The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Alumni and Student Accomplishments – Spring 2022

Please join us in giving three virtual cheers to these students and alumni for their accomplishments:

Esther Adaire was awarded a $25,000 Randolph L. Braham Dissertation Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year.

Miranda Brethour was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Pre-Dissertation Research Award.

Megan Brown (PhD 2017) has published her book, The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community, with Harvard University Press (April 2022).

Madeline DeDe-Panken was awarded the $7,000 National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of New York Dissertation Year Fellowship.

Glenn Dyer (PhD, 2018) has accepted a full-time position as a Lecturer of History at Kennesaw State University.

Deena Ecker was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Pre-Dissertation Research Award.

Megan Elias (PhD 2003) published the chapter “The Watchful Gaze Behind the Welcoming Smile: Surveilling the Guest in American Hotels in the Interwar Period,” in the edited collection, Surveillance Capitalism in America (Penn Press, 2021).

Jessica Georges was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Summer Archival Award in African-American and African Diaspora Studies

Mohamed Hodeib was awarded a $10,000 2022–2023 Center for Place, Culture and Politics Dissertation Award.

Rebecca Irvine was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Pre-Dissertation Research Award.

Mounira Keghida published her article, “Revolution in Search of a Father: The Return of the Emir Abd el-Kader” on the open access, on-line journal Age of Revolutions.

Kathryn Kelley was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Pre-Dissertation Research Award and a Central European History Society’s Research Grant.

Madeline Lafuse was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Summer Archival Award in American Studies.

James LePree (PhD 2008) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at City College. He is awaiting a forthcoming publication from Dallas University of Medieval Texts in Translation. He is working with Assistant Professor Matthew Ponesse from Ohio Dominican College and completing the translation from the original Latin Text.

Gwynneth C. Malin (PhD 2013) published “What Is Public and What Is Private in Water Provision: Insights from 19th-Century Philadelphia, Boston, and New York” in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia.

Miriam Liebman started a position as the Assistant Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Marta Millar was accepted to the 2022 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI) on “Reparations: A Global Affair” this July, and was also accepted to a three-week summer course for doctoral students on Dutch for Reading Knowledge and Dutch Paleography organized by Columbia University and fully sponsored by the Nederlandse Taalunie/Dutch Language Union in the Hague, the Netherlands

Daniela Moraes Traldi was awarded with the Graduate Center Dissertation Year Fellowship (2022-2023 Academic Year) for $25,000, the Doctoral Student Research Grant (DSRG), and the Harrison Fellowship (Pipeline Program) for Spring 2022.  Daniela was also short-listed for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, and she is publishing an article at Gender & History: “Christian Political Hypermasculinity: Brazilian Fascism in the 1930s”.  Lastly, she spoke at the New York City Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW) on  ‘Real’ Feminisms: Gender, Race, and the Far-Right in Twentieth Century Brazil

Cody Nager was awarded a $25,000 2022-2023 Altman Dissertation Fellowship.

Bradford Pelletier was awarded a $4000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Pre-Dissertation Research Award, and presented his paper, “Modjeska Simkins, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, and Reluctant Desegregation (1963-1966)” at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Laura Ping (PhD 2018) hass accepted a tenure track assistant professor position with Bellarmine University, beginning August 2022.

Luke Reynolds (PhD, 2019) will remain a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford Campus for the 2022-2023 academic year. His first book, Who Owned Waterloo? Battle, Memory, and Myth in British History, 1815-1852, will be published by Oxford University Press in the U.K. in June of this year and in the U.S. in August. In addition, he will publish a chapter on dandified British Army officers in the forthcoming Celebrating 100 Years of Army Historical Research: Selected Proceedings of the SAHR Centenary Conference.

Yanara Schmacks‘ article “‘Motherhood Is Beautiful’: Maternalism in the West German New Women’s Movement Between Eroticization and Ecological Protest,” Central European History 53, no. 4 (December 2020): 811–34 received honorable mention for the 2019-2020 Annelise Thimme Article Prize.

Vincenzo Selleri (PhD 2018) has accepted the position of assistant professor of Italian Studies at Farmingdale State College SUNY.

Andrew DJ Shield (PhD 2015) published “Queer Migration and Digital Media” in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. His research was animated by Leiden University, where he is Assistant Professor of Migration History.

Carli Snyder was awarded a $4,000 Summer 2022 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies, a $3,000 2022-23 Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, and the $25,000 2022-2023 Braham Dissertation Fellowship.

Joe Sramek (PhD 2006) has been Program Coordinator for the Program of History at Southern Illinois University Carbondale since August 2021. He serves on the university’s Faculty Senate, where he has been the co-chair of the Undergraduate Education Policy Committee for the past two years. Finally, he was selected by the Chancellor as part of his inaugural “Leading, Empowering, Advocating, and Developing” (L.E.A.D.) group.

Kikuko Tanaka was awarded a $4,000 Summer 2022 Provost’s Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship and a $1,200 2022-2023 Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Jaja Tantirungkil was awarded the $20,000 EP Thompson Dissertation Year Fellowship

Johnathan Thayer (PhD 2018) has published a co-edited volume Negotiating Masculinities and Modernity in the Maritime World, 1815-1940 (Palgrave Macmillan) and a co-authored book chapter, “Connecting Graduate Library and Information Students with Ethnic Studies Archives: Toward a Community-Centered Model for Archival Education,” in the volume Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Evan Turiano (PhD 2022) has accepted a position as Macaulay Honors College Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY.

Chad Turner (PhD 2022) has accepted a position as Senior Instructor of Humanities at Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana.

Amanda Westbrook Brennan was awarded the $25,000 Judith Stein Dissertation Year Fellowship., and published “Abortion Rights and the Eugenic and Racist Origins of ‘Having It All.” in Nursing Clio (blog).

Secil Yilmaz (PhD 2016) has accepted an Assistant Professor at the Department of History and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania starting in Fall 2022..

Helena Yoo Roth has been awarded the David Center for the American Revolution Predoctoral Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum, the American Trust for the British Library Transatlantic Fellowship for the British Library and William L. Clements Library, a Short-Term Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, the Lapidus-Omohundro Institute Fellowship for Graduate Research in Early American Print Culture, the Fellowship from the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, a Short-Term Fellowship at the New-York Historical Society, and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Huntington Library Joint Fellowship


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