We are pleased to announce that UMW alumna Maggie Greene (History, ’06) will join the history department at Montana State University at Bozeman this coming fall as a tenure-track, assistant professor.
Greene is currently completing her doctorate at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation, “The Sound of Ghosts: Chuanqi, Ghost Opera, and the Staging of a New China,” considers the celebrated and vilified genre of chuanqi (supernatural tales) and guixi (ghost plays) in Chinese society, culture, and politics in the period after 1949. The project builds on Greene’s earlier research on Meng Chao and his 1961 kun ghost opera, Li Huiniang.
For a closer look at her research, see Greene’s recent article, “A Ghostly Bodhisattva and the Price of Vengeance: Meng Chao, Li Huiniang, and the Politics of Drama, 1959-1979,” published in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 24.1 (Spring 2012). An abstract can be found here.
This would be a great job for one of our graduates, especially if you’ve certified to teach. The following is from the CHNM website.
The George Mason University, Center for History & New Media (CHNM) within the Department of History and Art History is hiring a full-time Outreach Manager for the National History Education Clearinghouse (http://teachinghistory.org).
Responsibilities include working with K-12 history/social studies teachers nationally, coordinating outreach activities and materials, and project management. B.A. by August 2010, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, is required; M.A. degree in history and K-12 teaching experience are preferred. This is an exciting opportunity that is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in education and history. The successful candidate will be an energetic, well-organized person who takes initiative, works well in a team, and is comfortable performing a variety of tasks.
For full consideration, apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number 10403z. Please include a cover letter, resume or CV, and list of three professional references.
CHNM will start looking at applications by July 15, 2010.
The Fredericksburg Civil War Roundtable would like to invite four University of Mary Washington History undergraduates to join them at their regular monthly meeting at 6PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the ballroom of the Jepson Alumni Center for dinner and program. The scheduled program is titled “Mine Run: Reflections of the Reality of War” and will feature Kati Singel, a 2007 history major graduate of UMW and former National Park Service historian. Ms. Singel is currently a graduate student at West Virginia University.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. McClurken.