Department News

Recent Awards and Fellowships by History Faculty and Graduate Students

Assistant Professor Bryan Rindfleisch received two external research grants: The Huntington Library awarded him a travel grant of $3500 (plus airfare) for study in the England this summer.  (The Huntington awarded only six fellowships to forty-two applicants.) He also received a British Academy Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society for Research in London for 2019-2020.

Assistant Professor Sergio González was recently accepted into the 2019 cohort of the Young Scholars Symposium at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.  The program includes a seminar in April and a meeting with the institute’s senior scholar, who this year is Vicki Ruiz, a professor of history at UC-Irvine who has written or edited more than a dozen books and is a former president of the American Historical Association (2015-2016). Sergio will present a completed chapter from his book manuscript on the Mexican community in Milwaukee. The award provides funding for travel to the symposium and an honorarium of $500. 

PhD candidate Lisa Lamson received an Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship for 2019-20 to support research and writing on her dissertation, which explores Baltimore City’s educational system, in both faith-based and public institutions, to understand the intersections of race, gender, class, and age in nineteenth century America. Her dissertation director is James Marten.

 PhD candidate Peter Borg received a 2019 graduate student teaching award from the Marquette University Graduate School in the “Instructor of Record” category.  In addition to teaching sections of 1101: Introduction to American History, Peter also taught HOPR 1953H – “Exploring the History of Racial Segregation in Milwaukee’s Churches,” a topic inspired by his dissertation research.

 First-year MA Student Tyechia Price was the only finalist from a Humanities department in the Graduate School’s recent “Three-Minute Thesis” competition. Her topic, which is based on papers she’s writing for Daniel Meissner’s and James Marten’s seminars, is on “The Material Witness: A Wearable Story of Chinese Women in the Late 20th Century​.” Watch her presentation.