History Professor Haejeong Hazel Hahn will be installed as
the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities for 2010-12 on Tuesday, January
11, at 4 p.m. in Campion Hall. Hahn, who joined the faculty in 2000, is the
director of the Asian Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. At
her installation ceremony, she will present “Indo-China, Chin-India or Farther
India? Geographical Imagination and the Place of Indochina in the French
Hahn, who is fluent in French and Korean, received her Ph.D. and M.A. in
History at the University of California–Berkeley and a B.A. in History from
Wellesley College. 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, a history of urban
planning in French Indochina, and articles on representations of empires in the French and English illustrated press.
She is also a co-editor of Architectural-ized
Asia which revises perceptions of Asia in the eyes of
historians, architectural historians, and geographers through architectural
mapping and representation of the continent of Asia.
Hahn is the first member of the History Department to be
chosen as the Pigott McCone Endowed Chair, which recognizes scholarship and
outstanding teaching of a member of the Arts and Sciences faculty.
History is one of 33 undergraduate degrees offered by the
College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University.
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