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Anisha Bhat was selected as an Academic Year Urdu Fellow by the American Institute of Indian Studies. This fellowship will pay for her tuition and airfare, as well as a living stipend, to study Urdu (and possibly Persian as well) in Lucknow, India, for nine months.

Andrea Christmas’s article, “Conscription in the Orchestra: Militarization and Masculinity at the Paris Opéra, 1789-1814,” has just been published in European Drama and Performance Studies.

Ruby Daily has been awarded a 2018-2019 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sean Harvey recently was awarded first prize in the “Three Minute Thesis” competition at the American Society for Environmental History meeting in Riverside, CA.

Amanda Kleintop’s article, “Life, Liberty, and Property Rights in Slaves,” based on her dissertation research, will be published in the June issue of Slavery & Abolition. She also has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of U.S. History pre-1877 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Robin Pokorski has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. She will be spending next year in Munich and Freiburg conducting research on her dissertation project, “Reform Networks and Community among Dominican Nuns in Late Medieval Germany.”

Guangshuo Yang has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant for his work on his dissertation project, “Animal Kingdom and Modern States: Buddhist Animal Protectionism and the Transcultural Making of Chinese Modernity.”

Winter 2018

Current Grads

Elsa De La Rosa has been awarded the Beca Complemento de Apoyo al Posgrado Ciclo by the Dirección General de Relaciones Internacionales of the Secretaria de Educación Pública.  She will hold this award for the academic year 2017-2018.

Myisha Eatmon has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, Public Wrongs, Private Rights: African Americans, Private Law, and White Violence During Jim Crow.

Gil Engelstein has been awarded a ten-month dissertation fellowship from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies.

Bonnie Ernst has accepted an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of Indiana University.

Gabrielle Guillerm has been awarded a Vincentian Studies Institute Grant from DePaul University. She has also received the Peter d'Agostino Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.

Matt June has accepted a position teaching history full-time at the Latin School of Chicago.

Kathleen Noll has been awarded a research grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support her research in Venice on Sex and Fama in Late Medieval Italy.

Leigh Soares has published an article on OAH’s Process History blog, based on her dissertation research.

Alum News

Kyle Burke (Ph.D. 2015) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of History at Hartwick College.

Raevin Jimenez (Ph.D. 2017) has accepted a tenure-track position in the History department at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.

FALL 2017

Current Grads

Elsa de la Rosa was awarded an honorary mention for her Master’s thesis in the Premio Genaro Estrada for this year, which is the Mexican Foreign Ministry’s prize for historical work on international relations.

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.

Jonathan Ng has been awarded the W. Stull Holt Dissertation Fellowship from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. This fellowship will support Jonathan's work on "An Empire of Arms: The United States and the International Arms Trade, 1960-1985."

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:

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).

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