The Department of History at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that three scholars have joined the department as Assistant Professors. Dr. Benjamin Irvin specializes in the history of the early American Republic. Two scholars from Columbia University, Dr. Miranda Spieler and Dr. Fabio Lanza, bring expertise in modern France and modern China. Dr.Spieler's research focuses on the history of violence and slavery in French Guiana. Dr. Lanza, a native of Italy, studies the student activism of the May 4th movement in Beijing.