History News Wrap-Up

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Table Magazine published an article by Prof. Jim Loeffler on capitalism, music, and Jewish politics. The article, “The ‘Lust Machine’” is adapted from his article “The ‘Lust Machine’: Recording and Selling the Jewish Nation in the late Russian Empire” which was published this year in Polin Studies in Polish Jewry.  

Prof. Loeffler was also featured in a UVA Today Faculty Spotlight: “For James Loeffler, Musical Path led to the Apex of Jewish Studies."

The New York Times published an op-ed by Prof. Andrew Kahrl: “Who Will Get to Swim This Summer?” 

Prof. Kahrl was also featured on The Takeaway podcast's July 2nd’s episode, “Restrictions on Beach and Pool Access Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic,” and quoted in two articles: Pew’s “Black Homeowners Pay More Than ‘Fair Share’ in Property Taxes” and the Washington Post’s “Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows.”

Slate recently published an article by Prof. Grace Hale, “The Birth and Death of Pylon, America’s Best Rock Band,” adapted from her recent book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture.

The Annual Review of Criminology published an article, “Mass Criminalization of Black Americans: A Historical Overview,” co-authored by Elizabeth Hinton and DeAnza Cook, who graduated from our history program with distinction in 2017. DeAnza currently studies at Harvard and is working on a dissertation project that “traces the rise of proactive "community, problem-solving" policing and data-driven law enforcement in Boston and beyond at the dawn of the twenty-first century.” 

Streaking the Lawn featured an interview with recent graduate and decorated student athlete Leah Smith, who minored in history during her tenure at UVA. In the interview, Leah noted George Gilliam and his courses, ““History of Virginia Pre1865” and “History of Virginia Post 1865,” as the most impactful classroom experiences of her undergraduate career.