C. Neal Keye, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History and Politics
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A. The College of the Holy Cross

C. Neal Keye is an Associate Professor of History and Politics at the College of St. Scholastica. He is also Director of Women's and Gender Studies and Program Director of the Oreck-Alpern Grant for the Study of Religion and Culture after 9/11. Before coming to St. Scholastica in 2001, he taught at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Religious Studies and for the Program in Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies. Professor Keye has held a fellowship in Public Ethics at the Institute of Arts & Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently Chair of the "Religion, Gender, and Sexuality" section for the Midwest region of The American Academy of Religion. Professor Keye's teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary discourses on religion, culture, and history; method and theory in the study of religion; western intellectual history; modern philosophy and aesthetics; feminist theory and gender studies; and the history and politics of colonialism, imperialism and globalization, with areas of specialization in modern Europe, India, and the Middle East. He is currently working on a revision of his doctoral dissertation for publication (Messengers of the Gods? Rethinking the Interpretive Turn in the Discourse of the Human Sciences after 9/11). 


Timothy Lorek, Ph.D.

Tim Lorek (Ph.D., Yale University) teaches courses on Latin American history and politics, global history, human rights, and environmental studies and sustainability at CSS. Before arriving at CSS, he taught at Brandeis University, the University of Hartford, and Yale, and he worked in educational outreach at the University of Michigan. In 2017-18 he was an Andrew W. Mellon research fellow with the Humanities Institute of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. He has also worked in community agriculture in Albuquerque and has a M.A. from the University of New Mexico. He is eager to meet with CSS students interested in Latin America, food and sustainable agriculture, and/or the history of science and the environment.

Lorek researches and writes about the history, environment, and politics of agriculture in twentieth-century Latin America, particularly Colombia and Puerto Rico. He is completing a book manuscript tentatively titled Making the Green Revolution: Agriculture, Science, and Conflict in Colombia. He is also co-editor (with Andra Chastain, Washington State University - Vancouver) of Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America's Long Cold War (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). He is currently working on a collaborative project (with Helen Curry, University of Cambridge) on the global food system and the scientific research consortium known as the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Other recent publications include an essay on calendars in Colombia and an article on the role of Puerto Rican scientists in inter-American relations. 

Originally from Wisconsin, Lorek and his family are happy to call Duluth home where they spend as much time as they can on the water, on the trail, or in the garden.