studies

Professor of English and American Studies Catherine Gunther Kodat was invited to provide commentary on the work of four scholars showcasing their recent research at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, held in Baltimore Oct. 20-23.  More ...

Louis Menand
Pulitzer Prize-Winning New Yorker Writer Louis Menand to Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker magazine staff writer Louis Menand will give a lecture titled “What Every College Graduate Needs To Know” on Friday, Oct. 8, at 4:10 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

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