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A former president of American Society for Environmental History, DOUG WEINER has taught and studied Russian and Soviet history, environmental history, and the history of science. Among his publications are Models of Nature: Ecology, Conservation and Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia and A Little Corner of Freedom: Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev.

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CYNTHIA WHITE is Professor of Classics and Director of the Basic Latin Program in the UA Department of Classics where she teaches Latin and antiquity. She also regularly teaches in Orvieto, Italy. Her PhD is from The Catholic University of America. Professor White was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and studied with papal Latinist Reginald Foster, O.D.C. She has published on medieval bestiaries, ancient marriage poems, early Christianity, and the mirabilia of Rome. She organizes an annual, spring break tour of Italy for members of the UA community.    

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PAT WILLERTON is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona.  He earned his PhD at the University of Michigan, and he is the author of a book and roughly 50 articles and chapters.  His current research projects involve Russia’s post-Soviet political transformation, institution building and elite politics of the Putin period, and Russian foreign policy and the former Soviet Union area.  He is the recipient of numerous teaching and advising awards.

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JOHN WILSON is Professor Emeritus in Dance and International Studies from the University Arizona, where he taught for 26 years, developed the dance committee into a degree program in the College of Fine Arts, and created new courses, including the psychology of art-making behavior, dance in world cultures, and dance kinesiology. He currently contributes to the University’s general education course, Human Achievement and Innovation in the Arts.

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LYNDA ZWINGER is Professor of English, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Affiliated Faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, and Editor of Arizona Quarterly at the University of Arizona. She specializes in the novel and late-19th- to early-20th-century American literature. Her most recent book is Telling in Henry James: The Web of Experience and the Forms of Reality.

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