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VIRTUAL Orange Central: Women's History at Maxwell-Marguerite Fisher and Beyond

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Syracuse University alumni and friends are invited to a virtual Orange Central program from the Maxwell School. Join Dean David M. Van Slyke and Maxwell alumni and friends for a panel conversation exploring the history of women at Maxwell and their individual and collective contributions to their disciplines and the School. Panel discussants will include Carol Faulkner, Associate Dean and Professor of History, Kristi Andersen, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, and Kyaira Coffin, current MPA/IR student.

For additional information, contact Maxwell Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Murray at or visit the Orange Central website; to register, email or call 315.443.3258.

Carol Faulkner
 is professor of history, Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar, and associate dean for academic affairs at the Maxwell School. She studies the history of the nineteenth-century United States, with a particular focus on women, gender, sexuality, and social movements. Professor Faulkner is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous publications, including Unfaithful: Love, Adultery, and Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-Century America (2019, University of Pennsylvania Press) and Women in American History to 1880: A Documentary Reader (2011, Wiley-Blackwell). Professor Faulkner teaches classes on American social protest and the history of sexuality.

Kristi Andersen
is professor emeritus of political science, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute. Her specialties are American politics, political parties, public opinion, women and politics, and immigration. She is also Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus, in which she directed Maxwell’s interdisciplinary, team-taught MAX Courses exploring citizenship issues. Among the books she has written are New Immigrant Communities: Finding a Place in Local Politics (2010, Lynne Rienner Publishers) and After Suffrage: Women in Partisan and Electoral Politics Before the New Deal (1996, University of Chicago Press).
Kyaira Coffin is a graduate student in Maxwell’s department of public administration and international affairs, where she is pursuing her master’s in public administration, master’s in international relations, and certificates of advanced study in Conflict and Collaboration and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. During the 2019-2020 academic year she worked as a graduate research assistant in the Program for the Advancement of Research in Conflict and Collaboration, and this year Ms. Coffin serves as graduate research assistant, working with Maxwell’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.



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