Month: April 2017

Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Mark Healey

healey-What is your academic background and what is your current position at UConn?
I have a doctorate in Latin American history from Duke University, and taught at NYU, the University of Mississippi, and the University of California, Berkeley before coming to UConn in 2011. I teach on the urban, environmental, and political history of modern Latin America. My strongest areas of interest are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Brazil, but I have the pleasure of teaching broadly about the region for both undergraduates and graduate students. There’s a lively community of Latin Americanists here, in Humanities and Social Sciences, which has made UConn an engaging place to teach.

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April 6th. UCONN Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color Symposium

A research symposium at which Collaborative faculty and student fellows will present their research conducted this year, will be held in the Student Union (SU) Auditorium on April 6th, from 10am to 5pm. Please feel free to distribute it as widely as possible and encourage your colleagues and students to attend

UCONN Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color Symposium

“Building Knowledge about Women and Girls of Color: Issues in the Environment, Public Health, and STEM”

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Student Union Theater
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Researching Women and Girls of Color in the U.S.: The Significance of the UCONN Collaborative.


ZatsepineVictor Zatsepine, Assistant Professor in History received a CLAS book fund award. Here are his thoughts on the award:

CLAS book award allowed me not only to cover the partial cost of my book, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (Vancouver, UBC Press: 2017), but also to raise matching funds from other institutes and organizations. Publishing one’s own first book is an unpredictable process. First-time authors face the challenge of raising money in a tight and competitive environment. UConn’s Department of History and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute timely alerted me about this funding opportunity. As a result of careful financial planning, the publisher produced high quality images, maps and index, making this book’s format appealing not only for specialists, but also for the general reader. I would highly recommend UConn tenure-track faculty to apply for this award, which, subject to successful outcome, is distributed directly to the publisher.” (Victor Zatsepine)

For more information and how to apply to the CLAS Book Support fund, please visit our page.