This seminar examines expanding circuits of global mobility from the early modern period to the present, and considers methodological implications of taking mobilities and connections as object of analysis. We will examine historical processes and dynamics on multiple scales from the perspective of people, commodities, and ideas in motion, along with dynamic networks and material or cultural effects these circuits generate; and the regulatory systems that emerge in consequence of increasingly robust flows. Expanding global connections and their effects produce new constraints and open a wide range of fresh possibilities for both states and diverse groups of people. The course will look closely at the interplay between unprecedented mobility and the restrictions imposed by modern political regimes, and the shifting relationship between people and real and imagined political entities from the global (empires, internationalisms, global governance bodies), to the provincial (kingdoms, nationalisms, nation-states). Organized thematically around mobile people, commodities, and ideas, and global institutions, we will examine disaporic migrant connections, global radical and anti-colonial movements, material and cultural effects of long-distance commodity production and exchange, and the circulation and expanding scope of institutional ideas and practices. The course will be interdisciplinary, incorporating comparative and monographic historical and anthropological studies, theoretical writings, and selections from literary or historical primary source texts; and transregional, examining particular themes via close consideration of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and their interconnections. Readings will include books or articles by scholars such as Benedict Anderson, Sebouh Aslanian, Sven Beckert, Lauren Benton, Engseng Ho, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Mark Mazower, Adam McKeown, Jeremy Prestholdt, Maia Ramnath, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam (links above are to recommended or required books ordered for the course).
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.
Congratulations to both Ashley Black and Andrew Ehrinpreis for being awarded fellowships from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Black has won the prestigious Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship for her research on Mexico City as a site of Latin American exile in the 1950s. Ehrinpreis has won a Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship (co-sponsored by the Soros Open Society Foundations) for his dissertation, “Constructing Coca: A History of Bolivian Coca Nationalism and the War on Drugs, 1920–2000.” Ehrinpreis is the third Stony Brook history student to win this prize.
Please join us in congratulating Gregory Rosenthal! The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded him the prestigious Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his project, “Hawaiians Who Left Hawaii: Work, Body, and Environment in the Pacific World, 1786–1876.” Mellon fellowships—of which only 65 were awarded this year—support advanced graduate students in humanities and social sciences in the their last year of dissertation writing.
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.”
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!
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.