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Jessica Levy wins Dissertation Prize

Jessica Levy wins Dissertation Prize
Congratulations to recent PhD graduate, Jessica Levy, on winning the 2019 Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)! She is currently a postdoctoral research associate, in the Department of African American Studies, at Princeton University.


Gabrielle Spiegel earns Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

Gabrielle Spiegel earns Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
Congratulations to Professors Gabrielle Spiegel and David Thomas on winning the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring! The award is given to faculty members who are recognized for their commitment, expertise, and caring in helping students and mentees achieve their academic and professional goals. “Spiegel has mentored junior and mid-career faculty for almost three […]


2019 Ditz Prize Winner

2019 Ditz Prize Winner
Congratulations to Morgan Shahan on winning the Toby Ditz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching for her Fall 2017 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship course AS.100.328 Caged America: Policing, Confinement, and Criminality in the “Land of the Free.” In addition to the importance of her scholarship, Toby Ditz was a remarkable mentor and teacher, deeply committed […]


2019 Butler Prize Winner

2019 Butler Prize Winner
Congratulations to Dominique Hazzard on winning the 2019 Butler Prize for her first year paper titled, “”Consumer Action”: The District of Columbia’s 1968 Unrest in Context.” The Butler Prize is awarded annually to the best paper written by a first-year student. Each year the chair of the department appoints a faculty committee to select the […]


Prof. Burgin receives Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

Prof. Burgin receives Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award
Congratulations to Professor Angus Burgin, the History Department’s Director of Graduate Studies, on winning this year’s KSAS Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award! This award is given to a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates excellence in teaching and mentoring of graduate students. Below are quotes from students who […]


Congratulations, Gregory Smaldone!

Congratulations, Gregory Smaldone!
Congratulations to History PhD candidate, Gregory Smaldone, who won the Spring 2019 Research Paper Prize from The Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe for his paper entitled, “Rehearsing Revolution: Jacques Necker, Financial Reporting, and Political Culture in Pre-Revolutionary France.” Congrats, Gregory!


Prof. Lester interviews on the Religious Artifacts at Notre Dame Cathedral

Prof. Lester interviews on the Religious Artifacts at Notre Dame Cathedral
Professor Anne Lester was interviewed recently regarding the religious artifacts that were saved from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France after it suffered a devastating fire on April 15, 2019. Watch her interview on MSNBC or read the transcripts of another interview, on Notre Dame Cathedral, at CNN.


Fulbright recipients abroad enjoy diverse learning, teaching, and cultural experiences

Mallika Iyer, a recent graduate (’18) of JHU, in the history and public health departments, was highlighted in a recent Hub article where she discusses her current work through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. Since graduating from JHU, and through her Fulbright, she has been teaching English grammar and conversation skills to high school […]


Prof. William Rowe elected, among five at JHU, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Prof. William Rowe elected, among five at JHU, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Congratulations to Professor William Rowe, an expert in Chinese History from the 14th-20th centuries, on being selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Professor Rowe is among four other faculty, from Johns Hopkins University, to have been elected this year. The other recipients from JHU are: ┬áRachel Green, a Bloomberg Distinguished […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Congratulations to Prof. Jackson who has been named, alongside Prof. Matthew Porterfield, as a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Since its founding, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $360 million in […]