2018 Chair Reappointments

Dean of BYU College of Humanities J. Scott Miller has reappointed Dana Bourgerie and Carl Sederholm as department chairs over Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Comparative Arts and Letters. Both originally appointed in the summer of 2015, Bourgerie and Sederholm will serve another three years as chairs in their respective departments. 

Currently, Bourgerie continues to expand the Cambodian Oral History Project, which he has been director of since 2016. The project encourages Cambodians to share family history stories that have been kept in the dark after a genocide of over 2 million Cambodians in the ’70s. Listen to BYU Radio’s episode with Bourgerie on the project here. 

 Sederholm is the 2017 co-winner of the Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture for his book The Age of Lovecraft.  As of January 2018 he has held the  editorship over the The Journal of American Culture 

We congratulate both chairs on their outstanding work in our college and look forward to their next term.