Graduate Student Honors, News, and Achievements, 2013–2014

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Job Placements and Post-Doctoral Positions

Laura Brade (adviser Christopher R. Browning) accepted a one-semester lectureship at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

Friedericke Bruehofener (PhD adviser Karen Hagemann) accepted an Assistant Professorship position at University of Texas-Pan American.

Brandon Byrd (adviser W. Fitzhugh Brundage) accepted a tenure-track position at Mississippi State University.

Jennifer Donnally (PhD 2013, adviser Jacquelyn D. Hall) accepted a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia.

Nora Doyle (PhD 2013, adviser Jacquelyn D. Hall) accepted an Assistant Professorship at Salem College, North Carolina.

Rachel Hynson (PhD 2014, adviser Kathryn J. Burns) accepted an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College in the Department of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies.

Warren Milteer (PhD 2014, adviser Kathleen DuVal) accepted an Assistant Professorship at Virginia Technological Institute.

Jessica Wilkerson (PhD 2014, adviser Jacquelyn D. Hall) accepted an Assistant Professorship in History and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Brandon Winford (PhD 2014,James L. Leloudis) accepted an Assistant Professorship in the History Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Research Fellowships and Grants

Nicole Bauer (adviser Jay M. Smith) received the Graduate School Lurcey Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Justin Blanton (adviser Cynthia Radding) received a Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship and the ISA Mellon Dissertation Travel Award.

Ansev Demirhan (advisers Sarah D. Shields and Cemil Aydin) received a FLAS Fellowship for the Summer 2014 and AY 2014 – 2015.

Nora Doyle (PhD 2013, adviser Jacquelyn D. Hall) was awarded the Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and the American Society of American Historians Nevins Prize for her dissertation, “Bodies at Odds: The Maternal Body or Lived Experience and Cultural Expression in America, 1750–1850.”

Shannon Eaves (adviser Heather Andrea Williams) was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2014 – 2015.

Elizabeth Ellis (adviser Kathleen A. DuVal) was awarded a Graduate School Royster Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2014 – 2015.

Jeffrey Erbig (adviser Kathryn J. Burns) was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship and a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship (declined).

Trevor Erlacher (adviser Donald J. Raleigh) was awarded an Advanced Research Fellowship Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The fellowship will fund nine months of dissertation research in Ukraine during 2014 – 2015. He also received a Fulbright US Student Award to Ukraine (declined).

T. Evan Faulkenbury (adviser James L. Leloudis) received the William and Madeline Smith Research Travel Award from the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, a Grant-in-Aid from the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York, and the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. In addition, he was awarded a History Department George Tindall Summer Grant.

Maikel Fariñas Borrego (adviser Louis A. Pérez, Jr.) was awarded a UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas Pre-dissertation Research Grant for Summer 2014.

Peter Gengler (adviser Konrad H. Jarausch) received the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Grant and the Berlin Program Fellowship for 2014 – 2015. He also participated in the German Historical Institute Summer Archival Seminar from June 22 – July 4 in Germany.

Willie J. Griffin (advisers James L Leloudis and Jerma A. Jackson) was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2014 – 2015.

Ann Halbert-Brooks (adviser Louis A. Pérez, Jr.) received a summer Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Cuban Heritage Center.

Shannon James (advisers John C. Chasteen and Miguel La Serna) received an ISA Tinker Foundation Pre-dissertation Research Grant and was awarded a FLAS Fellowship for the Summer 2014 and AY 2014 – 2015.

Jason Kauffman (adviser Cynthia Radding) was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the ISA Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (declined) for 2014 – 2015.

Scott Krause (adviser Konrad H. Jarausch) was awarded a History Department Doris Quinn Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Daniele Lauro(adviser Morgan Pitelka) was awarded a Nippon Fellowship to study Japanese language and culture in Japan for 2014 – 2015.

Joshua Lynn (adviser Harry L. Watson) was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2014 – 2015.

Sarah McNamara (PhD 2014, advisers Jacquelyn D. Hall and Zaragosa Vargas) was awarded a History Department George Tindall Summer Research Fellowship and the Phillips Exeter Dissertation Fellowship for 2014 – 2015.

Greg Mole (adviser Jay M. Smith) was awarded a History Department Doris Quinn Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Jeanine Navarrete (adviser Zaragosa Vargas) was awarded the Kathryn Conway Preyer Fellowship from Wellesley College for 2014 – 2015.

Virignia Olmsted (adviser Donald Raleigh) was awarded a FLAS Fellowship for the Summer 2014 and AY 2014 – 2015.

Bradley Proctor (PhD 2014, adviser W. Fitzhugh Brundage) received a 2014 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award recipient for his dissertation, “Whip Pistol, and Hood: Ku Klux Klan Violence in the Carolinas During Reconstruction.” The award recognizes outstanding graduate student research of particular benefit to North Carolina.

Louis Porter (PhD 2014, adviser Donald J. Raleigh) was awarded an American Council Title VIII Dissertation Fellowship and a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Fellowship.

Benjamin Reed (adviser Cynthia Radding) received a Research Fellowship at the Huntington Library for Summer 2014 and a Jay Kislak Dissertation Fellowship at the Library of Congress for Fall 2014.

Stephen Riegg (advisers Louise McReynolds and Donald J. Raleigh) received the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship for 2014 – 2015.

Allison Somogyi (adviser Chad Bryant) was awarded a FLAS Fellowship for the Summer 2014 and AY 2014 – 2015.

Prizes and Distinctions

Aaron Hale-Dorrell (PhD 2014, adviser Donald J. Raleigh) won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Graduate Student Prize for his paper on “Khrushchev’s Corn Crusade.”

Brooke Bauer (adviser Kathleen A. DuVal) was selected to represent UNC-CH at the Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies Spring Workshop, 2014.

Rachel Hynson won the Department’s Outstanding Teaching Award

Elizabeth Lundeen (PhD 2014, James L. Leloudis) received a Grant-in-Aid from the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York to conduct research on the Rockefeller family’s financial contributions to African American higher education in the South. She was selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on “Finding Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative: Struggle, Institution Building, and Power at the Local Level.”

Xaris Martínez (adviser W. Fitzhugh Brundage) was awarded a Clein Internship for special projects using digital humanities skills for Summer 2014.

Zachary Smith (adviser  Michael Tsin) won the Department’s Peter Filene TA Award

Garrett Wright (adviser Kathleen A. DuVal) was awarded a Clein Internship for special projects using digital humanities skills for Summer 2014.

Oral Histories of French Veterans

Anndal and veterans

Doctoral candidate Anndal Narayanan traveled to Brittany to interview French veterans of the Algerian War of Independence. Even though this was a limited sample of self-selected interviewees, Narayanan was struck by their bitterness at the rejection and indifference they perceived in society. One objected that the young men of his village who had not served refused to talk to veterans. Another noted that the greatest rejection came from veterans of World War II, who did not consider the young generation to be ‘real’ veterans. While humble about their military service and life stories, these men were pleased that a young foreign historian was according them a kind of recognition they feel they have scarcely received in their own country.

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