Lund-Gill Chair

Molly J. Giblin, PhD named 2017-2018 Lund-Gill Chair

2017lund-gill_molly-giblin.jpgMolly J. Giblin is an Instructor in the department of history at the University of Memphis. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a PhD from Rutgers University, her research includes European and Asian history, gender, race, circulations of knowledge and material objects, and the construction of difference and likeness in imperial interactions. Dr. Giblin was a Fulbright Scholar, and has previously taught at Florida International University and Rutgers University. Her manuscript, From Romance to Renovation: France, China, and Imperial Revitalization in the Nineteenth Century, is a trans-national, interdisciplinary project that examines French attempts to foster meaningful personal bonds with historical actors in China and the Pacific as early and crucial facets of France's reconstruction as an imperial power.


Lund-Gill Lecture: Molly J. Giblin, PhD

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 p.m. 
Martin Recital Hall
Admission is Free

Whose West?: Identity and Citizenship in A Global Age
Who has the right to citizenship? Is being European, American, or Western a matter of ideology, or simply a legal status? Using several case studies from my own research on relationships between European and Asian men and women, my lecture will examine how states attempted to use race, religion, gender and ethnicity to define the boundaries of identity in the nineteenth century, and how individuals have revised and challenged these ideas in the face of large-scale global migration.