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May 2020 – April 2021 student accomplishments

Please join me in marveling at our talented students for their work listed below! (And please check back in May for an update!)

 

 

Esther Adaire’s article ‘“This Other Germany, the Dark One:” Post-Wall Memory Politics Surrounding the Neo-Nazi Riots in Rostock and Hoyerswerda’ is published in Vol. 37, Issue 4 of German Politics and Society.

 

Oscar Aponte was elected chair of the student section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the largest association of Latin American studies in the world. He also received a $4000 Fall 2020 Early Research Initiative Catalyst Grant. He is the co-organizer of the 11th annual PhD Program in History conference, “History in Crisis/Crisis in History: Ruptures and Continuities.”

 

Soheil Asefi’s article “The Human-Rightsization of the Anti-Imperialist Revolutionaries’ Massacre in Iran” was published on Counterpunch

 

Israel Ben-Porat published a chapter in the edited volume Esther in America (Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, 2020).

 

Amanda Westbrook Brennan was awarded the $7,000 2020-2021 National Society of Colonial Dames in New York Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Maayan Brodsky received a $4000 Spring 2021 Early Research Initiative Catalyst Grant.

 

Davide Colasanto was one of the three recipients of the 2020-2021 Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship, and won the $2,500 2020-2021 John M. Cammett Travel Award.

 

Erin Cully was awarded the $20,000 2020-2021 E.P. Thompson Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Madeline DeDe-Panken was awarded a $4,000 Summer 2021 Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies and the $25,000 2021-2022  Altman Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Julian Gonzalez de Leon was one of the three recipients of the 2020-2021 Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Jiwon Han won The Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies (MACBS) Graduate Student Travel Award for $2,000.

 

Marc Kagan was awarded a $10,000 2021-2022 Provost Dissertation Award.

 

Mounira Keghida received a $4000 Fall 2020 Early Research Initiative Catalyst Grant.

 

Phil Keisman has an article “Covid-19 Forced me to Embrace Asynchronous Learning. Might this Be A Boon for Part-time Students?” in Praxis: The Responsive and Expanding Classroom, part of The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

 

Kathryn Kelley received a $4000 Spring 2021 Early Research Initiative Catalyst Grant.

 

Andrew Kotick was one of the three recipients of the 2020-2021 Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Idan Liav was awarded a $4,000 Summer 2021 Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship. He is the co-organizer of the 11th annual PhD Program in History conference, “History in Crisis/Crisis in History: Ruptures and Continuities.”

 

Miriam Liebman has been awarded a one-month research fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

 

Tamara Maatouk was awarded a $4,000 Summer 2021 Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship.

 

Stephanie Makowski has an article in the May 2020 Journal of the History of Sexuality, called “For the Duration Only: Interracial Relationships in World War II Britain”. She was also awarded a $25,000 2021-2022 Provost Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Richard A. Naclerio has been awarded an $8,000 research grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund.

 

Yanara Schmacks has just published her article “‘Motherhood is Beautiful’: Maternalism in the West German New Women’s Movement Between Eroticization and Ecological Protest” in Central European History and her paper “‘Only Mothers Can Be True Revolutionaries’: The Politicization of Motherhood in 1980s West German Psychoanalysis” is forthcoming in April in Psychoanalysis & History. She has also been awarded the Berlin Program Dissertation Fellowship, a one-year residential research fellowship, from the German Studies Association and the Freie Universität Berlin. She was awarded a $4,000 Summer 2021 Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship.

 

Duangkamol “Jaja” Tantirungkij received a $4000 Spring 2021 Early Research Initiative Catalyst Grant.

 

Daniela Traldi received a $4000 Fall 2020 Early Research Initiative Catalyst Grant.

 

Sophie Tunney was awarded the $25,000 2021-2022 Cappelloni Dissertation Fellowship.

 

Erik Wallenberg wrote an introduction to Movement Music: The Final Lecture from Julian Bond’s Class on the Southern Civil Rights Movement, digitized the original lecture, and embedded the music on Beacon Broadside, a project of Beacon Press. He at the African American Intellectual History Society conference last March. He is currently Acquisitions Editor at the magazine Science for the People,  where he published an interview with Donna Haraway and A Review of Britt Rusert’s Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

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