Department ofHistory


Barbara Molony in Australia

Barbara Molony in Australia

Faculty Activities

Barbara Molony published two article-length entries on "Feminisms in Northeast Asia" and "Feminisms in Southeast Asia" in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also completed two other manuscripts that will be published this fall and winter. Her recent book, Gender in Modern East Asia, was formally launched at the Asian Studies Association of Australia meeting in Canberra.

Fr. Art Liebscher, S.J. became Rector of the Jesuit community on July 31. In that capacity he participated in a Board of Trustees trip to Spain at the beginning of September.

Nancy Unger spent the bulk of her time making edits to her forthcoming co-edited book A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, which will be published by Wiley Blackwell. She also discussed Belle La Follette on KPFA radio and recorded a half-hour podcast on Belle La Follette for "History Personified."

Amy Randall worked on an article tentatively entitled, "Remaking Soviet Fatherhood in the Post-Stalin Era." She also spent two and a half weeks in Russia conducting research for her current project, Soviet Sexual Education in the 1960s and 1970s.

Fr. Paul Mariani, S.J. spent the summer finishing off his sabbatical. Besides writing, he was able to interview some key players who were involved in Chinese-Catholic issues and Sino-Vatican relations after the Chinese revolution of 1949.

Aaron Willis took a Teaching and Technology Workshop offered at SCU. He also participated in the new SCU faculty orientation as a panelist on the "Thriving in your Faculty Appointment" session for non-tenure stream faculty. He spent a good part of the summer working on an article that he has almost finished and writing two blog posts for a website on early Canadian history. The first post went up last month and the second post will likely be up next month.

Greg Wigmore attended the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association in Calgary, Alberta, where he presented a paper titled, "Simcoe, Slavery, and Upper Canada."

Naomi Andrews wrote the chapter on 19th century Feminism for the prestigious Cambridge History of Modern European Thought, which will be published within a year. She also finished and submitted an article, "Selective Empathy: Workers, Colonial Subjects, and the Affective Politics of French Romantic Socialism," to a French history journal, where it is under consideration.

Bob Senkewicz spent a week in Sonoma doing research on Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the subject of his next research project. He spent a good amount of time over the summer digging into primary and secondary sources on Vallejo that had been collected and organized over the course of the last year by three research assistants, history minor Cameron LaFleur, history major Victoria Juarez, and history graduate Allison Byrne.

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Nancy Unger, Department Chair

Melissa Sims, Senior Administrative Assistant

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