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April 9, 2007

Linguistics professor Jorge Hankamer appointed director of IHR

Professor of linguistics Jorge Hankamer has accepted a three-year appointment as director of the Institute for Humanities Research (IHR), effective July 1.

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Jorge Hankamer

As director, Hankamer will coordinate the administrative, programmatic, and budgetary decisions of the IHR, providing leadership in support of humanities research with a special emphasis on fundraising, and making humanities research more available and visible to the public.

In addition to his 25-plus years of distinguished teaching and research in linguistics, Hankamer has served in a variety of administrative, graduate support, and research capacities at UCSC. A former dean of the Humanities Division, he has also served as acting dean of Graduate Studies and Research, as a member of the Graduate Council, and as a current member of the Committee on Research and the IHR Steering Committee.

Hankamer will succeed professor of history Gail Hershatter, who will complete her second term as IHR director at the end of June.

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