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Virginia delegate Danica Roem turns conversation from identity to local issues in packed event

On Wednesday night, Danica Roem, delegate to the 13th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, discussed election strategies for unseating incumbents, her background in journalism and getting the press to move beyond simplistic labels during a Q&A moderated by Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies.

Fresh Faculty: Saad Gulzar talks research on motives behind political candidacy

New assistant professor Saad Gulzar joined the political science department last June after completing a PhD at New York University (NYU) and receiving Masters degrees from Columbia University and the National University of Singapore. Today, his research focuses on the political economy of development and comparative politics. The Daily sat down with Gulzar to talk about his research and influences.

Fresh Faculty: Kathryn Olivarius on history as the ‘great gift to exercise empathy’

New Assistant Professor Kathryn Olivarius joined the history department as a 19th century American historian after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research and receiving a DPhil and M.St. at Oxford. The Daily sat down with Olivarius to talk about her research on slavery and disease in the Caribbean and Antebellum South.