AMERICAN STUDIES Ph.D. student Soham Patel was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Asian Studies for the summer 2015. On this program, Patel will enroll in an intensive language program to study Hindi-Urdu.
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Dr. Tiya Miles (PhD 2000) has received the Dorothy Schwieder Prize for the best article authored on Midwestern history titled "'Shall Woman's Voice Be Hushed?': Laura Smith Haviland in Abolitionist Women's History".
Myrl Beam has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Former PH.D. student Chia Youyee Vang, associate professor of history at UW-Milwaukee, is among the first 50 women chosen for the new Wisconsin Women Making History website (womeninwisconsin.org).
Former AMST Phd Student. Karla Erickson, will become an Associate Dean at Grinnell College starting July 2015.
Eli Vitulli (PhD 2014) has accepted a position as Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies at Mt. Holyoke College.
AMERICAN STUDIES Ph.D. Candidate Aaron Eddens was awarded the Graduate School's Thesis Research Travel Grant. On the grant, Eddens will be conducting interview-based research at several international agricultural development organizations for his dissertation project, "Climate Smart' Seeds: Science, Property, and the Changing Landscape of International Agriculture".
Brenda Child received the National American Indian Book Award presented by the Labriola Center at Arizona State University for her book My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation (2014).
Our associate faculty member Jean O'Brien was just awarded the McKnight Distinguished Faculty Award for her work on Indigenous Sovereignty and the State. The program recognizes outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status.
AMERICAN STUDIES Ph.D. Candidate Aaron Eddens was awarded the Global Food Security Fellowship with The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) for the academic year 2015-2016 to support research on his dissertation project, "'Climate Smart' Seeds: Science, Property, and the Changing Landscape of International Agriculture".