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Sara Lipton (Professor) 


Prof. Sara Lipton has been offered a prestigious visiting fellowship to  All-Souls College in Oxford, UK next year to finish her new book on  How Pictures Hate: The Sources, Mechanisms, and Effects of Inflammatory Images from the Middle Ages to Today.

Erin Chavez (PhD student)

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Erin Chavez (PhD student) has been selected as a 2021-2022 Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Institute Fellow.  The fellowship is sponsored by the Wilson Center and Erin is one of only 16 fellows selected from over a hundred applicants.  The fellowship includes bi-monthly Zoom lectures and culminates in a fully funded ten day trip to Budapest in May-June 2022 to visit two different archives and to attend a Cold War History conference.  Congratulations, Erin!

Eric Beverley (Associate Professor)

Eric Beverley

Associate Professor Eric Beverley has been Awarded the HISB Faculty Fellowship for next Spring (2023) to complete his book project "Hyderabad in a World of Cities: Urban Property and Global Connections."

Paul Conrad (BA in History, 2004)


Congratulations to Paul Conrad (BA in History, '04) on the publication of his first monograph,  The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival  (UPenn Press).  Dr. Conrad is currently Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Robert Chase (Associate Professor)


The American Society of Criminology has awarded  We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America (2020 ) by Assoc. Professor Robert Chase the Best Book Award in Critical Criminology and Social Justice.  

April Masten (Associate Professor)

April Masten

Assoc. Professor April Masten has won the  2021   Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award   from the American Historical Association.   The awarded is bestowed upon "inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a real difference to students of history."


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News and Announcements



Book launch for the Spanish edition of  The Origins of Cocaine: Colonization and Failed Development in the Amazon Andes , co-edited by Paul Gootenberg (History) and Liliana Dávalos (Ecology & Evolution), with a chapter contribution by María Clara-Torres (PhD, '20).  Friday, November 19th, 9am (EST).  For registration click  here.  Free access (until Dec. 12) to the Spanish ebook version is available at


"Sprechen sie Deutsch?: Fascism in Korea, 1940-1950," Wednesday, November 10th, 2:40pm with Professors Young-Sun Hong and Janis Mimura in conversation with the speaker.  Zoom registration via  this link.


"Lost in Latinx Brooklyn: Help Reconstruct a Family Photo Album," Thursday, November 11, 6:30pm, SBS N320


Our Fall Newsletter is out!  Read about departmental happenings, faculty & student accomplishments, and more.  



Congratulations to our 2021 Phi Alpha Theta inductees!  They celebrated their initiation into the History Honors Society with pizza and a discussion led by the History Club around the documentary,  Bobby Kennedy for President.  

"Cuban Poster Art and the Spirit of Revolution," a presentation by Lincoln Cushing followed by a Q&A session led by Professor Eric Zolov.  Friday, 10/22, 3pm.   Zoom Registration  Required. 

Cuban Poster

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Chris Sellers (Professor)


Professor Chris Sellers was quoted in  Newsday, " Suffolk Eyes Preserving Land in Environmental Justice Areas," November 28, 2021.  See here for PDF.

Sara Lipton (Professor)

Sara Lipton

Professor Sara Lipton participated in a panel of educators on October 26, 2021 to discuss the history of and ways to combat antisemitism during an event at the Great Neck North High School auditorium.  See the article here in  The Island Now.

Eric Beverley (Associate Professor)


Assoc. Professor Eric Beverley contributed " Afterword: Who does the Deccan belong to?"  to a series that recently appeared in the South Indian digital news and opinion platform  The News Minute. The  feature section on the Deccan, was organized by a collective of younger scholars primarily based in India, and represents a larger attempt to generate public conversations about the political meanings of humanistic and social scientific scholarship on a key region of India.

Mohamad Ballan (Assistant Professor)

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Assistant Professor Mohamad Ballan recently published a short essay, " Muslim Refugees in Medieval Malta (ca. 1463)? Mobility, Migration and the Muslim-Christian Frontier in the Mediterranean World " on the  Medieval Studies Research Blog.

Lance Boos (PhD Candidate)


PhD candidate, Lance Boos, recently published a blog essay for  The Gotham Center for New York City History (CUNY Graduate Center) entitled, " James Rivington: Music Purveyor in Revolutionary New York."

Eric Zolov (Professor)

Prof.   Eric  Zolov will present his book,   The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties   (2020), in a Zoom conversation with former Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Roberta Lajous, and historian Tanya Harmer, on Monday, September 27th at 4pm.  Sponsored by the National History Center & Woodrow Wilson Center.  For registration and further information click   here.


Sarah Lipton (Professor)

Sarah Lipton

Professor Sarah Lipton published a review on the Blood Libel (and recent events) in the New York Review of Books.

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