This spring, the UNCG chapter of the American Association of University Professors will present three lectures on campus.
Dr. Sam Wineburg: “Surfing in the Age of Fake News: Media Literacy for College-Level Readers”
January 22 at 7 p.m. in the EUC, Alexander Room
Sam Wineburg is the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and a professor of history at Stanford University. Educated at Brown, Berkeley, and Stanford, he holds an honorary doctorate from Sweden’s Umeå University. His study “How Young People Make Decisions about What to Believe on the Internet” has been featured in such places as the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and NPR. His 2002 book, “Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts”, won the Frederic W. Ness award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for work that makes the most important contribution to the “improvement of Liberal Education and understanding the Liberal Arts.” His latest book is “Why Learn History When It’s Already on Your Phone” (University of Chicago Press). In 2013, Wineburg – who is the brother of UNCG professor Robert Wineburg – was named a fellow of both the National Academy of Education and the Obama-Nehru Distinguished Chair by the US-India Fulbright Commission.
Dr. Nancy MacLean: “The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America”
February 25 at 7 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium
Dr. Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author, most recently, of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Current Affairs and the Lillian Smith Book Award.
Dr. Michael Roberto: “The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States”
March 28 at 7 p.m. in the EUC, Alexander room
Dr. Michael Joseph Roberto is the author of “The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920-1940” (Monthly Review Press, 2018). Roberto taught contemporary world history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University until his retirement in December 2016.