Congratulations to Siyen Fei

Tue, 04/23/2019

Congratulations to Siyen Fei, who has been appointed a Wolf Humanities Center Faculty Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year on the theme of "Kinship."

Congratulations to Hannah Anderson

Fri, 04/19/2019

This summer, Hannah Anderson will be a short-term fellow at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, and in 2019-2020, she will be a pre-doctoral fellow in early American history at the American Philosophical Society. Both fellowhsips support her work on her dissertation, entitled "Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America."Her committee consists of Kathy Brown (advisor,) Dan Richter, and Etienne Benson (History and Sociology of Science).


Congratulations Hannah!


Congratulations to Marlén Rosas

Fri, 04/19/2019

The National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation have awarded Marlén Rosas a dissertation fellowship intended to support, as their website puts it, “individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.”

In Marlén’s case, that means a project on “Recording Resistance: Indigenous Activists' Archives and Power in Twentieth-Century Ecuador.”  Her committee consists of Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (chair), Amy Offner, Kathy Peiss, and...

Congratulations to Sarah Winsberg

Fri, 04/19/2019

Harvard Law School has awarded its two-year Climenko Fellowship to Sarah Winsberg, who will spend 2019-21 working on her dissertation, "Making Work: Lawyers and the Boundaries of Labor, 1780-1860."  Her committee is Sally Gordon (chair), Kathy Brown, and Dan Richter. 

Congratulations to Tim Holliday and Kristian Taketomo

Mon, 04/15/2019

Two history graduate students have been selected by Penn's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as recipients of 2019-2020 Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Congratulations to Tim Holliday, "Morbid Sensations: Intimacy, Coercion, and Epidemic Disease in Philadelphia, 1790-1850" (Kathy Brown, chair, Dan Richter, and Bob St. George), and Kristian Taketomo, "City Mutable: Delimiting Urban Space from Metropolis to Megalopolis" (Kathy Peiss, chair, Amy Offner, Brent Cebul,a nd Francesca Ammon, City and Regional Planning). 

Congratulations to Kyle Repella

Mon, 04/15/2019

Penn’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies has awarded Kyle Repella a Marguerite Bartlett Hamer fellowship for 2019-20.  The fellowship will support Kyle’s work on his dissertation, "Human Capital: Strategies of Slaving in the Colonial Delaware Valley, 1620-1760."

Congratulations to Emma Teitelman, Ph.D. 2018

Mon, 04/15/2019

The Organization of American Historians has announced that Emma Teitelman, who received her history PhD from Penn last year, has been awarded the 2019 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award for the best essay in American history by a graduate student.  Emma’s essay, “The Properties of Capitalism: Industrial Enclosures in the South and West after the American Civil War,” will appear in the March 2020 issue of the Journal of American History.  

Emma’s dissertation was entitled “Governing the Peripheries: The Social Reconstruction of the South and West After the American...

Congratulations to our DRF Recipients

Tue, 04/09/2019

Th following History students are reciptients of  2019-2020 Dissertation Research Fellowships from Penn's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, listed here with their current dissertation titles and committee members:


  • Juan Ardila, "In the Name of Fear: A History of Emotions and Citizenship in Early Nineteenth-Century Colombia"
    • Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (chair), Roger Chartier, Antonio Feros
  • Michael Brinley, "Plan the City, Whither the State?: Soviet Coordinated Decentralization in the Era of...

Congratulations to Benjamin Nathans

Fri, 04/05/2019

Benjamin Nathans will spend the 2019-20 academic year on leave with fellowships from Princeton’s Shelby Cullom Davis Center and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. Congratulations!