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Professor Ali Anooshahr Named Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Professor Ali Anooshahr Named Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Congratulations to Professor Anooshahr for winning such a competitive fellowship!

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Professor Perez Melendez Receives Faculty Development Award

Professor Perez Melendez Receives Faculty Development Award

Congratulations to Professor José Juan Pérez Meléndez, who received the Faculty Development Award as he completes his book, "Peopling for Profit: Colonization and the Brazilian Empire, 1808-1921”!

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Professor Materson named P.L.A.C.E. Scholar of the Quarter for Winter 2021

Professor Materson named P.L.A.C.E. Scholar of the Quarter for Winter 2021

Congratulations to Professor Lisa Materson, who was named P.L.A.C.E. (Professors Leveraging A Community of Engagement) Scholar of the Quarter!

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Professor Olmsted Quoted in NPR Story on Disinformation

Professor Olmsted Quoted in NPR Story on Disinformation

Professor Kathy Olmsted, an expert on the history of anti-governmental conspiracy theories, was quoted in NPR's story, "Disinformation Still Swirls Concerning Legitimacy of Biden Administration"

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Professor Walker Wins 2021 PROSE Award

Professor Walker Wins 2021 PROSE Award

Congratulations to Professor Charles Walker for winning the 2021 PROSE Award from the Association of American Publishers for his graphic history, Witness the Age of Revolution: The Odyssey of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru!

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Check Out Professor Decker's OpEd in the Washington Post

Check Out Professor Decker's OpEd in the Washington Post

Professor Corrie Decker and Professor Elisabeth McMahon (Tulane University) discuss how ideas of American greatness across the political spectrum are rooted in a global history of anti-black racism

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Professor Decker Appears on Interview with the New Books Network Podcast

Professor Decker Appears on Interview with the New Books Network Podcast

Have a listen to Corrie Decker and Elisabeth McMahon (Tulane University) discuss their new book, The Idea of Development in Africa

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History Graduate Students Selected as 2021 Mellon Public Scholars

History Graduate Students Selected as 2021 Mellon Public Scholars

The History department is proud to announce that the Davis Humanities Institute has selected two History graduate students, Brianna Tafolla Riviere and David Morales, to join the 2021 cohort of Mellon Public Scholars.

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Professor Downs Quoted in New York Times and Published in Washington Post

Professor Downs Quoted in New York Times and Published in Washington Post

Professor Greg Downs analyzes and discusses the Storming of the US Capitol

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Check Out Professor Downs's Editorial on How to Run a Public Discussion on School Renaming

Check Out Professor Downs's Editorial on How to Run a Public Discussion on School Renaming

Professor Greg Downs writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, calling for "more history"

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Professor Oropeza's Book Appears on 2020 List of Outstanding Academic Titles

Professor Oropeza's Book Appears on 2020 List of Outstanding Academic Titles

CHOICE names Professor Lorena Oropeza's book on Reies López Tijerina as must-read in 2020

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Professor Downs Helps Craft Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting Movement for Black Lives

Professor Downs Helps Craft Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting Movement for Black Lives

Professor Greg Downs and three other historians on Reconstruction helped craft the brief against the Trump Administration for violating Reconstruction-era civil rights enforcement laws

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Professor Decker Releases New Book

Professor Decker Releases New Book

Professor Corrie Decker and co-author Elizabeth McMahon release The Idea of Development in Africa: A History

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Congratulations to Professor El Shakry for Receiving Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award!

Congratulations to Professor El Shakry for Receiving Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award!

The Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award is rewarded to teachers of history who "taught, guided, and inspired their students their students in a way that changed their lives."

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Professor Walker Awarded $50,000 Grant to Digitize Endangered Peruvian Archive

Professor Walker Awarded $50,000 Grant to Digitize Endangered Peruvian Archive

A new project led by Professor Charles Walker will digitize documents of the Peruvian Peasant Confederation and make them accessible online

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Check Out Professor Downs's Article in the San Francisco Chronicle

Check Out Professor Downs's Article in the San Francisco Chronicle

SF Chronicle publishes Greg Downs's timely piece on the history of expanding the Supreme Court.

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Professor Holloway Wins 2020 CLAH Distinguished Service Award

Professor Holloway Wins 2020 CLAH Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Tom Holloway for receiving this honor from The Conference of Latin American History for his contributions to Latin American and Brazilian scholarship!

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Professor Downs' Op-Ed Published in SF Chronicle

Professor Downs' Op-Ed Published in SF Chronicle

Professor Greg Downs discusses the toppling of the Ulysses Grant statue in San Francisco and how we need to engage in more meaningful debates about history.

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Read Professor Downs's Recent Article in Talking Points Memo

Read Professor Downs's Recent Article in Talking Points Memo

Greg Downs discusses the history of political reform in the 1860s and questions why Democrats today are so hesitant in implementing similar change.

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Check Out Professor Rauchway's Article in The Guardian

Check Out Professor Rauchway's Article in The Guardian

Eric Rauchway discusses Roosevelt's New Deal, urging our society to follow FDR's footsteps when addressing issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professor Corrie Decker Recieves the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award

Professor Corrie Decker Recieves the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Corrie Decker for receiving recognition for her outstanding efforts when advising History graduate students!

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Professor Howard Chiang Awarded Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Professor Howard Chiang Awarded Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Congratulations to Howard Chiang for receiving a research grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange for his research in Chinese history and culture!

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Professor Andres Resendez Awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Professor Andres Resendez Awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Congratulations to Andrés Reséndez for receiving a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for his accomplishments in Mexican, Iberian, and exploration history!

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Professor Ari Kelman Elected as a Fellow of the Society of American Historians

Professor Ari Kelman Elected as a Fellow of the Society of American Historians

Congratulations to Ari Kelman for being elected a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, a prestigious honor among historians in the discipline!

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Latin American History Graduate Students Receive Fellowships & Appointments

The History Department would like to congratulate numerous current and former Ph.D. students in Latin American history for their recent accomplishments.

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Professor Chiang's edited 3-volume work on LGBTQ history wins the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work!

Professor Chiang's edited 3-volume work on LGBTQ history wins the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work!

Congrats to Howard Chiang, editor-in-chief of The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History (Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019), a three-volume work that won the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work!

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Professor Downs becomes editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era

Professor Downs becomes editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era

The Journal of the Civil War Era and the Richards Center at Penn State announced their new JCWE co-editors, Greg Downs and Kate Masur, who will assume the position effective January 15, 2020.

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