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Winter 2019

Current Grads

Alvita Akiboh received a three-year postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Michigan's Society of Fellows.

Kevin Baker published a piece in Logic on the strange, surprising prehistory of SimCity.

Andrea Christmas has accepted a position as the Summer School Coordinator at the American University in Paris.

Gideon Cohn-Postar published “A brief history of North Carolina’s 9th District contested election – in 1898,” in The Conversation. He also won a Dirksen Congressional Research Grant to support archival work in Wisconsin, Maine, and Washington, DC.

Ruby Daily has been awarded a Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship by the Beinecke Library at Yale this summer.

Holly Dayton published “Lady Randolph Churchill’s ‘Tremendous, Ridiculous, Costly Hats’: A Material Culture Approach to His Borrowed Plumes” in the Winter 2018 issue of Theatre Notebook.

Yuri Doolan has accepted an offer from Brandeis University and starting in the fall will be Assistant Professor of History and of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and will be starting Brandeis’s Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Myisha Eatmon will be starting a tenure-track position in the History Department at the University of South Carolina. South Carolina has also offered her a 1-year postdoc.

Mitch Edwards has been invited (and funded) to participate in the International Committee of the Red Cross’s “Global Humanitarianism Research Academy” this summer in Mainz, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to participating in the seminars, he will conclude the program by publishing an entry in the Online Atlas on the History of Humanitarianism and Human Rights.

Bennett Jones has received a fellowship from Northwestern’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

Niko Letsos has been offered admission into the joint JD/PhD program at Northwestern.

Jayson Porter has had an article, “Plagas, Pesticidas, y Ciencias Agrícolas entre Revoluciones,” published by the Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elías Calles y Fernando Torreblanca (Mexico City’s principal presidential archive) as the sole item in their Boletín. An English-language version is out on the influential Age of Revolutions blog.

Charlotte Rosen was selected to be an 2019-2020 Arlen Specter Research Fellow at the Arlen Specter Center in Philadelphia next year. This fellowship will support archival research at the Arlen Specter Collection at the University of Pittsburgh.

Leigh Soares has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of History at Mississippi State University starting this fall.

Emilie Takayama, who defended her dissertation in December, has secured a Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History at the Harvard Business School.

Alana Toulin has had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The article, “‘Old Methods Not Up to New Ways’: The Strategic Use of Advertising in the Fight for Pure Food After 1906,” will appear in the Oct 2019 issue.

Rachel Wallner received a TGS Graduate Research Grant to support her dissertation work in China.

Alum News

Bonnie Ernst (Ph.D. 2018) has accepted a position as tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida.

Marlous van Waijenburg (Ph.D. 2017) has accepted a tenure-track offer from the Harvard Business School (after also being offered a tenure-track position in Harvard's Center for African Studies).

Fall 2018

Current Grads

Marcos de Almeida has had his article, “African Voices from the Congo Coast: Languages and the Politics of Identification in the Slave Ship Jovem Maria (1850),” accepted for publication in the Journal of African History.

Mian Chen received a research travel grant from East Asian Library of Stanford University to allow him to carry out research there this summer.

Andy Rosengarten received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to carry out research in Namibia and South Africa.

Alum News

Rachel Taylor (Ph.D. 2018) began a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford, as part of the Comparing the Copperbelt project.

Summer 2018

Current Grads

Ryan Burns has won the Bernard Aspinwall Memorial Essay Prize from the Scottish Catholic Historical Association for his essay, “Enforcing Uniformity: Kirk Sessions and Catholics in Early Modern Scotland, 1560–1650.”  This prize is for the best essay by an early-career researcher on any aspect of Scottish Catholic history.

Myisha Eatmon has been selected as a 2018 Preyer Scholar by the American Society for Legal History.

William FitzSimons has published an article entitled “Sizing up the ‘small wars’ of African empire: an assessment of the context and legacies of nineteenth-century colonial warfare,” in the Journal of African Military History, vol. 2, no. 1 (2018), pp. 63–78.

Matthew Foreman has received the Percy Buchanan Prize from the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs for his essay, “Racial Modernity in Republican China, 1927–1945.”  This prize is for the best essay by a graduate student on China and Inner Asia.

Alum News

Marlous van Waijenburg (Ph.D. 2017) has won the Dissertation Competition (20th Century) at the World Economic History Congress.

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