Option B. The Fund for Graduate Distinction

  • Mauro Pasqualini, who has won an Andrew W Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, is doing research in Rome for his dissertation entitled "The Adventures of the Unconscious: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in Italy, 1922-1968."

  • Dana Irwin is completing his dissertation in nineteenth-century French cultural history, entitled "Revolutionary Histrionics: Theater, Violence and the Creation of Bourgeois Masculinity."

  • Kara Moskowitz received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to study Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania. She is developing her dissertation on land reform, rights, and claims in Kenya in the years surrounding independence.

  • Molly McCullers collected oral histories from Herero women in Tsumeb, Namibia for her dissertation, "No Place Like Home: The Politics of Ethnic Identity and Colonial State Formation in Post-Genocide Namibia, 1907-1970."

  • Woodruff Fellow Craig Perry and his daughter, Lilah, in Inman Park. His dissertation is a study of domestic slavery and the slave-trade in medieval Egypt based on Arabic, Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew sources. His research papers were among the Francis Benjamin Award winners in 2009 and 2010.

  • Colin Reynolds is interested in 20th Century U.S. political and social history, specifically the rise of conservative populism during the second half of the last century. He has written a short history of West Virginia's Bureau of Negro Welfare and Statistics, considering how its existence complicates distinctions between radical and conservative civil rights activism.

  • Uri Rosenheck and his daughter befriended a Chinese Santa in the Japanese neighborhood of São Paulo during his doctoral research on national identity in Brazil. His awards include a 2008 Mathews Prize and a 2006 Scobie award from the Conference on Latin American History.

  • Nathan Vigil published an article, "The Quest for Leadership in a Time of Peace: Jimmy Carter and Western Europe," in The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter (2009).

  • Scott Libson, a graduate student who has a Woodruff Fellowship to study religious revivalism in the American South, examined dinosaur tracks at Cal Orcko outside of Sucre, Bolivia in 2006.

  • Robert Elder, Ph.D. 2011, has an article accepted to the Journal of Southern History and is taking a two-year postdoctoral position in the Lilly Fellows Program at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

  • Sean Byrnes, from Annapolis, Maryland, is developing a dissertation project on United States encounters with the Third World States in the United Nations General Assembly during the 1970s and early 80s.

  • A graduate history party in October 1978. Front row (L to R): Mack Holt, Jeff Hamilton, David Moore, Howard Sheeley, Bart Shaw, David Bessent, Ed Shoemaker, and Tom Richey; Standing (L to R): Leslie Leach, Jo Shaw, Jean Bickal, Linda Watts, Sherrie Martin, Pat Bradley, Pattie Cloud McArthur, Amy Friedlander, Jo Ann Deakin, Connie Rary, and Doris Fisher

  • Belle Stoddard Tuten, M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1997, is the W. Newton and Hazel A. Long Professor of History at Juniata College.

  • Dwain C. Pruitt, Ph.D. 2005, on a university trip to Japan.

  • Alexander Auerbach, Ph. D. 2001, is an assistant professor at the University of Northern British Columbia.

  • The Emory-Augsburg graduate exchange allows students to study in Germany.

  • Natalia Starostina, Ph.D. 2007, and her students visit Peterhof

  • Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D. 2000, is featured in Kean University's promotional campaign.

  • Paris has been a favorite research site for our graduate students.

  • Bradford Smith, Ph.D. 1992, with his students at an undergraduate conference.

  • Anne Chirhart, Ph.D. 1997, co-edited Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, vol. I (2009).

  • Lisa Greenwald, Ph.D. 1996, and her family, Simone, Douglas Lavin, and Eleanor.

  • Doug Powell, Ph.D. 2009, wife Holly, and daughter Hannah coming home from China.

  • Francis Musoni is writing a dissertation on the history of illegal migration on the Zimbabwe-South Africa border. He joins the University of Kentucky as Assistant Professor of African History in August 2011.

  • Rhiannon Evangelista won both a 2010 Mathews Award and a fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is writing her dissertation, "A Post-Fascist Life: Giuseppe Bottai and the Problem of the Fascist Past in Post-World-War-II Italy."

  • 2010 McLean Prize winner Sean Wempe held a DAAD Summer Course Grant at the Humboldt University. He is developing his dissertation, "Lost at Locarno? Colonial Germans and the Redefinition of 'Imperial' Germany, 1905-1936."

  • Pankhuree Dube won the 2011 Social Science Research Council-Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship for research on Global Indigenous Politics. This picture is at the Bhimbetka Caves, a World Heritage site, in Madhya Pradesh, India.

  • Christopher Sawula, a graduate student from Litchfield, Connecticut, plans to write a dissertation on the emergence of working class identity in early antebellum Boston.

  • Rachel L. Lambrecht is working on her dissertation, "Under the coral tree's shadow: Popular politics and state-building in the Rio de la Plata (1810-1820)." She won a 2010 Mathews Prize.

  • Melissa Gayan, who has had support from the American Council for International Education and Emory Professional Development Funds for her work on Georgian nationalism under the Soviet regime, visited Vake Park in Tbilisi in 2008.

  • Chad Fulwider, Carol White and Rafael Ioris celebrated their doctoral degrees at the May 2009 graduation, with Professor Judith A. Miller.

  • Ashleigh Dean is studying global politics in the early modern world from a trans-Pacific perspective.

Our department is proud of our graduate students and their success. A gift to this fund will help support graduate students, their research and their aspirations as they move forward in their careers. Your gift will help a student pursue dissertation research, or attend a conference, as well as support our departmental graduate prizes, the Joseph J. Mathews Prize, Blair Rogers Major and James Russell Major Dissertation Award, George P. Cuttino Fellowships, Francis S. Benjamin Prize, and the Ross H. and May B. McLean Prize.

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