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Dr. Karen Hannel, Ph.D

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    Dr. Karen Hannel, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

    Karen Hannel's research interests primarily revolve around the question of how the fine, performing and literary arts can promote justice and peace. She writes and speaks frequently on how the Irish Great War experience was recorded in Irish literature and art during the war and interwar years. Another area of research includes analyzing how the invasion and colonization of the Americas impacted indigenous populations and how, consequently, dominant society imagined native peoples in popular culture. Dr. Hannel's service to the community is centered on promoting the voice and well-being of young people who identify as LGBTQIA and the elderly. In her spare time, Dr. Hannel is an avid photographer and gardener.


    Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Humanities and Culture Concentration from Union Institute and University

    Courses Taught

    • HUM 110CL: Giants of the Arts
    • ART 110HM: Curves Ahead
    • ART 123: Art Appreciation
    • IDS 310: The Creative Process