The Department of History and Geography welcomes three new colleagues!

July 16, 2018

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.