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Congrats to Rachel Cochran on Fulbright-Hays!

November 13, 2020

Congratulations to PhD Student Rachel Cochran for receiving a 2020 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows Program! See the announcement here. Cochran’s dissertation, titled “Political Thought in the 18th century Persian Cosmopolis,” will explore how cosmologies, epic narrative traditions and … Continued

Jessica Wilkerson (Ph.D. ’14) Wins H.L. Mitchell Award

October 2, 2020

Jessica Wilkerson, who earned her Ph.D. from the history department in 2014, has won the Southern Historical Associations H.L. Mitchell Award for her book To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice.  The award recognizes … Continued

PhD Candidate Alyssa Bowen: We Need an Academic New Deal

June 10, 2020

PhD Candidate Alyssa Bowen co-wrote an insightful article for The Nation with William Horne, entitled “We Need an Academic New Deal.” In this thoughtful and timely article, Bowen and Horne analyze the current crisis facing higher education and state demands to … Continued

Mark Reeves receives 2019 SERSAS Graduate Student Paper Prize

March 8, 2019

Mark Reeves received the 2019 Graduate Student Paper Prize from the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS), for his paper entitled “A Gilded Cage? Nnamdi Azikiwe’s Pan-Africanism as Governor-General of Nigeria, 1960-1963.” This prize recognizes the best paper from the recent … Continued