By NR Staff • 

Columbia dean to speak

His lecture is set for noon in Riley Hall 201. Lunch, available on a first-come, first-served basis, will be offered at 11:45 a.m.

Montás will discuss the relationship between liberal education and good citizenship.

His research is focused on Antebellum American literature and culture, with a specific interest in citizenship and American national identity. His dissertation, “Rethinking America: Abolitionism and the Antebellum Transformation of the Discourse of National Identity,” won the 2004 Bancroft Award.

He currently is writing about the interrelated biographies of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass and Charles Sumner. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science, at 503-883-2246 or


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