Dr. Stollman Returns to Salem as Commencement Speaker
Dr. Jennifer Stollman, former faculty member at Salem College, now on the faculty at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, will give the commencement address on Saturday, May 22. She was invited back to the campus as the keynote speaker by the graduating class.
Dr. Stollman’s speech will be entitled “Paradigms and Battle Lines: The Scholar/Activist in the 21st Century.”Dr. Stollman is an assistant professor in the department of history and the coordinator of the gender and women’s studies program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Her teaching interests include Atlantic history, intellectual history, women’s history, African-American history, Native American history, the study of collective and individual constructions of identities, the historical uses of power and historical theory and methodology.
Before arriving at Fort Lewis College, she served as an assistant professor and chair in the department of history at Salem College. She has also held visiting assistant professorship positions at Miami University of Ohio, in Oxford, Ohio and at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. She has also held a summer research position at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, England.
Dr. Stollman has published on the Antebellum South, the Civil War, the Civil Rights era and student civic engagement. Currently, she is working on two manuscripts. One explores the changing nature of religious and racial identities in the Antebellum South. The second examines the feminist rhetoric utilized by conservative clergy in the Anglican Church, both in England and in the United States, to promote female ordination.
Dr. Stollman also specializes in developing effective teaching methods at liberal arts colleges. In addition to her research and teaching interests, she is passionate about training students to apply their education to activist efforts to effect personal and communal positive change.