News and Awards

FALL 2017

Current Grads

Alexa De Leon has received a Toshiba Foundation fellowship for research funding and Japanese language training for summer 2018.

Bennett Jones has been awarded a 2017 Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellowship.

Alana Toulin has been selected to be a Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at the Newberry Library for 2017-2018.

Marlous van Waijenburg, who is heading to the Michigan Society of Fellows this fall, has had articles accepted in two leading journals:

  • "Financing the African Colonial State: The Revenue Imperative and Forced Labor" has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Economic History and will likely appear in the March issue of 2018.
  • "Africa Rising? A Historical Perspective" (with Ewout Frankema) has been accepted for publication in African Affairs and is slated for the October issue of 2018.

Alum News

Will Cavert (Ph.D. 2011) has been awarded the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize for the best first book on British or Irish history, for his book The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City (Cambridge University Press, 2016).