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Prof. Shannon Eaves (PhD ’15) Wins Prestigious Fellowship

July 20, 2021

Shannon Eaves, PhD’ 15 and current Assistant Professor of African American History at the College of Charleston, recently received a prestigious Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). You can read more about Professor Eaves’s … Continued

Elizabeth Ellis, PhD’15 is Honorable Mention for Cappon Prize

June 23, 2021

Elizabeth Ellis, PhD’ 15 won Honorable Mention for her article “The Natchez War Revisited: Violence, Multinational Settlements, and Indigenous Diplomacy in the Lower Mississippi Valley” published in the William & Mary Quarterly in July 2020. The annual Cappon Prize recognizes … Continued

May 2021 Graduate Program Graduation Celebration

June 1, 2021

Last month, the department celebrated the achievements of those who graduated with their MAs and PhDs this spring. Professor emeritus, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, spoke at the virtual event which can be viewed in full on YouTube. The program for the … Continued

Graduate student, Zardas Lee, featured in UNC Endeavors article

May 26, 2021

PhD candidate Zardas Lee was interviewed in Research UNCovered, a recurring feature for UNC Endeavors that “delves into the lives of UNC researchers from all disciplines and career levels, showcasing not only their research prowess but personal experiences in academia and … Continued

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