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Florida International University’s Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is pleased to announce their 20th annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday, April 3, 2020 on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The conference will feature a mixed format that includes panels and workshops.

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Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Lipartito for the publication of his new edited volume (with Lisa Jacobson) Capitalism's Hidden Worlds through the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Congratulations to history major Juan Debasa, who was selected for a prestigious Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship program. He will spend this semester in Washington DC at the Library of Congress on a fully-funded internship.

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Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Calvo for the publication of his book The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America through the University of Florida Press. Dr. Calvo, a former mentee of Dr. Lipartito, obtained his Ph.D. in Spring 2012 and is a regular adjunct professor in the Department of History. Click for more information.

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Congratulations to Dr. Christine Ardalan on being the recipient of the Florida Historical Society's Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore award for her book "Public Health Nursing in Jim Crow Florida." This is a major accomplishment.

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Dr. Davies delivers Feinstone Lecture in the Archaeology of Israel

On Thursday Feb 20th, Dr. Gwyn Davies will deliver the Annual Feinstone Lecture on the Archaeology of Israel at the University of Missouri, Kansas City on behalf of the Archaeological Institute of America. This is the second time that Dr. Davies has been selected to deliver this national lecture and will also be his second named lectureship this academic year.

The Department of History undergrad fellowships to support talented and ambitious undergraduate students have been extended to Friday March 6, 2020. Click for more information.

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The Department of History has been awarded two entries in the Guide to Online Schools 2020 Best Value Colleges assessment. We are ranked #9 nationally for ‘Best Online Masters in History’ and #13 for ‘Most Affordable Bachelor’s History Degrees’. These awards are based on a combination of data from tuition rates and pay scales to show the return on investment for our students ten years after graduation.

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The Department of History is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Fellowship fund dedicated to Dr. Aurora Morcillo with the object of supporting Graduate student travel to Spain for the purpose of carrying out research in the field of Spanish gender history, a subject in which Dr. Morcillo was a pre-eminent scholar. The Department would welcome contributions towards this new fellowship fund in honor of our late colleague who is sorely missed. Click for further details.

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TheDepartment of History is pleased to announce a new competition for two (2) Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions open to all FIU History PhDs graduating in the two previous academic years, to begin Fall 2020. Please click for more details and on how to apply.

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Undergraduate accepted to summer research program

Congratulations to Daniela Gutierrez, who has been accepted to the University of Georgia's History Summer Fellows Institute. Gutierrez is one of eight students who will spend a month at the University of Georgia immersing themselves in historical research through this fully-funded program.

Ph.D. Graduate secures Tenure-Track Position

Congratulations to Dr. Micah Oelze for his appointment as an assistant professor at Adelphi University, Long Island. Dr. Oelze is a graduate of our Ph.D. program and was also a visiting assistant professor in the Department for academic year 2018/19.


Dr. Lipartito secures Fulbright Fellowship

Dr. Kenneth Lipartito has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research and engage in ancillary teaching at the University of Toronto for academic year 2020/21.

Dr. Capo joins the National Historic Landmarks Committee

The National Parks Advisory Board has appointed Dr. Julio Capo Jr. to a four-year term on its National Historic Landmarks Committee which assesses applications nominating sites to join the register of designated places under this status. This appointment recognizes Dr. Capo’s national prominence in the field of public history.


Congratulations to graduating Ph.D. Felix Jean-Louis who has secured a competitive postdoctoral archival residency at the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During his residency, Jean-Louis plans to research the Pan African Congresses of the 1920s held in Paris, London, Brussels, Lisbon, and Harlem, under the direction of W.E.B. Du Bois. Click for more information.

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Ph.D. Student wins Competitive Fellowship

Richard Denis has been awarded a Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship from the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami enabling him to pursue research towards his dissertation on the role of print media in Cuba from 1902-1969.