Graduate News

2019-2020

Campus Vigil: Xiyue Wang
A campus vigil on October 3, 2019, to support Xiyue Wang, a Princeton Ph.D. student in history who has been wrongfully imprisoned since August 2016 in Iran.
 

William Deringer’s *12 Calculated Values Wins Kenshur Prize
His book, Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age, was recognized by the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University as the year's best book in eighteenth-century studies.
 

PAWcast: Sarah Seo ’02 *16 on How Cars Changed Constitutional Law
Alum Sarah Seo discusses her new book, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom, with Princeton Alumni Weekly's podcast.
 

2018-2019

28 HIS and HOS Ph.D.s Honored in Hooding Ceremony
The Department of History and the Program in History of Science congratulate their 28 new doctorates who were honored in a hooding ceremony on Monday, June 3.
 

Erika Milam Honored for Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students
The McGraw Center mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of their graduate students.
 

Bondioli, Dunning, and Kollmer Named Mellon/ACLS Fellows
The fellowship program offers promising graduate students a year of funding so that they can focus their attention on completing projects that form the foundations of their scholarly careers.
 

Jaime Sánchez, Jr. Wins Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Through the Ford Fellowship, Sánchez, a second-year Ph.D. student, hopes to become an advocate in the academy for first-generation students and students of color.
 

A Family's Vigil
Hua Qu, wife of Xiyue Wang, who is imprisoned in Iran, reflects on the daily struggles everyone in her family faces.
 

Day of Action for Xiyue Wang, Feb. 20, 2019
About 150 people gathered at Chancellor Green for a rally in support of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student in history who was detained in Iran in 2016 while doing dissertation research and is serving a 10-year sentence at Evin Prison in Tehran.
 

Day of Action: Free Xiyue Wang
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
A call-a-thon, rally, and candelight vigil are scheduled for the day.
 

Graduate Student Sarah Carson Wins Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton's Top Graduate Student Honor
The fellowships support their final year of study at Princeton and are awarded to one Ph.D. student in each of the four divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering) whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.
 

Margarita Fajardo *15 Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Margarita Fajardo *15, who received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2015, has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 

As Xiyue Wang Marks 38th Birthday in Iran Prison, Princeton Renews Call for His Immediate Release
We stand with Xiyue on this birthday, as we have throughout his unjust detention, and we fervently hope that he will be released with no further delay, so that he may return home as soon as possible to be reunited with his wife and young son.
 

U.N. Committee Calls for Immediate Release of Princeton Graduate Student Imprisoned in Iran
The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that the government of Iran has “no legal basis” for Xiyue Wang's arrest and detention and that his “deprivation of liberty is arbitrary.”

 

2017-2018

Rally for Xiyue Wang
May 11, 2018
7pm
Frist North Lawn
 

Morgan Robinson Honored for Excellence in Teaching and Service
The Quin Morton Graduate Teaching Award is presented to graduate students in recognition of their outstanding abilities as instructors in the Princeton Writing Program.
 

Anthony Acciavatti *18 Exhibits "The River Ganga: India's Iconic Water Machine"
This exhibition is a curated excerpt of his systematic, decade-long odyssey of mapping the basin’s infrastructural transformation that resulted in more than 25,000 photographs, 15 sketchbooks’ worth of drawings, 1,000 journal entries, and 350 original maps and models.
 

PU Graduate Student Embarks on Teaching Experience
Ph.D. candidate Merle Eisenberg (right) put teaching theories into practice in his interactive history class on Western civilization at Mercer County Community College this past fall.
 

Grad Students to Lead MOOC on Capitalism
The MOOC takes a look at the global history of capitalism.


Emily Kern Receives Procter Fellowship
The fellowships are awarded to students in the humanities and the social sciences.


Conservatives Charge That Universities Are Hotbeds of Liberalism. They’re Wrong.
Liberals dominate the faculties at most universities. But conservatives control the true centers of power.
 

Vigil Held for Xiyue Wang
Xiyue Wang is a Princeton graduate student in History. He was detained in Iran in August 2016 and sentenced to ten years in imprisonment in April 2017.

 

Michael McGovern Receives DAAD Award
Michael McGovern has received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst — DAAD) for intensive summer language study.

 

2016-2017

Tikia Hamilton *15 Named 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
These fellowships are the oldest source of support for education research, nationally and internationally, for recent recipients of the doctorate.
 

Heather Ann Thompson *95 Wins Pulitzer in History
The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History was Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson, who received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton in 1995.
 

Screening of The Land Beneath Our Feet
Friday, March 31, 2017
4:30pm
Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
 

Henry Shapiro Wins Jacobus Fellowship, Top Graduate Student Honor
The fellowship supports graduate students' final year of study at Princeton and is awarded to those whose work has exhibited the highest scholary excellence.
 

Civil Rights and Healthcare: Remembering Simkins v. Cone (1963)
Graduate student Ezelle Sanford III writes about the desegregation of healthcare.
 

Rose *01 Awarded PBK Prize for 2016
The Emerson Award honors scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity.
 

Johnson Remembered as Passionate, Caring, ‘a Professor’s Professor’
Ann Johnson (GS Class of 2000), professor of science and technology studies at Cornell, died Dec. 11, 2016 from a rare form of uterine cancer. A memorial will be held on April 29, 2017.
 

Kathryn Maxson Jones Wins Hack Award
The award provides research funding to support Princeton graduate students in research from a wide range of disciplines, including climate science, biology, engineering, and environmental policy.
 

Blain Awarded AAUW Fellowship
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2016–17 AAUW American Fellowship to Dr. Keisha N. Blain. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Princeton in 2014 and is an assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa.

 

2015-2016

Zoë Rose Buonaiuto Wins 2016 Teaching Award
Buonaiuto is a third-year graduate student in History.


Funk Examines History of American Law
Kellen Funk, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in history, is focusing on how the legal developments in the mid-19th-century led to reforms in American law and legal practice.
 

Anthony Acciavatti's Book Wins Book Prize
His book was lauded with the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.
 

McGarr Awarded Eisenhower Foundation Research Travel Grant
She will conduct research at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library for her dissertation about the social and professional worlds of foreign policy.
 

Peter Conti-Brown Releases New Book
The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve
 

Kellen Funk Wins Jacobus Fellowship
Funk is co-winner of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University's top honor for graduate students.
 

Michael Barany Offers HOS Colloquium at Nearby TCNJ
“Taking Nicolas Bourbaki Personally: How the most intriguing mathematician in modern history tried (and failed, twice) to join the American Mathematical Society”
 

Jennifer Johnson Publishes "The Battle for Algeria"
Jennifer Johnson, a 2010 graduate of the Ph.D. program in History, publishes book.
 

Sahner Wins MESA Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities
Christian Sahner has been awarded the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities.
 

Hepler-Smith Wins HSS Reingold Prize
Evan Hepler-Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Princeton University Program in History of Science, has been awarded the Nathan Reingold Prize by the History of Science Society.