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THOMAS KOVACH received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. He joined the University of Arizona as Head of the German Studies Department in 1994. His research initially centered on German and European writers from the 18th century to the present, but recently he has focused on Jewish participation in German culture and has explored in his most recent book how postwar Germans have dealt with the legacy of the Nazi past.

Geologist and Photographer
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PETER KRESAN taught the introductory geology courses in the Department of Geosciences at the UA for 25 years. He has explored and photographed the Colorado Plateau for more than 40 years.
 

Associate Professor

Fabio Lanza is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History in the departments of History and East Asian Studies. He is the author of Behind the Gate: Inventing Students in Beijing (Columbia, 2010) and coeditor of Decentering Cold War History: Local and Global Change (Routledge, 2012).  He received his PhD from Columbia University and was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia and at the Fairbank Center at Harvard University.
 

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MARIE-PIERRE LE HIR joined the University of Arizona in 2000. Her research and teaching focus on French literature and culture from1789 to the present. She is the author of a book on Romantic theater (Le Romantisme aux enchères: Ducange, Pixerécourt, Hugo); the coeditor of French Cultural Studies: Criticism at the Crossroads; and the author of The National Habitus: Ways of Feeling French, 1789-1871.

 

 

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SCOTT LUCAS is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona.  His research analyzes the writings of jurists and theologians during the classical period of Islam.  An active member of the Tucson Muslim community, Dr. Lucas is currently chair of the School Committee of al-Huda Islamic School.  He has spent significant time in Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon.

 

 

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