We are pleased to welcome two new colleagues to the history department.
Sarah Bond joins the department as our newest tenure-track assistant professor in late antique and early medieval history. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2011 and spent last year as the Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Classics and History at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. She has a background classics and archeology and is revising her dissertation on “Criers, Impresarios, and Sextons: Disreputable Occupations in the Roman World” into a book manuscript. Sarah will teach courses on the ancient world and medieval Europe. Last year Sarah published a piece in the New York Times that linked her own research to events in Egypt; you can read it at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/opinion/15bond.html?_r=1&ref=opinion. She also recently posted an entry on Historians@Work, the history department blog: http://marquettehistorians.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/when-in-rome/.
D’Weston Haywood is Marquette’s 2012-2013 Mitchem Fellow. He is a doctoral candidate in American history at Northwestern University. Like all Mitchem Fellows, D’Weston will receive one year of financial support, including a stipend and research and travel funds, allowing him to finish his dissertation, “Let Us Make Men: Black Newspapers and a Gendered Vision of Racial Advancement, 1915-1960. He will also be mentored by several members of the department. D’Weston will teach an undergraduate seminar on African American men and masculinity and will deliver a lecture on his research on November 29. For more on the Mitchem Fellowship Program, go to http://www.marquette.edu/provost/mitchem-dissertation-program.shtml.