New Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department: Dr. Robbie Lieberman


KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 21, 2013) —  Before coming to KSU Robbie Lieberman was a Professor of History at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Originally from Los Angeles, she received her B.A. from U.C.-Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan.

She is the author of My Song Is My Weapon: People's Songs, American Communism, and the Politics of Culture, 1930-1950, which won the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP; The Strangest Dream: Communism, Anti-Communism, and the U.S. Peace Movement,1945-1963; and Prairie Power: Voices of 1960s Midwestern Student Protest.

Recent publications include a book co-edited with Clarence Lang, Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement, and an article, "`Measure Them Right': Lorraine Hansberry and the Struggle for Peace.” Dr. Lieberman served as editor of Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research from 2006-2011.

Her current project focuses on African American proponents of peace in the early Cold War years. Professor Lieberman was named Outstanding Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts at SIU in 2001 and Outstanding Scholar in the the college in 2007. She received a Women of Distinction Award in 2003, given for demonstrated commitment to diversity.

"I am very excited to be at Kennesaw State as Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. I look forward to working with faculty, students, and staff to continue developing the individual programs in ISD while engaging them in conversation with each other about teaching and research." (RL)