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Graduate Awards and Fellowships

Departmental Awards, 2018


National Awards and Fellowships, 2018

Lauren Angel was awarded an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship to complete her thesis entitled "Hot Bodies, Cold War: Dancing America in Person and Performance."

Ashley Valanzola was awarded the Southern Historical Association's John L. Snell Memorial Prize for her essay "Plus Utile et Plus Hereux: La Gazette de France on Integrating Jews into the French Citizenry, 1783-1788."

PhD alumnus Ben Young (PhD '18) received a postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S Naval War College.

PhD alumna Kelly Obernuefemann (PhD '01) received the 2018 Women In American History Award from the Ninian Edwards chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Alton, IL. 

PhD alumna Tamar Rabinowitz has been awarded a two-year Mellon/ACLS Public Scholar Fellowship.

Chelsea Davis was awarded a Bernadotte Schmitt Grant from the AHA to support research for her dissertation on "Cultivating Imperial Networks: British Colonial Wine Production at the Cape of Good Hope and South Australia, 1806–1910."


National Awards and Fellowships, 2017

Mark Alexander participated in the Warren Fellowship for Future Educators at the Holocaust Museum Houston. 

Ruby Johnson was awarded a 2017 Cosmos Scholar Grant to work on her dissertation "Privatizing Welfare: Mormon Women and Utah's New Deal Alternative."

Alexa Price was awarded a Cosmos Club Grant to pursue research for her dissertation on "Nostalgia, Heroism, and British Conceptions of the Historical Sailor at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century."

Ryan Musto won a Nuclear Security Fellowship at Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paolo, Brazil to pursue dissertation research. 

Nathan Wuertenberg received a Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship.

Congratulations to our 2014 Departmental Graduate Prizewinners!

The Elmer Louis Kayser Prize for Best MA Thesis is awarded to former MA/current PhD student Bill Horne for his thesis "Negotiating Freedom: Reactions to Emancipation in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana." 
The Howard M. Sachar Prize for Best Research Paper is awarded to two MA students: Ryan Fontanilla for "The Historiography of Early Modern English Science and the Scientific Revolution, 1400-1700" and Clay Katsky for "Open Secrets: Congressional Accountability and the Bay of Pigs."
The Charles Herber Teaching Prize is awarded to PhD student Charles Richter.