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Ph.D. student receives the Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship

The 2018 Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship, in the amount of $350.00, was awarded to Megan Scallan, in support of her project, "Beyond the Surface: Columbia, Material Culture, and the Consumption of Early American Nationalism, 1800-1875."

Former Undergraduate obtains Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews

Congratulations to our former undergraduate Charles Jones (2010) who obtained his Ph.D. entitled Conversion and Transformation: Prince Albert’s Programme for a European Monarchical Order from the University of St. Andrews in June 2018


New edited volume on Cuban History

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bustamante on his new co-authored volume entitled "THE REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN. CUBA, 1959-1980" recently published by Duke University Press. For more details see

Ph.D. Candidate Wins SIPA Competition

Many congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Joseph Marin who was one of two winners of the Green School's Three Minute Thesis Competition! Joseph presented his dissertation research in only 180 seconds before a panel of faculty representing our entire college. He will now represent the Green School and the History Department at the university-wide Three Minute Thesis Competition to be held during Graduate Student Appreciation Week in April.


In "Michael E. Mendez ’03 reimagines the gas station." Former FIU undergraduate, Michael Mendez, relates how his degree in History has helped him after graduation, and his entrepreneur endeavor.

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On March 5th, 2019, Dr. Erika Kern was featured in Season 3 of "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" episode 1, "Search for the Devil", in a five minute segment as the expert on the medieval manuscript Codex Gigas.

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