The department will host three visiting faculty in 2013-2014:
Julia Clancy-Smith is the 2013-2014 Association of Marquette University Women Chair at Marquette. She is a professor at the University of Arizona and a specialist on the Middle East. Among her books are Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900 (2010), which won the 2011 French Colonial Historical Society Book Award and the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Award for the Best Subsequent Book, and Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904 (1994), which received three book awards.She will be on campus during the fall semester and will teach an undergraduate readings course called “Modern Mediterranean Migrations.” Check out her website at http://history.arizona.edu/juliac.
This year’s Francis C. Wade Chair is Fr. Oliver Rafferty, SJ, of Heythrop College at the University of London. He is an expert on the religious history of Ireland. His undergraduate readings course is "Ireland, 1800-1870: Church, State, and Society." Among his books are The Church, the State and the Fenian Threat, 1861-75 (1999) and Catholicism in Ulster, 1603-1983: An Interpretative History (1995).
For the second year in a row the department is host to the recipient of an Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellow, which provides funding and mentoring for a scholar of color in the last stages of writing his or her dissertation. This year’s fellow is Brandon Bryd, who is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation “An Experiment of Self-Government”: Haiti in the African American Political Imagination, 1863-1915. He will teach an undergraduate readings seminar in the spring semester.