• Fun Facts about Dr. Michael G. Panzer
     
     Contact Information:
    Michael G. Panzer, Ph.D.
    Social Studies Dept. T.C. (Teacher-in-Charge)
    Roy C. Ketcham High School
    845-298-5100 x31048
     
    Scholarship
    Carmel High School graduate, Regents Diploma, Class of 1994
    S.U.N.Y Cortland, Class of 1998 - History/Secondary Social Studies B.A.; Anthropology Minor; Cum Laude
    Iona College, Class of 2002 - History M.A. ; Honors Distinction
    University at Albany, Class of 2014 - History Ph.D; Concentration African History - Lusophone Africa; Mozambique
     
    Dissertation Title: A Nation in Name, a 'State' in Exile: The FRELIMO Proto-State, Youth, Gender, and the Liberation of Mozambique, 1962-1975 
     
    Published Articles
     
    "Pragmatism and Liberation: FRELIMO and the Legitimacy of an African Independence Movement," Portuguese Journal of Social Science (forthcoming). 
     
    "Building a Revolutionary Constituency: Mozambican Refugees and the Development of the FRELIMO Proto-State, 1964-1968," Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies,39,  no. 1, (March 2013),  5-23.
     
     "The Pedagogy of Revolution: Youth, Generational Conflict, and Education in the Development of Mozambican Nationalism and the State, 1962-1970." Journal of Southern African Studies, 25, no. 4, (Dec. 2009), 803-820.
     
    Favorite Non-Fiction Books - Africa
    1. Planting Rice and Harvesting Slaves - Walter Hawthorne
    2. Threads of Solidarity - Iris Berger
    3. The Law and the Prophets - Daniel Magaziner
    4. A Green Place, a Good Place - David Lee Schoenbrun
    5. Way of Death - Joseph Miller
     
    Favorite Non-Fiction Books - Latin America
    1. Made in Mexico - Susan M. Gauss
    2. Revolutionary Mexico - John Mason Hart
    3. The Tribute of Blood - Peter M. Beattie
    4. Insurgent Cuba - Ada Ferrer
    5. The Black Jacobins - C.L.R. James
     
    Favorite Fiction Books
    1. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    2. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
    3. Dune - Frank Herbert
    4. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
    5. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
     
    Favorite Movies
    1. The Children of Men
    2.  I Heart Huccabees
    3. Downfall
    4. Saving Private Ryan
    5. The Godfather, Pt. 2
     
    Passport Stamps so far...
    Mozambique, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Canada, Jamaica