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Adrián Márquez (PhD Student)
Adrian Marquez

Has written a review of Lisa Lindquist Dorr's book,  A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South during Prohibition in  The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. For the review, click here

Professor Joshua Teplitsky

Book Award

Prof.  Josh Teplitsky's  book, Prince of the Press,   has just  been awarded the Salo Baron Prize for Best First Book in Jewish Studies. Read the full press release   here, or visit the American Academy for Jewish Research   website.

Sergio Pinto-Handler (PhD '18)

Has accepted a one-year visiting assitant position at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. His dissertation, entitled "The Last Emancipation: Rio de Janeiro and the History of Atlantic Slavery & Abolition, 1879-1900," examines  the transnational history of abolition in Brazil.

Jocelyn Zimmerman (PhD Candidate)


 Won a Pre-Dissertation Research grant from the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) for her project about polygamy and the British empire.

  Spencer Austin (PhD Candidate)

Spencer Austin

Has been awarded a Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences, which will allow him to work 4 months in France next year on his dissertation about French-speaking coal-miners in PA.


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News and Announcements

The Mexican Restaurants of New York City website is ready!

This project, put together by professor Lori Flores and PhD candidates Ximena López and Fernando Amador, maps the presence of Mexican cuisine in NYC during the last couple of decades. Visit the site here

The HGSA Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference is here! HGSA

The online event will be held on Sept.11 and will count with the presence of Jaskiran Dhillon  as keynote speaker. To see the program, click here

History Department Statement on the Protests Against Anti-Black Violence, read here.


LIHJNew Issue of Long Island History Journal is out here.  

History Graduate Student Association Statement on the Current Protests

In light of recent events, the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) commits its support to the Black Lives Matter Movement. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other black people by police and white vigilantes in the United States are intolerable hate crimes that the HGSA refuses to condone or excuse. PDF found here.

The History Department's Statement can be found here.

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In The Media

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The Mexican Restaurants of New York City was praised and commented in Eater, New York. See the write-up here.   

Professor  Chris Sellers  writes about workplace standards in the COVID era.  See his opinion piece in USA Today clicking  here.

Professor Nancy Tomes appeared in the New York Times article, "In NYC's Spring Virus Surge, a Frightening Echo of 1918 Flu." Read the whole article here.

Manisha Sinha, a former M.A. student from Stony Brook History, and  now  James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History  at the University of Connecticut, published an evocative New York Times editorial  about racial politics in the 2020 election. See her work here.

Professor Robert Chase is a contributor to the NPR podcast entitled "Criminal Justice During Protest and Pandemic." Find the podcast here. Professor Chase was also recently interviewed on Talking Legal History, find the podcast  here.

PhD candidate Ximena Lopez Carrillo was interviewed for the Stony Brook University News on her academic journey entitled "Diver Scholar Immerses Herself in History of  Minorities and Mental Health." Find the full article here.

Professor Eric Zolov participated in a roundtable entitled, "To Print is to Resist: Urgent Graphic Resistance in the United States and Latin America," a discussion on graphic resistance practices in the Chilean Social Uprising and the Black Lives Matter movement." Link found here.

Professor Paul Zimansky appeared in the UK newspaper Express, commenting on archaeology expeditions in the Middle East, in search of the Ark. Find the article here.

 Professor  Robert Chase discusses his book,   We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America   (2019) on the NPR station, WSHU (91.1), "The Full Story," here.

Eric Beverley Professor Eric Beverley was quoted in an   article  that appeared in   the  on-line newspaper,  The   Hindu , "How Hyderabad, Wracked by   the  Plague, Transformed itself into a Modern City 100 Years Ago.

Gabriel S. Tennen  has published an essay in the Gotham Center for New York City History (the Gothamist). This essay, "Swept from the Streets Mario Procaccino and the Rise of Law-and-Order Politics in New York City," takes up the 1969 political campaign of Procaccino for mayor as a way to situate the embrace of "law and order" politics. Article   here .

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