Faculty News

Zolov on Cuba reforms in HuffPo

The recent announcement of diplomatic relations with Cuba inspired Prof. Eric Zolov to pen an op-ed, “Let’s Revisit Helms-Burton,” which appeared in the Huffington Post series “90 Miles: Rethinking the Future of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”

Long before Boko Haram…

As Boko Haram continues its deadly campaign, Prof. Shobana Shankar explores parallels between Boko Haram and other marginalized groups in the history of the northern part of Nigeria.

“Energy Reform” and Environment in Mexico

Some of you may be interested to read this Dissent blog entry Chris Sellers wrote about Mexican President Peña Nieto’s proposed “Energy Reform” for that country, in the light of my own research into the recent history of Pemex’s environmental impacts.

New Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Prof. Paul Gootenberg, who has been promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees. Distinguished professorships are reserved for scholars who have achieved national or international prominence in their field.

How Industrial Hazards Get Overlooked

Prof. Chris Sellers has written a online blog entry for the journal Dissent, reflecting on recent industrial disasters in Texas and Bangladesh, and drawing on his edited volume Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World.

The Berlin Prize

Prof. Wolf Schafer has won a residential fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, a center for advanced study in the humanities, public policy, social sciences, and arts. This is the first time a Stony Brook faculty has won this prestigious prize. Prof. Schafer’s winning project, “Finalization and Failure: A Comparative Management Study of Big Weapons Programs in World War II,” will compare the Manhattan Project with equivalent German efforts.