They bring expertise in subjects that span physical borders and chronological boundaries. They bring passion to their research and energy to their classrooms. And the six new faculty members joining the department this fall bring additional prestige to an already elite group of academics. Read More
Eight graduate students earned competitive fellowships or grants this year in support of their research—awards including a Rome Prize, a Fulbright, and Louisville Institute, Newcombe, and Schallek fellowships. The honors demonstrate that the graduate program is "top-notch," said Patrick Griffin, chair of the department. Read More
History and peace studies major Brenna Gautam '15 received the Kroc Institute's 2015 Yarrow Award, given to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to service in peace and justice. The skills gained through her history courses, she said, have been essential in her work for a geostrategic analysis firm and in her preparation for law school. Read More
Jaime M. Pensado's first book, Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties, won the Conference on Latin American History's 2014 Mexican History Book Prize. Offering an unprecedented look at student activism in 1960s Mexico, the book draws from documents and resources that were restricted by the government for more than 70 years. Read More
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