For Mary Loeffelholz, English professor at Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Emily Dickinson’s significance lies in her ability to relate to readers, particularly in times of sorrow and mourning. ..
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Ph.D., 2004, International Politics
University of Newcastle, UK
Natalie Bormann joined the Department of Political Science in 2007, after holding positions at Brown University, and the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh in the UK. She is the author of National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity – A Poststructural Critique (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008) and co-editor of Securing Outer Space (London: Routledge, 2009).
Her current research explores the interplay of trauma, memory and ethics in international relations. These themes are explored in her upcoming book The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Trauma and Violence – Student Encounters with the Holocaust (Palgrave, 2017), which draws from her experience of leading Northeastern’s Holocaust Dialogue of Civilizations program. She teaches a graduate seminar on “Genocides”, and co-convenes a collaborative research cluster on “Crisis and Pedagogy – Teaching about Conflict and Mass Atrocity” in 2016/17.
Based on her experience, she has been selected to participate in a number of competitive teaching programs; in 2015, she was invited to the Jack and Anita Faculty Hess Seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and returned to the museum as a follow-up scholar in July of the same year.
Professor Bormann will be a teaching faculty fellow (2016/17) with the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) at Northeastern University, where she will be exploring strategies for teaching about mass atrocities.
Organizing EUROPEAN EVENTS
Professor Bormann has been working with the German Embassy in D.C. and the German Consulate in Boston to host yearly events on campus pertaining to European/German affairs with financial support from the Germany Embassy and the NEU Humanities Center.
Leading the CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY CLUSTER
From 2012 – 2014, Professor Bormann co-hosted with Dr. Carleton Gholz the Critical Social Theory Cluster with a grant from the Humanities center. The Cluster created and facilitated a vibrant intellectual culture in radical thinking and social critique.