Fall 2022 Highlights of Accomplishments
We've been keeping busy--and this list is not exhaustive!
- Graduate Student Noah Glaser successfully defended his dissertation, "Age of Regeneration: Capitalism and the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867)."
- Undergraduate student Becca Gleason won the Deirdre N. McCloskey Prize for the Best Essay Written in History 300.
- Undergraduate student Sofia Noonan was the runner up for the Deirdre N. McCloskey Prize for the Best Essay Written in History 300.
- Undergraduate students Jonathan Carrera, Liz Rathburn, McKenzie Vertucci, Bernadette Pitt-Payne, Madison Piekarz won the Richard S. Levy Pathway to History Award.
- Graduate Student Sekordri Ojo won an award from the Fall 2022 President's Research in Diversity Travel Assistance Program.
- Graduate Student Caterina Scalvedi won a 2022-2023 Dissertation Research Grant from the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) at UIC.
- Graduate Student Kimberly Beaudreau won the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Early Career Fellowship from the American Society for Legal Historians.
- Graduate Student Kimberly Beaudreau won the Peter D'Agostino Memorial Scholarship.
- Graduate Student Anindita Gosh won the Deena Allen Fellowship.
- Graduate Student Joshua Hoxmeier won the Robert Remini Fellowship.
- Graduate Student Dylan Shearer won the Leo Schelbert Prize for Graduate Teaching.
- Graduate Student Noah Glase won the Leo Schelbert Dissertation Prize for "The Age of Regeneration: Capitalism and the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867)"; advisor: Joaquin Chavez.
- Graduate Students Hashim Ali, Sarah Barton, Kimberly Beaudreau, Alexander Callaway, Anindita Gosh, Sohini Mukhopadhyay, David Rothmund, and Caterina Scalvedi won College of Liberal Arts and Sciences research grants.
- Graduate Student Zukhra Kasimova accepted a job offer from Bucknell University to become a tenure-track assistant professor in Eurasian History, starting August 2023.
- Graduate Noah Glaser won the UIC Graduate College's Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled, “The Age of Regeneration: Capitalism and the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867)."
- Graduate Students Aleksei Epishev, Sohini Mukhopadhyay, and Sekordri Ojo won the UIC Provost Graduate Research Award.
- Prof. Elizabeth Todd-Breland named an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer.
- Prof. Robert Johnston won funding from the NEH to help run a summer "Institute for K-12 Educators." The proposal was a joint Chicago-area proposal sponsored by the Chicago History Museum, with Robert serving as Academic Director. The $215,000 proposal was entitled, “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877-1920.”
- Postdoctoral Researcher Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez won the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize from the American Society for Legal History.
- Prof. Junaid Quadri was selected for the UIC Teaching Recognition Program award.
Student and Faculty Publications
- Graduate Student Joshua Hoxmeier had an article accepted for publication in U.S. Catholic Historian titled "Growth in the Midst of Decline: Catholic Education in Lincoln, Nebraska in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century."
- Prof. Laura Hostetler published with Brill an edited volume on Qing Imperial Illustrations of Tributary Peoples (Huang Qing zhigong tu).
- Prof. Hayley Negrin wrote a piece for the Washington Post titled "Native American Children Are Under Threat, Again."
- Postdoc. Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez published an article in the Journal of American Ethnic History titled "'Los Hijos Son La Riqueza Del Pobre': Mexican Children Migration and the Making of Domestic (Im)migrant Exclusion, 1937-1960,"
- Prof. Ralph Keen published an edited volume called Reading Certainty: Exegesis and Epistemology on the Threshold of Modernity.