Stephanie Barczewski has been appointed chair of the Department of History and Geography, effective December 1.
A professor of modern British history, Barczewski is Clemson University’s Carol K. Brown Scholar in the Humanities. She has served as the interim chair of the department since July 1.
“It’s an honor to lead a department with such a dynamic combination of new and established faculty,” Barczewski said.
In addition to the department’s established bachelor’s and master’s history degree programs, Barczewski will oversee the success of the emerging Ph.D. in Digital History and new undergraduate concentrations in legal history and historical perspectives on global security and challenges.
“We take pride in our research productivity and the bonds we form with students, and I look forward to continuing the department’s innovative culture,” she said.
Barczewski’s research examines British culture and national identity through such diverse lenses as the myths of King Arthur and Robin Hood, the Titanic, Antarctic exploration and British country houses. Her latest book, “How the Country House Became English,” was published through University of Chicago Press this year.
Since her arrival at Clemson in 1996, Barcziewski has been a leader in productivity, publishing eight books, 19 articles and chapters, nearly 30 reviews of books and essays, and participating in more than 50 conferences, panels and professional addresses. She has also been the recipient of 16 grants and fellowships.
“Dr. Barczewski has been an exemplary faculty member of a history and geography department filled with outstanding scholars,” said Nicholas Vazsonyi, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. “So, I was very pleased to see her step up to this role as department chair, and I am excited to see the results she will bring to the table.”
Barczewski enters the role of chair with prior administrative experience. She filled in as interim chair of the department in 2003-2004, and she served the former College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities in the role of associate dean for research and graduate studies from 2003-2007.
She holds an M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University, and she earned her undergraduate degree at Columbia University.
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