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Living in Ithaca, NY / Working at Union College, NY.
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Christine Henseler is an arts and humanities advocate and professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Union College, NY. A German immigrant, she earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Journalism/Advertising and Romance Studies from the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. from Cornell University. She has been at Union College since 2001 where she has served as the chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, as the Director of Faculty Development and the Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies, among other administrative positions.
Christine is actively engaged in the advocacy of the arts & humanities on national and international fronts. At Union College she served as the principal investigator for an Andrew W. Mellon Planning Grant called “Our Shared Humanities.” She co-leads 4Humanities (4Humanities.org), a non-profit concerned with the role and perception of the humanities in public, and she continues to build a website called “The Arts & Humanities in the 21st Century Workplace” (www.ah21cw.com). She was a blogger for the HuffPost and she actively publishes public opinion pieces in Inside Higher Ed and other outlets, often in collaboration with colleagues from different fields and professions outside of academia.
Christine has published widely. Her books and articles focus on contemporary Spanish literature and digital culture and on Generation X, youth culture, the Millennials and social change. She is currently working on two books on the arts and humanities, including a forthcoming edited volume titled Extraordinary Partnerships: How the Arts and Humanities Are Transforming America and an advice guide book for and by students and young professionals called Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave College Without Them.
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