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Emre Sencer

Professor of History

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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3 Ways to Experience Your Education

1. Use history to explore the big issues.

Many of our majors—and minors—pursue College Honors or other research and creative projects. Some even present or perform their work at national and international conferences. Here are a few recent projects:

Independent Studies

  • “Exploring D-Day,” Ean Rau ’22, Charlie Gibbons ’22, and Hamza Akhtar ’22
  • “Slavery and the Origins of the Police State,” Kaitlyn Kashishian ’22
  • “The Back Hawk War,” James Stratton, ‘20
  • “French Colonial History in North America,” Courtney Pletcher, ‘20
  • “One Hundred Years of the Israel-Palestine Conflict,” Angelica Serrano, ‘19
  • "Hawaiiana Cultural Studies." Tony Foley '16.
  • "The Imperial Tightrope in Colonial Congo." Celinda Davis '15.

Honors Projects

  • “The Past and Present of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862,” Maggie Cheng, ‘22
  • “Seeing George Rogers Clark: Native American Nations and the Illinois Campaign,” Joshua Althoff,‘19
  • "Mat Nowawtau Hetté Mina: Indigenous and Puritan Understandings of Mortality, Violence, and the Human Body." Sarah Katherine Pawlicki '17.
  • "Making Yourself Up As You Go Along: A History of Transgender Transition in the United States." Ai Miller '16.
  • "We Are the Place-Worlds We Imagine: The Construction of Historical Narratives through Memorials." Sophia Croll '16.
  • "The Triumph of 'Domestic Trash': A Russian Feminism of the Everyday, and the Influence of U.S. Feminism, 1960-1990." Emily A. Lobenstein '15.

2. Study abroad

Studying history comes to life when you see it abroad. Participating in the German and European studies program in Berlin can put you at the forefront of recent history as a united nation after WWII, and conducting comparative analysis of Buddhist traditions while participating in meditation practices provides a holistic experience in India: Buddhist Studies in India

Here are more programs that student interested in history can participate in:

3. Experience life after Knox through an internship.

Here are a few of our students' recent internships (found with the assistance from the Bastian Family Career Center):

  • Education Intern, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Jane Sutherd '20.
  • Archives Intern, Harry Truman Library and Museum, Jarrod Showalter '18.
  • Nature Instructor, House in the Wood, Delavan, Wisconsin, Shannon Caveny '17.
  • Intern, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, Illinois, Alec Freytag '16.
  • Intern/Translator, Fundacion Reintegra, Mexico City, Mexico, Matt Timmerberg '15.

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Printed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024