History Professor Haejeong Hazel Hahn has been named the
Pigott McCone Chair by Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. Hahn, who joined the faculty in 2000, is the director of the Asian Studies
program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on European urban
history, European imperialism, and Southeast Asian urban and cultural history.
She recently published Scenes of Parisian
Modernity: Culture and Consumption in the Nineteenth Century (New York:
Palgrave Macmillan) and is currently working on a book, “Cultures of Travel in
the Nineteenth Century,” as well as on the history of urban planning in
Indochina. She is also a co-editor of “Architectural-ized Asia,” which is about cases of
architecture that are geographically and politically at the margins of Asia. Her
article on representations of empires
in French and English illustrated press will be published next year.
Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities is dedicated to promoting
scholarship and is awarded to a member of the College of Arts and Sciences
faculty who is an outstanding teacher and scholar in one of the basic
Hahn, who is fluent in French and Korean and has some knowledge of Vietnamese,
received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History at the University of California –
Berkeley and a B.A. in History from Wellesley College.
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