FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, MD - Two assistant professors in the Department and Program of American Studies have received awards from the General Research Board at the University of Maryland for research to be conducted in summer 2008.
Dr. Christina Hanhardt, an assistant professor who joined the Department in fall 2007, won for her proposal, “Count the Contradictions: Gender, Race, and the Policing of Gay City Space,” which is to be a chapter in her book in progress, Safe Space: Sexual and City Politics, 1965-2005. Dr. Hanhardt holds joint appointments in American Studies and LGBT Studies.
Dr. Jeffrey McCune was awarded the grant for his project, "Queering the Closet." Dr. McCune also joined the Department in fall 2007 and has a joint appointment in Women’s Studies.
The Department and Program extends their congratulations to these outstanding junior faculty members. “We are so pleased that both Jeffrey and Christina have been given these prestigious awards and are excited to see the results of their research,” said Dr. Nancy Struna, chair of the American Studies.
The American Studies Department and Program at the University of Maryland is one of the oldest such programs in the United States, having operated continuously since 1945. For much of its history, the Program has been nationally recognized for its contributions to the field, which initially entwined history and literature. The Department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about American Studies at UMD, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amst.umd.edu.
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