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Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Adler and Dr. April Merleaux, who were recently selected by the Provost's Office to receive grants for Faculty Research in the Humanities. Click on the headline above for more details about their work.

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On May 11, the History Department celebrated our new graduates and held a reception for high-achieving graduates from the 2015-16 academic year. Click here for photos of the festivities.

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We wish Ariel Olivera (BA F16) the best as he begins his MA in Medieval Studies at the University of Reading, England, this fall.

Hilary Jones’ essay “Fugitive Slaves and Christian Evangelism in French West Africa: A Protestant Mission in Late Nineteenth Century Senegal,” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies. Click for more information.

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Congratulations to our Chair Dr. Victor Uribe for being promoted to Full Professor.

Congratulations to Dr. April Merleaux for receiving Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Peterson, whose article "Baby M: American Feminists Respond to a Controversial Case" is featured in the Journal of Women's History, vol 28, no. 2 (Summer 2016).

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Congratulations to Dr. Okezi Otovo for publishing her review article "Historicizing Gender, Medicine and Biopolitics" in the the Journal of Women's History vol 28, no. 2 (Summer 2016).

Dr. Chantalle Verna's article "Haiti, the Rockefeller Foundation, and UNESCO's Pilot Project in Fundamental Education, 1948-1953." has appeared in the April 2016 issue of Diplomatic History.

We are pleased to learn that Dr. April Merleaux's recent book, Sugar and Civilization, has just received the Myrna Bernath Book Award from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). This award recognizes the best book published in 2015 in the fields of U.S. foreign relations, transnational history, and related areas. This is a major accomplishment that confirms April's stature in the field at an early stage in her career.