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Emre Sencer

Associate Professor of History; Chair Integrated International Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7089

esencer@​knox.edu

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Meet the Integrated International Studies Faculty

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7089

esencer@knox.edu

"As a specialist in modern European history, I'm fascinated with the connection between politics and culture, especially under authoritarian regimes. My work focuses on the transnational impact of the transformation of military culture in the interwar era and compares these developments in Germany and Turkey in the ‘30s. In my teaching, I try to alert the students to the importance of comparative analysis in history without losing touch with specific regional historical experiences."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7512

mschneid@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7242

neberhar@knox.edu

"I have always been fascinated with the way culture and social organization affect our personal experience of the world. How do the ideas, social arrangements, and structures of power that we happen to have grown up with affect our sense of who we are and what's important? In my research and writing, I try to examine and render visible the contingent relationships between these factors and their significance for people's everyday lives. These were some of the themes I explored in my book, Imagining the Course of Life, which looks at how people's ideas about human development are connected to cultural constructions of self and personhood."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7138

kkampwir@knox.edu

"Throughout my career, I have been interested in people's attempts to radically transform their societies, why those attempts sometimes succeed, and what impact participating in such movements has on the participants."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7300

tfoster@knox.edu

"Questions of the power to speak, on a variety of levels, greatly interest me. As a teacher of the Spanish language, I try to provide not only the necessary grammatical skills for interpersonal communication but also a contextual understanding of a vibrant, living language. By teaching a foreign language, I can provide students both with a knowledge of those unlike themselves and the power to speak to, understand and access areas of knowledge unavailable to monolinguals."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7157

dbeers@knox.edu

"I am fascinated by the processes of democratization and development in politically transitioning states. My research and teaching focus on understanding how these processes work, and how international actors and non-governmental organizations may influence them."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7416

flensburg@knox.edu

"I am interested in the intersections of modernity, story-telling, media and realism. My research focuses on film adaptations from Weimar Germany (1919-1933), paying particular attention to the manner in which these narratives draw attention to the act of story-telling as much as they communicate the story itself. I have recently become increasingly interested in questions constructions of realism in various media, as well as the manner in which cultural critics of the Weimar Republic understood 'realism' with regard to highly mechanical modes of representation such as photography and film. My sources often creatively pass between categories of fiction and documentary as well as mix media and genres. I am also interested in Austrian culture (especially Vienna around 1900), film studies and film history."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7445

rragan@knox.edu

"My dissertation and early research combines my love for literature as well as my engagement in feminist theory. My work has focused on issues of the body, specifically the female body. I am particularly intrigued with the way 19th century medical discourse portrays illness as a natural state in women. My work on 19th century Spain has focused on hysteria, anorexia, and menstrual troubles with a focus on how portrayals of sick women work with and against the overall cultural understandings of women's bodies looking toward social causes rather than the biological sources of women's illness. More recently I have turned my attention to Spanish film and contemporary Spanish culture with an emphasis on youth. I am interested in the challenges facing Spanish youth today and their strategies for fighting apathy and finding community. I now teach a new course called Spanish 310 "Spanish Youth through Film, Literature and Music."

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Robert Seibert
Robert W. Murphy Professor Emeritus of Political Science

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