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The History Department
Welcomes . . .
(Ph.D., Columbia University, 1998) specializes in the
history of women and gender in the United States as well as the general
history of the United States since 1800. She received her B.A. from
Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught
at Rutgers University at Newark and at the University of North Texas
before coming to NEIU in 2003 as a visiting lecturer, and starting as
an assistant professor at NEIU in 2006. She is the author of Women and
Patriotism in Jim Crow America (University of North Carolina Press,
2005). She is currently working on a book manuscript
Genealogy Became American, 1800-2000," receiving a grant
from the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium to fund research on
(Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001)
specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century American intellectual,
political, and legal history. Before coming to NEIU, he taught at Rice,
Syracuse, and Binghamton Universities. During the 2005-2006 academic
year, he was a fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in
American History at Harvard University. He has also received
fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Jacob K. Javitz
Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Library
Company of Philadelphia. He is currently completing a book on the
origins of the concept of public opinion in American political thought
Graduate Student David
Craine’s Article in Chicago History
M.A. Student David
Craine has contributed an article to the winter 2006
issue of Chicago
History (vol 34, no. 3). In “The Klan Moves
North,” Craine examines the emergence of the KKK in Chicago
during the 1920s and the subsequent battle between the city’s
chapter and the American Unity League, an organization founded to
oppose the Klan. From 1921 to 1925, the two sides waged a war of words
through their respective publications, Dawn (Klan) and Tolerance (AUL).
Chicago History is published in affiliation with the Chicago History
Museum: check out www.chicagohistory.org
David Craine is a native of
Chicago, currently residing in Glenview. He earned his B.A. in history
from Northeastern Illinois University in 1986, and is pursuing his M.A.
in history at NEIU. He has taught American history at St. Patrick High
School in Chicago for fourteen years.
In his recent research, Dr.
J. Michael Raley
has been studying an
important, but almost unknown late medieval Church reformer, early
Christian humanist, and law professor at the University of Cologne
named Radulphus de Rivo (†1403). The debt to
Radulphus’s scholarship was acknowledged as late as 1611 by
the translators in their preface to the King James Bible, but his
pioneering efforts in Christian humanism during the late fourteenth
century, almost within the lifetime of Petrarch, have been virtually
ignored by modern scholars.
Dr. Raley has already presented several papers on the intellectual
contributions of Radulphus de Rivo, including the International
Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo last May; in Spring, 2007, he will be
presenting “Radulphus de Rivo and the Liturgical Reforms of
the Windesheim Congregation, ca. 1396–1400” before
the American Catholic Historical Association.
On another front, Raley has recently co-edited Minds and Hearts in
Praise of God: Hymns and Essays in Church Music in Honor of Hugh T.
McElrath (Hillsboro Press/Providence House, 2006).
Steve Riess: Keynote
Address at the North American Society for Sport
Professor Steven Riess
has just been selected as the Seward Staley
Award winner by the North American Society for Sport History and will
be giving the keynote presentation at the 2007 meeting of NASSH. The
topic of his lecture is tentatively titled “The Sport of
Kings and the Kings of Crime in New York City, 1896-1912.”
Riess has recently edited The Encyclopedia of Major League
Clubs (Greenwood Press, 2006), a two-volume work that
detailed histories on the thirty current major league teams.
Cazares, Cristina Joe, and Ifat Aharoni for all
their efforts in pulling students and professors, the department and
the discipline, together…
And to Vishakha Parekh,
who put this website together.