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Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards

Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated July of 2020.

Congratulations to:

  • Hannah Hicks, who has received a Littleton-Griswold Legal History Grant from the American Historical Association and a Robert Penn Warren Center Graduate Fellowship for 2021-2022.
  • Dipanjan Mazumder, who has been selected for the Junior Fellowship of the American Institute for Indian Studies.
  • Patrick Anthony, who won the Arts & Sciences award for best graduate Teaching Assistant in the Humanities.
  • Steven Rodriquez, who received the Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant from SHAFR, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
  • Maria Paula Andrade Diniz de Araujo, who is a recipient of a 2020-2021 Research Fellowship from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) to conduct research in Boston and New York for her dissertation about public health and the poor in modern Brazil.

    She is also a co-recipient, along with Dr. Tiago Maranhão (Tougaloo College), of a Mellon Partners in Humanities Education Faculty Collaboration Funds to conduct a digital humanities project about medicine and race in 19th-century Brazil.

    And received a Russel G. Hamilton GLI Professional Development & Training Grant to fund a python development tech degree as she is currently volunteering for the Vanderbilt SSDA data science project in natural language processing of historical sources.
  • Sarah Nelson, who has designed and organized a major 4-part international conference, the 2021 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue.  Link to register is here:
  • Danielle Stubbe, who has won the first annual Modern Intellectual History/S-USIH Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize, for her submission, “Patrons and Politics of the Culture Concept: Postwar Disciplinary Myth-Making in the History of Anthropology.” You can read about her award, here
  • Steven Rodriguez and Patrick Reilly, who recently published an article in the Vanderbilt Hustler. You can read it, here. Huntley Hughes, a PhD student in the English Department, is the third author.
  • Congratulations to Paula Andrade, who recently published an article about the pandemic. You can read it, here.
  • Johnathon Speed, who will be participating in the exchange program at Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany this Fall and next Spring.
  • Martina Schaefer, who has received a Visiting Fellowship from the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Anna Young, who will be a Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow at Vanderbilt, Fall 2020-Spring 2021
  • Danielle Stubbe, who will be a Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities fellow at Vanderbilt, Fall 2020-Spring 2021
  • Hannah Hicks, whose essay, "'She Should Burn it in Ashes'”: Women on Trial for Arson in Post-Civil War South Carolina," was recently chosen the winner in the graduate category for the Susan Ford Wiltshire Essay Contest at Vanderbilt University.  The contest is overseen by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and comes with a prize award of $200.
  • Viviana Quintero Marquez, who has been named a 2020 Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellow (IDRF) and has also been awarded a short-term grant to conduct research at the Huntington Library in the spring of 2021.
  • Tiago Fernandes Albuquerque Maranhao who will be a Mellon Partners for the Humanities Post-doctoral Fellow at Tougaloo College in Fall 2020.  Tiago also recently published two papers: "Sportsmen in the Tropics: Institutions, Public Spaces, and Social Relations in Modern Brazil" in The International Journal of Sport and Society, and "Let the Aryanists know! - Brazilian race and nation in the 1938 France World Cup" in the British Journal of Soccer & Society. Please click on the links above to read them.
  • Abraham Liddell, who will be a Mellon Graduate Fellow in Digital Humanities at Vanderbilt, for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
  • Sarah Nelson who will be a Monell Fellow for Technology and Democracy of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
  • Kyle Romero, who will be a Dartmouth Fellow in US Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College starting in Fall 2020.
  • Vladislav Lilić who was awarded the prize for the best graduate student paper by the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. They will be announcing the award and presenting a check and certificate at their annual conference in March of 2020.
  • Jorge Delgadillo who was accepted to the Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop at Harvard. You can read more about the workshop, here:
  • Mary Bridges, who has been named to the Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellowship (affiliated with the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy) at Yale University.
  • Chad Attenborough who won an award for best graduate student paper at the recent Forum on Early-Modern Empires and Global Interactions conference in St. Louis.  His paper is titled, "Revolutionary Poisonings and Punitive Power in Early British Trinidad."
  • Mario Rewers, graduate student fellow for 2019-20 at the Robert Penn Warren Center, who recently gave a short interview here.
  • 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.