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Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies A Night of Remembrance: Honoring America's Latino Veterans

November 30, 2022 by Lisa Wong ‘25 | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences hosted A Night of Remembrance: Honoring America’s Latino Veterans as a part of Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies. Latinx veterans, past and present, who fought for America in the midst of prejudice and during a time when they didn’t receive proper recognition, commemorated

‘I Will Never Be Able to Forget’: George Takei Shares Internment Experience with Chapman ‘Star Trek’ actor, activist tells his family’s story as part of Wilkinson College series

November 9, 2022 by Joy Juedes | News

Actor, author, activist and social media favorite George Takei brought his powerful story of childhood imprisonment during World War II to Chapman University. Takei – perhaps best known as helmsman Hikaru Sulu of “Star Trek” – recounted “the terror of that morning” his family was forced from their home and taken to prison camps, along

Life? or Theater?: A Compilation of Artwork by Charlotte Salomon

November 2, 2022 by Hannah Smith | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education welcomed scholar Monica Bohm-Duchen to speak about Life? or Theater?: a compilation of artwork by Charlotte Salomon, a talented Berlin-born artist who, at the age of twenty-six and five months pregnant, was murdered at the Auschwitz death camp in World

Three Minutes: A Lengthening A Glimpse into the lives of unsuspecting Jewish citizens in 1938

September 24, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

In 2009, Wilkinson College Presidential Fellow in English and History, Dr. Glenn Kurtz came across some old film in his parent’s closet. He discovered the film documented his grandparents’ trip to Europe in 1938, which included three minutes of David and Liza Kurtz’s visit to Nasielsk, Poland. These three minutes would become the only known

Wilkinson Students Explore the Japanese American National Museum

September 16, 2022 by Sam Shlafstein, '25 Political Science Major | News

My high school glossed over the incarceration of 100,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans in World War II, rendering a historical blind spot in my education. I don’t think this was by accident—the American school system often romanticizes the United States’ role in World II.  With hotly contested debates over critical race theory being taught

Wilkinson Faculty Honored with Endowed Professorships 

September 16, 2022 by | News

Dean Jennifer D. Keene recently announced two endowed professor appointments in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dr. Wendy Salmond now holds the inaugural Martha Weidlein Masters Professor in Art and Dr. Kyle Longley was named the Henry Salvatori Professor of American Values and Traditions. Both endowed professorships provide research funds to advance

Ask the Experts: Roe v. Wade, Now What?

June 29, 2022 by | News

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, that protected a person’s right to choose to have an abortion, upheld for nearly 50 years. The Roe decision hinged on the “right to privacy” guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The recent Dobbs v. U.S. decision eliminated

Censorship and  Disinformation, the U.S. vs. China

May 11, 2022 by | News

The MA in International Studies Program (MAIS) was honored to have Dr. Teng Biao deliver his lecture, “Confronting Disinformation and Censorship: Lessons from China and the US” as part of the program’s newly launched Scholars-at-Risk lecture series. Like its namesake organization, the Scholars-at-Risk lecture series gives space and advocacy to academics, writers, artists, and other

History Students Win Best Paper Awards

April 26, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

Patrick Beirne (‘22, History) and Sydney Horner (‘22, History) tied for Best Undergraduate Paper and Nat Pendergraft (‘22, History, TV Writing & Production; MA War & Society ‘23) was the runner-up at the 2022 Southern California Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) Regional Conference. The conference featured 45 student presentations and 10 participating schools, and

Continued NEH Successes

April 25, 2022 by Allison DeVries | English

Congratulations to Dr. Shira Klein (History) and Dr. Nora Rivera (English), who each recently received highly competitive awards funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Shira Klein, Associate Professor of History, was awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for work on her book, Jews and Race in the Italian Colonization of Africa, 1890–1945.

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