Deborah Makari Chosen as Commencement and Candlelight Ceremony Speaker

April 23, 2019
Deborah Makari
We're proud to announce that history major Deborah Makari has been selected as one of four Commencement and Candlelight Ceremony speakers. The Candlelight Ceremony will take place on May 4 on the Oval near Thompson Library. Pre-event festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Bart Elmore Talks Plastic Bans

April 22, 2019
Bartow Elmore

On a recently All Sides with Ann Fisher broadcast, Prof. Bart Elmore took part in a discussion about potential plastic bans being discussed by some U.S. cities. The episode is available here.

Congratulations to Jessica Viñas-Nelson

April 18, 2019
Prof. Shaw and Jessica Viñas-Nelson

Congratulations to Jessica Viñas-Nelson on successfully completing her dissertation defense. The title of her dissertation is "Debating the Future: African Americans' on Interracial Marriage." Her committee members are Professors Stephanie Shaw (advisor), Kenneth Goings, and Paula Baker.

Congratulations to Reyna Esquivel-King

April 11, 2019

Yesterday Reyna Esquivel-King successfully defended her dissertation,  “Mexican Film Censorship and the Creation of Regime Legitimacy, 1913-1945.” Her committee members included Stephanie Smith (advisor), Laura Podalsky (Spanish and Portuguese), and Stanley "Chip" Blake (History, Lima).

Will Chou Receives Smithsonian Fellowships

April 11, 2019
Will Chou

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Will Chou who has been awarded two fellowships from the Smithsonian: a Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship and a Lemelson Center Fellowship.

TEDx Talk by Bart Elmore Now Available Online

April 10, 2019
Bartow Elmore

"An Environmental Historian's Requiem for Recycling" was the title of Prof. Bart Elmore's recent TEDx Talk. In it, he states that the solution to the current plastic waste problem lies in the history of one of the biggest enterprises in the world: the Coca-Cola industry.

Darcy Benson Awarded Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship

April 9, 2019
Darcy Benson

Congratulations to Darcy Benson, PhD Candidate, on being awarded the Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship from the Society for French Historical Studies and sponsored by the Institut Français d’Amérique Fund.


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