Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – June 2023

June 7, 2023
A Nation of Veterans by Olivier Burtin

Olivier Burtin's book, A Nation of Veterans: War, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022) won the Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize, awarded by the American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association for the best book in the field of US government and politics authored by an academic based in the UK or mainland Europe.

Burtin is Associate Professor of U.S. History and Civilization at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France. He received his Ph.D. from Ph.D. in 2017.

Haris Durrani has been awarded the 2023-24 American Historical Association (AHA) Fellowship in the History of Space Technology to work on his dissertation "A Satellite for All: Law, Technology, and Empire in the Global Cold War, 1959-1968." This is one of three Fellowships in Aerospace History, that are supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and administered by the AHA, the History of Science Society (HSS), and the Society for the History of Technology.

Durrani also recently published an interview on Dune and histories of law, technology, & empire in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Blake Grindon will be the 2023-2025 Patrick Henry Scholar, Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at Johns Hopkins University. Grindon was also awarded a short-term research fellowship at the David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society.

Hannah Stamler received the Gender and Sexuality Research Network‘s 2023 Best Article Prize for her article, “Decorating Mothers, Defining Maternity,” in French Politics, Culture & Society, Vol. 40.