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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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SCOTT LUCAS, who received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago, is Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. He is an Associate Professor in this School as well as in the Religious Studies Program at the University of Arizona. His research examines the role of Muhammad’s teachings, recorded in the hadith literature, in Islamic law. He teaches courses on Islamic Law, Islamic Mysticism, Qur’anic Studies, and Middle East History. Currently, he is translating from Arabic significant selections of al-Tabari’s famous 10th century Qur’an commentary.

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ÁLVARO MALO, Professor Emeritus, joined the University of Arizona as Director/ Professor of the School of Architecture (1998-2006) and was founding Director of the Emerging Material Technologies Graduate Program (2005-2011). He received his Architect's Diploma from the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador. As a Fulbright scholar, he attended Louis I. Kahn’s Studio and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, 1970.

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STEVEN D. MARTINSON is Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona. He has led three Humanities Seminars: Faust, German Literature and Philosophy, and Young Nietzsche, and received a Superior Teaching Award. Martinson is a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Research Alumnus of Heidelberg University.

 

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PETER E. MEDINE is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, where he served in the English Department from 1969 to 2014. He has written, edited, or coedited seven books in Early Modern English studies. His most recent coedited book is Visionary Milton: Essays in Prophecy and Violence (2010). He is the recipient of several Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Awards and the College of Humanities Award for Outreach Service.

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