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University of Iowa Professor Chuck Connerly discusses his work in the humanities

Chuck Connerly is professor and director of the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning. He is the author of The Most Segregated City in America: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham,1920-1980 (University of Virginia Press, 2005), as well as…

Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship Program at the University of Michigan, discusses public history

Matthew Countryman is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship program at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He visited the University of Iowa in March 2014, giving several lectures and workshops with…

Catherine Denial, Associate Professor of History at Knox College in Illinois, discusses the meaning of the humanities to her

Catherine Denial is associate professor of history at Knox College in Illinois. She studies American Indian history with thematic interests in sexuality and gender. Denial?s first book, Custom of the Country, examines marriage in Minnesota before…

University of Iowa Emeriti Professor Bruce Fehn discusses his engagement with the humanities

Bruce Fehn, a recently retired Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Program of Social Studies at UI, became involved in the humanities after switching his major from preliminary work in dentistry to history in college during the…

University of Iowa History Professor Colin Gordon discusses the humanities

Colin Gordon is professor and undergraduate director in the University of Iowa History Department. His research focuses on the intersection of policy, space, and political economy. These interests have spawned three monographs on very distinct…

University of Iowa Writers Workshop student A. Naomi Jackson discusses the humanities

A. Naomi Jackson is a student in the fiction program at the University of Iowa writer?s workshop. She focuses on he ways in which fiction writing can have an influence on the rest of the world by helping others understand their own personal…

University of Iowa Professor Teresa Mangum discusses the meaning of the humanities

Teresa Mangum is a professor in the Department of Gender, Women?s, and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Her work focuses on Victorian women?s literature, animal studies, and age…

University of Minnesota Professor Kevin Murphy discusses public history

Kevin Murphy is a professor in the History and Gender, Women?s and Sexuality Studies departments at the University of Minnesota, where he also chairs the American Studies department. A longtime participant in the Guantanamo Public Memory Project and…

University of Iowa Associate Professor of History Jacki Rand discusses the humanities

Jacki Rand (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. Rand?s first book, Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State, examines how Kiowas of the southern plains dealt with the federal government after being…