Susan Nance Finalist for Wallace K. Ferguson Prize | College of Arts

Susan Nance Finalist for Wallace K. Ferguson Prize

Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015


Dr. Susan Nance's recent book, Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) is a finalist for the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize. Sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association (CHA), the Prize recognizes outstanding scholarly books in non-Canadian history. The winner will be announced at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of Ottawa on June 2.

Dr. Nance is Associate Professor of US History in the Department and affiliated faculty with the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. Her research examines the histories of live performance and communication, with a special focus on animals in entertainment.

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