Faculty in the News

October 15 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Rais Rahman!  He was elected the new President of South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) for 2018-2021, a three year term. SAMSA, as a national professional body of those working on South Asian Muslims, was founded in 1972 and has actively facilitated collaborations among scholars of all ranks, organizing panels at various conferences across the US, holding conferences, symposia, and workshops internationally and has provided a forum that has resulted in multiple publications and fruitful dialogues. [caption id="attachment_1356" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr. Rahman with the outgoing SAMSA president Prof. Laura Dudley Jenkins, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati[/caption]
July 3 2018

Great in-depth look at the effects of the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” in an article by our faculty member Barry Trachtenberg.

forward.com/opinion/404591

https://t.co/X6xTrI6rZY
May 13 2018
We are excited to announce that the William & Mary Law School Alumni Association honored Beth Hopkins J.D. ’77 with the 2018 Citizen-Lawyer Award during the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony on May 13, 2018. The award is the association’s highest recognition and is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who has made “a lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership.” https://law.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/beth-hopkins-j.d.-77-receives-law-school-associations-citizen-lawyer-award.php
https://law.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/beth-hopkins-j.d.-77-receives-law-school-associations-citizen-lawyer-award.php
April 26 2018
  This is a guest post from the Office of the Provost and the Graduate School: The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of University Professor Thomas Frank as Associate Dean for Continuing Studies, effective July 1, 2018.  Dean Frank also will act as director for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program and the Lifelong Learning Program.  Dr. Frank most recently served in the Department of History, teaching courses on religious utopian communities, liberal arts colleges, and contemporary issues of conservation of the natural and built landscape.  He served as Chair of the Department of History from 2014-17. A graduate of Harvard College (B.A.) and Emory University (M.Div. and Ph.D.), Dr. Frank completed a Masters in Heritage Preservation at Georgia State University in 2006. He was on the faculty of Emory University for 23 years before joining the Wake Forest faculty in 2010. Please join us in congratulating Tom! https://inside.wfu.edu/2018/04/thomas-frank-appointed-associate-dean-for-continuing-studies/
https://inside.wfu.edu/2018/04/thomas-frank-appointed-associate-dean-for-continuing-studies/
March 28 2018
Barry Trachtenberg has a short piece published today in the Spanish La Razón, "Resurgence of the Old Hate" Image may contain: 1 person EL RESURGIR DEL VIEJO ODIO BARRY TRACHTENBERG Director del Programa de Estudios Judíos en la Wake Forest University El antisemitismo está aumentando en todo el mundo debido al auge de la derecha populista, que durante mucho tiempo ha considerado a los judíos como una población «inherentemente incompatible» y por lo tanto peligrosa. Lo vemos en EE UU con Trump, en Alemania, Austria, Australia, Hungría... En Francia, partidos como el Frente Nacional de Marine Le Pen buscan fomentar la discordia racial para avanzar en posiciones nacionalistas nativistas y racistas que no permiten la posibilidad de que personas francesas históricamente «no étnicas» sean plenamente aceptadas como miembros de la sociedad. Los viejos odios contra los judíos que se remontan siglos atrás –muchos de los cuales tienen raíces en la historia de España– y que muchas personas pensaban que ya habían quedado olvidados, están emergiendo una vez más y con fuerza. A esto se suman las tensiones históricas más recientes entre Israel y sus países vecinos y con una población, la palestina, que vive bajo la ocupación. Además, en todas las partes del planeta se considera que los judíos están implicados en las acciones que vienen dirigidas desde Israel, y se vuelca en ellos unos estereotipos que no responden a la realidad.
January 26 2018

COLLEGE CHAIR APPOINTMENTS

https://mailchi.mp/b7521a5db64d/deans-office-digest-17-10-258473
https://mailchi.mp/b7521a5db64d/deans-office-digest-17-10-258473
February 9 2018
http://wfuogb.com/2018/02/the-history-department-began-a-fund-for-summer-internships/
http://wfuogb.com/2018/02/the-history-department-began-a-fund-for-summer-internships/
January 31 2018
"The College is proud of the commitment of all of our teacher-scholars in every department. We celebrate their dedication to faculty-student engagement. Their stories should be shared. The Office of the Dean of the College invites you to learn more about our exemplary teacher-scholars, their research, their personalities, and their teaching. New Teacher-Scholar Portraits will be published every other Monday on the College’s website." Please click through to learn more about the background of our faculty member Dr. Rahman, and peek inside some of his thoughts about his work here.
"Rahman now occupies an office inside Tribble Hall, where he meets with students whose exposure to Indian culture might not extend far beyond yoga and Hinduism. However, he has found that this generation is interested in India’s history and place in the global economy."
http://college.wfu.edu/teacher-scholar-portraits/raisur-rahman/
http://college.wfu.edu/teacher-scholar-portraits/raisur-rahman/