BOOKS PUBLISHED DURING 2011-2012
Congratulations to Professor Mark Hanna, who received an award from the GSA. The Graduate Student Community Awards Selection Committee selected him as the recipient of this year's Graduate Student Faculty Mentorship Award. He will accept the award at the Graduate Student Community Awards Reception scheduled for 5 -7 pm on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at the Loft.
Congratulations to Professor Michael Parrish, who has been selected to be an Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer for next year. Only two such honors are bestowed each year, one in the Sciences and the other in Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences. In honor of his award, Michael will give a public lecture during the Founders’ Day events in November 2013.
Congratulations to our Professor Luis Alvarez, who has received an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award from UCSD. The ceremony will be February 13, 2013. The October 2012 announcement of the awards program invited and encouraged nominations to recognize those individuals, departments and organizational units who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego's commitment to diversity. A review committee composed of representatives from each vice chancellor area evaluated the nominations and recommended them for approval.
Congratulations to Professor Eric Van Young, who has just been unanimously voted in as a corresponding member into the Mexican Academy of History (still a branch of the Spanish Academy in Madrid!). This is a tremendous honor for our Distinguished Professor--Enhorabuena!
Congratulations to Professor Nayan Shah has just been awarded a major book prize for his recent book "Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and Law in the North American West". It has been awarded the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch Norris and Carol Hundley Award, which recognizes the most distinguished book on any historical subject submitted by a scholar who resides within the twenty-two Western states or four Canadian provinces from which the Pacific Branch of the American Historical Association draws its
Congratulations to Professor Bob Edelman, who has been named to be co-director (with Christopher Young of Cambridge, UK) of a three-year research project titled "A Global History of Sport in the Cold War" under the auspices of the Cold War International History Project, a part of the Wilson center for International Scholars in Washington. The project will involve a series of workshops and conferences, along with several volumes, including a collection of edited and translated documents on sport drawn from archives all over the world.
Congratulations to Professor Todd Henry (Professor of Korean history), who has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Korea during the 2012-13 academic year.
Congratulations to Professor Naomi Oreskes, for being named a Muir College Environmental Fellow, as a result of her work to "contribute significantly to the cause of sustainability and environmental preservation." This year’s Fellows are Charles F. Kennel, Professor Emeritus and former Vice Chancellor, SIO, honored for his groundbreaking efforts as Founding Director of UCSD’s Environment and Sustainability Initiative (now renamed the Sustainability Solutions Institute); Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History, for her efforts to inform the public about the status of the scientific debate on climate change; and Kimberly Prather, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, for her research on the impact of aerosols on climate and the environment and for her sustained program of outreach to educate K-12 students about pollution and climate change. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Congratulations to Professor Frank Biess, who has received a UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities for academic year 2012—2013. Frank will be working on his book project, “German Angst? Fear and Democracy in Postwar Germany.”
Congratulations to Professor Christine Hunefeldt, who has received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date, in recognition of academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Christine will travel to Germany in March, where she will receive the award at an international awards ceremony at Bamberg Castle.
Congratulations to Professor Cathy Gere, who was invited by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin to be a Visiting Scholar for 3-6 months during 2013-14 under the auspices of the “Sciences of the Archive” project.
Congratulations to Professor Sarah Schneewind, who was awarded an NEH fellowship in 2012-13 for her project “Shrines to Living Officials and Political Participation in Ming China, 1368-1644.”
The History of Science Society (HSS) has awarded the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize for best general audience book in the history of science to Professor Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway for Merchants of Doubt, published in 2010 by Bloomsbury Press.
Check out the cover of the October 21, 2011 TLS, which features a glowing review of Professor Robert Westman's recent book, "The Copernican Question".
Congratulations to Professor Frank Biess for his successful negotiation with the Thyssen Foundation to fund pre-dissertation grants for graduate students in German history within the University of California system. The award is for EUR 60,000 (about $80,000) for three years, i.e. EUR 20,000/year. The funds will be administrated through IICAS and advertised throughout the entire UC system. They should fund about six pre-dissertation grants per year.
Congratulations to Professor Robert Westman, who has been invited to be the Dibner Distinguished Fellow at the Huntington Library during the 2011-2012 academic year. He will be in residence at the Huntington doing research on his new book project.
Professor Patrick Patterson has been awarded a research grant from the UC Berkeley European Union Center of Excellence for his project: "Christian Soldiers and the Islamic "Invasions" of the New Europe."
Congratulations to Professor Cathy Gere for receiving not one, but two prizes for her recently published 'Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism'. The first prize is the 2009 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology, courtesy of the Association of American Publishers. The second one is the Bonner Award for the best recent book in English on the theory and practice of the liberal arts, courtesy of Wayne State University.
Congratulations to Professor Hasan Kayali for being one of the winners of the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Awards (sponsored byt the Academic Senate).
Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science studies and provost of the Sixth College at UC San Diego, has been awarded the Francis Bacon Prize in recognition of outstanding scholarship in the history of science and technology.
History Professor Cathy Gere's book "Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism" reviewed in the The New York Review of Books.
Congratulations to Professor Robert Edelman whose book, "Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State", has been named the winner of this year's Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History. The Zelnik prize is sponsored by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and is awarded annually by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS) for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history in the previous calendar year.
The Thyssen foundation in Germany has funded a lecture series on transnational history and the history of German colonialism that willl take place at UCSD and at UC-Irvine during the academic year 2011/12. The lecture series is co-organized by Professor Frank Biess and Professor Armin Owzar, Professor Ulrike Strasser (UC-Irvine), and Professor Hartmut Berghoff (Director, German Historical Institute in Washington, DC). The series features thirteen speakers from Germany and the U.S. who will present their research either at UCSD or UCI. The series will conclude in May 2012 with a visit by former UCSD graduate Andrew Zimmerman, who will present material from his new book "Alabama in Africa, Booker T. Washington, the German Empire and the Globalization of the New South." Detailed announcements of the individual talks will follow later in the year.
Professor Naomi Oreskes' book, "Merchants of Doubt," has been nominated as one of the five finalists for the LA Times book prize in the Science and Technology category for 2010. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011/02/latimes-2010-book-prize-finalists.html.
Congratulations to Professor Robert Edelman, whose book, Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State," has been selected as a 2010 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title.
Congratulations to Professor Patrick Patterson, who was selected as one of the recipients of the prestigious Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards. The Distinguished Teaching Awards were established in 1992 to recognize a select number of faculty Academic Senate members who have made extraordinary contributions to UCSD as teachers. The late Paul Saltman, professor of biology, was one of the first award recipients. In 1999, the Barbara and Paul Saltman Endowment Fund was established to recognize non-Senate faculty members and graduate students for their teaching excellence. The Academic Senate gives 5 awards to senate faculty, 3 to non-senate and 3 to graduate students.
Congratulations to Professor Naomi Oreskes, who is the 2011 National Association of Geoscience Teachers James Shea Awardee for "exceptional contributions in the interest to the general public and/or teachers of Earth Science." As the award notes, she joins an illustrious list of recipients, including Stephen J. Gould, Bob Ballard, Peter Ward, Simon Winchester and John McPhee.
Congratulations to our newly tenured colleague, Professor Patrick Patterson, who has been awarded a UC President's Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities for academic year 2011-2012, for his project, "From the Gages of Vienna to the Gates at Heathrow: Christian Soldiers and the Islamic "Invasions" of the New Europe." Patrick also was awarded another major research fellowship from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.
Congratulations to our Division faculty who have been chosen as the 2011-12 Hellman Faculty Fellows: Professor Todd Henry (Department of History), Professor Tara Knight (Department of Theatre and Dance)
Congratulations to Professor Naomi Oreskes for yet another award recognizing her contribution to the larger public and policy debates about climate change. Naomi was named one of the 2011 Climate Change Communicators of the Year by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.
Professor Eric Van Young, a specialist in the history of colonial Mexico, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2011-2012. Professor Van Young was one of 180 candidates selected from a group of 3,000 applicants. His fellowship-winning project is a book in progress titled "Lucas Alaman and Mexico: A Life Together, 1792-1853." http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/2011/05/02_Guggenheim.asp
BOOKS PUBLISHED DURING 2010-2011
Gerardo Rios, a doctoral student in Latin American history, has won a Fulbright Fellowship in support of his research in Mexico for his thesis,"Patria Chica, Infierno Grande: Tlaxcala in the Throes of Liberal Reform, Dictatorship, and Mass Upheaval, 1852-1921." Gerardo's dissertation is being supervised by Eric Van Young.
Patrick Adamiak has received a US Student Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013 to Turkey, where he will pursue his project on the Circassian communities in the Ottoman Empire. Patrick is advised by Hasan Kayali and Michael Provence.
Nick Saenz, who has been awarded one of the two UCSD Humanities Research Institute (URI) Dissertation Year Fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. Nick's dissertation is entitled "National Reform and Municipal Revolt in a Revolutionary Spain: Local Political Culture in Sevilla and Western Andalusia, 1766-1823", and he is advised by Pamela Radcliff.
Philip Clements, a History of Science PhD student co-advised by Tal Golan and Cathy Gere, has won the Kenneth and Dorothy Hill fellowship for his dissertation project, "Science at the Extremes: Universal Knowledge, Local Spaces, and the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition" The Fellowship is to support work in the the Mandeville Special Collections, where the expedition papers are housed.
Daniel Frese, one of our PhD students in Ancient History, has accepted a teaching position in the Judaic Studies Program at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, starting in the Fall of 2012. His dissertation title is "The Civic Forum in Ancient Israel: Its Form, Function, and Symbolism," and he is co-advised by Bill Propp and Tom Levy (of the Anthropology Department).
Judd Kinzley, a PhD student in the modern Chinese history program, has accepted appointment as an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison starting in fall 2012. Judd's dissertation is entitled "Staking Claims to China's Borderlands: Oil, Ores, and Statebuilding in Xinjiang Province, 1893-1962" and he is co-mentored by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Ben Smuin, a Middle Eastern PhD student, received a Department of State Critical Language Study fellowship to study Arabic in an a yet-to-be-determined Arab country during Summer 2012.
Jenny Huangfu, a PhD student in the Modern Chinese history program, has accepted appointment as an assistant professor of history at Skidmore College starting in fall 2012. Jenny's dissertation is entitled "Internalizing the West: Qing Envoys and Ministers in Europe and America, 1866-1893" and she is co-mentored by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Patrick Healy, Patrick Adamiak, and Ted Falk, have all won Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for summer language study. Patrick A. and Ted will be traveling to Turkey to study Turkish. Patrick H. will study Arabic at a destination to be announced. All three are mentored by Hasan Kayali and Michael Provence.
James Shrader, doctoral candidate in Latin American history, has been awarded a substantial grant by the UC-Cuba Academic Initiative to work in Cuba during April-May 2012 on his dissertation, "The Garden of Misery: Revolution and Genocide in Tucuman, Argentina, 1955-1978." James's work is being co-directed by Eric Van Young and James Brennan of UC Riverside.
Matt Valji was awarded one of only 10 dissertation fellowships in the United States by the German-American committee of the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Matt will go to Germany next year to carry out research for his project, "Nazi Propaganda Cartography: Suggestive Maps and the Domination of Space”. He is co-advised by Frank Biess and Deborah Hertz.
Nick Saenz has been selected to be a member of the UC San Diego Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for 2012.
Michael Lettieri was awarded the Dryden Hull award for the best dissertation chapter presented in the HIGR 285 writing course. The award committee consisted of 3 faculty, Stanley Chodorow, John Marino and Michael Parrish.
Ryan Reft has been awarded a fellowship for his participation in the Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Collaboratories program entitled “The Diversity of American Conservatism.” The project includes faculty and graduate students in Sociology, Communication and History. Reft is advised by Nayan Shah, one of the faculty collaborators who initiated the funded project.
Megan Strom has received a Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Uruguay for her dissertation, "Panorama Estudiantil: Uruguayan Students and the Cold War, 1950-1968". She is advised by Michael Monteon.
Daniel Frese was awarded the Fletcher Jones Dissertation Fellowship from UCSD to finish his dissertation, entitled "The City Gate in Ancient Israel: Its Form, Function, and Symbolism". He is co-advised by Bill Propp and Tom Levy.
Emily Baum, a third-year PhD student in the modern Chinese History program, who has been awarded a University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Advanced Graduate Research Fellowship to do a year of dissertation work in China in 2011-12. Having already received Fulbright and SSRC awards, this is Emily's third fellowship offer of the current application season. Her dissertation is entitled "Spit, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Insanity in Early Modern China, 1898-1949." She is co-advised by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Jomo Smith, a fourth year PhD student in the modern Chinese history program, who has received a David L. Boren IIE Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in China in 2011-12. Jomo's dissertation is entitled "Cultivating Chinese Muslims: Education and the Creation of the Hui Modern, 1919-1949." He is co-advised by Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick.
Ryan Moran has received a Fulbright IIE Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Japan during 2011-12. Ryan's dissertation is "Tabling Death: Life Insurance in Modern Japan, 1881-1934." He is co-advised by Takashi Fujitani and Stefan Tanaka.
Emily Baum, a third year PhD student in the modern Chinese history program, has been awarded a Fulbright IIE Fellowship for 2011-12. Emily will travel to China to do research on "Spit, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Insanity in Early Modern China, 1898-1937." She is co-advised by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Elizabeth Sine was awarded a summer 2011 Bancroft Study Award, as well as the Jack Henning Graduate Fellowship from the Fund for Labor Culture and History for 2011-12. Elizabeth's dissertation is entitled: "Movements on the Margins: An Archaeology of Struggles for Survival and Dignity in Depression-Era California", and she is advised by Luis Alvarez and Danny Widener.
Israel Pastrana was awarded a Bancroft Study Award for the academic year 2011-12. Israel's dissertation is entitled: "Brazos de Oro: Mexican Contract Labor Migration and the Political Economy of the American Southwest, 1917-1973", and he is advised by David Gutierrez.
Bob Long, one of our Ph.D. students in Modern European History, has received a Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship to do research in Spain next year. Bob’s dissertation is entitled, “Salir del Desierto: Dissident Artistic Expression under Franco, 1936-1975”, and he is advised by Pamela Radcliff.
Emily Baum, a third year PhD student in the modern Chinese history program, is one of 77 graduate students nationwide (in a pool of 1,213 applicants) to be awarded a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship for 2011-12. Emily will travel to China to do research on "Spit, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Insanity in Early Modern China, 1898-1937." She is co-advised by Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick.
Anne Schenderlein has won a dissertation fellowship for 2011/12 from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute in London. Her dissertation is entitled "Ties of Belonging: A Transnational History of German-Jewish Identities". She is advised by Deborah Hertz and Frank Biess.
Amy Edwards has received three major awards to carry out her dissertation research: a Fulbright fellowship, a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and a dissertation fellowship from the Berlin Program for German and European studies. Her dissertation is entitled "Serving the Volksgemeinschaft: German Nurses in the Second World War", and she is advised by Frank Biess.
David Chang, a PhD student in the department's modern Chinese history program, has accepted a Stanford University Center for East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2011-2012. His dissertation in progress is entitled "To Return Home or 'Return to Taiwan': Survival and Conflicts in the 'Voluntary Repatriation' of Chinese POWs in the Korean War." David is mentored by Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick.
Jeremy Murray, a PhD student in our modern Chinese history program, has been been offered and has accepted an appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese History at California State University, San Bernardino. Jeremy's dissertation is entitled "Culturing Revolution: The Local Communists of China's Hainan Island, 1927-1957" and he is advised by Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick.
Elena Aronova has been awarded the Alfried Krup Junior Fellowship, which will allow her to spend 6 months at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald, Germany, to work on her dissertation project, entitled "Cold War Roots of Science Studies: Studies of Science in the U.S., U.S.S.R. and U.K., 1950s-1980s." Elena is advised by Naomi Oreskes.
Kate McDonald has accepted a tenure-track position in modern Japanese history at UCSB. She begins in Fall 2011. Kate is writing her dissertation, "The Boundaries of the Interesting: Itineraries, Guidebooks, and Travel in Imperial Japan," a study of travel and tourism in the Japanese Empire. Takashi Fujitani and Stefan Tanaka serve as her co-advisors.
Anita Casavantes Bradford has been awarded a UC President's Post Doc Fellowship for the 2011-2012 year. The Fellowship is also renewable for a second year. Anita will be working under the mentorship of Professor Raul Fernandez in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies and Social Sciences at UC Irvine as she furthers her project “La Revolución- es para Los Niños: The Politics of Childhood in Miami and Havana, 1959-1962.” Anita is advised by Luis Alvarez and Dave Gutierrez.
Amy Edwards, one of our Ph.D. students, has been awarded a dissertation fellowship by the German-American committee of the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies to carry out her research project: "Serving the Volksgemeinschaft: German Nurses in the Second World War”. The fellowship will allow Amy to conduct dissertation research during the academic year 2011/12 in Berlin. She is advised by Frank Biess.
Justin Jacobs, a fifth year student in the Modern Chinese History PhD program, has accepted a tenture-track appointment as assistant professor of history at American University in Washington, D.C. Justin's dissertation is entitled "Tortoise by the Sea: Xinjiang and the Waves of Modern China" and he is co-mentored by Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick.
Israel Pastrana has been awarded the Cervantes Graduate Student Premio for the best paper written by a graduate student by the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). His winning essay was entitled, "Made to be Undocumented: Amnesty, Law Enforcement, and the Ambiguous Borderlands of the 1986 Immigration Control Reform and Control Act." Pastrana is currently conducting dissertation research as a research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution. His advisor is Dave Gutiérrez.
Jed Mularski was chosen to be a UCSD "Interdisciplinary Scholar". As part of the award, Jed and the three other recipients will give a 30 minute presentation on his work on March 3, 3-6:30PM in the Price Center East Ballroom. Mularski works under the direction of Michael Monteón.
Sjahari Pullom, a PhD student working with John Marino, was selected to be inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society. The society strives to recognize graduate students who have demonstrated leadership, character, service, and advocacy for those traditionally underrepresented in the academy. As a new member, Pullom will have the opportunity to attend the Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Higher Education held at Yale in March.
Justin Jacobs' article, “The Many Deaths of a Kazak Unaligned: Osman Batur, Chinese Decolonization, and the Nationalization of a Nomad”, has appeared as the lead article in the recent AHR (V115,#5, Dec 2010). Jacobs is co-advised by Joseph W. Esherick and Paul G. Pickowicz. His dissertation manuscript, “Tortoise by the Sea: Xinjiang and the Waves of Republican China,” examines the ethnopolitical history of the northwestern borderlands during the transition from empire to nationalized state. His publications include “Preparing the People for Mass Clemency: The 1956 Japanese War Crimes Trials in Shenyang and Taiyuan,” China Quarterly 205 (forthcoming, March 2011); “Confronting Indiana Jones: Chinese Nationalism, Historical Imperialism, and the Criminalization of Aurel Stein and the Raiders of Dunhuang, 1899–1944,” in Sherman Cochran and Paul G. Pickowicz, eds., China on the Margins (Cornell University Press, 2010); and “How Chinese Turkestan Became Chinese: Visualizing Zhang Zhizhong's Tianshan Pictorial and Xinjiang Youth Song and Dance Troupe,” Journal of Asian Studies 67, no. 2 (2008).
Emily Baum was one of 17 PhD students nationwide selected to participate in the Trans-Pacific Chinese Historical Research Council Winter Institute in Taiwan on January 5-14, 2011. Baum will be looking for sources on the impact of Western psychology and changing perceptions of mental illness in modern China. She is co-advised by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Amy O'Keefe was selected to participate in the Trans-Pacific Chinese Historical Research Council Winter Institute in Taiwan on January 5-14, 2011. The Institute is hosted and funded by the Academia Sinica's Institute of Modern History. O'Keefe, co-mentored by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz, will be looking for materials on the history of Liangyou (The young companion), the most influential monthly pictorial magazine published in China in the 1920s and 1930s.
Chris Theofilogiannakos won a research fellowship from the A.S.Onassis Foundation for 2010-11. He will be based at the University of Athens and the Ionian University on Corfu. Chris' dissertation, "The Perennial Periphery: Culture, Identity and Politics on the Ionian Islands, 1850-1914" is directed by Tom Gallant.
Aytek Alpan was selected to receive two awards for 2010-11: a research fellowship from the A.S.Onassis Foundation, and a Greek State Scholarship. Aytek's dissertation is "'Turks' of Crete and 'Hellenes' of Smyrna: A Comparative Analysis of the 1923 Greco-Turkish Population Exchange (1880-1960)", and he will be based at U Athens, the Centre for Asia Minor Studies, and the University of Crete. He is advised by Tom Gallant.
David K. Pye, US history PhD graduate advised by Michael Parrish, was offered and accepted a position as visiting professor in history at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Jesus Perez was offered and accepted a position at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Washington where he'll be starting in the fall. He is a Latin American PhD student advised by Michael Monteón.
Brent Haas, a student in the Modern Chinese History PhD program, has accepted a joint appointment as Lecturer in the Asia-Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University and Resident Director of the Duke University Study in China Program based in Kunming, China. Brent's dissertaton is entitled "Turning the Wilds into Borders in Republican Qinghai, 1911-1949" and his co-mentors are Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Julie Maiorana was awarded the Western History Association's Martin Ridge Fellowship for a month-long residency at the Huntington Library in L.A. Julie's dissertation is entitled "Mixed American Families: Mining Monopolies, U.S. Engineers, y Mexicanas en la Frontera, 1890-1965," and is directed by David Gutiérrez.
Stephanie Moore, a 2009 Latin American PhD graduate advised by Christine Hunefeldt, has received a Coordinating Council for Women in History Catherine Prelinger Award to develop her dissertation, "The Japanese in Multiracial Peru, 1899-1942", into a manuscript and to make such research accessible to the Nikkei communities in Peru and the United States. "The Japanese in Multiracial Peru" is one of the first studies to analyze how Latin American perceptions of Japanese women played into the anti-Japanese policies that culminated in the deportation of approximately 2200 Japanese Latin Americans to internment camps in the United States during World War II. This scholarship is given by an anonymous donor to someone who has followed a non-traditional academic career and whose work will forward an understanding of women in history. The award committee was impressed both with her activism for women and with the nature of the project.
Greg DePies, a doctoral candidate in modern Japanese history, has received a doctoral dissertation fellowship from the UC, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He will use the fellowship to conduct short-term research in the International Committee of the Red Cross archives in Geneva and to write up his dissertation. Greg's dissertation is entitled, "Humanitarian Crises and the International Red Cross in Japan," and he is advised by Tak Fujitani.
Jessica Jordan has received a UC Pacific Rim Program Fellowship for 2010-11 to fund research on her dissertation, "Narratives of Japan in the Northern Mariana Islands: Relating to Experiences of Multiple Pasts." Jessica is currently in her third year and is advised by Tak Fujitani and Stefan Tanaka.
David Chang has received a year-long fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation to pursue research and writing in Taiwan on his dissertation, "Huijia (To Return Home): Conflicting Meetings of Home and Freedom in the ‘Voluntary Repatriation' of Chinese POWs in the Korean War." David is a modern Chinese history graduate student, whose dissertation is directed by Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick.
Jenny Huangfu, a third-year PhD student in the Modern Chinese History program, has been awarded a UC Pacific Rim Foundation Fellowship to fund a year of dissertation research in China in 2010-11. Jenny's dissertation topic is "Discovering the West: Chinese Ambassadors in European Society, 1876-1893." Jenny's co-advisers are Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Krystal Tribbett has been awarded the American Meteorological Society's Graduate Fellowship in History of Science for dissertation research. Krystal's project is titled "RECLAIMing Air, Redefining Democracy: A History of California's Regional Clean Air Incentives Market, Environmental Justice and Risk, 1970 - Present." Her advisor is Naomi Oreskes.
Bob Long has been awarded two fellowships for dissertation research in 2010/11: a Friends of the International House Scholarship and the Oceanids Bertha Lebus Scholarship. Bob's dissertation, "Salir del Desierto: Dissident Artistic Expression Under Franco, 1936-1975," is directed by Pamela Radcliff.
Matt Shindell has been selected as the recipient of the 2010/11 Kenneth and Dorothy Hill Fellowship to study the archives of Harold Urey and Leo Szilard in the UCSD Mandeville Special Collections. Matt's dissertation is entitled, ""The New Prophet: Harold C. Urey, Scientist, Atheist, and Defender of Religion." Matt is advised by Naomi Oreskes.
Andrea Davis is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for a year's study and research in Spain. Her dissertation, "Negotiating identities: The Spanish (im)migrant in the Catalan social imagination," is directed by Pamela Radcliff.
Megan Strom has won two awards: an award from the George Washington University Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), to be held in Washington, DC during June 7-11, 2010; and an Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) Graduate Student Travel Grant to conduct dissertation research in Uruguay in 2011. Megan's dissertation, "Panorama Estudiantil: Uruguayan Student Movements and the International Arena, 1950-1968," is directed by Michael Monteón.
Anita Casavantes Bradford has been awarded a 2010 Cuban Heritage Collection Research Fellowship in support of research towards her dissertation, "Understanding Elián: The Cultural Politics of Cuban Childhoods, 1959-1974." Anita's adviser is Luis Alvarez.
Amy Edwards received a study grant from the DAAD for three months study in Germany. Amy is working on German Red Cross nurses in World War II. She is advised by Frank Biess.
Matt Crotty received a pre-dissertation research grant from the Council of European Studies at Columbia University. Matt works on soccer culture in Hamburg. His co-advisers are Bob Edelman and Frank Biess.
Margaret Greene, a third year student in the Modern Chinese History PhD program, has been awarded a Fulbright Hays Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in China in 2010-11. Her dissertation is titled, "The Sound of Ghosts: Chuanqi, Kun Opera, and the Staging of a New China." She is co-advised by Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.
Anne Schenderlein has been award a fellowship from the Center for German and European Studies, IES for dissertation research on "Negotiating German Jewish Identities: The German Besuchsprogramme." Anne is co-advised by Frank Biess and Deborah Hertz.
Juliette Maiorana has been awarded a fellowship for research on her proposal, "Mixed American Families: Mining Monopolies, U.S. Engineers, y Mexicanas en La Frontera, 1890-1965," by the UC Center for New Racial Studies. Julie is advised by David Gutiérrez.
Israel Pastrana has been awarded a Latino Studies pre-doctoral research fellowship from the Smithsonian for the 2010-11 academic year. Israel is co-advised by Luis Alvarez and David Gutiérrez.
Ricardo Fagoaga, a graduate student in Latin American history, has been awarded a full stipendiary, six-month residential fellowship at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies to support the writeup of his dissertation during 2010-2011. The title of Ricardo's thesis is "'En medio de una y otra América': Regions, Markets and Indigenous Economic Participation in Guatemala and Chiapas, 1750-1850." His adviser is Eric Van Young.
Kelli McCoy has accepted a tenure-track position in U.S. History at Point Loma Nazarene University, here in San Diego. Kelli is finishing her dissertation on the Mann Act ("Claiming Victims: The Mann Act, Class, and Gender in the American West, 1910-1930"). Her adviser is Rebecca Plant.
Zachary Brittsan, a doctoral student in Latin American history, has accepted a tenure-track position at Texas Tech University for a startup date in August, 2010. Zach's dissertation, "In Faith or Fear: Fighting with Lozada," deals with the history of a protracted rural uprising in 19th-century Mexico and is being directed by Eric Van Young.
James Shrader, doctoral student in modern Latin American history, has been awarded a Fulbright-IIE Fellowship for research in Argentina in 2010-11 on his dissertation, entitled "The Garden of Misery: Race, Poverty, and Political Violence in Tucumán, Argentina (1955-1976)." James's dissertation committee is being co-chaired by James Brennan of UC-Riverside and Eric Van Young.
Tomoyuki Sasaki, a graduate student in Japanese History in the East Asian Field Group, has accepted a tenure-track offer from Eastern Michigan University as Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy. Tomo's dissertation is titled: "An Army for the People: the Self-defense Forces and Society in Postwar Japan." Stefan Tanaka and Tak Fujitani are co-advisors.
Elizabeth Goldstein in History and Judaic Studies has been offered an appointment in the Department of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. The working title of Elizabeth's dissertation is "Impurity and Gender in the Hebrew Bible," and is directed by Bill Propp.
Anne Schenderlein has received a Fritz Halbers Fellowship Award from the "Leo Baeck Institute for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry" in New York for dissertation Research on the East Coast at the Leo Baeck Institute, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration. The current working title for Anne's dissertation is "Ties of Belonging: A Transnational History of German Jewish Identities." Her dissertation is co-directed by Frank Biess and Deborah Hertz.
Miriam Gross, a PhD student in the Modern Chinese History Program, has been offered a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the Department of History and in the School of International and Areas Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Miriam's dissertation is entitled "Chasing Snails: Anti-Schistosomiasis Campaigns in the People's Republic of China." Her co-advisers are Joe Esherick and Paul Pickowicz.