Polasky Named Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton

Janet Polasky

UNH Presidential Professor of History Janet Polasky has been named the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton College in Minnesota. In spring 2017, she will teach two courses at Carleton: a seminar on Atlantic revolution and a course on women in modern European history from 1650 to the present.

“It meant a great deal to be nominated by faculty in the history department, because I was an undergraduate history major at Carleton,” says Polasky. “I presented a faculty seminar there when I was working on my last book, ‘Revolutions without Borders,’ remembering all the while the questions some of those same professors had asked me about my senior thesis.”

“I’m looking forward to the teaching,” adds Polasky. “It’s good to teach in different environments and to different kinds of students. It keeps us alert and energizes our teaching when we return home.”

Carleton College names Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professors through a competitive process of departmental nominations.

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