Jenn Finn will be our new historian of the Ancient world. Jenn comes to us with two PhDs: in Greek and Roman History at the University of Michigan (2012) and from Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet of Munich (to be completed in summer 2015) in Assyriology (the Ancient Near East). Her dissertation at Michigan was titled “Alexander the Great: Forming Political Identity in a Multicultural Empire.” Jenn is a marathon runner and triathlete. She takes the place of Sarah Bond, who left Marquette for the University of Iowa last spring.
Bryan Rindfleisch comes to us from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied colonial American and Native American studies. Late last fall he defended his dissertation, “’Possessed of the most Extensive Trade, Connexions, and Influence’: The Atlantic Intimacies of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Trader.” Bryan is a native of Wisconsin and received his MA in history from Marquette in 2009. He succeeds John Krugler, who completes his three-year phase-out retirement in spring 2015.