Ph.D. student Faith Bennett awarded an AAUW Dissertation Fellowship!

Ph.D. student Faith Bennett has been awarded an AAUW Dissertation Fellowship! The American Association of University Women’s American Fellowship Program began in 1888, a time when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. It is AAUW’s largest fellowship program and the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. ( Faith also received 2024 Alice Kessler-Harris Dissertation Prospectus Award!

PhD Student Oluwasola Daniels awarded a West African Research Association (WARA) Fellowship

PhD student Oluwasola Daniels was awarded a West African Research Association (WARA) Fellowship to conduct research for her dissertation “The Other Half: Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria (1900-1985).” The award letter states that among a pool of extremely competitive applications Oluwasola’s proposal “rose to the top as particularly well-conceived, innovative, and rigorous.” Congratulations, Oluwasola!

Dr. Renzo Aroni Accepted to a Tenure Track Position at NYU!

Dr. Renzo Aroni has accepted a tenure-track position at NYU. It’s a joint position focused on Indigenous Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with an affiliation in the History Department. He will begin in January 2025. Renzo received his Ph.D. in history in 2020, with Designated Emphases in Native American Studies and Human Rights. He currently teaches at La Católica University in Lima. From 2020-2022 he held a post-doc at Columbia University. Congratulations, Renzo!

Bedros Torosian joins the UC Davis Department of History as a UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Bedros Torosian will join the UC Davis Department of History in Fall 2024 as a UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow. Currently finishing his PhD in History at UC Irvine, Torosian's research examines the intersections of race and gender among writers in Ottoman Arab and Armenian diasporas in the early twentieth century. At UC Davis, he will develop his dissertation into a book while collaborating with faculty in Middle East studies, migration studies, and human rights.

New Book released by Graduate Student Francisca Espinosa!

Second-year PhD student Francisca Espinosa not only published her first book, Justicia material y políticas de consumo en el gobierno de la Unidad Popular (1970-1973 (Santiago: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2024), but a leading newspaper, La Tercera, cited it as one of the must reads in 2024! Congrats Francisca!