Media and Public Events

Our faculty make regular appearances as commentators and interviewees in international news media.


On November 11, 2017, Dr. Jessica L. Adler published her piece “The veterans who fought for — and won — government health care” for the Washington Post’s history column.

Dr. Tovah Bender will give a talk entitled “Happy to Stay Single: Artisan Men and Delayed Marriage in Renaissance-Era Florence” at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Medieval Studies on October 12 as part of the Center’s Homecoming Series.

On October 10, 2017, Dr. Aurora Morcillo will be interviewed live at 9 P.M. in CNN Spanish's news hour Camilo. She will address the current events and crises in Calatuña, Spain.

Assistant Professor Dan Royles and FIU History Ph.D. Graduate Julio Capó Jr. (UMass) are featured in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of American History as part of an Interchange on HIV/AIDS and U.S. History. This Interchange, edited by Jennie Brier and with participation from scholars across the country, marks the first major feature on HIV/AIDS in the JAH.

On March 9, 2017, Dr. Dan Royles published his latest blog article on Nursing Clio, a platform where historians bring research on the past in correspondence with current issues. His piece "Love and Rage" discusses political funerals in the context of the American AIDS crisis.

On January 31, 2017, Dr. Michael Bustamante published an editorial on Medium, "Cuban-American Politicians Should Remember Refugee Roots."

On January 22, 2017, Dr. Alexandra Cornelius participated in HistoryMiami Museum's Civil War symposium, which featured a keynote address by Columbia University's Pulitzer Prize winning author Eric Foner. The department's expert on nineteenth-century race relations moderated a discussion panel on different aspects of Reconstruction.

On December 02, 1016, Dr. Michael Bustamante published a compilation of literary and visual sources on "Cuba beyond Castro" in the Washington Post. Access his latest piece here.

On September 23, 2016, Dr. Victor Uribe analyzed the peace negotiations between the Colombian government of Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP guerrillas on Radio Caracol.

On September 21, 2016, The New York Times spoke with Dr. Terrence Peterson about current debates in Europe. Click here to read the article "France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing".

On April 4, 2016, Dr. April Merleaux published an Op-Ed in the Miami Herald about the department's NEH-sponsored public humanities series, Fragile Habitat: Conversations for Miami's Future.

Just in time for Halloween, Dr. April Merleaux, an expert on food history, was quoted on National Public Radio in an October 30, 2015 item titled "Tainted Treats, Racism and the Rise of Big Candy."

For Veterans Day 2015, Dr. Jessica Adler wrote an op-ed in the Miami Herald (November 11, 2015) about Talking Service, a reading/discussion program which offers veterans the opportunity to have conversations about speeches, memoirs, letters, and stories focusing on the experience of military service. For more information, see our News item about Dr. Adler's work with Talking Service.