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About Elizabeth 'Libi' Sundermann

I earned my M.A. and PhD in modern European history from the University of California, Davis, in modern European history and world history. I hold a B.A. in journalism and history from the University of Montana, Missoula. My professional experience includes fifteen years teaching at universities. Before my academic career, I was a layout/copy editor for the Missoulian in Missoula, MT. As a competitively-hired lecturer at University of Washington, Tacoma I teach European and world history. Awards include UWT Outstanding Woman and a nomination for the Distinguished Teaching award and for UWT OSCARs Adviser of the Year. I am active in faculty governance on the UWT Lecturer Affairs Committee, in professional advocacy with the UW chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and in faculty labor rights as Secretary of External Communications for UW Faculty Forward Steering Committee. I have been recognized by the AAUP with “Outstanding contribution: extraordinary leadership and advocacy to advance the conditions of Lecturers at the University of Washington: Courage in Pursuit of Excellence in Washington State Higher Education.” I maintain an active research agenda in history and higher education pedagogy. My additional background in print journalism includes research, reporting, editing, and design skills which contribute to my ability to communicate my research and knowledge to diverse audiences.

Positions

Present MA and PhD in Modern Europe (Britain) and World History, University of California, Davis
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Present Lecturer, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests


Honors and Awards

  • UW AAUP award: “Outstanding contribution: extraordinary leadership and advocacy to advance the conditions of Lecturers at the University of Washington: Courage in Pursuit of Excellence in Washington State Higher Education."

Courses

  • World History I: Prehistory to 1500
  • World History II: 1500 to Present
  • Modern Europe and the World
  • Twentieth-century Britain
  • Empires and Imperialism in World History
  • British Empire
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Research and Writing Seminar


Contact Information

libisun@uw.edu

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