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PAUL ELI IVEY is Professor of Art History in the School of Art where he teaches Modern and Contemporary Art and Theory. His primary research interests are the American religious built environment and the connections between spirituality and contemporary art.  His latest book, Radiance from Halcyon:  A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science, was published in 2013. He is also author of Prayers in Stone, Christian Science Church Architecture in the United States (1999). Professor Ivey was awarded the Superior Teaching Award of the Humanities Seminars Program in 2013.

Associate Professor Emerita
Regents' Professor

Susan C. Karant-Nunn is Regents' Professor of History and Director of UA's Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and president of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and the Society for Reformation Research. She was North American Coeditor of the Archive for Reformation History and has published about 70 articles and 10 books on the German Reformation. She has just completed a book on the personal Martin Luther.

Professor; Head, Department of German Studies
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BARBARA KOSTA received her PhD in German from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Recasting Autobiography: Women's Counterfictions in Contemporary German Literature and Film and coeditor of Writing Against Boundaries: Gender, Ethnicity and Nationality in the German-speaking Context. Her most recent book is Willing Seduction: The Blue Angel, Marlene Dietrich, Mass Culture. Her research and teaching interests are Weimar cinema and visual culture, transnational cinema, contemporary literature and film, feminist theory, and cultural studies.

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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.
 

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