Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni

April 28, 2022
Graduate Students and Alumni Accomplishments, May 2022

Jonathan Victor Baldoza, won a conference award from the Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies, and accepted an Exploratory Research Grant awarded by the Hagley Museum and Library for the summer.

Siobhan Barco received a Littleton-Griswold grant from the American Historical Association (AHA) for her dissertation entitled, "Women, Power, and the Legal News, 1830-1930".

Benjamin Bernard accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer with the University of Virginia.

Jonathon Catlin has accepted a Dissertation Fellowship from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University of Berlin for the 2022-23 academic year.

Emily Chesley has been selected for a Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award for the 2022-23 academic year. Chesley will be based at Boğaziçi University and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens doing dissertation research in local libraries, museums, and archaeological sites on her research project, “A Social History of Women in Byzantine Syria."

Sarah Coleman '16 won the Western Association of Women Historians’ Francis Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize for best monograph for her book, "The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America' (Princeton University Press, 2021).

Disha Karnad Jani has accepted a six-year postdoctoral fellowship at Bielefeld University in Germany.

Blake Grindon received the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year from the Princeton Graduate School, and a 2022-23 Short-Term Fellowship from the Winterthur Museum and Library.

R. Isabela Morales *19 has published her first book, "Happy Dreams of Liberty: An American Family in Slavery and Freedom" (Oxford University Press, May 2022)

John Paul Paniagua has been hired as an Assistant Professor of Early Modern World History at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Dr. Randall Todd Pippenger *18 recently accepted the following for the upcoming year: Solmsen Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as the Bernadotte Schmitt Grant from the American Historical Association (AHA) to continue work on his manuscript, "Left Behind: Veterans, Widows, and Orphans in the Era of the Crusades."

Jaime Sánchez, Jr. was elected to the Society of Fellows at Harvard University for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship starting in July.

Maia Silber recently published two articles: "The Home Front: World War I, Tenant Activism, and Housing Policy Before the New Deal," in Journal of Urban History and "The Servant Problem and the Colour Line: Race, Class and Domestic Labour in the Transvaal Colony, 1902-1914," in History Workshop Journal.

Shelby M. Sinclair received the Albert J. Beveridge grant from the AHA for her dissertation project, "'Gason konn bouke, men pa fanm': Black Women Workers and the United States Occupation of Haiti, 1915-34."

Ohad Reiss Sorokin was offered a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Culture at the University of Virginia.

Neel Thakkar received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship and was published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, titled "Speaking as a Colonial State: Mass Broadcasting and the Language of Development in Northern Rhodesia, 1941-1963."