The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


May 2015 Student Accomplishments

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students:


Chad Turner has accepted an Assistant Professor position at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.

Paula Austin has accepted an Assistant Professor position at California State University, Sacramento.

Nicole Burrowes has been awarded a two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University.

Vincenzo Selleri had an article, “Jews in the Piazza – Jewish Self-government in Fifteenth-century Kingdom of Naples”, published in European Journal of Jewish Studies and was accepted to a conference: ‘Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present at the University of Southampton.’

Alisa Wade received the Ruth R. and Alyson R. Miller Research Fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Barry Goldberg has an article forthcoming in New York History: A Quarterly Journal. The article will appear in a special issue of the journal entitled “Race and New York.”

Melis Sulos published “Performance as Politics of Westernization in the Late Ottoman World,” in Celebration, Entertainment and Theatre in the Ottoman World, Suraiya Faroqhi and Arzu Ozturkmen (eds.), London; New York; Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2014, pp. 432-449

Katie Uva was awarded a $25,000 Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Education Fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York.

Lawrence Cappello on the publication of his article “Privacy and the Profit Motive” in The Nation magazine.

Andrew Shield published his article “‘Suriname – Seeking a Lonely, Lesbian Friend for Correspondence’: Immigration and Homo-emancipation in the Netherlands, 1965–79” in the History Workshop Journal (Fall 2014). He is also a part of a team of six scholars who received the prestigious Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Council for the Humanities (FKK) for research regarding “New Media, New Intimacies.” Andrew’s work focuses on immigrant and ethnic minorities’ use of media (old and new) in Denmark and the Netherlands. (Total $1,036,500 for the six researchers over three years.)

Laura Ping won a short term research fellowship to Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library and this year has presented at the American Historical Association and the Western Association of Women Historians Conference.

Krystle Farman won the Advanced Research Collaborative Grant in African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Dory Agazarian’s essay “Victorian Roads to Rome: Historical Travel in the Wake of the Grand Tour” won the “Susan Morgan Graduate Student Essay Prize” for 2015 given by the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association.

Arman Azimi has written two entries, “Mohammad Khatami” and “Reform: Iran,” for the forthcoming The Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2nd Edition.

Chris Rominger was awarded a Marandon Fellowship from the La Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique for summer research in France.

Faye Haun was awarded a Doctoral Student Research Grant for 2015-2016.

Jeff Diamant has received a dissertation fellowship from the Committee for the Study of Religion

Mila Burns won The  Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Grant and the Advanced Research Collaborative Fellowship (ARC / CUNY) and had an article published at the Revista de Estudios de Seguridad y Defensa.
Nick Cross was accepted to the 2015 summer program at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) and received a full tuition ($5000) scholarship to attend the program from the New York Classical Club.

Logan McBride has been selected for the $22,000 E.P. Thompson dissertation fellowship.

Brendan O’Malley was named a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow at the New-York Historical Society.

Ky Woltering and Diana Moore have won the John M. Cammett Award, at $1500 each.

Sean Griffin and Ben Hellwege are co-recipients of the dissertation fellowship from The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York.

Sean Griffin has also been awarded an Advanced Research Collaborative Award in African American and African Diaspora Studies and a Doctoral Student Research Grant.

Ben Hellwege has also been awarded the Bordin Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship, University of Chicago Libraries, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; the Grants-in-Aid Award, Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; the Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program Award, University of Minnesota Libraries, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Erin Wuebker is the recipient of the “New Media Lab History and Public Health Award” for her digital project, “Venereal  Disease Visual History Archive.”

Johnathan Thayer is also a Graduate Student Researcher at the New Media Lab, “Mapping New York City’s Sailortown”

Nicole Burrowes has been awarded a two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University.

The Colonial Dames of America Scholarship Committee approved grants of $3,550 each, a total of $7,100, for Miriam Liebman and John Winters‘ research.

Chelsea Schields has been named a recipient of a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.

Alisa Harrison, John Winters, and Nora Slonimsky each won a New-York Historical Society Graduate Archival Research Fellowship.

Carell Dissertation Fellowship ($22,000)

Deborah Charnoff  Men Set on Fire: Algernon Sidney, John Adams and the Anglo-American Republican Tradition

The Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship ($22,000)

Jeff Diamant Saudi Arabian Influence on African-American Muslims: Transnational Transformations in Islam, 1975-2000

Dissertation Year Fellowship ($22,000)

Nicholas Cross The Greeks and Interstate Alliances in the Fourth Century BCE: a Socio-cultural Perspective

Jeffrey Culang 
 (Re)Constituting Egypt: Citizenship, Nationality, and Religion, 1882-1936

Roy Rogers 
Politics, Law, and Denominational Competition in the Early National Chesapeake, 1776-1817

Chelsea Schields 
Closer Ties: The Dutch Caribbean and the Aftermath of Empire, 1942-2012

Secil Yilmaz 
Love in the Time of Syphilis: Medicine, Sex, and Emotion in the Ottoman Empire and Early Republican Turkey (1860-1940)

Randolph L. Braham Dissertation Award ($12,000)

Irit Bloch “Bending the Law”- Weimar Judiciary and The Political Bias Paradox of the Legal System

Center for Place, Culture and Politics Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000)

Andrew Battle Community Development, the Urban Crisis, and the End of the Ghetto in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Dissertation Year Awards ($5,000)

Antonella Vitale (History) Fuitina: Love, Sex, and Rape in Modern Italy 1945-Present