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Nicholas SyrettName:
Nicholas Syrett
Assistant Professor of History
Humanities and Social Sciences
Teaching: 4 (3 at UNC)
A.B. in Women’s and Gender Studies at Columbia University
M.A. and Ph.D from the Program in American Culture at University of Michigan.
Areas of expertise/Research interests:
The history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
You might not know that I …
am Canadian.
My welcome-to-teaching moment that I’ll never forget was …
realizing that I had to explain to students that an academic paper had to have an argument. 
I chose UNC because …
I like the emphasis upon undergraduate education and the ability to get to know my students.
Confucius would say my teaching philosophy is …
teaching is equal parts entertainment and education.
If I’m not teaching a class, or in my office, you can find me on campus at …
Holmes Dining Hall for lunch; all-you-can-eat is very tempting.
I cannot live without …
carbonated beverages and salt.
If I hadn’t become a teacher, I would be a …
Yearbook quote (advice you like to give to students or best advice you’ve received)
“Be sure that no matter what you study you find it interesting; there’s no other good reason to do it.”
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