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Ph.D. Candidate Maite Morales has received the Eliana Rivero Research Scholarship from FIU’s Cuban Research Institute to support research towards her dissertation entitled “Communal Desires: Cuban Consumption and Nostalgia, 1972-Present.”

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Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Bianca Premo for receiving a prize for her book, Enlightenment on Trial. Dr. Premo received the Bandelier/Lavrin Prize for best book on colonial Latin America from the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American History. Click to see the picture of distinguished historian Asunción Lavrin holding the plaque.

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The History Department is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s undergraduate ‘Writing in History’ winners. First place: Frisia Corrales; Second place: Paul Branccacio; Third place: Ali Bhatti. For more information, click on the link below.

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FIU's Dr. Bianca Premo will be speaking at the "LANGUAGE & DEMOCRACY: an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Miami" which aims to convene scholars and students from the humanities, social sciences, and law to examine how the fact of linguistic diversity challenges, enriches, empowers, and endangers democratic projects and processes across diverse temporal and geographic context on May 4th. Click for more details.

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Congratulations to Adrian Alzate, Maite Morales, and Deyan Peykov on being awarded SIPA's Morris and Anita Broad fellowship to conduct doctoral research.

A warm congratulations to Jeremy Salloum (BA 2012, MA in Public History 2015) on his new position as Educational Curator at History Miami. He joins several fellow FIU history students and graduates already employed by History Miami.

Three History Department faculty have been recognized by the university as Top Scholars. This designation is the result of a competitive process whereby faculty are assessed for academic impact in their respective fields by a committee of their peers. Dr. Bianca Premo won the award in the category of ‘Notable Academic Appointments’ while Drs. Jenna Gibbs and Kenneth Lipartito secured recognition under the category of ‘Major Grants’. Congratulations to all three awardees.

Congratulations to Maria Botero (BA F17)! This fall, Maria will be starting an MA in Strategic Communications, with a concentration on advocacy and social impact, at American University in Washington DC. We wish her the best!

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Dr. Jessica Adler, a joint professor in the Department of History and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health, has been awarded a most prestigious NEH grant amounting to more than $90,000 for the development of her public history project "War and Healing: A Century of Veterans’ Reintegration." This is a significant project within the NEH's larger "Dialogues on the Experiences of War" supporting humanities-based programs for military veterans and their families.

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On Thursday, April 12t,h Ph.D. graduate Jordan Malfoy received the annual departmental best Dissertation award at the Green School of International and Public Affairs ceremony. The Department of History had a bumper crop of six completed Ph.Ds in 2017/18 so Jordan’s achievement is particularly commendable.