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5 Questions with Ben Wetzel

Cushwa Center

The Cushwa Center is pleased to announce that one of its postdoctoral research associates, Benjamin Wetzel, recently accepted a position as assistant professor of history at Taylor University (IN).  As Ben transitions into his new role, the center is pleased to welcome Maggie Elmore as a new postdoctoral research associate.  Maggie works on Latino/a Catholicism in the 20th century and comes to us from the University of California, Berkeley--you can read more about her here!

Cushwa Assistant Director Shane Ulbrich recently interviewed Ben about his research projects, his perspective on what the genre of biography can do for historians, and his thoughts on the state of the academic job market.  An excerpt of that interview is below, with the full transcript available on the Cushwa Center webpage.

Image Credit: Luzerne County Historical Society
SU: We've kept you busy at the Cushwa Center this year writing book reviews and event recaps, managing the center's monthly b…

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