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The Choncoff Lecture honors the memory of one of Arizona’s early Macedonian-American residents, the former state librarian of Arizona and out-of-print bookseller, Mary Choncoff. In the years preceding her death in 1996, Mary Choncoff welcomed a generation of visiting Macedonian scholars to Arizona State University. Her home in Tempe became a gathering place for participants in the longstanding academic exchange between Arizona State University and the University of Ss. Kiril and Metodij in Skopje, Macedonia.
At Brown University, Keith Brown is a faculty fellow in the Watson Institute, an adjunct professor in International Studies, and the Director of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI). He received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He has taught courses in international studies and anthropology. Before Brown University, he has served at Bowdoin College and the University of Wales. Dr. Brown has been a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Fulbright fellow in Macedonia (2012-13). His research focuses on the Balkans, especially relations between Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria. More recently, he has also worked with diverse learning communities in the U.S. military. His most recent book is Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia (Indiana University Press, 2013).
Professor Brown is returning to Arizona State University for the first time since he was among the original class of Macedonian language students who launched the ASU Critical Languages Institute in 1991.
This event is sponsored by: the Fulbright Association - Arizona Chapter & the ASU Melikian Center.