History Department
History Department

Graduate Program honors students at awards reception

Thu, May 20, 2010
Graduate Program honors students at awards reception
Graduate Advisor Jim Sidbury announces awards and degrees earned

Departmental Honors

Lathrop Prize for best Dissertation:
Tyler Fleming, “King Kong, Bigger than Cape Town: A History of a South African Musical”; and,
Veronica Martinez-Matsuda, “Making the Modern Migrant: Work, Community, and Struggle in the Federal Migratory Labor Camp Program, 1935-1947”

Perry Prize for best Master’s Report:
Rachel Herrmann, “Cannibals All?: Starvation, Abundance, and Anglo-Indian Foodways in Colonial Virginia”

Estep Prize for best seminar paper in Latin American History:
James Jenkins, “A Diplomatic Counterrevolution: Nicaraguan Indians, Native American Activists, and U.S. Foreign Policy 1979-1990”

Casteñeda Scholarships:
Lauren Hammond, Aragorn Storm Miller, Kristin Cheasty Miller

University Continuing Fellowships for 2010-11:
Paul Conrad, Jesse Cromwell         

History Department Fellowships for 2010-11:
Dharitri Bhattacharjee
Yehonathan Brodski
Rachel Herrmann
Rachel Ozanne
Michelle Reeves
Cameron Strang
John Vurpillat
Laurie Wood
Graduate students celebrate their accomplishments at reception.Caption: Graduate students (from l-r) — Ben Breen, Jesse Cromwell, Cameron Strang, Mandy Young-Kutz, Bonar Hernandez, Saheed Aderinto, Juandrea Bates, Rachel Herrmann, Chris Heaney, Ben Narvaez, and James Jenkins

One-semester History Department Fellowships during academic year 2010-11:
Leah Deane
Isabel Huacuja
Naoko Kato
Brian McNeil
Zachary Doleshal

Summer Pre-Dissertation Fellowships:
Jessica Achberger
Julia Rahe
Blake Scott
Trevor Simmons

Departmental Summer Dissertation Fellowships:
Neel Baumgardner
Cyrus Cousins
Jennifer Eckel
Brian Mann
Aaron Reynolds

Liberal Arts Graduate Research Grants:
Jessica Achberger
Jesse Cromwell
Stephen Dove
Ryan Field
Renata Keller
James Jenkins
Julia Rahe
Cameron Strang

Outside Awards and/or Fellowships:

Jessica Achberger — Ward Fellowship

Juandrea Bates — Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities in Original Source; Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship for Portuguese; LLILAS Disseration research grant; alternate for the Fulbright-Hays

Ben Breen — Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship for Portuguese; J.B. Harley Fellowship in the history of cartography for summer study in London

Jesse Cromwell — John Carter Brown Library Short Term Fellowship

Chris Dietrich — ISS Predoctoral Fellowship in Security Studies at International Security Studies at Yale University

Stephen Dove — Fulbright (Guatemala); Fulbright-Hays (Guatemala); Presbyterian Historical Society Research Fellowship; International Education Fee Scholarship

Peter Hamilton — International Education Fee Scholarships for summer research in Hong Kong

Christopher Heaney — Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (SSRC DPDF)

Rachel Herrmann — New York Public Library Short-Term Fellowship; Resident Research Fellowship at the David Library of the American Revolution; Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society; Coffelt Fellowship from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Emily Hillhouse — Academic-year Dissertation Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship

James Jenkins — Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

Brian Jones — Short-Term Fellowship at the Huntington Library; Short-Term Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library

Libby Nutting — Academic-year Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship for Arabic

Marc-William Palen — New York Public Library Short-Term Fellowship; Embassy of Canada Doctoral Student Research Award; Marc Friedlaender Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society; SHAFR Robert A. and Barbara Divine Graduate Student Travel Grant

Julia Rahe — Tinker Summer Research Grant

Cristina Salinas — CMAS Dissertation Fellowship

Sharon Silzel — Summer Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship for Arabic at American University in Cairo

Cameron Strang — Cecilia L. Johnson Grant for Visiting Graduate Scholars, University of Florida Special Collections Library; W.M. Keck Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library; Dissertation Research Fellowship of the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS); Institute for Southern Studies Visiting Research Fellowship, University of South Carolina; Louisiana History Research Fellowship, Louisiana State University Library Special Collections

Laurie Wood — Best paper award for the TAMU Graduate History Conference for, "'The Legislative Tableau': Local Colonial Governance in Martinique, ca. 1786"

Mandy Young-Kutz — Texas Exes Joe B. Frantz Scholarship

2010 Degrees

Students who earned doctorate degrees:
Saheed Aderinto
Marian Barber
Maria Allessandra Bollettino
Robert Erik Bruce
Kwame Essien
Bonar Hernandez
Julie Elaine Hughes
Veronica Martinez-Matsuda
Heather Rose Peterson

Students who earned master's degrees:
Juandrea Bates
Felipe Cruz
Ryan Field
Libby Nutting
Olusegun Obasa
Rachel Lauren Ozanne
Daniel Pope
Aaron Reynolds
Susan Claire Somers
Sundara Vadlamudi
Laurie Wood


Saheed Aderinto — Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.

Kristi Barnwell — Assistant Professorship, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, Ill.

Lissa Bollettino — Assistant Professorship, Framingham State College outside of Boston, Mass.

Bonar Hernandez — Assistant Professor, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda — Two-year Visiting Professor, Cornell University's School of Industrial Labor Relations, Ithaca, N.Y.

Ben Narvaez — Assistant Professor, Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C.


Jessica Achberger

  1. "Impact of the Present: Evolution of Modern African Historiography.” Chapter in Toyin Falola: The Man, the Mask, the Muse, Niyi Afolabi, ed. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2010.
  2. “The Dragon has Not Just Arrived: the Historical Study of Africa’s Relations with China.” The History Compass. Forthcoming, May 2010.
  3. Review of Prestholdt, Jeremy's, Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008. World History Bulletin, Fall 2009.
  4. Review of Murray, Williamson and Lacey, Jim, eds., The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. World History Bulletin, Spring 2010.
  5. Review of Mitchell, Laura J., Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa (An Exploration of Frontiers, 1725- c.1830). New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. World History Bulletin, Spring 2010.

Marian Barber

"On the Celtic-American Fringe: Irish-Mexican Encounters in the Texas-Mexican Borderlands,” in Proceedings of the 26th Harvard Celtic Colloquium.

Brett Bennett

  1. Forthcoming Summer/Fall 2010 (with Gregory Barton) "Forestry as Foreign Policy: Anglo-Siamese Relations and the Origins of Britain’s Informal Empire in the Teak Forests of Northern Siam, 1883-1925," Itinerario: International Journal of the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction (Cambridge University Press).
  2. Forthcoming December 2010 "The El Dorado of Forestry: the Eucalyptus in India, South Africa and Thailand, 1850-2000," The International Review of Social History  (Cambridge University Press).
  3. "An Imperial, National and State Debate: The Rise and Near Fall of the Australian Forestry School, 1927-1945," Environment and History 15 (2009): 217-44 (White Horse Press).
  4. "Make a Museum out of the Old Australian Forestry School," Canberra Times, April 28, 2010.
  5. "Thinking of Moving Abroad? How to Begin Applying for Foreign Jobs," Perspectives on History: Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, April 2010.
  6. "Cuts Are Inevitable So Let's Join the Debate," Times Higher Education, January 7, 2010.

Stephen Dove

“Hymnody and Liturgy in the Azusa Street Revival, 1906-1908.”  Pneuma, The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies 31(2) (2009): 242-263.

Cradles of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, A Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu

Christopher Heaney

Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, A Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Franz Hensel

  1. “The Moral Republic in the Early Nineteenth-Century Colombia” in Anales (12), Institute of Iberoamerican Studies. Göteburg, 2010.
  2. “Las peregrinaciones del yo: Samper y Obando” [The Pilgrimages of the Self: Samper and Obando] in Zandra Pedraza et al. (eds) Actualidad del Sujeto. Conceptualizaciones, prácticas, genealogías [The Current Subject. Conceptualizations, practices, genealogies]. Bogotá: Universidad del Rosario, IESCO, Universidad de los Andes, 2010.
  3. Actualidad del Sujeto. Conceptualizaciones, prácticas, genealogías [The Current Subject. Conceptualizations, Practices, Genealogies]. Edited book with Zandra Pedraza, et al. Bogotá: Universidad del Rosario, IESCO, Universidad de los Andes, 2010.

Renata Keller

  1. “The Martyrdom of Monseñor Angelelli: The Popular Creation of Martyrs in Twentieth-Century Argentina,” The Journal of Religion & Society, Omaha: Creighton University.
  2. “Economics and Democracy: An Interview with Miguel Alemán Velasco,” Portal, Issue 4, 2008-2009, Austin: University of Texas Press.

Trevor Simmons

Review essay on new directions in imperial history with particular respect to its geography, Journal of Historical Geography (forthcoming in June).  

Lior Sternfeld

"Traveling Ideas: Mossadegh's Visit and the Anti-Imperial Struggle in Egypt." Jama'a Journal, vol. 18.

Cameron Strang

  1. “Michael Cresap and the Promulgation of Settler Land Claiming Methods in the Backcountry, 1765-1774,” in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (forthcoming in June, 2010).
  2. The History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean; Julia Rodriguez, Jan Golinski, and Cameron B. Strang, eds., (Durham: University of New Hampshire, 2010). Available online at www.hoslac.org.
  3. Review of Thomas E. Crocker, Braddock’s March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2009). In The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (forthcoming in 2010).

Yetkin Yildirim

“The Medina Charter: A Historical Case of Conflict Resolution,” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 20, Issue 4, October 2009.

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