Graduate Student Honors, News, and Achievements, 2014–2015

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UNC History Graduate Publishes Winning Article

Our PhD candidate T. Evan Faulkenbury’s article, “Preventing a Second Redemption: The Voter Education Project and Black Elected Officials, 1966-1968,” was published in the Southern Historian (Spring 2015) and it won the Summersell Prize for Best Article. He also received a Graduate Student Summer Research Grant from the Institute of African American Research for 2015. Evan will continue to work as a Field Scholar with the Southern Oral History Program in 2015-2016.

UNC History Graduate Featured in NPR Article

alexey_korzukhin-_the_sunday_1884_custom-bdaee51547a57e7408a27bf2b4106784f5fd89fa-s800-c85Our PhD candidate Audra Yoder (adviser Louise McReynolds) was featured in an article for NPR’s Tea Tuesdays. The featured topic was, “Tea Tuesdays: Cold Weather, Gogol And The Rise Of The Russian Samovar” and can be read hereTea Tuesdays is an occasional series exploring the science, history, culture and economics of this ancient brewed beverage.


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Marty Richardson (adviser Malinda Maynor Lowery) was featured in an article about North Carolina Natives and the Civil Rights. The article ” ‘No Accommodations for Indians:’ The Civil Rights Fight in North Carolina” can be read here.

UNC History Graduate Receives the David L. Boren Fellowship

Congratulations to Mary Elizabeth Walters (advisers Klaus W. LarresWayne E. Lee, and Karen Hagemann)! She was awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship through the National Security Education Program, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security.

 UNC History Graduate Receives the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

Congratulations to Dáša Pejchar Mortensen (adviser Michael Tsin). She received the 2015 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the fellowship was created in 1981 and has supported just over 1,100 doctoral candidates, most of them now noted faculty at domestic and foreign institutions.

Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 2015

History Department PhD candidate Adrianne Jacobs (adviser Donald J. Raleigh) won the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Prize for Best Essay by a Graduate Student for her paper “An Edible Empire: Soviet National Cuisines between Tradition and Modernity, 1965-85.”

Nicole Bauer (adviser Jay M. Smith) published an article: “Can You Keep a Secret? A Cultural and Historical Approach to the Issues of Secrecy and Transparency in Politics.” The Berkeley Journal of Sociology Fall 2014.

Justin Blanton (adviser Cynthia Radding) published an article: “‘The Role of Cattle Ranching in the 1656 Timucuan Rebellion:  A Struggle for Land, Labor, and Chiefly Power,” The Florida Historical Quarterly, vol .92 no. 4 (2014)

Amanda Bellows (advisers W. Fitzhugh Brundage and Louise McReynolds) published “How the Civil War Created College Football,” New York Times, January 2, 2015. She also received a fully-funded opportunity to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar, “The Visual Culture in the American Civil War,” July, 2014 for the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Christina Carroll (adviser Lloyd S. Kramer) won the Ronald S. Love Prize from the Western Society for French History for a paper that she presented at their conference last year titled, “Defining ‘Empire’ under Napoleon III: Lucien-Anatole Prévost-Paradol and Paul Leroy-Beaulieu.” The society is also publishing the paper in the Proceedings of the Western Society for French History.

Kirsten Cooper (advisers Jay M. Smith and Chad Bryant) received the UNC Center for Global Initiatives Pre-Dissertation Research Travel Grant. She was also awarded the UNC MEMS Donald Gilman Research Support Award for Summer 2015.

Jeffrey Erbig (adviser Kathryn J. Burns) has a forthcoming article coming out, “Entre plazas y tolderías: Mapas, nómades y territorialidad en el Río de la Plata, 1700-1805” Memoria, presente y porvenir en América Latina.

Trevor Erlacher (adviser Donald J. Raleigh) published “The Birth of Ukrainian ‘Active Nationalism’: Dmytro Dontsov and Heterodox Marxism before World War I, 1883-1914,” Modern Intellectual History 11, no. 3 (November 2014): 519-48.

Joey Fink (adviser Jacquelyn D. Hall) published:

  • Southern Spaces, July 15, 2014, “In Good Faith: Working-Class Women, Feminism, and Religious Support in the Struggle to Organize J.P. Stevens Textile Workers in the Southern Piedmont, 1974-1980”.
  • Chapter accepted for an edited volume, North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times (University of Georgia Press), Feb 2015. Chapter title: “I Was Doing Something I Didn’t Even Think I Could Do”: Crystal Lee Sutton.

Daniel Giblin (adviser Donald J. Raleigh) was awarded a Dissertation Fellowship, U.S. Army Center of Military History for 2014-2015

Gary Guadagnolo (adviser Donald J. Raleigh) had three articles published (read below) and received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award for Fall 2014 and the Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship from UNC for Fall 2014.

  • “The ABCs of Tatar: multilingual accommodation and Soviet language politics,” Russian Journal of Communication 6, no. 2 (2014): 127-142.
  • “Musa Dzhalil’ na Tatarskom rabochem fakul’tete,” Nauchno-dokumental’nyi zhurnal Gasyrlar avazy – Ekho vekov 1/2 (2014): 264-69.
  • “Iazykovaia politika v Tatarskoi ASSR v nachale 1930-kh godov,” VUZ: XXI vek 2 (2014): 131-37.

Ann Halbert-Brooks (Adviser Louis A. Pérez, Jr.) – recieved the Phi-Alpha Theta Doctoral Scholarship.

Joel Hebert (adviser Susan Dabney Pennybacker) received the Graduate School Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship for Spring 2015

Rachel Hynson (PhD 2014, adviser Kathryn J. Burns) recently published an article: “‘Count, Capture, and Reeducate’: The Campaign to Rehabilitate Cuba’s Female Sex Workers, 1959-1966,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 24, no. 1 (January 2015): 125-153.

Scott Krause (adviser Konrad H. Jarausch) received the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology Visiting Fellowship. He also received a Fall 2014 travel grant of Max Weber Stiftung and the GPSF Travel Grant to present a paper at the German Studies Association in Kansas City. He also has had published:

  • “Inventing the Outpost of Freedom: Transatlantic Actors and Narratives behind the Emergence of West Berlin’s Political Culture, 1945-63” (with Stefanie Eisenhuth) in Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 10, 2 (2014), 188-211.
  • “Neue Westpolitik: Remigrés’ and Americans’ Clandestine Campaign to Westernize the SPD in Cold War Berlin, 1948-1958” in Central European History 48, 1 (forthcoming March 2015).

Alexandra Locking (advisers Marcus Bull and Brett Whalen) won the 2014 Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Graduate Student Essay Prize for my paper “‘And they shall be two in one flesh’: The Battle over the Virgin’s Body in The Life of Christina of Markyate.”

Anndal Narayanan (adviser Donald M. Reid) received the Quinn Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Ryan Peeks (adviser Wayne E. Lee) holds the Department of Defense (DOD) Internship

Laura Sims (adviser Donald M. Reid) was published in an edited volume: “Making Sense of the Harki Past: Harki History, Collective Memory, and Historiography 1954-2013,” in A Practical Guide to French Harki Literature, ed. Keith Moser (New York: Lexington Books, 2014)

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