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Current Graduate Student Articles and Awards

Awards and Announcements arranged with most current one at the top. Last updated March 20, 2017.

  • Congratulations to Sarah Cook who has received a Clark Library/Center for Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Studies Predoctoral Fellowship, which will be used for research summer 2017.
  • Congratulations to Alex Pelegrino, who was recently 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 the Center for Studies in the Dutch-Speaking World at Columbia University, and participate in an additional week offered by the program in Amsterdam.
  • And the same congratulations go to Patrick Anthony, who also received a Graduate Student Summer Language Training Grant from the College of Arts and Science!  His grant will allow him to attend the German Script Reading Course at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, PA, pay for tutoring in French reading and translation from the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.
  • Fernanda Bretones Lane, congratulations!  Fernanda has been 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 will meet in Cambridge, MA, on May 12-13.
  • Tiago Albuquerque Maranhao has been awarded a graduate student travel grant from the Graduate School and will participate in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress taking place in Lima, Peru, April 29-May 1, 2017.  Congratulations!
  • Katie McKenna has been awarded Binkley funds to support travel to Venice, Italy to complete additional research on her dissertation, “Breaking Silence: Women’s Radicalization of the Querelle des Femmes in Venice, 1550-1650.”  Safe travels Katie!
  • The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations has awarded Henry Gorman a Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant to help defray research travel expenses associated with his dissertation project, “In the Beauty of the Lilies: American Missionaries, Capital, and Empire in Ottoman Syria, 1860-1925.” Congratulations Henry!
  • Congratulations go to Hillary Taylor, Mary Bridges and Fernanda Bretones Lane, who recently received grants to support their research. Hillary received the Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowship to conduct research at Harvard University's Baker Library.  Mary received the Mark C. Stevens Fellowship and Bordin/Gillette Fellowship, a travel fellowship to support research she will do at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan next summer.  Fernanda has been selected for a six-month research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt (Germany), and will be in residence there in the fall of 2017, working on her dissertation. Congratulations, students!
  • Alex Jacobs (PhD candidate, December 2016) and Kara Schultz (PhD candidate, December 2016) have accepted new roles in the Department.  Alex will serve as Administrative Assistant to the Vanderbilt History Seminar, help coordinate events within the Department, and also serve as a Lecturer in Spring 2017, and Postdoctoral Fellow.  Kara has accepted an ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities to work on the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive and will also be a Lecturer in the Department in the Spring. Congratulations Kara and Alex!
  • Congratulations to Juliet Larkin-Gilmore!  She was recently awarded a two-month Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) graduate student fellowship at the Newberry Library in Chicago for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Congratulations to Jorge E. Delgadillo Núñez! Jorge’s chapter, "Las caras de la Resistencia.  Blasfemia y hechicería entre los negros y mulatos de la Nueva Galicia durante el siglo XVII," has been published in Miradas historiográficas desde el occidente de México (Universidad de Guadalajara, 2016).
  • Danyelle Valentine (PhD candidate, 2018) and Zoe LeBlanc (PhD candidate, 2018) have been awarded a Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Carolyn Taratko was recently awarded a Fulbright research fellowship for 10 months of research in Germany.  
  • Jenifer Dodd (PhD August 2016) recently accepted a Mellon Fellowship at Berea College and will begin there in late August 2016.  Congratulations Jenifer!
  • Michell Chresfield (PhD August 2016) accepted a position as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and begins in Fall 2016.  Congratulations Michell!
  • Tizoc Chavez (PhD August 2016) is the new Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Tizoc, congratulations!