"Out of Place: On Leaving and Coming Home to FIU" speech by Dr. Bianca Premo for Faculty Convocation
Dr. Bianca Premo was honored as the Faculty Speaker at this year's Faculty Convocation and Awards Banquet, Thursday, September 29, 2016. In the speech, "Out of Place: On Leaving and Coming Home to FIU," Premo says, "FIU’s uniqueness is not an inalterable condition but a choice we have been making. It is a way of narrating who we are that we select every day. Being conscious of this frees us to truly innovate, individually as faculty, and as a collective." Read the full text of her remarks here.
Congratulations to Jason Daniel, who won the 2016 Lydia Cabrera award, presented by The Conference on Latin American History. This award is given annually to support the research efforts of US scholars of colonial Cuba, and the competition is open to graduate students, university faculty, and other professional scholars.
Congratulations to Dr. Dan Royles who has published "Silence = Death: It's Time to Teach AIDS History" in the Oct. 2016 issue of Perspectives. Click to read the article.
Congratulations to Dr. Victor Uribe for winning the LACS - SHA Murdo J. Macleod book prize for his book "Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic".
Tune in to hear Dr. Victor Uribe's interview on Radio Caracol, 1260 AM, concerning the peace negotiations in Colombia between the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP guerrillas. It shall air this Sunday, September 25th, at 11 am.
Dr. Terrence Peterson was interviewed by The New York Times for the article "France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing". Click to read the article.
Dr. Aurora Morcillo was interviewed by El Nuevo Herald about her journey as a historian coming of age in the transition from Francoist dictatorship to democracy in her home country, Spain. Click to read the article.
Dr. Michael Bustamante was interviewed by Marketplace for the segment "JetBlue makes historic flight to Cuba". Click to listen or read it.
The Department of History was recently awarded a grant for the project "Bridging the Gap: Linking History PhD Training to Nonacademic Employment" by the National Endowment for the Humanities.This grant is part of the NEH's Next Generation Humanities PhD program.
In this inaugural Faculty Spotlight, we would like to highlight the work of our Brazilianist, who joined the Department of History in 2012: Dr. Okezi Otovo.