This fall, the department welcomes its newest faculty member, Jeff Hayton. A native of Canada, Dr. Hayton received his b.a. and m.a. from McMaster University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A modern Europeanist with a speciality in Germany, his current research is Culture from the Slums: Punk Rock, Authenticity, and Alternative Culture in East and West Germany. He will be teaching courses in World Civilizations and upper division European History.