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EuropeNow Spotlights UVA, A&S European Studies

Feb 11, 2018 |
Manuela Achilles, Director of German Undergraduate Programs, Director of the Center for German Studies

A special issue of the Council for European Studies’ online journal, edited by Arts & Sciences faculty members from the University of Virginia’s European Studies program, examines the parallels between last August’s Charlottesville demonstrations by a large group of white supremacists, alt-right activists and neo-Nazis and the resurgence of far-right groups in Europe. 

Janet Horne, Assoc. Professor of French, and Director, European Studies Program
Dan Addison / University Communications

Manuela Achilles, director of UVA’s Center for German Studies, co-edited the February issue of EuropeNow with her Arts & Sciences colleague Kyrill Kunakhovich (History) and Nicole Shea, the director of the Council for European Studies. Focused on nationalism, nativism, and the revolt against globalization, the journal also features a “Campus Spotlight” on UVA, with interviews and essays by UVA faculty. Those dispatches include an interview with European Studies program director Janet Horne (French) and a report by Achilles and Matthew Burtner (Music) about the College’s “Moving Forward” series of events in support of the university community’s response to the events of last Aug. 11-12. Peter DeBaere, a professor in UVA’s Darden School of Business who also is affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Center for German Studies, contributed an article, titled “Globalization Under Fire.”

Kyrill Kunakhovich, Asst. Professor of History

Other A&S contributors to the special issue include Jeffrey Grossman (German, Jewish Studies), and Isaac Ariail Reed (Sociology). The February 2018 issue of Europe Now can be read online here