Assistant professor Jessica Johnson and Jennie Williams, a recent History PhD alumna and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, were quoted in the New York Times […]
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The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. The library is one of the most comprehensive collections of African material worldwide, and was a frequent site for Larson’s research over the course of his extensive career.
The American Studies Association awarded the Lora Romero Prize to Jessica Marie Johnson for her book Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. The Lora Romero […]
Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong was recently interviewed about the Chinese historical fantasy drama Yanxi Palace for a BBC documentary called “The World According to Search.” Episode Synopsis:What can we learn about […]
Associate Professor Angus Burgin was recently interviewed for NPR’s show Throughline on an episode called, “Capitalism: What Makes Us Free?” About the episode: What’s the role of government in society? […]
The Electric Marronage digital humanities project, led by Jessica Marie Johnson, fosters Black exploration and expression free from the confines of traditional academia. A recent article from the Hub dives into the community, research, resources, and content being built by the digital collective of historians, women of color, students and faculty.
Professor Nathan D. Connolly is featured in the Spring 2021 Arts & Sciences Magazine, discussing his work on inequities in the U.S. housing aren and the long-lasting effects of the practice […]
Anna receives the Butler Prize for her essay ” ‘The Cravings of a Sensual Nose’: Snuff, Gender, and Sexuality in Britain, 1660-1820.” Roberts’ study of snuff, gender, and sexuality in […]
Sophia Loughlin has been awarded the 2021 Kouguell Prize for her thesis, “An Elusive Promise: Baltimore School Reform in the 1990s.” Loughlin’s thesis draws on oral interviews, commission reports, quantitative […]
Congratulations to Professor Martha Jones on winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History for VANGUARD!