The History Department is excited to welcome two new faculty members to UTC.
Ryan Edwards, a scholar of modern Latin America, recently completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University. His work engages historical geography, political ecology, and science and technology studies. Through interdisciplinary methods and multiple historiographies, he examines nature-society relations, especially those that emerge through the confluence of science, cultural practices, and national and state-formation. This semester he’ll be teaching an upper-level course on Latin America: Environment and Extraction (HIST 3940).
Fang Yu Hu, an expert on East Asia, received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her teaching and research interests focus on modern China, Japan, and East Asia in global context. A historian of gender and colonialism, she is particularly interested in how people responded to government policy and institutions that aimed at shaping gender roles and citizenship. This semester she’ll be teaching a seminar on Gender and Sexuality in Modern East Asia (HIST 4500).
The Department is also debuting our new curriculum this fall, including a two-semester World History survey, a capstone seminar, and several special topics courses. You can check out all our course offerings for Fall 2016 here.