Hutchison earns Santander Chair at Portugal’s University of Lisbon

Prof. Ray Hutchison of Sociology has been awarded the Cátedra Santander (the Santander Chair) in the Faculdade de Ciéncias Socialis e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (the Humanities and Social Sciences at the New University of Lisbon) for the 2016 spring semester.  The New University of Lisbon was founded in 1973 following the collapse of the Estado Novo military regime in the 25 de Abril Carnation revolution, and has a strong tradition of innovative work, including interdisciplinary degree programs and graduate research centers.  His responsibilities will include mentoring a 10-week seminar on urban studies for graduate students and faculty at CICS-NOVA (Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais), as well as a series of public lectures on topics such as “The Invention of the American West” and “Utopian Communities in the US” that are often taught in American Studies programs at universities across Europe.  He will also arrange a conference on comparative suburban studies featuring faculty from the Banlieue Network (Paris), Westminster University (London), University of Florence, University of Bologna, and other universities.