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Dr. Benjamin Alpers
Dr. Benjamin Alpers received his PhD in history from Princeton University in 1994. He joined the faculty of the Honors College in 1998. His primary teaching and research interests concern twentieth-century American intellectual and cultural history, with special interests in political culture and film history.
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Marie W. Dallam
Marie W. Dallam’s expertise is in the area of American religion and culture. She has earned three degrees in the study of religion: a bachelor’s from Hunter College of the City University of New York, a master’s degree from the Divinity School of Harvard University, and a doctorate from Temple University.
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Julia Ehrhardt
Julia Ehrhardt, Associate Professor of Honors and Women's and Gender Studies, earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1998. Her scholarly work focuses on middlebrow women authors from the turn of the twentieth century through World War Two, and she is currently writing a book about dieting in Jazz Age literature. Professor Ehrhardt's classes reflect her wide-ranging interests in American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies.
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Dr. Steven Gillon
Dr. Steven Gillon graduated from Brown University with a Ph.D. in American History in 1985. His research and teaching interests span topics in American history and culture ranging from the Presidency, Congress, and the function of government.
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Dr. Richard Hamerla
Dr. Richard Hamerla is the Associate Dean of the Honors College and a Reach For Excellence Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University and degrees from the University of Akron and Kent State University.
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Robert Lifset
Robert Lifset is the Donald Keith Jones Assistant Professor of Honors. Educated at the University of Chicago (A.B.) and Columbia University (Ph.D.), Lifset’s research and teaching interests focus on energy history broadly defined.
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Daniel Mains
Daniel Mains received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University. His research has focused primarily on urban youth in Ethiopia. He is interested in issues related to economic development, reciprocity, capitalism, popular culture, time and space, and African studies.
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Amanda Minks
Amanda Minks is Associate Professor in the Honors College and is affiliated with the Department of Anthropology and with the programs in Native American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at OU.
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Carolyn Morgan
I began my tenure-track appointment at OU in 1981 in the Department of Sociology and received tenure in 1987. That same year I received an AMOCO Foundation Good Teaching Award. I served as the Interim Director of Women’s Studies Program during the Spring 1994 semester and joined the Honors College in January 1995.
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Dr. Andreana Prichard
Dr. Andreana Prichard is Wick Cary Assistant Professor in the Honors College. Prichard was an African History major at Kenyon College, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University in African History in 2005 and 2011, respectively.
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Laurel Smith
I am a cultural geographer with a keen interest in the geopolitics of representations mediated by visual technologies. My research focuses on authoritative scientific, lucrative commercial and oppositional ‘popular’ visualizations of indigenous peoples, places, and practices in the Americas.
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Dr. Sarah Tracy
Dr. Sarah Tracy began teaching at the Honors College in the Fall of 1999. Tracy’s primary field of expertise is the history of medicine, but her research extends into the related disciplines of food studies, the sociology of science, and biography.
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