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Eve Kornfeld, Senate Distinguished Professor and Professor of History, earned her B.A. at Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History at Harvard University. She has taught in Harvard’s History and Literature concentration, Princeton’s History and European Cultural Studies departments, and SDSU’s History, MALAS, Honors, and Arts Alive Collaborative programs. Her teaching and scholarship are interdisciplinary, transnational, polyphonic, and informed by post-colonial, post-structural, gender and critical race theories. Her books were published in the Bedford Series in History and Culture of St. Martin’s Press, and her articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of American Studies, Canadian Review of American Studies, New England Journal of History, Pennsylvania History, The History Teacher, and the Journal of American Culture. She served on the governing board of the American Culture Association. She received the College of Arts and Letters Excellence in Teaching Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017, the SDSU Senate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018, and the College of Arts and Letters Exceptional Service Award in 2021.
As a first-generation college graduate, Dr. Kornfeld’s mission as a college professor is to open doors for her students and to encourage them to walk through those doors with confidence and joy. Mentoring first-generation students through their undergraduate lives and learning, first experiences with research and conference presentations, applications to graduate or professional programs, and expanding career choices and decisions is her continuing passion. She is especially proud of her many Student Research Symposium participants and winners, and of the extensive mentor network through which her past and current graduate and undergraduate students assist each other to find new graduate school and professional opportunities.