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University Distinguished Professor
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ALBRECHT CLASSEN is University Distinguished Professor of German Studies and has published extensively on the European Middle Ages and early modern times. He edits the journals Mediaevistik and Humanities Open Access, and currently is President of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association and the Arizona Chapter of Teachers of German. He has received numerous awards and prizes for research, teaching, and service.

Professor; Department Head and Program Director

MALCOLM ALAN COMPITELLO is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. He also directs the Humanities Seminars Program.

Professor Compitello is the author of numerous books and articles on contemporary Spanish narrative, film and Cultural Studies that have appeared in professional journals and in volumes published in the United States and Europe. His work has been in the vanguard of interdisciplinary research in Hispanic Studies, most especially the relationships between cities and cultural production.

 

Professor Emeritus
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Richard Cosgrove served in the Department of History at the University of Arizona from 1967 to 2003, retiring as a University Distinguished Professor. His teaching covered all eras of English history from the beaker people to Tony Blair. He published five books in his research area of English legal and constitutional history.

 

Associate Professor
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SUSAN A. CRANE is Associate Professor of Modern European History. Her research focuses on collective memory, historical consciousness, and historical photography, particularly in modern German history. Current book projects: author, "...and Then Nothing Happened: Seeing History as Nothing" and editor, The Cultural History of Memory, vol. 5: Age of Empire.

 

 

Professor
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IRÈNE D’ALMEIDA is Professor of French and Francophone literatures in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona. In addition to French language, Dr. d’Almeida’s teaching focuses on African literature and specifically on African women writers. Among her many publications, she is best known for her book Francophone African Women Writers: Destroying the Emptiness of Silence, the first major study of fiction and nonfiction by Francophone African women written in English.

Regents' Professor Emeritus; Provost Emeritus
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GEORGE DAVIS is Regents' Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Geosciences, and Provost Emeritus of University of Arizona.  His academic passion focuses on field-based research on tectonics and mountain building, including earthquake geology and geoarchaeology.   Liberal arts education has been a core value for George, who received an honorary degree from Carleton College in June 2012.  Above and beyond his teaching and research responsibilities, he currently is the President of the Geological Society of America.

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