Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Development
University of New Mexico Interim Provost Craig White announced the appointment of Professor Alex Lubin as Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Development. Lubin’s appointment extends through June 30, 2018.
Lubin earned a B.A. in Humanities at the Evergreen State College, an M.A. in American Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Ph.D. in American Studies at University of Minnesota. He began his career at UNM in 2002 as an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies.
Lubin is currently a full professor of American Studies, and has served as department chair for six years. From 2011-2014, Lubin took a leave from UNM while he served as director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon. While at AUB, Lubin designed and launched the region’s first M.A. program in Transnational American Studies.
Lubin is an interdisciplinary scholar, with expertise in Black Studies and Transnational American Studies, with a focus on U.S. and Middle East relationships. He is the author of two single-authored monographs, and the editor or co-editor of three volumes. His most recent books are “Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary,” and the co-edited volume, “Futures of Black Radicalism.”
During this academic year, Lubin will finish a book about the U.S. War on Terror, a topic about which he offers a class at UNM. Lubin serves on the editorial boards of The Middle East Report and the Journal of Civil and Human Rights. He is a member of the American Studies Association’s distinguish speaker’s bureau.
Zimmerman Murals Planning Committee
The Associate Provost for Faculty Development has convened the Zimmerman Murals Planning Committee to facilitate a campus and communityy discussion about how to confront the matter of the Adam's 'Three people's" murals in the West Wing of the Zimmerman Library. This committee forms in response to serve decades of student, staff, and faculty protest concerning the murals' representations of New Mexicans. The committee is helping to plan a course, to be offeredin the Spring 2018 semester, which is open to anybody who would like to attend and participate. Several public lectures will be organized and videotaped for public viewing.
Zimmerman Murals Class Information
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact the Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Alex Lubin, email@example.com
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