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.”