Congratulations are in order for Andrew Kersten, professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, who has been named UW-Green Bay’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. Kersten will succeed Tim Sewall and begin his new duties July 1. Kersten has a long and distinguished career with the University, where he has taught since 1997. For more on Kersten and his new role, see our full news release at: http://blog.uwgb.edu/inside/index.php/log-news/headlines/01/06/kersten-provost-academic-affairs-director-of-graduate-studies/
Congratulations, Prof. Kersten!
Prof. J. Vincent Lowery
(Humanistic Studies and History) recently published an essay titled “Preparing the Next Generation for Massive Resistance: The Historical Pageantry of the Children of the Confederacy, 1866-1965” in Children and Youth During the Civil War Era
(New York University Press, 2012), a collection of essays edited by James Marten, Marquette University professor and chair of the history department. Lowery’s essay examines the ways that southern white youths who participated in the C of C were inculcated with memories of the Civil War by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to “protect” the children from the “corrupting” influences of Communism, integrationism, and youth culture and, perhaps more significantly, to prepare them to continue to defend a peculiar “southern way of life” according to the standard set by their Confederate ancestors once their own time came to take the battlefield. For more information on the volume visit http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=5393
Congratulations, Prof. Lowery!
Craig Lockard, professor emeritus of history and Social Change and Development, was recently interviewed about his book, Southeast Asia in World History (Oxford University Press, 2009), for podcasting on the New Books Network. The site’s editor writes, “As Craig Lockard so convincingly demonstrates, this region was shaped by, and in turn gave much to, the rest of the world.” For the post and podcast, visit