Assistant Professor Cameron Strang wins the Summerlee Book Prize for ‘Frontiers of Science’

Books from College of Liberal Arts professors Strang, Xiaoyu Pu and Ian Hartshorn make their debut and earn honors

Cameron Strang

Strang is now working on a book that focuses on the history of Native American explorers in the West

Assistant Professor Cameron Strang wins the Summerlee Book Prize for ‘Frontiers of Science’

Books from College of Liberal Arts professors Strang, Xiaoyu Pu and Ian Hartshorn make their debut and earn honors

Strang is now working on a book that focuses on the history of Native American explorers in the West

Cameron Strang

Strang is now working on a book that focuses on the history of Native American explorers in the West

Cameron Strang, assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, published his first book, Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850, last year. This year, he has won both the Mousel/Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity from the College of Liberal Arts and the Summerlee Book Prize from Lamar University for his book. The Summerlee Books Prize honors the best book related to the history, culture, or creative activities of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

"I am so grateful to both Lamar University's Center for History and Culture and to the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Liberal Arts for honoring Frontiers of Science with these awards,” Strang said. “I worked on this book for almost 10 years, and this sort of recognition helps make it all feel worthwhile. These awards have also been great for re-energizing me as I dive into my second book, a history of Native American explorers in the West. Hopefully that project won't take another 10 years, but we'll see."

    Book Launches and Readings:

    Xiaoyu Pu, associate professor of political science, who was recently named one of the 20 Public Intellectuals Program Fellows by The National Committee of United States-China Relations, has published Rebranding China with Stanford University Press.

    A book launch and discussion about Rebranding China will be facilitated by Tyrus W. Cobb, an alumnus from the University who once served as Special Assistant to President Regan for national security affairs from 1983-1987. Pu will talk about his book from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Room 124.

    Ian Hartshorn, assistant professor of political science, has published Labor Politics in North Africa: After the Uprising in Egypt and Tunisia with Cambridge University Press. The book focuses on the role of workers in the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and how labor organizations pushed for change, won concessions and fought amongst themselves.

    Hartshorn will discuss his new book from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, also in the Knowledge Center, Room 124.

    Both events are free and open to the public.

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