Congratulations to Emma Teitelman, Ph.D. 2018

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 Civil War.”  Her committee consisted of Stephanie McCurry (chair), Steve Hahn, Kathy Brown, and Rogers Smith (Political Science).  She is currently on a three-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in American History at Cambridge University.