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Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards

Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated October 2019.

Congratulations to:

  • Kayleigh Whitman, who was awarded a GLDI travel grant from the Graduate School, and will be attending the Gandhi-King Global Initiative Conference, “The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice,“ at Stanford University this October.
  • Jorge Delgadillo Nuñez  for his article  “La esclavitud, la abolición y los afrodescendientes: memoria histórica y construcción de identidades en la prensa mexicana, 1840-1860,” just published in the latest issue of Revista Historia Mexicana. To read his article (as well as one by Celso Castilho), click here.
  • John Gillespie, who was awarded the John L. Snell Memorial Prize in European History awarded by the Southern Historical Association, for his paper, Imbibing the Future. He will receive the prize at the SHA’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, in November 2019.
  • Carolyn Taratko, who will be a Max Kade Postdoc at the Freie University in Berlin, Fall 2019.
  • Jessica Lowe and Kyle Romero who are Graduate Fellows in the Digital Humanities Center (VU) for the 2019-2020 academic year.  
  • 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. Also, she was awarded grants from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Library Company of Philadelphia to support 2019 summer research.
  • 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. 
  • Miguel Chavez, who was awarded a month-long fellowship as a Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science at the Huntington Library.
  • Paula Andrade, who received 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. 
  • Jorge Delgadillo, whose article was recently published in the April issue of The Americas. Jorge was also 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."  You can read about Jorge's award,  here .
  • Mary Bridges  is 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.
  • Jessica Fletcher, who has received a Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Fellowship to support her scholarship.  She conducted 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 complete his dissertation. 
  • John Speed, who received a fellowship from the Leibniz Institute for European History at Mainz from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.