Phd in History Student Accomplishments (May 2020 – May 2021)
It has been a daunting year, but not for these students, with their amazing accomplishments:
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. Also, “Historical Perspectives on January 6, 2021: A Conversation with Esther Adaire and Steve Remy” in EuropeNow (Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University)
Oscar Aponte was awarded a ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Foundation Beyond Borders PhD Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He also won a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) fellowship for 2021-22. He 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).
Danielle Bennett published an article, “Lessons from Glen Burnie: Queering a Historic House Museum,” in the December 2020 “Queering the Museum” issue of the Journal of Museum Education.
Amanda Westbrook Brennan was awarded the $7,000 2020-2021 National Society of Colonial Dames in New York Dissertation Fellowship.
Maayan Brodsky was awarded the $7,000 2021-2022 National Society of Colonial Dames in New York Dissertation Fellowship., and 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, the $25,000 2021-2022 Altman Dissertation Fellowship, and a $3000 2021-22 Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant.
Julian Gonzalez de Leon was one of the three recipients of the 2020-2021 Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship.
Jiwon Han was awarded the $25,000 2021-2022 Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship and 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.
Logan McBride (PhD, 2018) was chosen as one of the Leading Edge Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies
Diana Moore (PhD, 2018) published Revolutionary Domesticity in the Italian Risorgimento: Transnational Victorian Feminism, 1850–1890 (Palgrave, 2021)
Richard A. Naclerio has been awarded an $8,000 research grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund.
Cody Nager received a Program in Early American Economy and Society Dissertation Fellowship from the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Michael Kraus Research Grant in American Colonial History from the American Historical Association, a weeklong short-term Filson Fellowship from the Filson Library, and a month-long Batten and First Union Short Term Fellowship from the Robert H. Smith Center for Thomas Jefferson Studies at Monticello.
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.
Evan Turiano was awarded the $20,000 2021-2022 E.P. Thompson 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
Helena Yoo Roth was awarded a fellowship sponsored by the David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum and another fellowship (the Andrew W. Mellon fellowship) at the Massachusetts Historical Society.