It was so good seeing former students and colleagues in one weekend. Briana Royster, a former grad student in my Gender, Race and Urban Race class and present New York University graduate student, presented today at the UA History Department’s Power and Struggle graduate student-sponsored conference with Dr. John Mitcham, a UA alum who worked with my colleague John Beeler, commenting on her paper.
The title of Briana’s paper was “Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves: Power Struggle Within the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Suriname.” She presented with Florida State University graduate student Jason Ratfcliffe whose paper was titled “Savior From Civilization: Bishop Brent’s Attempt to Define the Role of the Protestant Missionary in the Colonial Philippines, 1901-1918.”
Also this weekend, we honored our esteemed Professor Emeritus George Rable, former Charles Summersell Professor of Southern History in UA’s Department of History.
And now back to this Alabama/Arkansas game (Miami and FSU on another channel). Roll Tide! It’s all about The U. Glad my lectures for next week are ready to go. What a weekend.