Jeff Staiger Candidate Statement 2020

Jeff Staiger has been at the UO for 13 years, first as the Librarian for Romance Languages, and more recently as the Librarian for English, French, Italian, Philosophy and Classics.  He has a PhD. in English from UC/Berkeley, and received his BA in English/Classics from Williams College.  Before becoming a librarian, he taught English at both the high-school and university levels in Pittsburgh.  A member of the American Library Association and the Modern Language Association, he publishes in both the fields of Library Science and Literary Studies.  He is particularly interested in the place of the humanities in the university at a time of rapid change and even crisis in the humanistic disciplines.  He served on the Faculty Advisory Council from 2016-2018.

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