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Katharine Gerbner

The Black Church

Katharine Gerbner, McKnight Land-Grant Professor in the History Department and historian of religion, is interviewed in a new PBS series airing on February 18 and 23. This series reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change.
Detail from the Story Maps project Cortes’ New World

Students as Map Makers: Connecting Concepts to Geography

Instructors from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies (SPPT) and the Department of History explain how integrating Story Maps technology into their courses has helped their students develop cultural competency and spatial thinking. “These projects situated those cultural products and practices in their specific places in a way that was completely understandable to their classmates because of the map,” says Cecily Brown.