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American Research Institute of the South Caucasus Graduate Fellowship

Tue, 05/05/2015

Claire Pogue Kaiser has been awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus.  She will be conducting research in Tbilisi (Georgia) for her dissertation, "Lived Nationality: Policy and Practice in Soviet Georgia, 1945-1978."

Assistant Professor of History and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago

Tue, 05/05/2015

Adam Goodman has been appointed Assistant Professor of History and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, to begin in fall 2016.  In 2015-16 he will hold the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Southern California.  Adam's dissertation, under the supervision of Professors Thomas Sugrue (advisor), ...

SASGov and Dean's Award & Phyllis Rackin Fellowship

Mon, 05/04/2015

Tom Brinkerhoff has won a SASGov and Dean's Award for Research and New Media, as well as the Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities from GSWS to support summer research for his project "Politicizing the Cradle: Children, Citizenship, and the Making of the Working-Class Family in Peronist Argentina." 

Frederick W. Meier, Jr. Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize

Mon, 05/04/2015

Anwar Akrouk was awarded the Frederick W. Meier, Jr. Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize for his paper "The Last Jihad:  How Language Trumped Religion in the Late Ottoman Empire."

SASGov and Dean's Award for Research and New Media

Sun, 05/03/2015

Beeta Baghoolizadeh has received a SASGov and Dean's Award for Research and New Media. This award will support her summer research project entitled "A Crowd-Sourced Digital Archive of Twentieth-Century Iran and Beyond."

Election to American Academy for Jewish Research

Wed, 04/29/2015
Beth Wenger has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research. This is the oldest and most distinguished honor society of senior scholars in all fields of Judaic studies in North America.

History Undergraduate Advisory Board Teaching Awards

Tue, 04/28/2015

Kristian Taketomo has been named the 2014-2015 Teaching Assistant of the Year.

Kristian will receive his award at the History Department’s Undergraduate Graduation Reception, on Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 in College Hall 200.

History Undergraduate Advisory Board Teaching Awards

Tue, 04/28/2015

Jonathan Steinberg has received the 2014-2015 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty.

Professor Steinberg will be presented with this award at the History Department’s Undergraduate Honors Symposium, on April 30 at 12:30 in College Hall 209. 

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),...