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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives

Edited, with James Symonds. This work explores the strengths of interpretive historical archaeology in the US and the UK, comparing and contrasting the different approaches. It aims to foster debate an productive collaboration around the themes of landscape studies, urban archaeology, memory and memorialization, gender studies, the lives of industrial workers, and archaeological biographies.

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