In The Spotlight
Congratulations to our recently announced History Department Undergraduate Awards Winners: Donald Jimenez (Catherine Wang Award), Franklin Eck (Traum Research Award), Joshua Berkowitz (Staudenraus Award), Rachel Steigerwald (Martin Scholarship), Veronica Buhler (Stony Brook Foundation Award), Gina Parisi (Wunderlich Memorial Award), and Tyler Bakunas (Ferguson Award). For a full description of prizes see our awards page.
Congratulations to Latin American History PhD students Adrián Márquez ("Risky Business: From Places of Vice to Illicit Networks in the South Atlantic and Caribbean, 1919-1965") and Nicolás Barrientos ("The New Right, Aesthetics, and the Global Sixties: The Case of Patria y Libertad in Chile") for receiving the LACS Graduate Student Research Fellowships!
Congratulations to Joy-Louise Gape (BA/MA '22) who presented a poster at the recent meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, "Covid-19 Discrimination Aimed at Asian-Americans: Medical Scapegoating in a Historical Perspective," and to Naveed Nickpour (School of Medicine) for his poster presentation, "Integration of Medicine and the Community: How the 1984 Family Doctor and Nurse Program in Cuba Transformed Health Care." Both worked under the mentorship and supervision of Professor Nancy Tomes.
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News and Announcements
Congratulations to recently minted PhD, Matías Hermosilla, who successfully defended his dissertation, "Creating a Playlist for the Third World: Cosmopolitan Solidarity, the New Left, and the Global Protest Song Movement, 1955-1975." A rich and intellectually stimulating defense — ¡felicidades!
Dear Colleagues, students, and Friends of History: As I pass on the reins, after six years, to our new interim Chair of History, Professor Sara Lipton, let me say what a pleasure it was to serve a department that engages so many fine students, historians, and publics in the work we do as educators and scholars. The world needs clear historical perspectives now more than ever, and I am confident Stony Brook History will meet that urgent challenge. Crescat scientia; vita excolatur! Paul Gootenberg, Chair (2016-22)
Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates! Enjoy this short presentation of the wonderful accomplishments by our students this past year.
"Congratulations to the editorial team of the Stony Brook Undergraduate History Journal on the recent publication of Vol. 2 no. 4 of the journal! Pick-up a print copy of the journal in the History Lounge and visit the journal's homepage to read the digital version and past submissions."
In The Media
Adrián Marquez (PhD candidate) recently published a short essay, "Claves para un anti-capitalismo del siglo XXI" in the independent Uruguayan newspaper, La Diaria.
Professor Eric Zolov and his wife, Terri Gordon-Zolov, were interviewed by Chilean historian Camilo Trumper about their new book, The Walls of Santiago: Social Revolution and Political Aesthetics in Contemporary Chile (Berghahn) in the latest issue of the literary magazine, Brooklyn Rail.
"Professor Shirley Lim discussed the historical problem of whitewashing in film and Asian-American representation for Turner Classic Movies before the screening of The Good Earth (1937) which featured the Chinese-American actress, Anna May Wong. Wong had lost the lead role portraying a Chinese woman to a white actress, Luise Rainer."
PhD student Willie Mack published a blog essay, "The Success of the Valley Road Community: A Hidden History of Nassau County's African American and Indigenous People" for Preservation Long Island. Mack is working with Associate Professor Jennifer Anderson this semester as a ACLS Public Scholars Fellow.
Professor Shobana Shankar recently did a podcast interview about her recent book, An Uneasy Embrace: Africa, India, and the Spectre of Race for the series, Afrofiles which features conversations with scholars of African Studies. Her book and research was also featured in a recent article in Stony Brook University News.