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Academic Year 2014-2015

July 2015:

  • Prof. Reed Ueda has published Crosscurrents: Atlantic and Pacific Migration in the Making of a Global America (New York: Oxford University Press)

  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in The Root.com: 'President Obama Calls for Criminal Justice Reform'
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June 2015:

  • Christopher Schmidt-NowaraSad news about Prof. Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
  • Prof. Hugh Roberts' article in the London Review of Books: 'The Hijackers'
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  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in Newsweek: 'Guns Have Been the Most Dramatic Weapon Used Against African-Americans, but Not the Most Effective'
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  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in Reuters: 'Death in Charleston: Trapped by the tragic, unheeded lessons of the nation's racial past'
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  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in Reuters: 'The number of times African-Americans were brutalized by police this year? Unknown'
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  • Congratulations to Professors Kris Manajapra and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
    Tufts Collaborates Seed Grants Awarded for 2015-2016 Academic Year
    The Offices of the Provost and Vice Provost for Research are pleased to announce the awardees of the 5th round of the Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program. Seed grants have been awarded for 21 new projects, joining the 93 previously awarded projects promoting interdisciplinary collaboration across Tufts University for years to come. We thank the many faculty and staff who submitted excellent proposals, not only making the grant decisions particularly challenging, but also indicating the widespread commitment to collaborative research across Tufts.
    Comparative Global Humanities
    Kris Manjapra, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences
    Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences

April 2015:

  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in Newsweek: 'Baltimore Goes Beyond Freddie Gray'
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  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in WGBH: '50 Years After The Watts Uprising, Baltimore Is On My Mind'
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  • Prof. Peniel Joseph's article in Reuters: 'Hillary Clinton and the urban rebellion'
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  • Prof. Hugh Roberts book, Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity in Pre-colonial Algeria, in the Algerian edition of the Huffington Post.
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  • "Hugh Roberts and Algeria: in Bouira, from the 'agrarian revolution' in Kabylia" Hugh Roberts interviewed in the Algerian edition of the Huffington Post.
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  • "Without being European or false Muslims, Kabyle knew how to govern" Hugh Roberts interviewed in the Algerian edition of the Huffington Post.
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  • "How Do We Fix a System That Thrives on Racial Oppression?" Peniel Joseph, in The Root.
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  • Congratulations to Peniel Joseph on his election into the Society of American Historians, which is an invitation only membership founded in 1939 and dedicated to "literary excellence in the writing of history."
  • 'MLK's Radicalism Speaks to Contemporary Protests' by Prof. Peniel Joseph, in The Root
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October 2014:

  • Professor Leila Tarazi Fawaz to be featured at Harvard Book Store on Friday, October 31, 2014 for a discussion of her book A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War.
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  • Professor Alisha Rankin's book, Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2013), has just won the 2014 Gerald Strauss Prize for Reformation History. This prize, which is awarded at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, recognizes the best book published in English during the preceding year in the field of German Reformation history.
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  • Cornel West's Prophetic Fire is a Timely Intervention by Peniel Joseph, The Root
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  • Professor Gary Leupp's book Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan has been translated into Japanese and published as Nanshoku no Nihonshi--Naze sekai yusu nadoseiai bungaku ga sakaeta no ka. This translates as: The history of Nanshoku : Why did a culture of homosexuality rare in world history come to flourish in Japan? Positively reviewed, including in the pages of Asahi Shinbun, the most widely read newspaper in Japan, it has sold out in a month on the Japanese amazon.com site.

September 2014:


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