Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Tovah Bender, who will receive a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching during the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony and Dinner. This event will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Ernest R. Graham Center Ballrooms. All FIU faculty will be invited to attend.
Congratulations to John Ermer for receiving a pre-prospectus graduate fellowship from the Goizueta Foundation to conduct research at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.
Congratulations to Christopher Davis, who has been awarded a SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant. The grant will assist him in completing his dissertation, “Problems with Race Crossing: How Atlantic Intellectuals Attempt to Construct Race and Identity in the Twentieth Century British West Indies” by helping support his research.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica L. Adler, whose book, Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System, is now available from Johns Hopkins University Press. Burdens of War explores how the establishment of the veterans’ health system marked a reimagining of modern veterans’ benefits and signaled a pathbreaking validation of the power of professionalized institutional medical care. Click to read more.
The department wishes to congratulate Dr. Kenneth Lipartito, who has been designated as a member of the Board of Editors of the American Historical Review. This journal is one of the most important historical journals in the world.
Dr. Bustamante's essay "Cuba in the Crosshairs" appears in the current issue of NACLA Report on the Americas, a quarterly progressive magazine of news and analysis about U.S-Latin American relations. Click to read the essay.
The magazine "Foreign Affairs" features Dr. Bustamante's essay "Trump's Rollback on Cuba: The Consequences of Undoing the Rapprochement", which is a response to President Trump's visit to Little Havana, announcing his policy towards Cuba. Click to read the essay.
Dr. Michael Bustamante's essay "Notes Toward a Lost Correspondence" was published by Brown University for their project "Beyond the Sugar Curtain: Tracing Cuba-U.S. Connections (1959-Present)". Click to read the essay.
FIU News published an article highlighting Dr. Victor Uribe and Dr. Okezi Otovo who attended the Book Author’s Recognition Reception last semester. Click to read the article and learn more about their new books.
In the course of the 2017 Latin American Studies Association Congress in Lima, FIU's Department of History celebrated the longstanding connections to Peru and its Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú, fostered by Dr. Noble David Cook. Click here to learn more about the event honoring him.