Liza Black has published a new book titled "Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960".
Both Janine Giordano Drake and Sarah Imhoff have essays in Religion is Raced: Understanding American Religion in the Twentieth Century, an interdisciplinary reader designed for use in undergraduate History, Sociology, and Religious Studies courses. Janine's chapter is called, "Race, Class and the Colorblind Social Gospel Movement." Sarah's essay is called, "Race, Religion, and Jewish Sexuality in an Age of Immigration."
Denisa Jashari (Ph.D., 2020) has taken up her Visiting Fellowship at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. In January she will take up her new position as Assistant Professor of Latin American History at hte University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Lara Kriegel is the new director of the Collins Living-Learning Center, following in the path of colleagues Ellen Dwyer, Carl Ipsen, and Padraic Kenney.
Ph.D. candidate and this year's Russian Studies Workshop fellow Stepan Serdiukov published a post about his dissertation research, entitled "Americanization, Russification, and the Contradictory Promises of Modernity: A Sectarian Group's Great Migration" in the RSW blog.
Fei-Hsien Wang was Highly Commended by the 2020 DeLong Book History Prize (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) for her book Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China. Pirates and Publishers was also featured in Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel's "2020 China Books" in July. Over the summer, she organized and hosted an online book talk series for the International Society for Chinese Law and History. She also gave a talk on her book in this ISCLH Summer Book Talk Series on July 30th.
On July 9, Carl Weinberg led an online Faculty and Graduate Student Training Workshop on Role-Playing Games Online and in the Classroom. Attendees, who included faculty and graduate student colleagues from History, played "Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in NYC, 1775-76" using Zoom and Slack. Thanks to Eric Robinson for agreeing to chair the New York Provincial Congress.
Carl Weinberg's book on creationism and anticommunism is under contract to Cornell University Press in its series on Religion and American Public Life. The book is expected out next year.