Dr. Michael Stewart Foley has been appointed Professor of American Studies, in particular American Political Culture and Theory, as of 1 August 2013. Foley studied History at the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his PhD in 1999. Until recently he was Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Sheffield; before that he was Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and College of Staten Island.
Foley is a historian who specializes in political culture. His particular research fields are ‘social movements’ and the role of popular music in political culture. He is most recently the author of Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s (2013). Foley is a founding editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture and has served as an advisor to the award-winning television show, Mad Men, as well as the prize-winning film, The Camden 28 (2007). He will be introducing an inter-American context, or ‘Americas perspective’, to the study of the United States as a historical, political, social and economic entity.
The University of Groningen is the only Dutch university to offer both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree programme in American Studies.
The humanities are diverse, dynamic, innovative and relevant to society. That is what we aim to show on Saturday September 14th, during the first Arts Festival!
Medicine student Willem Wierbos (24) is the new University of Groningen poet-in-residence for the academic year 2019-2020. He impressed the jury with his poems that ooze student life: ‘Willem is not a poet who also happens to study, but a student who...
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