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Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards

Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated May 9, 2019.

Congratulations to:

  • The Fort Negley Descendants Project was featured in the Nashville Scene, and you can read all about it, here:  Angela Sutton and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, along with Destiny Hanks, a VU undergraduate, co-direct this project.  Well done all!
  • Chad Attenborough, third year Ph.D. student, has been named an alternate for the prestigious Fulbright.  You can read the full story, here:
  • Congratulations to our Weaver awardees!  Chad Attenborough, Ana Barnes, Abena Boakyewa-Ansah, Jessica Fletcher, Shounak Ghosh, Jordan Heykoop, Vlada Lilic, Jessica Lowe, Taryn Marashi, Alex Pelegrino, Vivi Quintero Marquez, Steven Rodriguez, Samantha Rogers, Martina Schaefer, and Danielle Stubbe!  They will all perform research domestically and internationally this summer thanks to the Weaver Summer Travel Award.
  • Congratulations to Jessica Lowe and Kyle Romero! They will be Graduate Fellows in the Digital Humanities Center (VU) for 2019-2020 academic year.  We know you will do amazing work there!
  • Danyelle Valentine, who will be a Mellon Postdoctoral fellow for 2019-20 for the Women's and Gender Studies Program here at VU. Congratulations Danyelle!  We are proud of you!
  • Abena Boakyewa-Ansah, who received a one month residential fellowship from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for research at the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Library.
  • Alexandre Pelegrino, who has been awarded the SSRC-IDRF grant for a year of research in Brazil and Portugal during 2019-20.
  • Sarah Nelson, who had an article published with The Conversation, out on April 18, 2019. The link is here.
  • Hannah Hicks, who received a research fellowship from the South Caroliniana Library in Columbia, S.C., for research in South Carolina history. She will be funded to do research there for about two weeks this summer. Congratulations Hannah!
  • Miguel Chavez, who was awarded a month-long fellowship as a Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science at the Huntington Library for the upcoming year.
  • Paula Andrade, who got a CLAS Summer Research Award to go to Brazil this summer. She also received funding from the Vanderbilt's Trans-Institutional Program in Digital Culture Heritage to go to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She will stay one week there in early June participating on their workshop called "Making Choices About Your Data".
  • Jorge Delgadillo! An article that Jorge wrote was recently published in the April issue of The Americas. You can read it here.
  • Mary Bridges!  She  was recently selected as a Jefferson Scholars National Fellow for 2019-2020. The grant supports one year of dissertation writing, and it includes participation at two conferences as well as pairing Fellows with senior scholars in other institutions who serve as "dream mentors." The program focuses particularly on supporting dissertations in American history, politics, public policy and foreign relations.
  • Henry Gorman, whose research was recently published online in Diplomatic History.  A link to a PDF of the article, is here.
  • Jessica Fletcher, who has received a Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Fellowship to support her exciting scholarship.  Jessica will be conducting a full-time month-long research residency in Wilson Library during the summer of 2019.
  • Mario Rewers, who has been selected as a recipient of a 2019-2020 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship.  This fellowship is designed to support innovation and excellence in graduate student research and will offer him a year of support to enable him to complete his dissertation. 
  • Jorge Enrique Delgadillo Núñez, who has been awarded a dissertation fellowship from the Omohundro Institute for his project, "The Disappearance of Afrodescendants from Guadalajara: Identity Change, Slavery, and Historical Memory in Mexico, 17th to 19th centuries."  Awesome work Jorge!  You can read about Jorge's award, here.
  • Juliet Larkin-Gilmore , who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the American Indian Studies Program at Illinois University.  She will continue her research there, working to transform her dissertation into a book, and will begin in Fall 2019.  Congratulations and all the best Juliet! We are so proud of you!
  • John Speed and Paula Andrade!  John received a long-term fellowship from the Leibniz Institute for European History at Mainz! It is set to begin September 1, 2019, and concludes June 30, 2020.  In addition, Maria Paula Andrade has been named a HASTAC Scholar for 2018-2019!  The scholarship will support her work with a Professor from the Center for Teaching on a digital project that they have. Congratulations students!
  • Juliet Larkin-Gilmore and alum Angela Sutton  have received a Catalyst Creativity Grant from the Curb Center toward phase II of the Fort Negley Descendants oral history project! You can learn a bit more about the project here:
  • Carolyn Taratko, who received one of two Richard M. Hunt Fellowship fo r the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture.  She will explore the relations between agricultural science, nutrition, and the social landscape of Germany from 1871 to 1923 in Spring 2019.
  • Paula Andrade,  whose first book review was recently published in MARLAS, the Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies.  You can read the article in PDF format, by clicking here.
  • Christopher Mapes and Hilary Taylor have each received a Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship for 2018-19. Please see the details here.
  • J’Nese Williams, who will be a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center for two years, beginning Fall 2018. She has also received a Mellon Research Fellowship from the Virginia Historical Society. These achievements add to the fellowships she currently holds – the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden and Residential Fellow at Linda Hall Library.
  • Fernanda Bretones Lane , who has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2018. Fernanda has also been selected to the TePaske Seminar in Colonial Latin American History, to be held at Emory University on April 14, 2018. Selected participants pre-circulate an article or chapter-length work in progress to be discussed in a workshop format. Fernanda has also curated a special issue for The Americas which was published online this month (May 2018). Here is the link:
  • Daniel Genkins received a two year Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation in Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous Languages at The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University which begins Fall 2018.
  • Patrick Anthony's publication, "Mining as the Working World of Alexander von Humboldt's Plant Geography and Vertical Cartography." Isis 109, no. 1 (March 1, 2018): 28–55. Patrick has also received a Fulbright award to Germany (Sept. 2018-July 2019). Patrick has also been awarded the 2017 Nathan Reingold Prize for best graduate student paper of the year from the History of Science Society. The prize recognizes an original and unpublished article on the history of science and its cultural influences written by a graduate student enrolled at any college, university, or institute of technology. Pat's article is forthcoming in Isis.  Published by the University of Chicago Press, Isis covers the history of science, the history of medicine, the history of technology, as well as their cultural influences. Congratulations Pat!