Barbara Krauthamer Named Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history, dean of the graduate school and senior vice provost for interdisciplinary programs and innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been appointed as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the university.

“I am honored and excited to serve as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Our society and our university community face significant challenges in the months ahead, and I am confident that the faculty, staff, and students in the college will work together to address them as we move forward,” said Dr. Krauthamer. “I am grateful that I can count on their resiliency and dedication.”

Dr. Krauthamer is a widely recognized historian of African American slavery and emancipation in the United States. She is the author and editor of a number of textbooks and non-fiction books including  Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

Dr. Krauthamer, who joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 2008, holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.

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