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Montana State professor to give reading at Montana Western

The University of Montana Western will host Montana State professor Susan Kollin on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Kollin will lecture at Montana Western as a visiting scholar. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the Swysgood Technology Center Great Room on the UMW campus.

Kollin will give a talk titled “Captivating Cowboys: The Middle East and the American West.” The talk will be based on her new book, which grew out of her Fulbright Fellowship teaching in the English and comparative literature department at American University in Cairo.

She is an English professor at Montana State and a College of Letters and Science Distinguished professor since 2011. Her research and teaching interests include 20th 21st century American literature, western American literature and film, environmental humanities and feminist theory.

In addition to her new book, Kollin also authored "Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space" and "Nature’s State: Imagining Alaska as the Last Frontier," which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2002. 

She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota at the Twin Cities and her A.B. in English from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.