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  • Reuben Zahler's recent book, Ambitious Rebels: Remaking Honor, Law, and Liberalism in Venezuela, 1780-1850, has been awarded the Fernando Coronil Book Award by the Latin American Studies Association.  
  • Arafaat Valiani has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Research Fellowship for a term in 2014-15.
  • Congratulations to doctoral student Mi Zhao, who has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Dissertation Fellowship for next fall to support work on "From Singing Girl to Revolutionary Artist: Reconstructing China's Socialist Past in the Post-Socialist Era (1945-present)." 
  • Congatulations to Joshua Fitzgerald, Ph.D. candidate, who is the recipient of a Graduate Research Support Fellowship from the Oregon Humanities Center to support his research on "Unholy Pedagogy: Catholic Instruction, Indigenous Intermediaries, and Lessons in Popular Colonial Education."  
  • Congratulations to Marsha Weisiger, Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History, who has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowship for 2014-15 to support her project "The River Runs Wild."  
  • Fredrik Logevall, M.A. alumnus of our department, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam.  He will be speaking at the UO, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center, on May 14, 2014.

Recent and forthcoming publications

Recent faculty appointments

  • Welcome to Julie Weise, who has joined the department as our historian of the twentieth-century United States.  She will begin offering courses in Winter Term, 2014.
  • Arafaat Valiani joined the department in Septmber, 2012 as the holder of our new position in the history of South Asia.  He is the author of Militant Publics in India: Physical Culture and Violence in the Making of a Modern Polity (Palgrave, 2011).
  • Nathanael Andrade has joined the department as the holder of our position in Ancient history.  In 2012-13 he was in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.  His dissertation was "'Imitation Greeks': Being Syrian in the Greco-Roman World," and he has a book forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, Syrian Identity in the Graeco-Roman World.
  • April Haynes (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara) joined the department in Fall, 2011 in our new position in women's and gender history.  Her dissertation is titled "Riotous Flesh: Gender, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice."