Five professors from ACM colleges will each spend part of the 2011-12 academic year serving as Visiting Directors, Faculty, and Affiliated Scholars on consortial programs in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
“This wonderful group of faculty brings a depth of academic expertise and international experience that will be a valuable resource to students on these programs,” said Carol Dickerman, Director of International Study Programs at ACM. “Visiting faculty are instrumental to maintaining the curricular strength of our off-campus study programs.”
“For faculty, these appointments also provide opportunities for professional development,” Dickerman noted, “as they make contacts overseas and develop new research interests.”
The visiting professors will join on-site program faculty and staff in London, Florence, and Pune, India to provide the mix of courses and field trips that take full advantage of each program location. Home stays and language study are also features of the programs in India and Italy.
In Botswana, where ACM’s partner is the University of Botswana, the Faculty Program Director teaches a course, leads field trips, and advises students in their independent projects.
The visiting professors and their appointments are listed below.
Professor of French, Luther College
Affiliated Scholar in Florence, London & Florence: Arts in Context, Spring 2012
When she was 14 years old, Dr. Caldwell saw Florence for the first time and returned from the trip, she said, “in love with Italy.” She’s been back to Florence many times, and has led study courses in Italy and France and a semester-length program in Malta. Although she received her doctorate in French, the language that is the focus of her teaching, she also has an M.A. in Italian and she developed the Italian language program at Luther College. Caldwell has research interests in medieval and early modern Italian poetry.
Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the African Studies Program, Macalester College
Faculty Program Director, ACM Botswana: University Immersion in Southern Africa, Spring 2012
Dr. Moseley is a human-environment and development geographer who has lived, worked, and conducted research extensively in West and Southern Africa. Before he began his teaching career, Moseley worked in the field of international development for organizations such as the Save the Children Fund (UK), the U.S. State Department, and the Peace Corps, and lived in Mali, Zimbabwe, and Niger. He has served as a visiting faculty member on Macalester’s program in South Africa, and has involved several students in his field work on land reform and small scale agriculture in the Western Cape region of that country. Bill Moseley’s bio and webpage
Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair, Lawrence University
Faculty Coordinator, ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization, Fall 2011
An anthropologist with specializations in archaeology, ethnology, and anthropological theory, Dr. Peregrine has a longstanding interest in the prehistory of India. He has advised hundreds of students on research projects and has led numerous study tours and research trips to Syria, China, and Japan. As Faculty Coordinator for the India Program, he will be in Pune during the first several weeks of the semester to assist the students as they acclimate to Indian culture and develop proposals for their independent projects. Peter Peregrine’s bio
Associate Professor of English, Knox College
Visiting Faculty Director in London, London & Florence: Arts in Context, Spring 2012
Dr. Rosenfeld’s academic field is modern British literature, and her teaching interests also include Irish, American, and Jewish literature, creative non-fiction, and literature of the Holocaust. She knows London well and has lived there several times, including when she was conducting research on Virginia and Leonard Woolf, who were the subjects of her dissertation and her book published in 2000. On the London & Florence Program, she plans to teach a course on London in English Literature. Natania Rosenfeld’s webpage
Kirilka (Katy) Stavreva
Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department, Cornell College
Affiliated Scholar, Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture, Fall 2011
At Cornell, Dr. Stavreva teaches medieval and Renaissance literature, early women’s literature, Shakespeare, and the drama of the English Renaissance, and pursues research examining the nature of women as portrayed in historic texts. A native of Bulgaria, she studied abroad as a college student when she crossed the Iron Curtain to enroll for a semester at the University of Sussex. She graduated from Sofia University and came to the U.S. for her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa. Katy Stavreva’s webpage