In The Spotlight
Erin Chavez (PhD student)
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)
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."
Annalyda Álvarez Calderón ( PhD, 2009)
Congratulations to Annalyda Álvarez Calderón (SBU PhD, 2009), on the publication of En búsqueda de la ciudadanía indígena: Puno 1900-1930 (2021).
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
Assoc. Professor Robert Chase the Best Book Award in Critical Criminology and Social Justice.
April Masten (Associate Professor)
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."
Shobana Shankar (Associate Professor)
Congratulations to Associate Professor Shobana Shankar on the publication of her second monograph, An Uneasy Embrace: Africa, India and the Spectre of Race (Oxford Univ. Press). The work draws on archival and oral sources from seven countries to trace economic tensions surrounding the Indian diaspora as it collided with the Black Atlantic.
Ciara Dalton (Class of 2018)
Congratulations to Ciara Dalton (Class of 2018), who last spring completed an M.S. in Environmental Metrology and Policy and was recently hired to work as a Chemical Exposure Data Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency!More In the Spotlight
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 https://uniandes.ipublishcentral.com/product/los-orgenes-de-la-cocana#view1
"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.
In The Media
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)
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)
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)
In the Media