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Good News From History This Week!

By: The Department of History, 
April 12, 2017


Ed Baptist has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation for his new book project entitled: Predators and Prey: Getting Away with Being Black, from Fugitives to Ferguson.

Maria Cristina Garcia has been  elected to the Society of American Historians, an organization founded in 1939  and dedicated to recognizing those who have a demonstrated commitment to literary distinction in the writing and  presentation of history and biography. She joins a host of distinguished historians in this organization, including our own Mary Beth Norton, Joan Brumberg, Walt LaFeber and Dick Polenberg.

She has also just been elected to be a member the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, that convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world..

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann’s book, Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America is now available from Princeton University Press (and

Julilly has also been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard to work on her second project that concerns voter fraud and felon disenfranchisement.

Mostafa Minawa has been awarded a prestigious ANAMED fellowship from the Koҁ University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, Turkey to work on his next book project, From Istanbul to Addis Ababa: South-South Imperialism in the Early 20th Century.

A wonderful set of achievements by our colleagues!  Congratulations to you all  for receiving  these well-deserved honors.


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