2017 – 2018 Student and Alumni Accomplishments

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Students and Recent Alumni! 

2018

 

Andrew Alger has been awarded a $1000 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Andrew Battle has been awarded a $25,000 Marilyn J. Gittell Dissertation Fellowship, a $5,000 David Garth Dissertation Award in Public Policy and a $4,000  Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies.

Emily Brooks has been awarded a $25,000 Graduate Center Segal Dissertation Fellowship.

Lawrence Cappello (PhD, 2017) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Alabama’s flagship campus. His first book, None of Your Damn Business: A History of Privacy in the United States, has also been accepted for publication by the University of Chicago Press.

Deborah B. Charnoff has received the Huntington Library-Florida Atlantic University Libraries Joint Fellowship for 2018-2019.

Jeffrey Culang (PhD, 2017) accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with the Institute for Historical Studies at University of Texas at Austin. He also had an article, ” ‘The Shari‘a must go’: Seduction, Moral Injury, and Religious Freedom in Egypt’s Liberal Age”, published in Comparative Studies in Society and History.

Erin Cully has been awarded a $1453 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Davide Colasanto has been awarded a $1000 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Rafael Davis Portela has been awarded a $1300 Doctoral Student Research Grant, a $4000 Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Student Fellowship and a $4000 Early Research Initiative Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge.

Madeline DeDe-Panken has been awarded a Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History at the New York Historical Society.

Christopher Ewing (PhD forthcoming, 2018) has accepted a tenure-track offer in History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Krystle Farman has been awarded a $4,000 Early Research Initiative Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies and $400 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Todd Fine has been awarded a $550 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Rachael B. Goldman (PhD, 2011) is currently a Research Associate in the Office of Population Research,  Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University.

David Houpt (PhD, 2015) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Hratch Kestenian has been awarded a $4,000 Early Research Initiative Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship and a $1000 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Miriam Liebman has been awarded a $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies.

Stephanie Makowski has been awarded a $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies.

Stanley Mirvis (Ph.D., 2013) has accepted a tenure-track position as the Harold and Jean Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University, beginning Fall 2018.

Luke Reynolds has been awarded a $25,000 Florence J. Bloch Dissertation Fellowship.

Mitchell Rocklin (PhD forthcoming, 2018) has been offered a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at Princeton University.

Chelsea Schields (PhD, 2017) has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.

Christopher Rominger (Ph.D. forthcoming, 2018) accepted a tenure-track position at the University of North Florida beginning Fall 2018.

Johnathan Thayer (PhD forthcoming, 2018) accepted a tenure-track offer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College, beginning Fall 2018. He will be Coordinator of the Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials program.

Evan Turiano has been awarded a $750 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Daniela Traldi has been accepted to the NEH Summer Institute, Women’s Suffrage in the Americas.

Erik Wallenberg  has been awarded a $5,000 Graduate Center Dissertation Year Award.

Secil Yilmaz has been awarded the Malcolm H. Kerr best dissertation in Humanities at the Middle East Studies Associations Annual Meeting of 2017 for “Love in the Time of Syphilis: Medicine and Sex in the Ottoman Empire, 1860-1922”.

Helena Yoo has been awarded a $500 Colonial Dames of America Fellowship

2017

 

Megan Brown (PhD, 2017) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modern European History at Swarthmore College.

Mila Burns (PhD, 2017) will begin in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College.

Vanessa Burrows (PhD, 2015) has begun a position as an Historian at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Jeffrey Diamant (PhD, 2016) is a Senior Writer/Editor focusing on religion at the Pew Research Center.

John Freeman (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of History Indian River State College

Ernest Ialongo (PhD, 2009) is now an Associate Professor at Hostos Community College. His book, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and his Politics (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015), came out in paperback in November 2016.

Joshua  Kinlaw (PhD, 2013) has accepted the Assistant Professor History and the Humanities position offered to him by King’s College in lower Manhattan.

Joe Murphy (PhD, 2016) was selected as the 2017-2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the New-York Historical Society.

University of North Carolina Press has informed us that Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era, by David Parsons (PhD, 2013) will be published shortly.

Sara Pursley (PhD, 2012) has begun her position as Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University

Lin-Yi Tseng (PhD, 2014) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Academia Sinica in Taipei.

Laura Santangelo (PhD, 2014) is a faculty member of the Writing Program at Princeton University.

In fall 2017, Chelsea Schields (PhD, 2017) will be Assistant Professor of History at Elizabethtown College (currently Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Goucher College)

David Sclar (PhD, 2015) is Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer with the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University.

The first book by Andrew DJ Shield (PhD, 2015), Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe, will be published this year as part of Palgrave Macmillan’s Genders and Sexualities in History series.  He is a Research Fellow at Roskilde University in Denmark

Noah Simmons (PhD, 2012) is a Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute.

Secil Yilmaz (PhD, 2016) has accepted a tenure track job at Franklin & Marshall College, starting in Fall 2018. She will continue on next year as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University.

For a list of program accomplishments between 2010 – 2016, click here