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Institute for New Economic Thinking Grant

Tue, 04/21/2015

Vanessa Ogle has received a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to support research for her project, "Archipelago Capitalism: The Shadow Political Economy, 1930s-1980s." INET, a New-York-based think tank, was funded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by a group of major philanthropists and financiers to sponsor research that provokes new economic thinking. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University

Mon, 04/20/2015

Maryan Soliman was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Maryan received her PhD in December 2014 after successfully defending her dissertation, "Inciting Free Speech and Racial Equality: The Communist Party and Georgia's Insurrection Statute in the 1930s,"  supervised by Mary Frances Berry (chair),...

Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students

Mon, 04/20/2015

Beeta Baghoolizadeh and Tom Brinkerhoff were each awarded a Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students. 

A reception in honor of the awardees will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m., at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk. Vice Provost Andrew Binns will make brief remarks, certificates will be presented,...

OAH Distinguished Service Award

Mon, 04/20/2015

During its annual meeting in St. Louis, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) announced that the late Michael B. Katz, University of Pennsylvania, received their prestigious 2015 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, which is given annually for an individual or individuals whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American history.

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Nancy Farriss Graduate Student Paper Award

Fri, 04/17/2015

Penn's Latin American and Latino Studies program has given its Nancy Farriss Graduate Student Paper Award to Adam Goodman, for his paper "'Operation Wetback' and the Origins of the Modern Deportation Regime." 

2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

Thu, 04/16/2015
University of Pennsylvania law and history professor Sarah Barringer Gordon and history professor Kathleen Brown have won 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation...

Stanford Law School

Tue, 04/14/2015

Greg Ablavsky has accepted a tenure-track offer from Stanford Law School, to begin in fall 2015. Greg's dissertation, “Federal Ground: Sovereignty, Property, and Law in the U.S. Territories, 1783-1803,” was supervised by Dan Richter (chair), Sally Gordon, and ...

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Tue, 04/14/2015

The Social Science Research Council has awarded Beeta Baghoolizadeh an International Dissertation Research Fellowship for 2015-16, to support work on her dissertation, "From Slave to Citizen: Iranian Identity and the Economy of Race, 1840-1941." 

Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2015

Tue, 04/14/2015

The winners of this year's departmental undergraduate research awards have been announced. Prizes will be distributed at the History Department Graduation Reception on May 17th. 

Lynda Hart Prize in Sexuality Studies

Mon, 04/13/2015

Dawn Androphy was awarded the Lynda Hart Prize in Sexuality Studies for her paper "Before Liberation: Political Ideology and Self-Expression in the U.S. Homophile Movement, 1950-1965."