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!
Awards & Achievements
Among the awards and fellowships earned by Stony Brook History Graduate Students, 2005-2008, are:
Dissertation Writing Fellowship, American Association of University Women
Dissertation Fellowship, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant, Tinker Foundation
Erskine A Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
The Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award, Stony Brook University
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship, TIAA-CREF Institute
Scobie Award, Conference of Latin American History
Fulbright Award (Brazil)
Camargo Foundation Fellowship, Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
Social Science Research Council Fellowship
CONICIT Fellowship (Mexico)
Taiwan Ministry of Education Fellowship
Faculty-Staff Graduate Fellowship
Among the institutions where those with Stony Brook History doctorates now work are:
College of Saint Rose
Kansas State University
Ohio State University
Mississippi State University
Penn State University
Simon Fraser University
SUNY College of Technology
University of Delaware
University of Southern Alabama
Westfield State College
See the lists below for more details on all that recent Stony Brook history graduate students have been doing (2005-2006) :
Grants, Fellowships and Awards
Annessa Babic (2005) Hofstra University Faculty Development Grant, $400. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Brenda Elsey (2005) Dissertation Writing Fellowship, $20,000. American Association of University Women, Washington, DC.
Yvonne Fabella (2005) Camargo Foundation Fellowship, $3,000. Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France.
Yvonne Fabella (2006-2007) Dissertation Fellowship, $18,000. McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
María Consuelo Figueroa (2005) Scobie Award. Conference of Latin American History (CLAH).
Luis Gomez (2005) TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowhip, $10,000. TIAA-CREF Institute, New York, NY.
Luis Gomez (2005) LASA’s XXVI International Congress Travel Grant, $500. Latin American Studies Association. Pittsburgh, PA.
Sarah Hoglund (2005) Dissertation Year Fellowship Travel Grant, $2,000. North American Conference on British Studies.
Sarah Hoglund (2005) Pre-doctoral Fellowship in British Art, $3,000. Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Sarah Hoglund (2005) Research Support Grant, £2,000. Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, UK.
Gregory Jackson Jr. (2005) Tinker Research Foundation Summer Travel Grant, $1,100.
Gregory Jackson Jr. (2005) Chincilla-Aguilar Fellowship, Spring/Summer, $300.
Sarah Marchesano (2006) The Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award, $2,500. State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.
Matthew Scalena (2005-2009) Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Hernan Sorgentini (2005) Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant, $1,245. Tinker Foundation. Latin American And Caribbean Studies Center, SUNY Stony Brook, NY.
Katrina Thompson (2006) Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity Dissertation Fellowship/Visiting Scholar in the Social Sciences, $32,900. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.
Katrina Thompson (2006) Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity Dissertation Fellowship/Visiting Scholar in the Social Sciences, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Katrina Thompson (2006) Erskine A Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship, $28,000. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
Conferences, Colloquiums, and Presentations
Allesandro Buffa (2005) The Cinematic Space: Memory, Place, and Urban Culture. Do the Right THing. Albany, NY.
Allesandro Buffa (2005) Race, Music and Urban Youth in Postwar New York. African Studies Group. Stony Brook, NY.
Allesandro Buffa (2005) Times of Harmony? Black/Italian Interactions in New York in the Age of Doo-Wop. History Colloquium Series. Stony Brook, NY.
Alessandro Buffa (2006) Black and Italian Youth in the postwar Bronx. Third Biennal Conference Urban History Association, Tempe, AZ.
Mark Chambers (2005) Contact and Cartography: Euroepan and Native Ameican Collaboration Produces NY Maps. 6th Annual Transatlantic History Conference: Cartography and Cartographic Imagery: Cultures and Consciousness, 1000-2005 AD. Arlington, TX.
Eric Cimino (2005) German Bourgeois Feminists Envision America, 1890-1914. Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of European Historians. West Point, NY.
Eric Cimino (2005) The Significance of the United States and the American Women’s Movement to the Development of German Bourgeois Feminism, 1890-1933. The International History Workshop. Philidelphia, PA.
Ron Van Cleef (2006) A Transnational Perspective on Homosexual Identity in West Germany. International History Workshop at Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy
Dianne Creagh (2005) Treading the Margins of Whiteness: Substitute Parents and Standards of Fitness During the Great Depression. Adoption and Culture. Tampa, FL.
Yvonne Fabella (2005) An Empire Founded on Libertinage: the Mulatresse and Colonial Anxiety. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Claremont, CA.
María Consuelo Figueroa (2005) Female’s Honor: Collective Imaginaries and Everyday Practices, Chile, 1750′s-1850′s. Women Change America. Stony Brook, NY.
María Consuelo Figueroa (2005) The Said and the Silenced: War Accounts in the Creation of the Chilean Nation, 1879-1884. Open Horizon/Abriendo el Horizonte. New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America. Stony Brook, NY.
María Consuelo Figueroa (2006) The Said and the Silenced. War Accounts in the Creation of the Chilean Nation. Latin American Studies Association (LASA), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Luis Gomez (2006) El Señor de los Milagros: an invented Peruvian Tradition in the Americas. XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association: De-Centering Latin American Studies. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Alberto Harambour (2006) Metropolitan Racializations. Argentinean and Chilean Travelers to Patagonia, 1970-1930′s.Open Horizon/Abriendo el Horizonte. New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America. Stony Brook, NY.
Alberto Harambour (2005) Chilostes y Federados: Race, Ethinicity, and Class in the Federacion Obrera de Magallanes, Chile, 1911-1925. Patagonia: Myths and Realities. Manchester, UK.
Sarah Hoglund (2005) Gardens of the Dead: Cemetaries and Landscape in Early Nineteenth Century Britain. Yale British Studies Colloquium. Yale University, CT.
Sarah Hoglund (2005) Minding One’s Mournings: Burial and Manners in Victorian Britain. Victorian Visual Culture Studies Reading Group. Yale University, CT.
Sarah Hoglund (2005) The Birth of the Cemetary: Death and the Construction of British Identities. Southern Conference on British Studies, Atlanta, GA.
Jeremey Hubbell (2005) The Globalty of Milling Machines. Diagram and Scribbles Archive. Stony Brook, NY.
Jeremy Hubbell (2006) Panel: Pondering the Urban Environmental History of Minneapolis. Rivers Run Through Them: Landscapes in Environmental History. St. Paul, MN.
Jeremy Hubbell (2006) Minneapolis as Urban Environment. Rivers Run Through Them: Landscapes in Environmental History. St. Paul, MN.
Gregory Jackson Jr. (2006) Chair and Presenter fo the First Black Champions and the Exodus of “Gentleman” from Brazilian Football: Issues of Race and Class in Brazil 1900-1930′s. LASA 2006 Conference Panel on Critical Perspectives in Media and Popular Culture. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Gregory Jackson Jr. (2006) The First Black Champions, Vasco de Gama, and the Exodus of “Gentleman” from Brazilian Football: Issues of Race and Class in Brazil 1900-1930. 5th Annual Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Manhattan, NY.
Gregory Jackson Jr. (2005-2006) Organizer for the Durable Inequalities Workshop for the Rockefeller Fourndation, New York, NY.
Michael Murphy (2005) A Revolutionary with a Job: The Life Story of General Baker. Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association. Providence, RI.
Seth Offenbach (2006) Power and Portrayal: The Media and Young Americans for Freedom, 1960-1968. Journal of Policy History Conference. Charlottesville, VA.
Stephen Patnode (2006) I’m gointo send an A-6 over your factory and bomb it: Masculinity and Corporate Culture in the Post-war United States. The 120th Annual AMerican Historical Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
Matthew Scalena (2006) Lives Remembered: an Exploration of the Life Stories of Chilean Exiles. Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center Annual Interdiciplinary Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, NY.
Matthew Scalena (2006) I was Part of IT! Exploring Gender and Class in the Narratives of Chilean Exiles. Oral History Association Annual Meeting. Providence, RI.
Arieh Sclar (2006) A Sport at Which Jews Excel: The Search for Basketball in American Jewish History. Stony Brook University History Department, Spring 2006 Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, NY.
Hernan Sorgentini (2005) The Politics of the Past During the Democratic Transition in Argentina. 30th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association. Portland, OR.
Hernan Sorgentini (2006) Battles for Historical Representation at the Times of Dictatorship, Argentina 1976-1982. 5th Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Student Conference “Miradas desde el Sur/Views from the South.” Stony Brook, NY.
Katrina Thompson (2006) The Tainted and the Bleached: Black Performance and White Audience. Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Buffalo, NY. Mid-West Popular Culture Association. St. Louis, Missouri. Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference. University of Colorado, CO.
Publications and Reviews
Annessa Babic (2005) Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources. The Essential Primary Source Series. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda WIlmoth Lerner (eds.). New York: Thompson Gale.
Annessa Babic (2005) Gender and Sexuality Issues: Essential Primary Sources. The Essential Primary Source Series. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda WIlmoth Lerner (eds.). New York: Thompson Gale.
Annessa Babic (2005) Civil and Human Rights: Essential Primary Sources. The Essential Primary Source Series. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda WIlmoth Lerner (eds.). New York: Thompson Gale.
Gregory Jackson Jr. (2005) Roundtable Discussion: Tinker Research Foundation Field Report.
Christin Cleaton (2006) Assistant Professor. Department of History, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA.
Christine Contrada (2005) Assistant Professor of History. History Department, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA
Brenda Elsey (2006) Assistant Professor. History Department, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Terry Hamblin (2005) Assistant Professor. History and Economics Department, SUNY College of Technology at Delhi, Delhi, NY.
Joel Vessels (2005) Instructor. History/Political Science/Geography Departments, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
Tong Xu (2006) Assistant Professor. Departmetn of History, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.
Later this spring, Ph.D. candidate Gregory Rosenthal will join eleven other scholars from across the country to participate in the Cornell University Institute for the Social Sciences’ 2013 Institute on Contested Landscapes. Gregory will be presenting a paper titled “The Property on/is their Backs: Dispossession and Wage Labor in Nineteenth-century Hawaiʻi.” Gregory has also received two dissertation research awards for this summer and fall: a Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship from the Huntington Library in San Marino, California; and an Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship at the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley.
Raquel Otheguy (Ph.D. candidate) has just been awarded the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2013–2014 academic year. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. Raquel’s dissertation fellowship project is (tentatively titled) “Education in Nation, Empire, and Diaspora: Afro-Cubans from 1878 to 1920.” Congratulations!
Froylán Encisco has won a distinguished year-long (2013–14) pre-doctoral residential fellowship at the U.S.-Mexico Studies Center at UC-San Diego, where he will complete his dissertation on the local and global origins of drug trafficking in Sinaloa, Mexico, in the twentieth century. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Carlos Gomez Florentin (Ph.D. candidate), who has just been awarded the 2013 Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. Since its inception in 1997, the highly prestigious IDRF Program has funded more than nine hundred projects—more than twenty of them from Stony Brook’s history department alone. Carlos’s dissertation research focuses on the unintended environmental, social, and political consequences of dam-building for mid twentieth-century Paraguay and Brazil.
I’ll be giving a presentation at this year’s Susman Graduate Conference on my research into changing beliefs about magic and witchcraft in Enlightenment America (British colonial and early U.S.), and the links between these intellectual changes and the formation of national identity.
Accusations, trials, and persecutions of witches form a fascinating and peculiar episode in colonial American history, with the famous Salem trials as the most well-known example of what is often conceived of as a Puritan, New England, or 17th century phenomenon. However, the memory of earlier beliefs in magic and actions upon those beliefs still exerted influence over British-American colonists and U.S. citizens in the 18th century. A review of American magazines from this period reveals a continued, but different, preoccupation with magic and witchcraft. Elite Americans of this period thought about magic, but at a distance, with distaste and no small amount of shame. Published works repeatedly consigned it to a kind of local dark age; the colonial forefathers had to be defended from criticisms for their prosecution of witchcraft as a crime; and increasingly, magic became less a threat to be controlled, and more a mere “superstition” clung to by the “vulgar.”
A complex process was underway, by which early Americans disposed of their culture of magic, alternatingly forgetting and reconsidering it. Americans of the 18th century distanced themselves from their historical beliefs in magic, and then conceptually relocated this belief elsewhere, reattaching it to a variety of Others: the English, the French, Africans, Native Americans, and the superstitious masses, an “other within.” Through this transformation of memory and history, the myth of an ideal America – enlightened and reasonable, free of the irrational superstitions that plagued its past, its rivals and victims, and its own inferior members – was born. My upcoming paper on this topic will show how a sea change in early American perspectives on the supernatural influenced and constituted the formation of a U.S. American national identity.
The 35th annual Warren and Beatrice Susman Graduate Conference will be held on April 20, 2013 at Rutger’s New Brunswick campus. Its topic is “Myth, Memory, and History: New Approaches to an Elusive Past.”