Welcome to new History faculty

August 27th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

We are excited to announce that two new History faculty are joining us this year:

Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis is an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the departments of History and Africana and Latino Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY Oneonta, she completed a Ph.D. in United States and African American History at Rutgers University. Her dissertation, “Burning Down the Cage: African American Women’s Prison Communities in Auburn, New York, 1893-1933,” analyzes the intersections of gender, race and class by exploring crime and punishment, labor and community, through the lens of black women’s experiences while offering comparisons with imprisoned native-born and European immigrant white women. As a Ph.D. candidate, she was a volunteer instructor at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility for Men, New Jersey.

Dr. Danny Noorlander received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 2011. After teaching for two years at Beloit College in Wisconsin, he accepted a position at SUNY Oneonta in 2013. He specializes in European expansion, the Dutch empire, colonial America, and the Atlantic world. In his current research Dr. Noorlander is studying the intersection of religion and business in the seventeenth-century Dutch West India Company.