Three Faculty Earn ‘Top Scholar’ Awards

The university has selected three history faculty for the annual ‘top scholar’ awards.  These represent ten percent of all awards granted by the university in this academic year. Dr. Tovah Bender was honored with an award as ‘Established Faculty with Notable Gains in Student Learning and Success in the Humanities’ for her work building a […]

History Graduate Secures Prestigious Fellowship

Juan Debesa (BA, 2020) has been awarded the highly competitive Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship.  As one of only 15 recipients (and the first student from FIU to be so selected), Juan has been awarded up to $75,000 towards graduate work in a field related to international cybersecurity alongside two internships with the State Department […]

Ph.D. Graduate secures Tenure-track position

Congratulations to Dr. Felix Jean-Louis (Ph.D., 2020), for being appointed to a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Jean-Louis had previously received an American Council of Learned Society Fellowship which placed him at UC Irvine in the previous academic year.  This appointment is a testament to Dr. […]

Postdoc Fellow Publishes Chapter

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Sven Kube for the recent publication of a chapter entitled “Socialist Riches to Capitalist Rags: The Disintegration of the GDR Music Industry during German Reunification” in Patryk Galuszka’s edited volume Eastern European Music Industries and Policies After the Fall of Communism: From State Control to Free Market.

Dr. Premo awarded J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship

Dr. Premo has been awarded one of four Guggenheim fellowships in the field of European and Latin American History. The Fellowship will enable Dr. Premo to pursue research for a project entitled “The Smallest Subject: History, Science and Peru’s Youngest Mother in the World.” It will tell the stories that converged around a world-renowned child […]

Dr. Otovo wins UGS Provost Award

 Congratulations to Dr. Okezi Otovo for receiving the University Graduate School and the Office of the Provost award as ‘Outstanding Graduate Program Director’!

WPHL secures grant from Florida Humanities

The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab have secured a Community Project Grant in the sum of $5,000 to fund a proposal by Dr. Julio Capo entitled “Miami Life: Unpacking Difficult Stories from Our Past”.  This engages with a recently unearthed archive of sensationalist news stories published in “Miami Life” 1924-1965 and will offer students internship opportunities […]

Three History Professors Publish Books

Congratulations to our colleagues Drs. Michael Bustamante, Rebecca Friedman and Daniel Royles for the recent publication of their individual books.  Dr. Bustamante’s book Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile was published by The University of North Carolina Press in March of 2021; Dr. Friedman’s book Modernity, Domesticity and Temporality in Russia: Time […]

Two Faculty Members achieve Promotion

Congratulations to Drs Jeremy Rowan and Saad Abi Hamad for promotion to Teaching Professor and Associate Teaching Professor, respectively.

Ph.D. Alumna secures Air Force Position

Jordan Malfoy has accepted the position of Historian at the major Air Force base of Ramstein, Germany. Since graduating with a Ph.D. from the Department in 2018, Dr. Malfoy has been working at the Marine Corps History Division in Quantico and her move to Germany is marked by a promotion to GS12 level.