Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – March 2023

March 22, 2023

Congratulations to our doctoral candidate Siobhan Barco for being named by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List! The NAWL Rising List recognizes individuals advancing in their careers, helping others advance in their careers, and/or fighting to advance women under the law. Siobhan is the producer and host of Talking Legal History Podcast.

Kathryn Maxson Jones (2021 HOS alumna) is one of the 2023 winners of the Dissertation Prize from the Division of the History of Science and Technology (DHST), International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, for her dissertation “That rose from the sea to astound us”: Aquatic biology, neurons, and the transformation of neurobiology, 1891-1952,” advised by Professor Angela Creager.   

Jonathan Victor Baldoza received a scholar grant from the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, and the Laura K. & Valerian Lada-Mocarski Fellowship from the Beinecke Library at Yale for the next academic year.

Jonathon Catlin has accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2023-2025 at the University of Rochester Humanities Center. He has been serving as the English-language editor of the blog Komposita, which was founded at the University of Bielefeld to commemorate the centennial of the German conceptual historian Reinhart Koselleck in April, 2023. Komposita now features Professor Federico Marcon's entry on "Fascism," drawn from his latest book project, and Jonathon's entry on "Catastrophe," which presents findings from his dissertation research.

He has also recently published work on climate catastrophe drawn from his dissertation as "Slow Catastrophe: A Concept for the Anthropocene" in the edited volume, The Environmental Apocalypse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Climate Crisis (Routledge, 2022). He presented the chapter at the conference, "Towards a new environmental political theory" at Sciences Po in Paris.

David Robertson recently obtained funding for a two-year postdoc research project through the Swiss National Science Foundation called a "Postdoc Mobility Grant". David will work at Oxford from April 2023-April 2025 with the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. The project is titled "Imagined Immunities: A History of Our Collective Resistance to Disease" and is a history of collective understandings of immunity in the twentieth century - "herd immunity," if you will.

Blake Grindon had her article published this fall, “Hilliard d’Auberteuil’s Mis Mac Rea: A Story of the American Revolution in the French Atlantic,” William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 4 (October 2022).

Anna Speyart won an Eva Schler Fellowship at the Medici Archive Project in Florence for Spring of 2023.