A Little About A Lot

A Little About A Lot

Summer King Received the Mississippi Department of Archives and History fellowship in Religious History.

Patricia McCourt and Jackie Perkins Awarded Institute for the Humanities Summer Scholar Support.

Laurie Drake has received the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference Graduate Essay Prize for her "Death in its Power Reduces: The Chatham Square Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel." The award citation maintains that essay "represents an original contribution to understandings of religious diversity and toleration in colonial America. The beautifully framed paper draws on extensive and innovative archival research to make clear nuanced arguments about the complex experiences of Jewish communities in colonial New York."

Ryan Reynold has been awarded a Society for Intelligence History Fellowship for Spring, 2024. He will serve as the organization's Virtual Programs Coordinator.

Mark R. Cheatem's (PhD, 2002) most recent book is Who is James Polk? The Presidential Election of 1844 (University of Kansas Press). Cheatem is Professor of History & Project Director, Martin Van Buren Papers, Cumberland University. Find out more about it at https://kansaspress.ku.edu/9780700635733/who-is-james-k-polk/

Charles Pellegrin, (PhD 2005), recently received the Dr. Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award at Northwestern State University. Pellegin's award recognized outstanding research completed within the last three years. In Pellegrin's words, “My research interests have always been somewhere near the intersection of the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement,” he said. “This particularly involves the domestic reaction, which resulted in fear explained as conspiracy theory; in other words, the fear that the Civil Rights Movement was part of a much larger communist plot, directed in Moscow, to destroy American society.”

Brad Johnson has received an American Jewish Archive Fellowship to pursue his dissertation research on American-Israeli tensions during the first years after Israel's founding.

Professor Kathryn Barbier has been elected Vice-President of the North American Society for Intelligence History.

On A &S Vision TV, Professor Anne Marshall talks of her research and the U.S. Grant Presidential Library. Click at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kChoEs07FP4

Amber Morgan Gill published a piece, "The Fabric of Our Nation" in Commonplace. The Journal of Early American Life. Read it at http://commonplace.online/article/the-fabric-of-our-nation/

Xavier Sivels earned the 2022 Study the South Research Fellowship, given by the Center for the Study of the South. He will be pursuing dissertation research at the Center, which examines the interesections of popular music, Black culture, and queer identities.

Fraser Livingston and Colin Campbell will receive their PhDs at winter commencement. Campbell's dissertation is titled "Cause for Alarm: Punk Rock Politics, Race, and the Problem of Irony in America." "Losing Longleaf: Forestry and Conservation in the Southern Coastal Plain" is Livingston's work.

Professor Andrew Lang's book, A Contest of Civilization, has been designated a 2022 Choice Outstanding Academic Book. The Choice list is to guide library purchases for public libraries across the United States.

Professor Stephen Brain is prominently cited in Ukraine Has Seen Centuries of Conflict- https://www.history.com/news/ukraine-timeline-invasions and in https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/04/12/what-victory-day-means-russian-identity/

Xavier Sivels has won a Fellowship from the Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Jeremy Montgomery has received a Duke University History of Medicine Library Grant

Charles Pellegrin, (PhD, 2005) has been elected President, Louisiana Historical Association. Pellegrin presently teaches a Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA.

Professor Courtney Thompson's book, An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in Nineteenth-Century America was named a finalist for Cheiron's 2022 Book Prize.

Phi Alpha Theta Award Winners, announced at April 19 Banquet:

Martha Swain Outstanding Scholar Award
Katherine Albrecht

M. Shannon Mallard Award
Bailey Braswell

George Robson Prize
Tucker Shope

William E. Parrish Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Aaron Jackson and Bethany Bryant

Congratulations to History Majors Katherine Albrecht, Michael Bourgeois and Jonathan Franz on becoming members of Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Stephen Brain discusses the end of World War II and Russian Identity in the Washington Post. See https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/04/12/what-victory-day-means-russian-identity/

Ph.D. Student Patricia McCourt awarded a Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship to search drug addiction.

Ryan Reynolds selected as member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Military History.

Professor Alexandra Hui's short piece, "Elevator Sounds," appears in the April 2022 edition of the AHA's Perspectives on History.

Congratulations Lucas Wilder on completing your Ph.D.

Maddie Arbogast, Kayla Jordan, Jordan Wesley, Nathan Gatlin, Bethany Bryant, Trevor Cole, and Jackson Parrish will receive MA degrees at the May 2022 graduation.