Keely Stauter-Halsted, Professor of History and Hejna Family Chair in Polish Studies, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book _The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland_ (Cornell Univ. Press, 2015). The Kelly Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to honor the best book in womens history and/or feminist theory.
Laura Hostetler gave a talk on the current disputes in the South China Sea at the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art as part of a symposium she co-chaired for the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco in April 2016. The symposium title was Reimagining the Globe and Cultural Exchange: From the World Maps of Ricci and Verbiest to Google Earth, the talk title Chinas Maritime Claims: Perspectives from the History of Cartography.
Graduate student Louis Mercer received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. This is a highly competitive award and will allow him to continue his dissertation research on policing in Chicago public schools.
Elizabeth Todd-Breland has received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her ongoing research on the history of education. This is a prestigious and highly competitive award.
Professor John Abbott has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award grantees are selected by graduating seniors; it is one of the highest distinctions UIC offers in recognition of classroom excellence. He will receive his award at the LAS Commencement ceremony on May 8 2016.
Professor Christopher Boyer's book Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico (Duke University Press, 2015) won the best book in Social Sciences from the Mexican Studies committee of the Latin American Studies Association.
Professor Kevin Schultz gave a talk entitled: "Dissent and Citizenship: How Could Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley, Jr. Be Friends Throughout the 1960s?" on March 3 at OSU as part of a series on citizenship.
In Plain Sight is a public exhibition inspired by an ongoing project called "I'm Still Surviving: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS in the United States." Professor Brier is the lead historian for the exhibition and book. The project's graphic design was led by Matt Wizinsky, assistant professor of design at the University of Cincinnati.