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FIU grads head off to Top Law Schools


The history department would like to congratulate three of our BA grads who will head off to law school in the fall. Alessandra Siblesz (BA F16) will start at the University of Florida, Sophia Gonzalez (BA S17) will start at the University of Michigan, and David Nabors (BA F16) will enroll in Harvard Law. Congratulations to all of them on their very hard work over the last few years.

Congrats to our 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees


The history department extends a proud congratulations to the six 2016-17 BA graduates who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on Sunday, April 2. Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is a highly selective, nation-wide honor society. Well done, Sophia Gonzalez, Juan Heredia, Todd Jolly, Erin McNulty, Ari Sandler, and John Settles!

Fragile Habitat: Conversations for Miami's Future


Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join nationally recognized scholars and local environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. Click to learn more about the Spring 2017 Environmental Humanities Events.

Upcoming Events

"To Make the Wounded Whole: African American Responses to HIV/AIDS" Lecture by Dr. Dan Royles

04/26/2017 12:30 PM

Join us for Dr. Royles' lecture "To Make the Wounded Whole: African American Responses to HIV/AIDS" which is drawn from his book project. Click for more information about the lecture.

"Law in the Spanish Atlantic" featuring Dr. Yanna Yannakakis

04/26/2017 04:30 PM

Join us for the research symposium "Law in the Spanish Atlantic" where Professor Yanna Yannakakis of Emory University will bring her expertise on native jurisdictions under Spanish colonialism in the region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Click for more information.

Contact Us

Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Deuxieme Maison, Room DM 397
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Tel: 305-348-2328
Fax: 305-348-3561

For more information about our graduate students, please see the DOHGSA website.


For undergraduate history majors or minors, working with an academic advisor is an important part of completing your coursework. Please contact Academic Advisor Keaton Lora or Faculty Advisor Shane Landrum.

You can learn more about advising, including the Advisors' current walk-in hours, at our Advising page.

History Happenings

An exciting opportunity

FIU is partnering with the Historic Hampton House on a two year project which offers graduate students and undergraduates a chance to gain real world skills, serve the community, earn internship credit, and produce a historical exhibit.

During the segregation era, the Hampton House was the premier hotel for African Americans visiting Miami. Unable to stay at the fancy hotels on Miami Beach, where they often performed, great American musicians stayed at the Hampton House during their time in Miami: Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, and other jazz, blues and soul performers.

We are looking for two to three undergraduates and graduate students for internships and class credit, starting this summer and continuing through next year.

For undergraduates and graduate students not on funding, there are also stipends available.

For more information, please contact Prof. Ken Lipartito at

Other news

Volume 1, Issue 1 of Yesterday Today, the FIU history department's newsletter, is now available.

Famous History Majors
Click to see. You might be surprised.

Read some of our graduate placement successes stories: Graduate Placement

Read stories about the successes of some of our terrific recent MAs and PhDs: Graduate Student Successes