May 2016 PhD Program in History Student and Recent Alumni Accomplishments
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Students and Recent Alumni!
Andrew Alger – Doctoral Student Research Grant
Paula Austin (Ph.D., 2015) is now an Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento
Gordon Barnes – $4,000 Early Research Initiative Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies and a Doctoral Student Research Grant
John Blanton (Ph.D., 2015) has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor of Early American History position at City College
Brian Bouton – Colonial Dames of America Fellowship
Emily Brooks – CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance Fellowship and has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Policy History entitled “Marijuana in La Guardia’s New York City: The Mayor’s Committee and Federal Policy, 1938-1945.”
Megan Brown – won a Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship and will be working as a Teaching Fellow at Sciences Po Reims for the 2016-2017 academic year
Mila Burns – $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies, the Moody Research Grant, Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation and the Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), and signed a book contract with Bloomsbury Academic.
Nick Cross – $22,000 Graduate Center Dissertation Year Fellowship.
Michael Crowder – $7,000 The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York Fellowship
Lawrence Cappello had two journal articles accepted, one in the Journal of American Studies another in the Journal of Policy History, on the history of privacy. Also two mainstream pieces published in the The Atlantic and The Hill. He also won the Kittredge Prize ($10,000).
Erin Cully – Doctoral Student Research Grant and a Provost Digital Innovation Grant (2015-2016)
Christopher Ewing received a grant to be in residence next year at the German Historical Institute
Krystle Farman – Dean K. Harrison Award, $4,000 Early Research Initiative Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies and the Msgr. Francis J. Weber Fellowship at the Huntington Library
Barry Goldberg has an article, “‘A Revolution in Rising Expectations’: School Activism and Interracial Politics on the Lower East Side, 1963-1966,” forthcoming in the Journal of Policy History. He also won the Kerr History Prize for a separate article published in New York History.
Jameel Haque has accepted a position at the Minnesota State University at Mankato
Benjamin Hellwege – $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies and a Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant from the American Historical Association
Jonathan Hill – $22,000 Graduate Center Dissertation Year Fellowship
David Houpt (Ph.D., 2015) has accepted a position at the University of North Carolina -Wilmington
Micki Kaufman – $4000 CUNY Graduate Center Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, won the,Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)’s Paul Fortier Prize 2015, and the Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)’s Lisa Lena Prize 2015.
Marc Kagan will be giving two presentations at the How Class Works Conference at SUNY Stonybrook in June: “Workers Against Austerity: The 1980 NYC Transit Strike” and “Class Conflict Among Already Organized Workers” and was awarded a $4000 ARC Research Praxis Fellowship
Karen Keller – Doctoral Student Research Grant
Nicholas Levis – Doctoral Student Research Grant
Miriam Liebman – $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies
Sarah Litvin – $15,000 Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society and a Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship at The New York Council for the Humanities and a Doctoral Student Research Grant and a $4,000 Provost’s Digital Innovations Award
Diana Moore – $22,000 Graduate Center Carell Dissertation Year Fellowship
Brendan P. O’Malley (Ph.D., 2015) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in history at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. He also organized a panel, “Regulating Maritime Migrants in the Early National and Antebellum Eras,” which was accepted for the program of the Society of Historians of the Early Republic annual meeting, which will be in New Haven this July.
Laura Ping – $20,000 E.P.Thompson Fellowship and a forthcoming article titled “‘He May Sneer at the Course We are Pursuing to Gain Justice’: Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck, The Sibyl and Corresponding about Women’s Suffrage” in New York History.
Jeremy Randall – Doctoral Student Research Grant
Luke Reynolds organized a panel on War & Politics that was accepted to the North American Conference on British Studies 2016 annual meeting. The panel will feature, among others, papers authored by Luke and John Blanton (Ph.D. 2015).
Christopher Rominger – Doctoral Student Research Grant and a ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
Vincenzo Selleri – Doctoral Student Research Grant
Andrew DJ Shield has published a book chapter, “New in Town: Gay Immigrants and Geosocial Media” in the anthology LGBTQs, Media, and Culture in Europe: Situated Case Studies, edited by Alexander Dhoest, Lukasz Szulc and Bart Eeckhout. London: Routledge, 2016 (forthcoming).
Chelsea Schields had an article accepted to the New West Indian Guide
Nora Slonimsky – $24,000 Graduate Center Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship and a $30,000 McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship. She has also received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Johnathan Thayer – $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies and the Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship at The New York Council for the Humanities
Antonella Vitale – $5,000 Graduate Center Dissertation Year Award
Alisa Wade – $60,000 Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowship at the New-York Historical Society and a $4,000 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies
Katrina Wheeler – $10,000 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship with the Committee for the Study of Religion
Ky Woltering – Doctoral Student Research Grant and a travel grant from Central European History.
Seçil Yilmaz – Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Society of Humanities and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University