Media, Events and Publications

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


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 held a lecture on "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.

On December 02, 2016, 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 November 30th 2016, Dr. Bianca Premo published “Finally, Again: Miami before Trump and After Castro” for The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

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.