The School of History has made new appointments in the following areas:
The Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology has appointed Dr Scott Dunbar to a three year Lectureship beginning in July 2013. Dunbar is currently an Assistant Professor of Global Issues at the UPEI, Canada. He possesses a completed interdisciplinary doctorate in religion and social issues (“Classical Hindu Views of Righteous Warfare (Dharma Yuddha) in light of Michael Walzer’s Just War Theory”), from the University of Saskatchewan (2011). He has extensive experience in teaching and course design in world religions, interfaith dialogue, and religious violence. He is Academic Co-Editor of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.
The History Program has appointed Dr Taylor Spence to three-year Lectureship in American History, commencing July 2013. Taylor completed his PhD Yale University in 2012 and has held fellowships at the Newberry Library and McGill University. His PhD dissertation, ‘The Endless Commons: Contested Borders, Land-Right Cultures, and the Origins of American Expansion, 1783-1848’, traces the origins of North American settler colonial culture to the collision between the English belief in a right to the commons and the seeming expanse of available land in North America. For more information about Taylor, see http://history.sewanee.edu/facstaff/taylor-spence
The History Program has appointed Dr Kathleen Neal to three-year Lectureship in Medieval History, beginning 1 July this year. Kathleen holds a Master of Studies in Historical Research (Medieval History) from Oxford University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, and is currently completing her PhD in History at Monash on the role of letters in political communication between the royal government and its subjects in thirteenth-century England. Kathleen has a highly regarded academic blog, In Thirteen Century England, http://thirteenthcenturyengland.wordpress.com/ and has served on the standing committee of the Medieval Academy of America and the executive committee of the Australian Early Medieval Association.
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