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Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards

Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated August 15, 2017.

Congratulations to:

  • Anthony Siracusa, who published an article in the Journal of Civil and Human Rights entitled “From Pacifism to Resistance: The Evolution of Nonviolence in Wartime America.” Another article, "'The Doctrine of Truth’s Many Sides': James Lawson, Jain Religion, and the Politics of Nonviolence in the Black Freedom Struggle,” appears in Volume 70 of the West TN Historical Society Papers.  

  • Fernanda Bretones Lane, who was accepted to Harvard's Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center to workshop a chapter of her dissertation as part of the 2017 Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop. The workshop met in Cambridge, MA, in early May.  Fernanda was also recently selected as The Americas Graduate Editorial Associate.  In this capacity, she will work together with the editorial staff to create a special issue for the journal to be published in early 2018. The Graduate Editorial Associate is responsible for developing a thematic cluster of articles published over the years on the journal, with  supplementary digital primary sources, aimed at aiding college professors and students in the teaching of Latin American history. Her proposed cluster will focus on Afro-Latin American History. The position comes with financial support to attend the journal's meeting at the AHA in Washington, D.C., January 2018. Congratulations, Fernanda!

  • Jorge Delgadillo Núñez He recently won the James R. Scobie Award, which will fund his research in Guadalajara this summer.

  • Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, who was awarded a Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship for 2017-2018. 
  • Sarah Nelson, who was also awarded a Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship for 2017-2018.  She is working on completing the requirements for a Joint-PhD in Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP).
  • Jessica Lowe, who received a ten month Research Grant from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service.)
  • Alexandre Pelegrino, who has been awarded a Graduate Student Summer Language Training Grant from the College of Arts and Science.  The grant will allow him to attend the Summer Workshop offered by Studies in the Dutch-Speaking World at Columbia University, and for him to participate in an additional week offered by the program in Amsterdam.
  • Abraham Liddell, who will be off to do research in Spain and Portugal this summer thanks to a departmental travel grant.

  • Jesse McCarthy, who will be researching at the London and Oxford libraries this July thanks to a departmental travel grant.
  • Patrick Anthony, who was awarded a Graduate Student Summer Language Training Grant from the College of Arts and Science.  The grant will fund expenses for him to attend the German Script Reading Course at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, PA, and for him to receive tutoring in French reading and translation from the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.
  • Chad Attenborough, who was granted an award from the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office to attend the Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory in Bologna, Italy this summer. 
  • Congratulations to our Weaver award recipients: Brianne Wesolowski, Jonathan Speed, Hillary Taylor, Danielle Stubbe, Patrick Rasico, Dani Picard, Katie McKenna, Taryn Marashi, Jonathan Dusenbury, Miguel Chavez, and Chad Attenborough.  We wish you the best and safe travels this summer!
  • Our SRA (Summer Research Award) recipients from the College of Arts and Science: Patrick Anthony, Sarah Cook, Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, Katie McKenna, Mario Rewers, Kyle Romero, Anna Young.  Congratulations!  The most SRAs of any department on campus were awarded to the History department!
  • Taryn Marashi, who just returned from the UCLA Graduate Conference held in Los Angeles, CA, May 10-12;
  • Mario Rewers, who attended a conference in Calgary, Alberta, to present his research, April 27-29; The conference was entitled, “The State of Liberal Education in the 21st Century.”
  • Daniel Genkins, who just returned from the Association of Caribbean Historians Annual Meeting being held in Tobago, May 14-19, with aid from the Graduate School and department;  
  • Kyle Romero, who will attend the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations meeting and present his research this June in Washington D.C.; 
  • Sarah Cook, who presented her research at the Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference in Oberlin, OH, April 27-30;
  • Tiago Albuquerque Maranhao, who just participated in LASA (Latin American Studies Association) annual conference, in Lima, Peru, thanks to a Graduate School Travel grant.