Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – December 2023

Nov. 30, 2023

Joseph Bishop

Joseph Bishop published a book review of Lisa Haushofer's book Wonder Foods: The Science and Commerce of Nutrition in the Journal of the History of Biology.

Emily Chesley

Emily Chesley presented her paper, “Childless Women and Crisis in Late Antique Syriac Christianity” at the Society of Biblical Literature annual conference in San Antonio on November 20th.

José Edwin Argueta Funes *23

Dr. José Edwin Argueta Funes *23 (J.D., Yale Law School, 2019) accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at Berkeley Law. He is a historian studying the development of American law in imperial contexts. Argueta Funes' current research uses litigation around the inheritance rights of adopted children in Hawai’i to explore the relationship between law and property reform, the history of legislation and the common law as modes of lawmaking, and the place of Indigenous legalities in settler polities.

Caitlin Harvey *21

Dr. Caitlin Harvey *21 has published "Gold Rushes, Universities and Globalization, 1840–1910" in Past & Present (Volume 261, Issue 1, November 2023, Pages 118–157.) Dr. Harvey is currently a Research Fellow in History & Politics at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge​.

Isabela Morales *19

Isabela Morales's book "Happy Dreams of Liberty" is the co-winner of this year's Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center. In the press release for the prize, her book is commended for "present[ing] a finely crafted narrative of families across generations, revealing shifting meanings of race and gender in the United States and the resiliency and challenges faced by Black families, enslaved and free.

Isabela also won the William Nelson Cromwell Book Prize from the American Society for Legal History, and is one of four finalists for the 2023 Harriet Tubman Prize from the Lapidus Center.