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Department Chair and Professor of History
Some of you may be interested to read this Dissent blog entry Chris Sellers wrote about Mexican President Peña Nieto’s proposed “Energy Reform” for that country, in the light of my own research into the recent history of Pemex’s environmental impacts.
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Froylán Enciso! The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (dedicated to studies of violence and violence prevention) has awarded him a dissertation fellowship for his project, “Made in Sinaloa: From the Regional to the Global History of the Mexican War on Drugs, 1909–1985.”
Ying-Ying Chu (Ph.D. candidate) has won Taiwan’s year-long Academia Sinica fellowship to support her dissertation research and writing about Peruvian social sciences and the national question from the 1950s–1970s. Congratulations!
Erica Mukherjee (Ph.D. candidate) has just received a Cornell University Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship and will use it to study Bengali at the South Asia Summer Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin this summer. Congratulations!