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New History Faculty Share Colonial Interests

The Department of History’s two newest faculty members share a common interest in colonialism, although their research has led them to explore this issue in different parts of the globe. Rebecca Tinio McKenna, whose research has focused on the Philippines, and Paul Ocobock, a scholar of Africa, both join the University of Notre Dame as assistant professors this fall. Ocobock is one of four Africa scholars the College of Arts and Letters hired this year in the departments of history, sociology, and political science.

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