Welcome to our new graduate students of 2016!

Pictured: Professor Alice O’Connor, Chris MacMahon, Chloe Roberts, Mika Thornburg, Avian Johnson (tall), Julia Crisler, Sharon Farmer, Nora Kassner, Elizabeth Schmidt, Moriah Ulinskas, Darcy Ritzau, Rhiannon Parisse (not pictured: Neil Johnson, Sandy Governder, and Lei Dou). Welcome!

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Faculty, Alumni and Grad Student Publications, Placements and Awards (Updated April 2016)

Recent books, articles, awards & achievements of UCSB historians UCSB Historians keep busy publishing new and innovative historical research. Here are the most recent titles, awards and achievements, listed alphabetically by author.   2016 Updates: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS Sarah Watkins (Ph.D. 2014; currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Colby College, Maine) has won a Junior Faculty Fellowship at the Center for Historical Research, […]

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2014-2015 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering class

Twelve new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to our newest colleagues! The 2014 new grad students (l. to r.) back row: Grad secretary Darcy Ritzau, Doug Genens, Will Murphey, Thomas Franke, Jonathan Lee, Sergey Saluschev, Dana Hughes. Front row: Anglica Marquez, Julie Johnson, Elise Finkel, Rana Razek, James Williams and Prof. Alice O’Connor, […]

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2013-2014 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering class

Nine new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to our newest colleagues! The 2013-14 entering class of grad students in the UCSB History Department: Standing (l. to r.): Kashia Arnold (US), Ibrahim Mansour (Middle East), Patricia Morland (Ancient), Sasha Coles (US), Director of Graduate Studies Alice O’Connor, Ryan Minor (Africa). Seated (l. to r.): […]

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2012-2013 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

Seventeen new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to our newest colleagues! Pictured at this year’s orientation meeting are (standing, left to right): Chichi Peng (U.S.), Samir Sonti (U.S.), Maria Fedorova (U.S.), Brian Griffith (Modern Europe), Chris Nofziger (Ancient Mediterranean), Paul Warden (U.S.), Will Thompson (Early Modern Europe), Stephanie Seketa (Modern Europe), Susan Schmidt […]

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UCSB History Alumna Donates Funds for Graduate Student Award

2009 PhD Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly makes generous gift, to be matched by History Associates. An excerpt from the article in the July 20, 2012 UCSB GradPost: With gratitude for the assistance she received as a student, and mindful that “grad students need support now more than ever,” Ingrid established the Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly Award for parents raising children while working on their […]

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History Graduate Students (and Alumni) Win National Awards and Fellowships

updated June 17, 2012 Congratulations to graduate students who have won national fellowships and awards, and to our alumni as they move up the career ladder! Niccole Coggins (Prof. Spickard) was awarded a prestigious UC Pacific Rim Research Fellowship to do research for her dissertation, “Welcome to the ‘Rock,’ Boys! The US Military’s Influence on the Territory of Hawai’i, 1898-1959.” […]

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UCSB History Grads Publish, Win Jobs and Fellowships

Also alumni/ae news and history majors going to grad school. JOBS & POSTDOCS Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Latin America; Prof. Cline) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in History at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA). Rafaela earned her M.A. in the Latin American and Iberian Studies program and will complete her doctorate in History, writing on crypto-Jews and the Mexican Inquisition during the […]

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2011-2012 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

Nineteen new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to all! U.S. history drew eight of the new students, followed by Medieval Europe with four, History of Science with three, and one each for Modern Europe, East Asia, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. Standing (l. to r.) Brian Tyrell, David Baillargeon, Ryan Boghosian, Jason Zeledon, […]

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NRC: UCSB History graduate program ranks in top 10 nationally

The new National Research Council study puts our program squarely among the very best in the nation. Update Sept. 14, 2011: US News & World Report ranked UCSB as the no. 10 public university in the nation: UCSB Ranked Top University. The National Research Council recently announced the results of a new study of Ph.D. programs in the United States. […]

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2010-2011 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department welcomes its 7 newest members! Standing (l. to r.): Eun Ah Kim, Annette Kassis, Joshua Rocha, Hanni Jalil, Director of Graduate Studies Sharon Farmer, History Chair John Majewski, Cody Stephens. Seated (l. to r.): Elijah Bender, Graduate Assistant Darcy Ritzau, Jason Saltoun-Ebin. Note: Each graduate student will soon have their own departmental webpage. See the full listing […]

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History Graduate Program Assistant Wins Campus Recognition

Darcy Ritzau is a recipient of the Getman Service to Students Award. History Department Graduate Program Assistant has won a Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award for 2009-2010. Named for the former UCSB Dean of Student Residents, the Getman Awards recognize extraordinary commitment to the quality of student life at UCSB. Darcy was recognized in an awards ceremony at […]

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Graduate Students Win National Fellowships and Awards

History students receive Fulbrights, Mellon Fellowships, Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, and more. Dissertation Research Fellowships in 2010 — Some Highlights Megan Barber has been offered two year-long research fellowships: the CLIR Mellon Fellowship and the Fulbright fellowship. Her project is: “Students in the Streets: The Politics of Protest in Vichy France.” Megan has also won a Bernadotte Schmitt research grant from […]

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UCSB History Ph.D.s Accept Tenure-Track Positions & Post-Docs

2009-10 job successes continue despite difficult economic situation. UCSB History Ph.D.s continue to distinguish themselves on the academic job market, even in an economic situation that has resulted in the cancellation of many job searches. As of May 3, 2010, 16 recent Ph.D.s or about-to-be-Ph.D.s have been offered and accepted professorships, teaching positions and post-docs (for information about dissertation research […]

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Japan Foundation Grant to Support Professorship, Visiting Prof, Graduate Fellowships, and More

Prof. Luke Roberts coordinated the writing of the grant with Japanese Studies faculty. This grant will provide nearly $300,000 to support Japanese studies (particularly Japanese history) over three years. The grant will provide funds to support a post-doc, a visiting scholar from Japan, graduate student fellowships, and a summer institute for faculty and graduate students. One of the most exciting […]

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UCSB History Ph.D.s win postdoctoral fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer selected from amongst 1200 applicants in national competition. The UCSB History Department is delighted to announce that two of our recent alumnae– Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer— have won Postdoctoral Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are part of the ACLS New Faculty Fellows […]

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2009-2010 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 11 newest members! From left to right: Samantha Thompson (History of Science), Clinton Smith (U.S. history), Melissa Barthelemy (U.S. history), Peninah Walpo (Late Antiquity), Jay Stemmle (Medieval Europe), Alison Jefferson (Public History), Paul Barba (U.S. history), Chris Kegerreis (Ancient Mediterranean). Seated: Graduate Program Assistant Darcy Ritzau, History Chair John Majewski. (photo […]

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History Grad Student Elizabeth Shermer Gives Graduate Commencement Address about Clark Kerr and the Past and Future of the UC System”

The full text is available in this News item.>br> UCSB History Ph.D. Elizabeth “Ellie” Shermer (homepage) was the 2009 commencement speaker at the June 14 ceremony for those receiving graduate degrees. Her talk considered the legacy of Clark Kerr, the UC President who refounded the University in the 1950s and 1960s (Kerr Wikipedia page). Added June 16, 2009; The text […]

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April Haynes wins Lancaster Dissertation Award

Humanities and Fine Arts Prize will be awarded at Commencement April Haynes has won the UCSB Lancaster Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts, for the best dissertation over a two-year period on campus. April will be presented with the award at the Commencement Ceremony, and her dissertation will be entered in a national competition sponsored by the Council of […]

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National fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students

Breaking news about awards and grants for 2009-2010.(updated April 2009) Update October 2009: UCSB PhD Rick Fogarty has won the Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Prize for his book Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Rick now teaches at SUNY Albany (SUNY faculty page, publisher’s page, amazon.com page). […]

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2008-09 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 25 newest members! 25 graduate students have joined our department in 2008-09. Seated, from left to right: Scarlett Aldebot, Nicole Coggins, Tiffany DiMaggio, Joe Figiulo, Peggy Beedle. Standing: Sunny Lim, Margaret Jesser, Henry Maar, Director of Graduate Studies Sharon Farmer, Jason Stohler, Jason Linn, Damian Nemirovsky, Dustin Walker, Greg Goalwin, Jackson […]

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Major fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students.

Seven external awards, and 17 campuswide fellowships and awards for 2008-09. The following UCSB History graduate students have won major fellowships or honors this year. The winners are listed below in two categories: national/regional and campus-wide. Within each category, winners are listed alphabetically. National & Regional Awards Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Latin America; Cline) has won a James R. Scobie Fellowship for […]

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2007-08 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 21 newest members! ALL SMILES. The 2007-08 entering class of grad students takes a break from their orientation meeting. Pictured (l. to r.): Brian Ernst (modern Europe), Rachel Winslow (US), Steve Campbell (US), José Luis Igue (Latin America), Eric Fenrich (US), Bianca Brigidi (Latin America) Tory Swim (Public History), Kelly Morse […]

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