Our faculty make regular appearances as commentators and interviewees in both national and international media, an important component of our Public History initiative. Some recent interventions are included below.
Dr. Jessica Adler published a piece about Florida's H.B.7 for History News Network entitled "Florida's Divisive Concepts Bill Mistakes What Historians Do, with Dire Implications".
Dr. Julio Capó cowrote an op-ed piece for The Washington Post with Florida State Senator Shevrin "Shev" Jones, Florida's first openly gay state senator, who has been leading the fight against Florida’s legislation attacking sexual and gender identity and critical race theory. They wrote about the anti-Black, homophobic, and transphobic origins of these efforts in Florida (and beyond) and how they have been historically framed in the name of protecting children. Please find the op-ed here.
On March 7, 2022, Dr. Rebecca Friedman had an Op-Ed published in The Miami Herald entitled, "Macho, Macho Man: Russia's Politics of Manhood Drive Putin's Invasion of Ukraine."
Dr. Lindsey Maxwell was featured in a recent Kitchen Table Cult podcast with her interview covering the surprising diversity of approaches to homeschooling in the US and the challenges of tackling obscure historical sources. The episode can be found here.
On September 22, 2021, Dr. Kenneth Lipartito had an article published in The Washington Post entitled, "Modern Capitalism is Inseparable from Surveillance."
On June 16, 2021, Dr. Jessica Adler had an article published in The Washington Post entitled, "Inhumane System of Incarceration in U.S. Poses Special Danger to Women."
On December 15th, 2020, Dr. Dan Royles had an opinion piece published in The Washington Post entitled, "Years of medical abuse make Black Americans Less Likely to Trust the Coronavirus Vaccine."
On December 14th, 2020, Dr. Michael Bustamante had an op-ed piece published in the Financial Times entitled, "Cuba’s dissident protest shows need for more US engagement."
On November 24th, 2020, Trevor Bryant had an opinion piece published from his internship with Vizcaya Museum and Gardens entitled, "Searching for Black Voices in Vizcaya's Construction."
On November 3rd, 2020, Dr. Julio Capo Jr. had an opinion piece published in the Washington Post entitled, "What Modern Voter Suppression Looks Like in Florida."
On May 8th, 2020, Dr. Victor Uribe was interviewed about his 2016 book, "Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic" for the NewBooks Network podcast.
On March 5th, 2020, Dr. Catherine Mas was featured in an FIU Magazine interview where she explores the notion of a ‘war’ on contagion and the broader lessons to be learned from the current pandemic.
On April 11th, 2020, Dr. Julio Capó Jr. had an opinion piece published in the Washington Post entitled, “Metaphors make sense of the past. Can they guide us toward a post-coronavirus future?”
On April 9th, 2020, Ph.D. Candidate Oscar Blanco had an opinion piece published in the Washington Post entitled, "Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are Speaking for the Same Voters — Which Should Worry Joe Biden," concerning the historical appeal of Populism for disgruntled American workers.
On March 31st, 2020, Dr. Jessica Adler had an opinion piece published in The Washington Post entitled, "If We Want to Stop Covid-19, We Can’t Forget the Incarcerated."
On March 6th, 2020, Dr. Terrence Peterson published a commentary in War on the Rocks entitled, "The French Archives and the Coming Fight for Declassification."
On November 26th, 2019, Dr. Aurora Morcillo was interviewed for a podcast for The Europe Desk from the BMW Center for German and European Studies discussing the impact of the November 10th elections in Spain.
On November 15th, 2019, Dr. Jessica Adler had an opinion piece published in The Washington Post entitled, "Why incarcerated people must be able to speak out about abuse."
On April 19th, 2019, Dr. Erika Kern had an opinion piece published in The Daily Beast, "Give Notre Dame a Modern Roof the Alt-Right Will Hate", on how Medieval Europe was a crossroads of global influence, not a mythical all-white past, and the new Notre Dame should reflect that.
On April 17th, 2019, Ph.D. candidate John Ermer had an opinion piece published in The Washington Post warning about the implications of the Trump Administration's hardening stance towards Cuba
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.
On January 2nd, 2019, Dr. Hilary Jones was interviewed by NPR about the history of Senegalese gold, jewelry, women and signares in light of a new Smithsonian exhibit.
On September 24th, 2018, Dr. Ken Lipartito published a letter,"The Teaching American History Program Was Not a ‘Boondoggle’", in the Chronicle of Higher Education defending the record of the Teaching American History Program against recent criticism by Sam Wineburg, a Professor of Education and History at Stanford.
On July 22nd 2018, Dr. Erika Kern had an opinion piece published in The Washington Post reminding readers of the importance of the Thirty Years War and suggesting its relevance to understanding the complexities of modern conflicts.
On July 10th, 2018, the Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis initiative implemented by Dr. April Merleaux during her tenure at FIU has been listed among the National Endowment for the Humanities's key public humanities projects.
On June 20th & 22nd, 2018, Dr. Terrence Peterson has recently been quoted in both the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Washington Post on the historical ramifications of internment in the context of immigration policy
On June 10th, 2018, Dr. Hilary Jones' work was reviewed in the French newspaper, "La Liberation".
On April 18th, 2018, Dr. Michael Bustamante published his piece for the Washington Post entitled, "Cuba after the Castros."
On March 20th, 2018, Dr. Chantalle Verna was a panel discussant for a book talk at John Jay College, CUNY, given by Edward Paulino concerning his recent monograph ‘Dividing Hispaniola’.
On March 1, 2018, Dr. Jessica Adler's editorial entitled, "Veterans, Like Other Working- and Middle-Class Americans, Increasingly Rely on Public Health Programs," appeared in the March 2018 edition of the American Journal of Public Health.
On March 1, 2018, Dr. Jessica Adler deliveredon "Interwar Debates about the U.S. Veterans Health System and their Enduring Legacy" for the 2018 LCpl Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium on War, Conflict, and Society at Texas Christian University.
On January 25, 2018, Dr. Sherry Johnson gave a radio interview in Spanish on her book, "Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution," on El Foro de Debate Hablemos de Historia. You can also listen to the interview over the internet as well as download the interview as a podcast.
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 gave 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 was 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) were 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.