Graduate News

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni in 2023
March 22, 2023

Wonderful news from our graduate students and alumni, including fellowships, grants, dissertation prizes, and awards.

Princeton on Ice: Documenting Climate Change at the Ends of the Earth
March 20, 2023

History of Science Ph.D. student Justine Holzman and her collaborators are documenting disappearing sea ice and icebergs in the Arctic.

Jamie Kreiner *11 Says Even Medieval Monks Got Distracted
March 20, 2023

Kreiner’s book and its applications to modern life have earned mainstream praise.

The Huntington Library Names R. Isabela Morales *19 Winner of 2023 Shapiro Book Prize
Feb. 14, 2023

The review committee for the prize described Happy Dreams of Liberty as “beautifully written and utterly engrossing” and “a work of prodigious research.”

Paris A. Spies-Gans *18 Is Pulling Women Artists into Mainstream Art History
Feb. 13, 2023

Graduate alumna Paris A. Spies-Gans examines the role of women in the history of art in her new book A Revolution on Canvas: The Rise of Women Artists in Britain and France 1760-1830.

Olivier Burtin *17 Has Published First Book "A Nation of Veterans: War, Citizenship, and the Welfare in Modern America"
Oct. 6, 2022

The book explores the role played by military veterans in the growth of social policy in the mid-twentieth century United States.

Graduate Student Shelby Sinclair Honored for Excellence in Teaching
May 20, 2022

The selection committee recognized a graduate student assistant in instruction (AI) from each of the four divisions with a special commendation for their outstanding abilities as teachers. Shelby Sinclair is recognized in the social sciences division.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni
April 28, 2022

Wonderful news from our graduate students and alumni, including fellowships, grants, job placements, journal articles, and published books.

Book Talk: "Happy Dreams of Liberty" with R. Isabela Morales *19 and Martha A. Sandweiss
April 28, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022
7pm ET
Princeton Public Library
In-person and virtual

Qayyum Wins S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies
Feb. 24, 2022

The prize is bestowed by the Institute for South Asia Studies at University of California - Berkeley and recognizes her dissertation "The Demographic State: Population, Global Biopolitics, and Decolonization in South Asia, c. 1947-71."

Spencer Weinreich Awarded Jacobus Fellowship
Feb. 16, 2022

The fellowships support the students’ 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.

Benjamin Bernard Receives Honorable Mention for Gregory Sprague Prize
Jan. 12, 2022

The Gregory Sprague Prize (American Historical Association) recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper, article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history completed in English by a graduate student in 2020 or 2021.

Ana Sekulic *20 Wins Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Prize
Dec. 13, 2021

Her dissertation, "Conversion of the Landscape: Environment and Religious Politics in an Early Modern Ottoman Town," was praised for its "imaginative and sophisticated exploration of Muslim-Christian interactions in the early modern Ottoman Balkans."

New Book Out from Professor William Chester Jordan and Dr. Randall Todd Pippenger *18
Nov. 4, 2021

Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century

Introduced by William Chester Jordan
Annotated by Randall Todd Pippenger
Translated from Old French by Samuel N. Rosenberg

Bryan LaPointe Won the Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award for 2021
Sept. 8, 2021

LaPointe's winning essay is “A Right to Speak: Toward a Political History of Former Slaves Before the American Civil War.”

Alum Marcia Schenck Published Book
June 11, 2021

Navigating Socialist Encounters. Moorings and (Dis)Entanglements between Africa and East Germany during the Cold War is edited by Eric Burton, Anne Dietrich, Immanuel R. Harisch and Marcia C. Schenck.

Keely Smith Named a 2021-2022 David Center for the American Revolution Short-Term Resident Research Fellow
June 10, 2021

During the fellowship, she will work on her project “Communicating Power and Sovereignty: Creek and Seminole Communication Networks, 1715-1880.”

Aaron Stamper Named Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow
June 1, 2021

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

Graduate Alumnus Richard Calis Awarded the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize
May 11, 2021

The German Historical Institute awards the prize for the best doctoral dissertation on a topic in German history written at a North American university.

Alumna Nimisha Barton Won Honorable Mention for the Pinkney Prize
April 13, 2021

The Society of French Historical Studies’ David H. Pinkney Prize is awarded to the most distinguished book in French history.

Alumna Mitra Sharafi Received 2021 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at UW-Madison
April 13, 2021

Mitra Sharafi, Professor of Law at UW-Madison, received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award on April 6, 2021.

Princeton Alumna Maeve Glass Awarded Teaching Prize from Columbia Law
April 13, 2021

Maeve Glass, associate professor of law, has been awarded the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching by students in the graduating Class of 2021.

Teal Arcadi Receives 2020-21 Eisenhower/Roberts Fellowship
Aug. 3, 2020

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship supports scholars who study public policy.

Frequently Asked Questions for Fall 2020
July 6, 2020

Resources for the upcoming year

Article by Wangui Muigai *17 Wins Prize
June 15, 2020

The Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article was awarded to Wangui Muigai's article, "Something Wasn’t Clean”: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies” (Bulletin of the History of Medicine).

New Book by Jason T. Sharples *10
June 11, 2020

Jason T. Sharples's first book, The World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), is available now.

Molly Loberg *07 Wins International Book Prize
March 5, 2020

Her book, The Struggle for the Streets of Berlin: Politics, Consumption, and Urban Space, 1914-1945, was awarded the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize.

Article by Randall Pippenger *18 Wins Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize
Jan. 23, 2020

The Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize recognizes a first article of outstanding quality in the field of medieval studies.

Joppan George *19 Receives Hindle Fellowship
Dec. 9, 2019

The fellowship will support the development of his dissertation, "Airborne Colony: Culture and Politics of Aviation in India," into a monograph.

Maybe the First Plague Wasn’t That Bad, Say Researchers
Dec. 3, 2019

Researchers, who include Ph.D. alumni Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg and postdoctoral fellow Janet Kay (Society of Fellows), now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541 to 750 CE.