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Dr. Allison Abra has been appointed Warden of St John’s College

Dr. Allison Abra [BA/99] has been appointed Warden of St John’s College, effective July 26, 2021 to July 25, 2026. The Warden has overall responsibility for the academic, administrative, and spiritual life of the College.

An alumna of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Arts and a fourth-generation Johnian, Dr. Abra returns to the University from the University of Southern Mississippi, where presently she is Associate Professor of History in the School of Humanities, the General Buford “Buff” Blount Professor in Military History, and a Fellow in the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society.  She also is Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Southern Mississippi and has been engaged in a number of projects to expand teaching, scholarship, and public programming around women, and gender, and sexuality.

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