2019 History Departmental Newsletter

Fri, 03/22/2019


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  • Features on the Penn and Slavery Project and the Annenberg Seminar in History
  • New Faculty Spotlight
  • New Publications
  • Undergraduate Honors Theses Abstracts
  • Standing Faculty Biographies
  • Graduate Student Biographies
  • Alumni Biographies


Congratulations to Camille Suárez

Tue, 03/12/2019

Camille Suárez has accepted a tenure-track position at Valparaiso University. Starting in August she will join their faculty as an assistant professor of 19th-Century US History.  Camille’s dissertation is entitled “How the West was Won: Race, Citizenship, and the Colonial Roots of California, 1849 – 1879.”  Her committee consists of Mary Frances Berry (chair), Eiichiro Azuma, Stephanie McCurry (Columbia U.), and Andrés Reséndez (U.C. Davis).  

Congratulations to Jeremy Dell

Tue, 03/12/2019

Jeremy Dell has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Edinburgh, to begin in January 2020, following his completion of a Modern Intellectual History (MIH) post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College.  Jeremy successfully defended his dissertation, "Saving Tradition: Genres of Islamic Knowledge in Senegal and the Western Sahel," in 2018 under the supervision of Cheikh Babou (chair), Eve Troutt Powell, and Steven Feierman.

Congratulations to Conor Donnan

Tue, 02/12/2019

The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame has awarded Conor Donnan a Hibernian Research Award for 2019 to Support his dissertation project, "An 'Empire for Liberty?' Irish Immigrants, Native Americans, and American Imperialism in the Trans-Mississippi West Between 1841 and 1924." Congratulations Conor!

Congratulations to Grant Stanton

Mon, 02/11/2019

The 2019 Graduate Research Symposium at the College of William and Mary has awarded Grant Stanton a Prize for Excellence in Scholarship for his paper “The Language of Liberty: Petitioning for Freedom in Revolutionary Massachusetts, 1773-1777.”  The prize committee consisted of faculty and members of the Graduate Studies Advisory Board at the College.  

Chelsea Chamberlain published in Nursing Clio

Thu, 02/07/2019

Check out Chelsea Chamberlain's article, "Discovery, Interrupted," in Nursing Clio here:

Congratulations to Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano

Wed, 02/06/2019

Congratulations to Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano who received a University Research Foundation award and an SAS Research Opportunity Grant to support his book project "Poetics of Empire: Literature and Political Culture at the Early Modern Ottoman Court (1452-1512)

Congratulations to Sophia Rosenfeld

Thu, 01/31/2019

Congratulations to Sophie Rosenfeld on the publication of Democracy and Truth: A Short History (University of Pennsylvania Press)!

Congratulations to Amy Offner

Wed, 01/23/2019

Amy Offner has received a four-month NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Yakov Feygin

Mon, 01/07/2019

Congratulations to Yakov Feygin who has been hired as the new Associate Director of the Program on the Future of Captialism at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles! Yakov successfully defended his dissertation, "Reforming the Cold War State: Economic Thought, Internationalization, and the Politics of Soviet Reform, 1955-1985," in 2017. At Berggruen, Yakov will apply the knowledge he gained as an economic historian to design the program's initiatives on rethinking how states and markets interact in globalized financial capitalism to address issues of distribution and ecological...