Gabaccia named to Fesler-Lampert Chair in Public Humanities

Please join us in congratulating IHRC Director and History professor Donna Gabaccia who has been named to the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Public Humanities for the 2009-10 academic year.

Gabaccia will form and direct a small team of University-based researchers and community-based immigrant youth and archivists to create, collect, and analyze life writings by youth from Hmong, Mexican, and Somali refugee groups in the Twin Cities. The chair supports research in the humanities that reaches beyond the academy by engaging community partners in jointly planned projects and reaching wider audiences for humanities scholarship. For more information, see Fesler-Lampert Chair.