New Faculty Spotlight: Malgorzata J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

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The History Department is pleased to welcome Malgorzata J. Rymsza-Pawlowska among its ranks. Rymsza-Pawlowska, a cultural historian of the nineteenth and twentieth century United States, is the author of the forthcoming book, History Comes Alive: Popular Culture, Public History, and America’s New Feeling for the Past (University of North Carolina Press). She joins the department after three years at Eastern Illinois University. At AU, she serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Public History, together with Dan Kerr, director of the program. “I’m thrilled to be returning to D.C., where I grew up and where so much of my research lies, to take this new position,” she said. “I’ve long been an admirer of the excellent programs and faculty here, and am looking forward to working with colleagues and students in the department, across campus, and in the Washington area’s numerous cultural institutions.”

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