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Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards

Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated March 14, 2018.

Congratulations to:

  • Patrick Anthony 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.
  • Fernanda Bretones-Lane has 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.
  • 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.
  • Patrick Anthony has 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 The prize recognizes an original and unpublished article on the history of science and its cultural influences written by a graduate student enrolled at any college, university, or institute of technology.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!
  • 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.)
  • 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.