College of Arts and Sciences


  • Hahn to Be Installed As Pigott McCone Chair

    December 16, 2010

    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 Empire.”

    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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