József Böröcz

Professor
Department of Sociology
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Historical sociology, comparative sociology, global structures, social change, economic discourse

József Böröcz is an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He is also a member of the Institute for Political Science and the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest. In 2006, Böröcz received the Knight's Cross of the Medal of…

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Barbara Cooper

Professor
Department of History
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Culture and political economy, gender, religion, family life, Niger, West African Sahel

Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., is a professor of history. She is interested in the intersections between culture and political economy, focusing upon gender, religion, and family life. Drawing upon archival sources as well as oral interviews in the Hausa…

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Jeffrey Friedman

Assistant Professor
Dance
Mason Gross School of the Arts

Key topics: Documentary-based performance; cross-cultural issues in oral history; dance history, including pre-historic dance, Greek/Roman dance, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque dance; romantic ballet; Diaghilev and the Russian Ballet; Isadora Duncan and the foremothers of modern dance; German modern dance; avante-garde dance in the 1960s and 70s.

Jeff Friedman is a dancer and choreographer with a Ph.D. in dance history and theory from the University of California. He specializes in oral history interviewing methods, focusing on documenting and preserving the life-stories of dance…

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Angus Gillespie

Professor
Department of American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: The Legend of the Jersey Devil; Jersey's Most Famous Road, the Turnpike; New York City's World Trade Center

A graduate of Yale and a Fulbright Scholar, Angus Kress Gillespie is Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University.  He has appeared on National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live.  He is also founder…

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Shaun Illingworth

Director
Rutgers Oral History Archives, Department of History
School of Arts & Sciences

Key topics: Personal experiences of American veterans and home front participants in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, and more; New Jersey 20th Century history; oral history general information and workshops

Shaun Illingworth, MLIS, is the director of the Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA). As webmaster for the #15 oral history website in the world, he has developed an online repository featuring tens of thousands of pages of fully transcribed,…

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Peter Kahn

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Key topics: Chemistry, Vietnam War

Professor Kahn is a biochemist who teaches, advises students and does both fundamental and applied research. The fundamental research concerns the interactions of enzymes with other molecules such as their substrates, toxins, drugs and the water…

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Tia Kolbaba

Associate Professor
Department of Religion
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Early Christianity, New Testament, history of Christianity before the Reformation, Christian traditions, Christian holy war (crusades and crusading), Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Orthodox relations with other churches.

Tia Kolbaba studies early and medieval Christianity, with special emphasis on the Greek-speaking Eastern Church. She is interested in relations between Orthodox and Catholic Christians, as well as relations among various religions in general. Her…

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Deepa Kumar

Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: Islam/Muslims and the West; political Islam and media; labor, labor struggles, and globalization; South Asian and Middle East history; U.S. imperialism

Deepa Kumar is a critical media studies scholar whose work is driven by an active engagement with the complex issues that characterize our era of globalization and war. Her areas of research include media, war, and imperialism; media,…

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Sarah McHam

Professor
Department of Art History
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Italian painting and sculpture 1250-1600

Sarah Blake McHam is a specialist in Italian art between 1250 and 1600. She has written books and articles on Florentine and Venetian painting and sculpture, including artists like Donatello, Giovanni Bellini, the Lombardo family of Venice, and…

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Sean Oh

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Physics, material science, technology, history of science, and history of East Asia.

Professor Oh grew up in South Korea, graduated from Seoul National University, and worked for three years as a meteorologist for the Korean air force before coming to the US in 1997 to complete his Ph.D. in physics.
 

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George Pieczenik

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Key topics: DNA, human genome, Nobel laureates I have known and how they think, patent litigation, biotech stocks and investments, RNA interference, America's educational system, The Theory of Genotypic Selection, Evolution of Epidemics (i.e. HIV).

George Pieczenik, Ph.D., has published with three Nobel laureates, including Sir Francis Crick, discoveror of DNA structure. He has worked with eight Nobel laureates and has published with more independent Nobel laureates than anyone in history.…

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Michael Rockland

Professor
Department of American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Popular culture, mobility, American ethnicity, American Jewish literature, issues in literature to film adaption, American foreign policy, individualism and communitarianism in American life, New Jersey and the state's 350th anniversary

Michael Aaron Rockland, Ph. D., is a professor and founder of the Department of American Studies and a keynoter for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A graduate of Hunter College and University of Minnesota, he joined Rutgers in 1969…

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Eugene White

Professor II
Department of Economics
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Financial markets, stock market and other booms and busts, regulation of the financial industry, monetary and financial history

Eugene N. White, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at Rutgers University, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the co-editor of the CIF Series in Financial and Economic History (Yale…

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