Dr. Elizabeth R. Ewen passed away on 29 May 2012. Dr. Ewen, who earned her Ph.D. at Stony Brook, was Distinguished Teaching Professor of American Studies at SUNY-Old Westbury. In collaboration over many years with her husband Stewart Ewen and her colleague Ros Baxandal, Dr. Ewen published extensively on U.S. society. Some of their notable works included Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars, Channels of Desire: Mass Images and the Shaping of American Consciousness, and Typecasting: On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality.
Dr. Ewen was also well known to the History Department, in a personal as well as professional capacity, as the daughter of Roger Wunderlich, who also received his Ph.D. from the department. She is deeply missed in both regards.