Congratulations to new faculty Dr. Cassia Roth!

Congratulations to Dr. Cassia Roth, who will be joining our history faculty in August. Dr. Roth received the Berkshire Conference on Women Historian’s Prize for best article in the fields of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality for “From Free Womb to Criminalized Woman: Fertility Control in Brazilian Slavery and Freedom,” Slavery and Abolition 38, no. 2 (2017).

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Lunchtime Time Machine: What's the difference between a licit and illicit drug?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Timothy Yang. Professor Yang joined the history faculty this year, so now you can look forward to his courses on the history of East Asia, Japan, science and medicine, capitalism, and memory. He is writing a book that explores the connections between medicine, capitalism, and empire through a micro-history of a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Free admission, free pizza.

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Lunchtime Time Machine: What did mosquitos do before Zika?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Cassia Roth. Professor Roth joined the history faculty this year, so now you can look forward to her courses on the history of Latin America, Brazil, gender, and medicine. She is writing a book entitled Birthing Abolition: Reproduction and the Gradual End of Slavery in Brazil. Free admission, free pizza.

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