Staying in Touch with Alumni

Staying in Touch with Alumni

We are proud of our majors and graduate students who have used their GW education as a springboard to successful careers in the law, the military, medicine, government, non governmental organizations, journalism, politics, teaching, and a variety of other fields. The annual department newsletter provides information about some of our former students.

Let us know what you are doing: email the Department Chair, Katrin Schultheiss, at [email protected] or write to the Department of History, The George Washington University, Washington DC, 20052. Your lives are our true legacy.

Alumni

We are proud of our majors and graduate students who have used their GW education as a springboard to successful careers in the law, the military, medicine, government, non governmental organizations, journalism, politics, teaching, and a variety of other fields. The annual department newsletter provides information about some of our former students.

Let us know what you are doing: email the Department Chair, Katrin Schultheiss, at [email protected] or write to the Department of History, The George Washington University, Washington DC, 20052. Your lives are our true legacy.
 

Alumni Felix Harcourt Publishes New Book

PhD alumnus Felix Harcourt's book Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s was published by University of Chicago Press. Harcourt's book "reveals the extent to which the KKK participated in and penetrated popular American culture, reaching far beyond its paying membership to become part of modern American society. The Klan owned radio stations, newspapers, and sports teams, and its members created popular films, pulp novels, music, and more. Harcourt shows how the Klan’s racist and nativist ideology became subsumed in sunnier popular portrayals of heroic vigilantism. In the process he challenges prevailing depictions of the 1920s, which may be best understood not as the Jazz Age or the Age of Prohibition, but as the Age of the Klan. Ku Klux Kulture gives us an unsettling glimpse into the past, arguing that the Klan did not die so much as melt into America’s prevailing culture."

Alumna Farah al-Nakib (B.A. '01) publishes book and is featured in Bazaar Magazine

Alumna Farah al-Nakib (B.A. '01)  Farah al-Nakib's book Kuwait Transformed (Stanford University Press, 2016)

Alumna Farah al-Nakib (BA '01) published a book with Stanford University Press entitled Kuwait Transformed: Oil and Urban Life. The book delves into the mid-twentieth century oil urbanization of Kuwait City, the first Gulf city to experience such a transformation. Stanford University Press writes: "In Kuwait Transformed, Farah Al-Nakib connects the city's past and present, from its settlement in 1716 to the twenty-first century, through the bridge of oil discovery. She traces the relationships between the urban landscape, patterns and practices of everyday life, and social behaviors and relations in Kuwait. The history that emerges reveals how decades of urban planning, suburbanization, and privatization have eroded an open, tolerant society and given rise to the insularity, xenophobia, and divisiveness that characterize Kuwaiti social relations today."

Read more about Al-Nakib, her work, and the Bazaar Magazine article about her here.

 

Alumna Christina Firpo (B.A. '01) publishes book

Alumna Christina Firpo (B.A. '01) Firpo's book The Uprooted (2016)

Alumna Christina Firpo (B.A. '01) published a book entitled The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980 with the University of Hawai'i Press. The book is about the systematic uprooting of métis children - those with Southeast Asian mothers and white, African, or Indian fathers - at the hands of French officials in Indochina. The University of Hawai'i Press writes: "The Uprooted offers an in-depth investigation of the colony's child-removal program: the motivations behind it, reception of it, and resistance to it. This poignant and little known story will be of interest to scholars of French and Southeast Asian studies, colonialism, gender studies, and the historiography of the family."  

Read more about Firpo's book and post-GW career here.

Recent Alumni Books

Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the End of the Cold War

Gregory F. Domber

(University of North Carolina Press, 2014)

For Fear of an Elective King

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

(Cornell University Press, 2014)

The 'People's Joan of Arc'

Brooke Orr

(Peter Lang, 2014)

Betting on the Africans

Philip Muehlenbeck

(Oxford University Press, 2012)

The Limits of Détente

Craig Daigle

(Yale University Press, 2012)

Education and the Cold War

Andrew Hartman

(Palgrave MacMillan, 2011)

Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

Christopher J. Bright

(Palgrave MacMillan, 2010)

Mosquito Soldiers

Andrew Bell

(Louisiana State University Press, 2010)

The Rise & Fall of Theological Enlightenment

Jeffrey Burson

(Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2010)

Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

Kristen E. Gwinn

(Univ. of Illinois Press, 2010)

Conservative Intellectuals and Richard Nixon

Sarah Mergel

(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture

Vicki Grieve

(University of Illinois Press, 2009)

Algernon Sidney Crapsey: The Last of the Heretics

Stephen Neese

(Cambridge Scholars, 2008)

The Gods of Diyala

Gregory Tomlin

(Texas A&M University Press, 2008)

Pat Robertson: An American Life

David Marley

(Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)