College of Arts and Sciences


  • Hahn Awarded Pigott McCone Endowed Chair

    July 22, 2010

    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.

    The 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 humanities disciplines.

    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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