Faculty News May 2012

The Department bids farewell to Dr. Yajun Mo who joins the faculty at Long Island University.

Geoffrey Cocks has published a new book, The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is featured in the documentary film Room 237 (screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival). Summer takes him to London to conduct research at Stanley Kubrick Archives, University of the Arts.

Deborah Kanter's article "Making Mexican Parishes: Ethnic Succession in Chicago Churches, 1947-77," will be published in U.S. Catholic Historian.

Chris Hagerman, on sabbatical in fall 2012, is embarking on a new project to explore how experience of the intense environmental destruction of the Western Front during the Great War influenced conceptions of nature in British artistic and scientific discourse. His research, supported by a GLCA New Directions Initiative grant, will take him to France, Belgium, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Algonquin Park.

Marcy Sacks has two publications forthcoming: "Behind the Brown Mask: Joe Louis's Face and the Construction of Racial Mythologies," in ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity, Michael Fuchs, ed. (University of Chicago Press); and "Speaking Through Silence: Whites' Efforts to Make Meaning of Joe Louis," in The Cultures of Boxing, David Scott, ed. Indiana University Press).