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Ten Comparative Humanities instructors recognized as Student Champions

Ten members of the Department of Comparative Humanities have been recognized as Student Champions by interim president Lori Stewart Gonzalez and interim provost Gerry Bradley.

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Dr. Brandon McCormack named the new Director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

We’re proud to announce that Dr. Brandon McCormack, Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies and Comparative Humanities, has been named the new Director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research!

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Jewish Studies Reading Room slated for Fall dedication

The long-awaited Jewish Studies Reading Room is about to become a reality, thanks to a gift by Susan and William Yarmuth. The Yarmuths’ gift will be used to “build out” the 2,800-square-foot space on the third floor of Ekstrom Library, adding shelves, chairs, and tables, but also to set up an endowment for maintaining the room and growing the collection.

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Thirteen Comparative Humanities instructors recognized as Student Champions

Thirteen members of the Department of Comparative Humanities have been recognized as Student Champions by UofL president Neeli Bendapudi and provost Lori Stewart Gonzalez.

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Dr. Pamela Beattie receives Distinguished Faculty Award

We're delighted to announce that Dr. Pamela Beattie, Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities, has won the College of Arts & Sciences’ 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in the Humanities!

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In memoriam: Dr. Annette Allen

We regret to announce that Dr. Annette Allen, Professor Emerita of Humanities, died on December 13, 2020, surrounded by her family.

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Dr. Brandon McCormack selected for Wabash Anti-Racism Symposium

Congratulations to Dr. Brandon McCormack, Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities and Pan-African Studies, who was selected to participate in “Becoming Anti-Racist and Catalysts for Change,” a virtual symposium hosted by the Wabash Center.

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Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman receives Distinguished Faculty Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, Professor of Comparative Humanities and the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies, has won the University of Louisville’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity in the Humanities!

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Dr. Katie Kleinkopf joins the Department of Comparative Humanities

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Katie Kleinkopf has the joined the Department of Comparative Humanities as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies!

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Why does an 11th-century Persian poet have a Louisville street named after him?

Why does an 11th-century Persian poet have a Louisville street named after him?

Comparative Humanities Prof. Maryam Moazzen and History's Prof. Brad Bowman provide some insight into this unusual namesake during an interview with Louisville Public Media.

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Mapping the Humanities

Mapping the Humanities

The CCHS is foregrounding humanities research through the Faculty Fellows program, as well as fostering interdisciplinary conversations on campus and actively engaging faculty with the community. The 2016-17 fellows are working on research as diverse as the nature of emotion, the ethics of interpretation, and issues in bioethics, civil rights history, and the politics of mixed-race identity.

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