Yoshina Hurgobin ’09 MPA/’11 MA (Hist)/’16 PhD (Hist) now assistant professor at Kennesaw State University


Yoshina Hurgobin is now an assistant professor of South Asian history in the Department of History and Philosophy at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Before her position at Kennesaw State, Hurgobin was a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre, at McGill University. Her research looks at questions of labor migration, citizenship, rights, and nationalism in the diaspora of South Asia. Her work has appeared in the journal International Labor Working-Class History and in the edited volume Histories of Medicine and Healing in The Indian Ocean World. She is currently working on a book project that examines the connections between Indian immigrant workers’ struggles for rights, their claims to citizenship, and the process of nation-making in colonial Mauritius.

Book by Herrington J. Bryce ’66 PhD (Econ) addresses burdens on government, in light of infrastructure and environmental needs


Herrington J. Bryce’s new book, Nonprofits as Policy Solutions to the Burden of Government, has been published by De Gruyter, an independent academic publisher.The book is addressed to policymakers and administrators at all levels of government who are faced with growing needs for large expenditures particularly in infrastructure and other hard assets but a diminishing capacity or willingness to finance these through compulsory taxes and larger and larger governments.  It highlights the essential design of nonprofits that can effectively, efficiently, and equitably reduce this burden and in some cases completely take it over.  It shows that these innovative and independent nonprofits are allowed within current law and practice and that they may do so alone or in a variety of collaborative modes. Bryce is Life of Virginia Professor of Business at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches corporate financial strategy, corporate cost and profit-planning, and nonprofit finance and management.

Robert Deal ’85 MA (Hist) releases new book “The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880”

Dr. Robert Deal recently published his book, The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880. In the book, Deal offers a historically rich account of how whalers settled disputes in the absence of formal legal institutions and the subsequent formation of property law regulating the American whaling industry. Deal is an associate professor of American history and director of graduate studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He specializes in legal and environmental history. More details about the book can be found here: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/law-whale-hunt-dispute-resolution-property-law-and-american-whalers-17801880?format=HB


J. Martin Rochester ’77 PhD (PSc) releases new book “The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World”

Dr. J. Martin Rochester recently published his tenth book, The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World. In the book, Rochester examines the constantly evolving relationship between war and international law. Rochester is the Curators Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, specializing in international law, organization, and politics. More details about the book can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/The-New-Warfare-Rethinking-Rules-for-an-Unruly-World/Rochester/p/book/9781138191891.

Wayne Mahood ’69 PhD (SSc) writes new book entitled ‘A Strenuous Day’

alum-news-button WayneMahoodWayne Mahood wrote a book entitled, A Strenuous Day, which traces the lives of  the ordinary couple Harve and Hattie England of Maryville, Missouri. The couple’s lives were transformed during the events that occurred between 1870 and 1945. This period in history was marked by a World War, a flu epidemic, the likes of Charles Lindbergh, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and distinguished by the Great Depression. Mahood has authored nine books, many of which focus on the Civil War. He has taught social studies in Elmhurst, Illinois, then later taught at SUNY-Geneseo from 1969 to 1994, where he chaired the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Jacob Shell ’09 MA Geog/ ’12 PhD Geog publishes new book on geography of transportation and revolt

Jacob Shell recently published his first book titled Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility. The book links physical geography with the politics of mobility and explores how subversive elements in society used animals across harsh terrains to secretly transport goods and messages. Shell shows how these subversive activities were curtailed by the shooting of pigeons and the ceasing of certain kinds of transportation infrastructure. Shell is currently an assistant professor at Temple University. His research employs critical theories of power and resistance to look at the evolving geographies of transportation and mobility systems.

Holly Norton ’09 MA Anth / ’13 PhD Anth is a Colorado state archaeologist

Holly Norton was recently appointed as state archaeologist for the Colorado Historical Society, an organization that offers the public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families. Prior to her work at the Colorado Historical Society, Norton served as a professor of history and politics at Regis University. Norton’s research interests include the African Diaspora and European expansion and collective violence.