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.
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).
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.
"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.