Drs. Katie Kleinkopf and Natalie Polzer named 2023–2024 Bingham Faculty Fellows
Feb. 27, 2023 — The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society (CCHS) has selected Drs. Katie Kleinkopf and Natalie Polzer, from the Department of Comparative Humanities, as two of the six Bingham Faculty Fellows for 2023–2024. The fellows will conduct and present research on the theme “Bodies and Embodiment,” play a significant role in shaping CCHS programming, and receive stipends for travel and research. Congratulations, Drs. Polzer and Kleinkopf!
In the news: Jewish Studies programs aren’t just for Jews
Jan. 27, 2023 – Our Jewish Studies Program and its director, Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, were recently featured in a story about Jewish Studies in the commonwealth, published by “Community,” the Jewish Community of Louisville’s official newspaper.
Introducing Dr. Felicia Jamison, Assistant Professor of History & Comparative Humanities
Dec. 12, 2022 – We are delighted to share that Dr. Felicia Jamison joined the Department of Comparative Humanities and History this past Fall! Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American history, public history, and public humanities. Additionally, she will oversee the MA Track in Public Humanities.
In the news: Dr. Michael Johmann swims Scotland’s Loch Lomond
Aug. 19, 2022 – As Michael Johmann welcomes his Comparative Humanities students this Fall, it will mark his thirty-fifth year teaching at the University of Louisville. What those students may not realize is that their professor just became the first American male, and the oldest overall, to swim the Loch Lomond, a 21.6-mile freshwater loch in Scotland.
Ten Comparative Humanities instructors recognized as Student Champions
Aug. 2, 2022 – 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.
UofL dedicates the Susan and William Yarmuth Jewish Studies Reading Room
Mar. 23, 2022 – A special celebration of the University of Louisville and the community was held March 20 at the dedication and official unveiling of the Susan and William Yarmuth Jewish Studies Reading Room.
Dr. Hilaria Cruz shares endangered-language books worldwide
Feb. 21, 2022 – A series of Chatino-language books created by Dr. Hilaria Cruz, Assistant Professor of Comparative Humanities, and her linguistics students are now on display in the lobby of Ekstrom Library, in honor of United Nations International Mother Language Day (February 21).
Dr. Brandon McCormack named the new Director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
Aug. 1, 2021 – 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!
Jewish Studies Reading Room slated for Fall dedication
Jun. 26, 2021 – 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.
Thirteen Comparative Humanities instructors recognized as Student Champions
Jun. 25, 2021 – Thirteen members of the Department of Comparative Humanities have been recognized as Student Champions by UofL president Neeli Bendapudi and provost Lori Stewart Gonzalez.
Dr. Pamela Beattie receives Distinguished Faculty Award
May 6, 2021 – 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!
In memoriam: Dr. Annette Allen
Dec. 16, 2020 – We regret to announce that Dr. Annette Allen, Professor Emerita of Humanities, died on December 13, 2020, surrounded by her family.
New faculty publications
Nov. 30 2020 – A review of faculty publications in 2020
Dr. Brandon McCormack selected for Wabash Anti-Racism Symposium
Nov. 16, 2020 – 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.
Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman receives Distinguished Faculty Award
Aug. 26, 2020 – 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!
Dr. Katie Kleinkopf joins the Department of Comparative Humanities
Aug. 1, 2020 – We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Katie Kleinkopf has the joined the Department of Comparative Humanities as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies!