New Faculty Books
Richard Kirkendall has recently published an edited volume, Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman with Truman State University Press.
Ileana Rodriguez-Silva has recently published Silencing Race:
Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico with Palgrave Macmillan.
Jordanna Bailkin has recently published The Afterlife of Empire with University of California Press.
Laurie Sears has recently published Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive with University of Hawaii Press.
- This quarter Professor Susan Glenn caught up with Ileana M. Rodriguez-Silva (Latin American History) and Richard S. Kirkendall (U.S. History) and asked them to reflect upon their decisions to become historians, the inspiration behind their recent books, and their changing approaches to teaching.
Interview with Professor Rodriguez-Silva.
Interview with Professor Kirkendall.
- The History Department at the University of Washington mourns the loss of Don Logan, an alumni and generous supporter of our department. Don earned his BA and MA from our department in 1956 and 1967. As a student, Don was inspired by the fine teaching of Tom Pressly,Giovanni Costigan, Stull Holt, and Max Savelle. He went on to become a history teacher in Seattle public schools and a businessman in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
In 2007, he established the Donald W. Logan Family Endowed Chair in American History to support excellence in the teaching of nineteenth-century U.S. history with a focus on the decades surrounding the Civil War. Associate Professor Stephanie M. H.Camp is the current holder of the Logan chair. Obituary.
- -Carlos Gil was interviewed in UW Today about his new memoir, We Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream (Xlibris, 2012).
- -Margaret O'Mara, recently interviewed by the on-line journal Crosscut, is bringing urban history to life in an innovative class project on the history of Seattle's dynamic South Lake Union neighborhood. Each student in the class examined a single city block of the area and used close observation, questioning,photography, and the study of public documents, to create a fascinating online portfolio of its micro-history. Read the full interview at History News Network (HNN), shorter version at Crosscut.
- -James Felak is featured in an hour-long podcast discussing the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Francis I. The interview can be found at Research on Religion.
- -Phillip Thurtle was awarded a 2013 UW Distinguished Teaching Award.
- -Pat Ebrey will be a member of the Institute of Advanced Study next autumn where she'll begin work on a book tentatively titled China as a Unified Empire that will ask why China has been the largest country in the world through most of the last fourteen hundred years.
- -Purnima Dhavan has been awarded an American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities) to conduct archival research next year for her new book project, Brave New Worlds: Literary and Professional Networks in Late Mughal India.
- -Jordanna Bailkin was awarded the British Studies Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. George Mason University's History News Network has recently published an interview with Professor Jordanna Bailkin on her new book The Afterlife of Empire.
- -Devin Naar has been elected to the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History in New York City. The only Assistant Professor on the twenty member Council, he will serve as the representative of the American Sephardi Federation. His discussion of his research on the Jews in Salonica is the cover story in the latest edition of the Jewish Review of Books.
- -Raymond Jonas received the 2012 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award for The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire (Harvard University Press, 2011). The award, named in honor of Toyin Falola, one of Africa's outstanding historians and intellectuals, is given by the Association of Third World Studies for the best book published on Africa.
Graduate Student News
- -Kayla Schott-Bresler has won admission to the inaugural 'History of Capitalism Summer Camp' at Cornell this July.
- -Jessie Kindig has been awarded the very prestigious Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-14.
- -Mary Anne Henderson, a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. History, has published an article reflecting on the history and politics of the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. It appeared in the Current, San Antonio's alternative newspaper.
- -Jessie Kindig (U.S. History) was selected as the Alvord Fellow in the Humanities for 2013-14. The Alvord Fellowship is the University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences's most prestigious graduate student award in the Humanities.
- -Maria Quintana received a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation Be Our Guest (Worker): Making Meaning out of Race, Labor and Empire during the U.S. Emergency Labor Programs, 1942-1964. The Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship is one of the most competitive dissertation fellowship competitions in the country, selecting only the top 5% of applicants to become Fellows.
- -Anthony Adler is the recipient of a highly competitive Dissertation Improvement Grant from theNational Science Foundation (NSF) for his project, "The Ocean Laboratory." Tony's dissertation looks at the development of ship-based oceanographic research in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special attention to the problems of representing the results of research at sea as analogous to work in laboratories on land, and to the role of science in defining a Pacific World. Tony is also the winner of the American Geophysical Union's annual prize for dissertations in the history of geophysics.
- -Roneva Keel was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the Southeast Asia Center of the Jackson School of International Studies to study Tagalog and pursue coursework in Southeast Asian area studies.
- -Stefan Kamola has accepted a three-year post-doc with the Princeton Society of Fellows; and Allan Lumba has accepted a two-year Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.
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