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Department Chair and Professor of History
The recent announcement of diplomatic relations with Cuba inspired Prof. Eric Zolov to pen an op-ed, “Let’s Revisit Helms-Burton,” which appeared in the Huffington Post series “90 Miles: Rethinking the Future of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”
As Boko Haram continues its deadly campaign, Prof. Shobana Shankar explores parallels between Boko Haram and other marginalized groups in the history of the northern part of Nigeria.
This past week Prof. Jared Farmer went to Dallas, Texas, to pick up the Hiett Prize in the Humanities—a prestigious national award—and separately received the news that his book Trees in Paradise won the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award from the Forest History Society.
In an online essay, Prof. Chris Sellers puts NYC’s recent People’s Climate March in historical perspective.