Faces of HFA
Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs is professor and chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts and an internationally known historian of reproductive politics, who in recent years has spoken on the subject of adoption in Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, and Mexico City.
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Barbara Zecchi

Barbara Zecchi

Barbara Zecchi, director of the Spanish and Portuguese program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, discusses her latest projects, why teaching is so important to her and why every student should learn another language.
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Nicholas Bromell

Nicholas Bromell

Nick Bromell received a B.A. in Classics and Philosophy from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. He was the founding editor of The Boston Review, where he continues to be a contributing editor; he also serves on the editorial board of The Sixties and as an advisory editor to the Class: Culture series published by the University of Michigan Press.
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Karen Kurczynski

Karen Kurczynski

Karen Kurczynski, assistant professor of modern and contemporary art in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, discusses "Human Animals: the Art of CoBrA," the exhibition she curated for the University Museum of Contemporary Art (September 15 – November 20, 2016), and the appeal of the CoBrA movement to students and scholars of all disciplines.
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Julio Capó, Jr.

Julio Capó, Jr.

Julio Capó, Jr., assistant professor of history, was recently published in TIME magazine, having authored an editorial article about the historical geography, immigration, and queer movements of Miami; this city, which he approaches as the setting for the film Moonlight, is also the cultural centerpiece of much of his research. He discusses this research, its modern context, and his recent recognitions at UMass and abroad.
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Christian Appy

Christian Appy

Professor Christian Appy is a historian with a focus on the Vietnam War and Modern United States History. He discusses his research, his collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Press, and teaching war in the classroom. Professor Appy is a speaker in the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series and recipient of the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor bestowed on individuals for exemplary and extraordinary service to the campus.
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