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Regents' Professor Rebecca Tsosie has been named associate vice provost for academic excellence and inclusion, and as such will engage indigenous communities. Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, is a Regents’ Professor teaching in the fields of Indian law, constitutional law, property and critical race theory. She is a founding co-chair of the Provost’s Native American Advisory Council. She is the co-author of a leading casebook on federal Indian law, as well as the author of numerous publications on tribal sovereignty, environmental policy and cultural rights.

Prof. Phil VanderMeer’s book, “Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona” has just been published. There was a successful book launch event at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix on November 13 at which Prof. VanderMeer spoke, followed by a panel discussion whose panelists included Alfredo Gutierrez, Marty Schultz, and Richard de Uriarte. 

Prof. Mark von Hagen will be delivering a briefing to Congress on the historical roots of the crisis in Ukraine in January.  The session is organized by the National History Center and funded by the Mellon Foundation; it is intended to be nonpartisan and to avoid advancing particular policy prescriptions. In September, Prof. von Hagen delivered the keynote lecture in Lviv, Ukraine for a conference on "World War: the Ukrainian Dimension," co-hosted by the Ukrainian National University in Lviv, the Ukrainian Catholic University, and the US Embassy in Kyiv, among others.  

Congratulations to professors Gayle Gullett and Susan Gray on the publication of their anthology of Frontiers’ articles, “Contingent Maps: Rethinking Western Women’s History and the North American West, focused on women, place, and the US West”.  Susan E. Gray is an associate professor of history and author of “The Yankee West: Community Life on the Michigan Frontier.” Gayle Gullett is an associate professor of history and author of “Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women’s Movement, 1880–1911.”

News and Events

Arizona State University has launched the Provost's Humanities Fellows Program to boost book publication and career support for 10 emerging leaders.

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, a professor in ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and director of the Center for Jewish Studies, has been at the forefront of this work. Her research includes a project exploring the challenges of transhumanism in collaboration with ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.

Andrew Bacevich, former Army officer, bestselling author and professor of international relations and history, will give a free public lecture titled "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism" Oct. 23.

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies students will commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall through a host of lectures, events and student activities

History professor Catherine O'Donnell addressed some fact and fiction surrounding July 4th. 

Matthew Delmont will join the faculty of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies as a professor of African-American History. Delmont will contribute to the growth of programs and incorporation of digital tools in American studies and public history.