The faculty in the department of History and Geography is excited to welcome three new colleagues in Fall of 2018.
Mou Banerjee comes to us from Harvard University, where she recently received the Harold K. Gross award, which is granted annually by the faculty of the History department to the graduate student whose dissertation ‘gave greatest promise of a distinguished career of historical research”. Professor Banerjee is a historian of South Asia, and will be teaching ‘History 3350: History of South Asia since 1500’ and ‘History 4940: Religion & Politics India 1800-2015’ this coming fall semester.
Stephanie Hassell is an expert on the history of the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean. Since completing her PhD in History at Stanford University she has taught at Duke and Wake Forest universities. Professor Hassell will be teaching ‘History 3940: The Indian Ocean World’ and ‘History 4380: Slavery in Africa’ this fall.
Kathryn Langenfeld received her PhD in Classics from Duke University in 2017, and spent the past academic year as an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Rice University. She is an expert on Roman history and will be teaching ‘History 1720: The West and the World’ and ‘History 3550: The Roman World’ in fall.
"At the end of January 1968, the Tet Offensive began in Vietnam. This wave of attacks by the Viet Cong and People’s Army of Vietnam shocked many Americans. Fifty years later, Edwin Moïse, Vietnam scholar and history professor at Clemson University, explores the Military Assistance Command Vietnam’s (MACV) communication tactics and the Tet Offensive’s size and impact in his fifth title, “The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War” (University Press of Kansas)..."
"Roger Grant is a man of impressive numbers. He’s been teaching history in universities for 47 years, 21 of those at Clemson University. He’s held three named, distinguished professorships and has collected an honorary doctorate from Simpson College, a liberal arts college in Iowa. Grant has published 33 books, has two more in final edits with the publisher, and is already well into researching and writing book No. 36..."
At the end of the year college meeting in May History faculty won three major awards. Megan Taylor-Shockley was voted outstanding advisor for the year, Rachel Moore took the college teaching award, and Steve Marks was recognized as AAH’s outstanding faculty member. Congratulations to all three for their well-deserved recognition.