(May 24, 2012 Final Edition)
We welcome our incoming Ph.D. candidates for Fall 2012!
Eunsung Cho (Yonsei University)
James Gerien-Chen (Duke University)
International & Global
David Allen (University of Cambridge)
Jack Neubauer (Northwestern University)
Rachel Newman (Yale University)
Shulamit Shinnar (Columbia University)
Marianne Gonzalez Le Saux (Universidad de Chile)
Daniel Kressel (Tel Aviv University)
Ethan Yee (University of California, Berkeley)
Susanna Ferguson (Yale University)
Angela Giordani (University of Texas, Austin)
Tania Bhattachryya (St. Stephen’s College)
Lindsey Dayton (Sarah Lawrence College)
Eric Herschthal (Princeton University)
Stephen Koeth (University of Notre Dame)
Kathryn Lasdow (College of William and Mary)
Scott Lawrence (New York University)
Anna Murphy (Harvard College)
Benjamin Serby (Brandeis University)
Congratulations to all those who successfully defended their dissertations in 2011-12!
Sergei Alexandrovich Antonov. Law and the culture of debt in Moscow on the eve of the Great Reforms, 1850-1870. Sponsor: Richard S. Wortman.
Daniel Scott Asen. Dead bodies and forensic science: Cultures of expertise in China, 1800 1949. Sponsor: Madeleine Zelin. With distinction.
Sarah Bridger. Scientists and the ethics of Cold War weapons research. Sponsor: Eric Foner. With distinction.
Sheetal Chhabria. Making the modern slum: Housing, mobility, and poverty in Bombay and its peripheries. Sponsor: Adam McKeown.
Megan K. Doherty. PEN International and its republic of letters, 1921-1970. Sponsors: Casey N. Blake and Susan Pedersen.
George Emmanuel Fiske. The socioeconomics of state formation in medieval Afghanistan. Sponsor: Richard W. Bulliet.
Michal Rose Friedman. Recovering ‘Jewish Spain’: The politics of reconstructing the Jewish past and the emergence of Sephardic studies in Spain, 1845-1940. Sponsor: Elisheva Carlebach.
Carlos Martín Gálvez-Peña. Writing history to reform the empire: Religious chroniclers in seventeenth-century Peru. Sponsor: Caterina Pizzigoni.
Thai Stein Jones. More powerful than dynamite: Radicals, plutocrats, progressives, and New York’s year of anarchy. Sponsor: Alice Kessler-Harris. With distinction.
Robert Marshall Neer, Jr. Napalm, an American biography. Sponsor: Kenneth T. Jackson.
Valerie Paley. Founders and funders: Institutional expansion and the emergence of the American cultural capital, 1840-1940. Sponsor: Kenneth T. Jackson.
Nathan Raoul Perl-Rosenthal. Corresponding republics: Letter writing and patriot organizing in the Atlantic revolutions, ca. 1760-1792. Sponsors: Isser Woloch and Eric Foner.
Anatoly Zorian Pinsky. The individual after Stalin: Fedor Abramov, Russian intellectuals, and the revitalization of Soviet socialism, 1953-1962. Sponsor: Michael Stanislawski.
Abigail E. Schade. Hidden waters: Groundwater histories of Iran and the Mediterranean. Sponsor: Richard W. Bulliet.
Jennifer Elise Tammi. Minding our own business: Community, consumers, and cooperation. Sponsor: Alice Kessler-Harris.
Taco Tjitte Terpstra. Trade in the Roman Empire: A study of the institutional framework. Sponsor: William V. Harris.
Huan Tian. Governing imperial borders: Insights from the study of the implementation of law in Qing Xinjiang. Sponsor: Madeleine Zelin.
Rachel Tamar Van. Free trade and family values: Kinship networks and the culture of early American capitalism. Sponsor: Alice Kessler-Harris.
Matthew Vaz. The jackpot mentality: The growth of government lotteries and the suppression of illegal numbers gambling in Rio de Janeiro and New York City. Sponsor: John H. Coatsworth.
Mari Kathryn Webel. Borderlands of research: Medicine, empire, and sleeping sickness in East Africa, 1902-1914. Sponsor: Gregory Mann.
We are delighted to announce the winners of fellowships and positions for the coming year!
2012 Shawn Fellows to present on their research at the Symposium on New Directions in History:
- Jun Hee Cho
- Benjamin Lyons
- Tamara Mann
- Dale Stahl
- Timothy Yang
2012-13 Doris G. Quinn Fellows:
- Laura Bothwell
- Julia del Palacio Langer
- Tamara Mann
Anti Discrimination Summer Fellowship:
- Megan French-Marcelin
2012-13 GSAS International Travel Fellowship:
- Samuel Biagetti
- John Straussberger, III
- Asheesh Siddique
- Weiwei Luo
- Justin Jackson
- Carlos Zuniga-Nieto
2012-2013 Zuckerman Fellowship:
- Timothy Yang
2012-2013 Whiting Fellowship:
- Matthew Spooner
2012-2013 Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Writing Fellows:
- Melissa Borja
- Rosie Bsheer
- Aimee Genell
- Simon Taylor
- Justin Reynolds
- Isabel Gabel
- Owen Miller
- Aimee Genell
External Fellowship Awards, Jobs, & Babies
George Aumoithe received honorable mention for both the Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Yesenia Barragan has received the SSRC-ACLS International Dissertation Research Fellowship for 2012-13, in addition to a Summer 2012 Field Research Grant from ILAS.
Manuel Bautista Gonzalez has received the National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico) Postgraduate Fellowship and has been accepted into Columbia University Libraries’ Graduate Student Internship Program in Primary Sources.
Laura Bothwell has received a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in the Office of History at the National Institutes of Health.
Adam Bronson has received a two-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship to do research and teach Japanes history courses at Johns Hopkins University.
James Chappel will be a Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago, Society of Fellows.
Benjamin Coates has accepted a tenure-track position in the History Department at Wake Forest University.
Jefferson Decker has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick..
Tobias Harper has received the 2011 Robert McJimsey Prize for a paper given at the North American Conference of British Studies.
Alexander Kaye has received the Tikvah Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Michael Christopher Low has received fellowships for the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, Summer FLAS for Ottoman Turkish, and the Columbia-LSE PhD Exchange Fellowship.
Tamara Mann has received the Hugh Davis Graham Award from the Institute of Political History.
Robert Neer, Jr.’s book Napalm, An American Biography will be published by Harvard University Press in 2013.
Amy Offner has accepted a position as assistant professor in the History department at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the United States and the Cold War.
Victoria Phillips’s co-curated exhibit at the Library of Congress opend in February, 2012, and will run through June, 2013. In addition, she gave a public lecture at the Haus de Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
Nathan Pilkington has published an article in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research..
Thomas Rath has accepted a tenure-track position at University College London. He and his wife Hema also welcomed a baby boy, Devin.
Eileen Ryan has been offered a tenure-track position at Temple University.
Nathan Stroupe has been awarded a FLAS for the 2012-13 academic year.
Mari Webel has a multi-year post-doctoral fellowship in African Studies and Global Health, Culture, and Society at Emory University.
Stephen Wertheim has received the 2012 Fishel-Calhoun Prize from the Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era for his article, “The League That Wasn’t: American Designs for a Legalist-Sanctionist League of Nations and the Intellectual Origins of International Organization, 1914-1920, Diplomatic History Vol. 35 No. 5 (November 2011): 797-836.