The rural and small town heartland is considered by many a quintessentially American place. Kristin L. Hoganson will present this fascinating program that uncovers the American heartland’s deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world. Hoganson’s book, The Heartland: An American History, drills deep into the center of the country, only to find a global story in the resulting core sample. Champaign, Illinois is the starting point to the book, and provides some additional material on the University of Illinois as well.
Kristin Hoganson received her undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Yale University, and she is also affiliated with the Center for Global Studies, the Ethnography of the University Initiative, and Gender and Women's Studies. She teaches classes on historical methods and writing, the United States in world context, U.S. foreign relations, the United States in an age of empire, local history in global context, food history, and U.S. nation building through 1877.