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Special Collections Research Fellows Speaker Series: Whitney McIntosh and Susan McWilliams Barndt

Thursday, November 16 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is pleased to host an ongoing series of lectures by traveling fellows whose research and expertise include feminist science fiction, Oregon lesbian intentional communities, the novelist Ken Kesey, conservative and libertarian political movements, as well as print and print culture. Talks are free, open to the public and held virtually on Zoom. More information, including applications for future fellowships, is available on SCUA’s website here.

November's discussion features Whitney McIntosh, 2023 James Ingebretsen Memorial Travel Fellow, and Susan McWilliams Barndt, 2023 James Laughton Ken Kesey Fellow.

Whitney McIntosh is a PhD candidate in American History at Columbia University. Her dissertation, "Anti-politics: American Libertarianism, 1960-2003", is a political and intellectual history of the modern American libertarian movement from the counterculture to the Iraq War. Her research has been supported by the Hoover Institute, the History of Economics Society, the American Historical Association and the University of Oregon.

Susan McWilliams Barndt is a professor of politics at Pomona College, where she has won the Wig Award for Excellence in Teaching three times. McWilliams is the author of The American Road Trip and American Political Thought (Lexington, 2018) and Traveling Back: Toward a Global Political Theory (Oxford, 2014). She is also the editor of A Political Companion to James Baldwin (Kentucky, 2017) and a co-editor of several books, including The Best Kind of College: An Insiders’ Guide to America's Small Liberal Arts Colleges (co-edited with John Seery, SUNY, 2015) and A New History of American Political Thought (co-edited with Nicholas Buccola and Roosevelt Montás, Princeton, forthcoming). For her work, McWilliams has received recognitions including the Graves Award in the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship


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