Recent Faculty News

Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson’s 828 Digital Archives Project featured in May 19th, 2021 Mountain Xpress

Read article here

+Dr. Tracey Rizzo to serve as interim Dean of Humanities for 2020-2021 academic year

+Dr. Eric Roubinek Co-Edits Special Issue of Radical History Review

on Fascism

+Dr. Dan Pierce Speaks to NPR, ESPN about NASCAR’s History of Racism and its Relationship with the Confederate Flag:


NPR Interview


ESPN Radio Interview

Dr. Pierce is also quoted in this New York Times article about NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban.



+Dr. Tracey Rizzo Organizes session at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Historical Association in NYC

“Gendering Comparative Revolutions” brought together scholars of Russia, Iraq, Central America, and France to uncover the roles that men and women play in a variety of revolutions and how power and violence is gendered. The AHA meeting took place January 3rd-6th. On February 7th, Dr. Rizzo will present an expanded version of the paper at Seton Hall University as part of a 2 day international symposium. This work is the basis for her new book, “Revolutionaries: Mothers, Brothers and Gendered Others.”

+Dr. Samer Traboulsi and the UNC-Asheville Department of History present: “Beating the Drums of War? Iran and the USA after Soleimani’s Assassination”  – a special panel discussion featuring retired State Department employee Dr. Elizabeth Overton Colton

Dr. Elizabeth Overton Colton is a veteran diplomat and Emmy Award-winning journalist and academic who served as Foreign Service Officer in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, and as chief of staff for the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science. Dr. Colton has also served as a global reporter and producer in major news media.

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 12-1pm in Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall

+Dr. Alvis Dunn presents at 2020 Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies 67th annual Meeting in Austin, TX

Dr. Alvis Dunn presented his paper, “The Richest Man in Central America (from Alabama?) in the Late Nineteenth Century” at the annual SECOLAS meeting, held March 5-8 in Austin, Texas.