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Eric Haralson Named Endowed Professor in Global Citizenship

Eric Haralson The College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of English Eric Haralson has been named the inaugural holder of the new Endowed Professorship in Global Citizenship funded by the Empowerment Charitable Trust.

This honor is in recognition of Dr. Haralson’s leadership on a multi-year project to advance global citizenship, which he founded at Stony Brook in 2015. “Global Citizenship and World Literature” is a collaboration with College of Arts and Sciences colleagues across disciplines who are helping students confront vital questions about what it means to be a global citizen.

Throughout the project, Dr. Haralson has developed innovative syllabi using literature, film, and other media. The project established a guest-lecture series, an expansive new anthology of international writings, a website dedicated to global consciousness-raising resources, student-organized global-activism events, and an interdisciplinary faculty/student advisory group.

As the Empowerment Charitable Trust Endowed Professor in Global Citizenship, Dr. Haralson will sustain and create new inclusive and forward-moving initiatives designed to generate widespread intellectual interest in global citizenship and ethical self-growth among Stony Brook students.

Dr. Haralson studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Columbia University, specializing in 19th-century American literature. He has published widely on the emergence and cultural resonances of Anglo-American modernism, and served on editorial boards of prominent journals, including Twentieth-Century Literature and American Literary History .

The Empowerment Charitable Trust is a globally active donor organization with projects in Asia, Africa, Australia, and at several U.S. universities. It has special interest in supporting initiatives in social justice, micro enterprise, hunger eradication and children’s wellbeing.

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