Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards
Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated November 9, 2018.
- Congratulations to 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: https://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/fndp/
- 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: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/americas/article/afrolatin-america-a-special-teaching-and-research-collection-of-the-americas/52E55D54C3BFA721C9FB769FD84D5ABF
- Seventeen (17) students have been awarded Weaver grants, for research, this summer: Mohammed Allehbi, Paula Andrade, Fernanda Bretones-Lane, Miguel Chavez, Shounak Ghosh, Hannah Hicks, Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, Tiago Maranhao, Sarah Nelson, Alex Pelegrino, Viviana Quintero, Patrick Rasico, Kyle Romero, Martina Schaefer, Carolyn Taratko, Brianne Wesolowski, and Anna Young!
- 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.
- Alexandre Pelegrino has won a travel grant from the National Library of Portugal to do archival work this summer. He is the first graduate student from the Department of History to receive funds from this particular grantee.
- The Trans-Institutional Program (TIP), Africa at a Crossroads, has awarded Abraham Liddell a grant for research travel to Seville this summer.
- Katie McKenna has received an Ahmanson Research Fellowship from UCLA. She will use this $5000 grant to do two months of research and writing at UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Katie has also received a 2018-2019 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship. The award gives her funding for a year so she can complete her dissertation.
- Aileen Teague will be taking up a two-year postdoctoral position at the Watson Institute at Brown University.
- Jorge Delgadillo, Hillary Taylor, and Danielle Stubbe have received Summer Research Awards from the A&S Dean's Office. Each has a demanding and well-formulated plan for research travel – in Mexico, Italy, and the US.
- Johnathan Speed, Shounak Ghosh, and Samantha Rogers were awarded Graduate Student Summer Language Training Grants. John will study Italian in Perugia, Shounak will take Mughal Persian in Lucknow, and Samantha will delve into medieval Latin at the University of Notre Dame.
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1086/697061. 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!
- Dani Picard was honored yesterday (December 5, 2017) at the A&S faculty meeting with the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Science. The award comes with a cash prize and an engraved plaque. Hearty congratulations to Dani on this well-deserved recognition! Awards for Teaching and Advising Excellence article.
- Abena Boakyewa-Ansah has published "Crafted 'By Their Own Hands': African American Religious Experience in Union Occupied North Carolina, 1862-1865", North Carolina Historical Review, Vol.94, July 2017. p. 299-332. Congratulatioins, Abena, on this remarkable accomplishment!
- 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.)