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History Matters Newsletter Fall 2018

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FACULT Y BOOKSHELF J E R I P A R K This year saw the retirement of the Department of History's beloved office lead, Jeri Park. She has been with us for over ten years and says that the best thing about her job was getting to know and build friendships with the history community. Always presenting a warm and welcoming face, she leaves staff, faculty, and students with a wealth of fond memories. Professor Robin Stacey speaks for many when she says, Jeri "has been the heart and soul of the department for so long that I don't know how we are going to do without her … I don't know whether it's the laughter I'll miss most, or the warm generous spirit that always greeted everyone who entered the office." WE WISH HER A HAPPY AND HEALTHY RETIREMENT, WITH MANY HOURS OF CYCLING— ONE OF HER FAVORITE PASTIMES! H WA S O O K N A M A professor of modern Korea, Hwasook Nam has been a leader in Korea studies since joining the University of Washington in 2007. During her more than a decade of service to the Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies—where she held a joint appointment—she has served as one of the core faculty members in the Korean Studies Program and the Center for Korea Studies. Former pupils remark on her passion for her subject and caring and supportive attitude. One former graduate student wdescribed her as "a great mentor and ally." A Husky herself, Nam received her PhD from the University of Washington in 2003, working under the late James B. Palais. Her many scholarly contributions have been recognized by the James B. Palais Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, the James B. Palais Endowed Associate Professorship in Korea Studies, and a Fulbright Scholar Research Award. The department is grateful for all she has contributed. Professor Nam will be missed by colleagues and students alike. NEW FACES Thirteen Months in China: A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World edited and translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel and Ranjana Sheel (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2017) Biology in the Grid: Graphic Design and the Envisioning of Life by Phillip Thurtle (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS, 2018) Prohibition: A Concise History by William J. Rorabaugh (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD PRESS, 2018) Robert L. Friedheim, The Seattle General Strike: Centennial Edition, with an introduction, photo essay, and afterword by James N. Gregory (UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS, 2018) Kinship Organization in Late Imperial China, 1000-1940, edited by Partricia Buckley Ebrey and James L. Watson. (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 2018) Risky Shores: Savagery and Colonialism in the Western Pacific by George K. Behlmer (STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2018) Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain by Jordanna Bailkin (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD PRESS, 2018) This fall, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies will host Naira Sahakyan from the European University at St. Petersburg (Russia). Sahakyan received her training in Arabic studies and the history of Islam in Russia at the Yerevan State University (Armenia) and the European University at St. Petersburg. As a VISIT (Visiting International Student Internship and Training) intern, Naira will be working on her dissertation project while at the UW. Alexandra Colley joined us this fall as Assistant to the Chair. Colley graduated with a double major in French and Linguistics from the University of Washington in 2013. Since graduating she has lived and taught in France. She joins us after three and a half years with the UW College of Arts & Sciences Advancement team where she was the Advancement Coordinator for the Arts and Humanities Divisions. She is overjoyed to be joining the Department of History and hopes to build a career promoting the value of the liberal arts in public Universities and increasing access to higher education. We also welcome Undergraduate Advisor, Shannon Vacek. Vacek joins us (and Seattle) from Kansas City, where she has worked as an academic advisor for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) for the last two and a half years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Grinnell College (with a focus on Gender/Women's studies) and two master's degrees: A Master of Arts in Sociology, and an MA in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Student Affairs Administration. She is looking forward to joining the Department of History and getting to know the community. RETIREMENTS D E P A R T M E N T O F H I S T O R Y   11

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