|Joel W. Allen|
Ancient Rome, Hellenistic Mediterranean, urbanism
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-A
Joel Allen is Associate Professor at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as Chair of the History Department. He earned his PhD in Classics from Yale University in 1999 and is the author of *Hostages and Hostage-Taking in the Roman Empire* (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His current research projects relate to the topos of fear in Cicero's letters and to representations of Memnon the Ethiopian in classical sources.
US-Israeli relations, modern Jewish history
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-L
In addition to research, reviews and publications in the fields of US-Israeli relations and modern Jewish history, Professor Alteras teaches courses in Modern Jewish History, Zionism, Modern Israel and Twentieth Century European diplomatic history. He is the author of *Eisenhower and Israel: US-Israel Relations, 1953-1960* (University Press of Florida, 1993). His current research deals with the US role in the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to the present.
|Katherine P. Antonova|
19th-century Russia, women, family, conservatism
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-D
Katherine Pickering Antonova is an assistant professor of history specializing in Russia and Eurasia. She earned her B.A. at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Her first book is *An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia* (Oxford University Press, 2012). The book is a microhistorical study of a marriage; it examines the reception and adaptation of Western European ideas like domesticity, Enlightenment, and Romanticism in a setting where the political and social developments that gave rise to these ideas were
absent. Her second book will be a collective biography of a group of influential women mystics who surrounded Emperor Alexander I in the 1810s and 20s. Professor Antonova's teaching interests include the history of European aristocracy, Eurasian cities, textiles, and Soviet history, as well as undergraduate historical writing and methods.
Russian and Eastern European Jewish history, gender, genocide studies (on leave Fall 2013)
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-G
Elissa Bemporad is an assistant professor of history and the Jerry and William Ungar professor in Eastern European Jewish history and the Holocaust. She received her undergraduate degree in Slavic Studies from Bologna University, an MA in Modern Jewish Studies from the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and earned her PhD from the Department of History at Stanford University. She has taught at Stanford University, Hunter College, and The New School. Dr. Bemporad's research focuses on the social and cultural history of the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union. Her first book, "Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk, 1917-1939" (Indiana University Press, 2013 -- the Russian translation is forthcoming with ROSSPEN in the series "History of Stalinism"), explores the social integration and acculturation process into the Soviet system as experienced by the Jewish population of the city of Minsk during the interwar period. Her new book project, tentatively entitled "The Blood Libel in Modern Eastern Europe: A Social History," explores the ritual murder accusation within the context of the social, economic and gender relations between the Jews and their neighbors in the Soviet Union and Poland in the twentieth century.
Early modern Jewish history, Sephardi history, Italy (on leave 2013-14)
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-YY
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Francesca Bregoli is assistant professor of history. She also holds the Joseph and Oro Halegua chair in Greek and Sephardic Jewish Studies. She received a PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Jewish Art and Material Culture from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and her undergraduate degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from the University of Venice (Italy). Before joining the Department of History at Queens College, she was a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford (UK).
Her research concentrates on eighteenth-century Italian and Sephardi Jewish history with a focus on the relationship between Jewish culture and the Enlightenment, sociability, and the history of the Jewish book. She has recently co-edited a special issue of the journal “Jewish History” on Jewish integration processes in eighteenth-century Europe. Her first book, "Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform" (Stanford University Press, June 2014) provides a new view on Jewish interaction with Enlightenment culture and the reforming-absolutist state by focusing on the Jews of Livorno, a thriving free port on the Mediterranean Sea. Her second project explores families and mobility in the Western Sephardi Diaspora.
US women's history, marriage, divorce, family, single motherhood
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-P
Kristin Celello is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors in the Social Sciences Program at Queens College. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2004. In 2006, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Emory University Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life. She is the author of *Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States* (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) and is currently co-editing a volume titled *Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage Crisis* (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Latin America, Brazil, urban history, crime and punishment, law and society, slavery and abolition
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-N
Amy Chazkel is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. A specialist in modern Brazil, she teaches courses in various fields that include Latin American history, urban history, law and society in Latin America, historical methodology, and comparative slavery. In addition to her recently published book, *Laws of Chance: Brazil’s Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Modern Public Life in Brazil* (Duke University Press, 2011), a study of petty crime, urban culture, and the historical roots of the informal sector in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazil, she is the author of articles on the history of penal institutions and illicit gambling in modern Brazil, and a co-edited double issue of the Radical History Review that explores the privatization of common property in global perspective. She has held postdoctoral and faculty fellowships and visiting scholar positions at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard, the Institute for Latin American Studies/ Center for Brazilian Studies at Columbia, and the Center for the Humanities, the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at CUNY. She currently serves as co-chair of the Radical History Review Editorial Collective.
US immigration history, film
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-V
Professor Peter Conolly-Smith holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University. He is the author of *Translating America: An Immigrant Press Visualizes American Popular Culture, 1890-1918* (Smithsonian Press, 2004) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on nineteenth- and twentieth-century culture, history, literature, drama, and film.
Early modern Britain and Ireland, martyrdom, memory, Reformation
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-XX
Sarah Covington is Professor of History, specializing in early modern Britain and Ireland. She earned her PhD in history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of two books: *The Trail of Martyrdom: Persecution and Resistance in Sixteenth-Century England* (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004) and *Wounds, Flesh, and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England* (Palgrave-McMillan, 2009). She has been awarded a 2012-13 Mellon Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she will continue work on her two book projects. The first, "The Black-Billed Birds and the Battling Seas: Oliver Cromwell, Memory, and the Dislocations of Ireland", traces Oliver Cromwell and memory in the Irish historical, literary and folkloric imagination over three centuries. The second examines the reinterpretations of problematic biblical characters and episodes (Judas, Gethsemane) in the wake of the sixteenth-century reformation. Professor Covington also currently serves as the book review editor of the Renaissance Quarterly.
|Evan M. Daniel|
Labor history, social history, comparative politics, international political economy
Evan Daniel, a PhD candidate at the New School for Social Science Research, specializes in intellectual and social history, immigrant radicalism, and 19th-century political thought. He is also affiliated with the SEEK Program at Queens College. In his work, Evan Daniel emphasizes the intersections of empirical and theoretical concerns, including immigration and transnationalism, American citizenship, ethnic identity, radical political movements and revolutions, labor and politics, and archives and public history. He is also interested in the historical development of anarchism, Marxism, syndicalism, and American conservatism. He previously taught American history at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and Latin American history, Caribbean history, and labor history at other colleges and universities in New York City. Prior to teaching, Daniel was an archivist at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.
South Africa, social reform
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-WW
Grace Davie is an associate professor of African history. She is the author of several articles and a forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press. She has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Social Science Research Council, and the Fulbright Institute.
Late Ottoman Turkey, Greece, Syria, economic history
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-E
Elena Frangakis-Syrett is a professor of history at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Born in Alexandria of Greek parents (from Chios and Lemnos), she grew up in Athens and London. She studied in London and Paris and has a PhD in Economic History from King’s College, University of London. A Fellow of England's Royal Historical Society, she has also been Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and at Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her research interests relate to the social and economic history (commercial and financial) of the eastern Mediterranean (southern Greece, Aegean islands, western Turkey) in the 18th to the early 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on the economic relations between the city of Smyrna and the West. Her publications include The Commerce of Smyrna, 1700-1820 (1992); I Chiotes Emporoi stis theithnis synallages, 1750-1850 (1995); Trade and Money: the Ottoman Economy in the 18th and early 19th centuries (2007) and numerous articles in international journals. This past year, she received a QC Scholar Incentive Award to do research in Istanbul in Spring 2012. While there, she gave a series of talks on her work concerning the development of banking in the Middle East in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She also led seminars about her research, notably a faculty seminar for the Department of Economics at the University of Economics of Izmir (in Izmir) and a seminar at the Institut Français des Études Anatoliennes (in Istanbul). The latter, conducted in English and French, was videotaped.
Medieval Cairo, Geniza, Jewish history
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-UU
Professor Arnold Franklin received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and earned his PhD in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He has taught at New York University, University of California, Davis, and Hunter College. Dr. Franklin’s research focuses on medieval Jewish history in the Arabic-speaking world. His first book, This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Islamic East (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), explores the profound concern with lineage that developed among Jews living in Muslim lands during the Middle Ages.
|Joshua B. Freeman|
US labor history, New York City
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-Y
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Joshua B. Freeman is Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is associated with its Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Professor Freeman received a BA from Harvard University and MA and PhD degrees from Rutgers University. He previously taught at Columbia University and the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. He has written extensively about the history of labor, modern America, and New York City. His books include *American Empire: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000* (Viking, 2012), *Working-Class New York: Life and Labor since World War II* (New Press, 2000) and *In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966* (Oxford University Press, 1989; reprinted with Temple University Press, 2001). With Steve Fraser he co-edited *Audacious Democracy: Labor, Intellectuals, and the Social Renewal of America* (Houghton Mifflin, 1997), and he co-authored with a team of scholars *Who Built America? Working People and the Nation's Economy, Politics, Culture and Society, volume 2* (Pantheon Books, 1992). He has written articles and book reviews for *The New York Times*, *The Washington Post*, *Newsday*, and *The Nation* and served as co-editor of the journal *International Labor and Working-Class History*. Professor Freeman has appeared in a number of television documentaries, including Ric Burns's "New York: A Documentary Film."
Modern France, crime, urban history
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-J
Professor Aaron Freundschuh earned a PhD in History at University of California, Berkeley, and has taught modern European and U.S. history at universities in France and the United States. His research deals with urban history, criminality and policing, with an emphasis on contemporary Paris. His current book project is titled "Crime, Colonial Migration, and the Investigative Imagination in Paris, 1881-1889."
Medieval and early modern Europe
Kiely Hall, Room 179
Dr. Helen Gaudette is a lecturer of medieval and early modern European history and the Director of the Office of Global Education Initiatives at Queens College. She earned her PhD in history at the CUNY Graduate Center, and her dissertation was titled "The Piety, Power, and Patronage of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem's Queen Melisende." Gaudette has taught a wide range of European history courses for Queens College, including study abroad courses in France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, and Spain. In 2007, she won the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
US women's liberation movement
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-Y
Carol Giardina is Assistant Professor of History, specializing in contemporary U.S. history and women’s history. She earned her PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of Freedom For Women: Forging the Women’s Liberation Movement, 1953-1970 (University Press of Florida, 2010) as well as other articles on the Second Wave of Feminism in the U.S. She is presently working on a biography of Second Wave founder Judith Brown and a history of the feminist movement in Florida. She teaches Women’s Studies, Contempory U.S. History, and U.S. Labor History.
African-American history, women, welfare (on leave 2013-14)
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-C
Premilla Nadasen is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1999 and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation on the welfare rights movement was nominated for the Bancroft Award. Her first book, *Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States* (Routledge 2005), outlines the ways in which African American women on welfare forged a feminism of their own out of the political and cultural circumstances of the late 1960s and 1970s. It won the 2005 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize awarded by the American Studies Association for best book in American studies. In 2006-2007 she served as first Visiting Endowed Chair of Women’s Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY. A longtime community activist and scholar, she has written for Feminist Studies, Ms. Magazine, the Women's Review of Books, Race and Reason, and the Progressive Media Project, and has given numerous public talks about African-American women's history and welfare policy. Her article, “Expanding the Boundaries of the Women’s Movement: Black Feminism and the Struggle for Welfare Rights,” (Feminist Studies) won the 2002 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Article Prize. She recently published *Rethinking the Welfare Movement* (Routledge, 2011) and co-authored with Jennifer Mittelstadt and Marisa Chappell, *Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents* (Routledge, 2009). She was named a 2011-2012 Mellon fellow at the CUNY Center for the Humanities for her project on the history of domestic worker organizing in the United States.
|John M. O'Brien|
Medieval Europe, Alexander the Great
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-H
Professor John O'Brien received his PhD from the University of Southern California. He teaches courses in ancient and medieval European history. He is the author of *Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy* (Routledge, 1994) and numerous articles in scholarly journals on social and religious history. He has published on Jews and heretics in medieval Europe and has written for the Encyclopedia Judaica. Professor O'Brien has been the recipient of three Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching at Queens College and has received an award from the National Conference on Christians and Jews for his lectures on Antisemitism.
East-Central Europe, late-imperial Austria-Hungary, interwar Czechoslovakia, modernism, the avant-garde, memory of WWII
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-K
Professor Thomas Ort received his PhD in Modern European History in 2005 from New York University, with a specialization in the cultural and intellectual history of East-Central Europe. The main subject of his research is modernist and avant-garde life in early twentieth-century Czechoslovakia, but he is also interested in the politics of memory in postwar Eastern Europe. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and an American Council for Learned Societies fellowship. He is the author of "Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Čapek and his Generation, 1911-1938" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Islamic Middle Ages, Mamluk sultanate, Ottoman Arab provinces, disability, male friendship, Arabic codicology and paleography (on leave 2012-14)
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-S
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Professor Kristina Richardson earned her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan in 2008 and her AB in History from Princeton University in 2003. Her first book, *Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies* (Edinburgh, 2012), investigates a generational chain of six male Sunni scholars linked by the social bonds of friendship and academic mentorship in Cairo, Damascus and Mecca who produced writings about bodies marked by ‘blights’ (ʿāhāt, in Arabic) – a category that included individuals who were cognitively and physically different, disabled and ill. Professor Richardson has also been named a Marie Curie Fellow by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung for the academic years 2012-2014. During this time, she will work in residence at Universität Münster's Institut für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft on her second book project, an investigation of the historical significance of blue and green eyes in the Islamic Middle Ages.
|Mark W. Rosenblum|
Modern Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, conflict resolution
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-W
Mark W. Rosenblum is Associate Professor of History, Director of the Michael Harrington Center, and Director of the Center for Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Understanding. The author of numerous scholarly and popular articles on his field of expertise, the Middle East, Professor Rosenblum has appeared as a Middle East analyst on CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He has met with virtually all the major players in the region, including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, King Abdullah II, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. His project, The Middle East and America: Clash of Civilizations or Meeting of Minds, seeks modes of reconciliation for all interested in the Middle East, and recently won a major Ford Foundation grant. He was also one of two winners of an award in the field of Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation by the Clinton Global Initiative. In 1999 the Forward newspaper named Professor Rosenblum as one of the 50 most influential American Jews, and in 2003 he received the Queens College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Mongolia, China, East Asia
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-I
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Professor Morris Rossabi was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and has lived, worked and researched throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe and the United States. He earned his PhD in East and Central Asian history from Columbia University in 1970 and was just awarded an honorary doctorate from National Mongolian University in 2009. Before joining the faculty at Queens College and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, Dr. Rossabi taught or directed programs at the University of Virginia, Case Western Reserve University, China Institute, Leiden University, Columbia University and the Doris Duke Museum of Islamic Art. In 2011, Dr. Rossabi delivered the keynote address on "Sino-Mongol relations, 1990 to the present" at the People's University in Beijing, gave the keynote address for the 20th anniversary of the School of Foreign Service of the National University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, and delivered the W. Allyn Rickett endowed lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on Mongol influence on Ming China.
|Donald M. Scott|
18th- and 19th-century United States
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-ZZ
Professor Donald Scott earned his PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin. Among his books are *The Myth-Making Frame of Mind: Essays in American Culture* (Wadsworth, 1992), edited with James Gilbert, Amy Gilmore & Joan W. Scott; *In Pursuit of Liberty* (Random House, 1983) with R.J. Wilson, James Gilbert, and Steven Nissenbaum, and Karen Kuperman; and *America's Families: A Documentary History* (Harper & Row, 1981) with Bernard W. Wishy.
Colonial India, punishment, race, youth culture
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-R
Professor Satadru Sen teaches courses on South Asia, Gandhi, race and colonialism, and Indian cinema. He is the author of "Traces of Empire. India, America and Postcolonial Cultures: Essays and Criticism" (Primus, 2013), "Disciplined Natives: Race, Freedom and Confinement in Colonial India" (Primus, 2012), "Savagery and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean: Power, Pleasure and the Andaman Islanders" (Routledge, 2010), "Colonial Childhoods: The Juvenile Periphery of India, 1850-1945" (Anthem, 2006), "Migrant Races: Empire, Identity and K.S. Ranjitsinhji" (Manchester University Press, 2004), and "Disciplining Punishment: Colonialism and Convict Society in the Andaman Islands" (Oxford University Press, 2000). He is the co-editor of "Confronting the Body: The Politics of Physicality in South Asia" (co-edited with James H. Mills, Anthem, 2005). His current project treats the subject of youth culture in colonial Bengal.
Modern Germany, pop culture
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-F
Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as Director of Graduate Studies for the History Department. She earned a PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in German from Temple University. A historian of 20th-century Germany, she teaches across the range of modern European history, including courses on art and politics in Weimar Germany (including cinema), fascism and the Third Reich, Europe since 1945, and the history of women in modern Europe. She is the author of *Winning Women's Votes: Politics and Propaganda in Weimar Germany* (University of North Carolina Press, 2002). Her current project is titled "From Burlesque to Beatles: Hamburg and the Remaking of West German Popular Culture." Professor Sneeringer's recent articles include “Musikkultur und Jugendprotest in Hamburg in den 1960er Jahre,” [Music Culture and Youth Protest in 1960s Hamburg] in 19 Tage Hamburg. Ereignisse und Entwicklungen der Stadtgeschichte seit der fünfziger Jahre [19 Days Hamburg: Events and Developments in City History Since the 1950s] (Hamburg, 2012) and «КОНВЕЙЕР РАДОСТЕЙ»: ПРОГУЛКА ПО ГАМБУРГСКОМУ РАЙОН КРАСНЫХ ФОНАРЕЙ (1949—1966)” [‘Assembly Line of Joys’: Touring Hamburg’s Red Light District 1950-1966] in New Literary Review [Moscow] 118 (2012).
|Peter G. Vellon|
Modern United States, Italian-American history
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-Q
In 2003, Professor Peter Vellon earned his PhD in history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His first book about the development of an Italian-American racial consciousness is forthcoming with New York University Press.
|Frank A. Warren|
Modern United States, 20th-century liberalism
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-O
Frank A. Warren is Professor of History and Assistant Dean of Social Sciences. He earned his PhD in history from Brown University. His books include *Liberals and Communism: The Red Decade Revisited* (Indiana University Press, 1966), *An Alternative Vision: The Socialist Party in the 1930s* (Indiana University Press, 1974) and *Noble Abstractions: American Liberal Intellectuals and World War II* (Ohio State University Press, 1999). He also co-edited *The New Deal: An Anthology* with Michael Wreszin (Crowell, 1968).
|Bobby A. Wintermute|
US military history, gender, race
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-Z
Professor Bobby Wintermute received his BA from Montclair State University in 1991, his MA from East Stroudsburg University in 1997, and his PhD from Temple University in 2006. He is the author of Public Health and the U.S. Military: A History of The Army Medical Department, 1818-1917 (Routledge, 2010) and is currently at work on a survey history of race and gender issues in American military history. He has received grants from the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Rockefeller Archive Center, and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, where he was scholar-in-residence in 2004. Dr. Wintermute is also director of the Queens College Veteran Alumni project, a student-based oral history outreach initiative aimed at preserving the memory of veterans from the borough of Queens. He currently co-hosts the podcast series "New Books in Military History" at http://newbooksinmilitaryhistory.com .
|Warren T. Woodfin|
Art and archaeology of Byzantium
Klapper Hall, Room 164
Dr. Warren Woodfin is the Kallinikeion Assistant Professor of Byzantine Art and History and holds joint appointments in the Departments of History and Art History at Queens College. His research focuses on the art and archaeology of Byzantium and its cultural sphere in the eleventh through fifteenth centuries. For the past several years, he has been collaborating with a research team of U.S.- and Ukraine-based scholars to study a medieval burial complex in the Black Sea steppe. The site, called the Chingul Kurgan, yielded a trove of medieval textiles, precious metalwork, and other artifacts interred with a nomadic leader of the thirteenth century. His recent article on the project (co-authored with Renata Holod and Yuriy Rassamakin) appears in *Ars Orientalis* 38 (2010), pp. 153-184. He is the author of *The Embodied Icon: Vestments and Sacred Power in Byzantium* (Oxford University Press, 2011), a monograph about Byzantine textiles and their role in ritual and hierarchy. He has also published articles in the journals Gesta and Dumbarton Oaks Papers, and has contributed essays to various edited volumes, including the Metropolitan Museum’s catalogue *Byzantium: Faith and Power 1261-1557*, ed. Helen Evans (New York, 2004).
Prior to joining the faculty at Queens College, Woodfin held teaching and research posts at Duke, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the Metropolitan Museum, and, most recently, a European Research Council-sponsored fellowship at the University of Zürich.
New York City
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-M
Leo Hershkowitz is a professor emeritus of history, who continues to teach in the department as an adjunct instructor. He received his PhD from New York University. He is the author of *Tweed's New York: Another Look* (Anchor Press, 1978) and the co-editor of *Wills of Early New York Jews, 1704-1799* (American Jewish Historical Society, 1967).
|Edgar J. McManus|
US constitutional history, slavery, New York, Bill of Rights
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-F
Professor Edgar McManus earned a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of *A History of Negro Slavery in New York* (Syracuse University Press, 1966), *Black Bondage in the North* (Syracuse University Press, 1973) and *Law and Liberty in Early New England: Criminal Justice and Due Process, 1620-92* (University of Massachusetts, 1993). His co-authored book *Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1* is forthcoming with Routledge Press.