Professor Laura Frader will be stepping down as Chair of History on June 30 to become Associate Dean for Faculty in the new College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Dr. Frader continues to maintain an active research program; she published two articles over the past academic year, “Classe, Historicité et ‘Agency :’ Gender et le Travail de E.P. Thompson,” [“Class, Historicity, and ‘Agency:’ Gender in the Work of E.P. Thompson,”] in Danielle Chabaud-Rychter, Virginie Descoutures, Anne Marie Devreux, et Eleni Varikas, eds., Questions de genre aux Sciences sociales [Gender Questions in the Social Sciences] (Paris : Editions « Autrement » 2010) and “La production des savoirs de l’Orient: la préhistoire du postcoloniale,” [“Producing Oriental Knowledges: the Prehistory of the Postcolonial.”], in Anne Berger and Eleni Varikas, eds., Situations postcoloniales et régimes de sexe (Paris: Editions des archives contemporaines, 2011). Dr. Frader will present a paper from her new project on the history of equality policies in the European Community at the Council for European Studies meeting in Barcelona on June 20, 2011.