FIU PhD Wins Major Fellowship

MusicID, the world’s online database for those who are doing research on music and the recording industry, has awarded FIU PhD Sven Kube its 2022 Digital Research Fellowship for his project “Computerwelt: Charting the Digital Revolution in Popular Music.”

Further recognition for Ph.D. candidates

Jairo Ledesma has been appointed as the Charles A. and Carrie Mastronardi Endowed Teaching Chair in the History Department at Miami-Dade College, Homestead Campus and Richard Denis has won a competitive Goizueta Graduate Research Fellowship from the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection.

Combined BA/MA student wins national recognition

Hayley Serpa, a major player in FIU’s nationally-ranked #3 Model UN team, has gained further recognition by being selected as a delegate to the North American College All-Star Model UN team.  This honor is all the more remarkable given that this year’s competition was the first in-person UN conference event that Hayley had participated in!

Summer fellowships for Ph.D. students

Johnny-Irizarry Rojas has been selected to participate in the 2022 Crossing Latinidades Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Maureen Thompson won funding for, and a place in, the Business History Conference’s Doctoral Colloquium in Mexico City and will also participate in the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s 2022 Interdisciplinary Residency this summer.  Richard Denis won […]

Graduate Students Secure Tinker Research Awards

The current cycle has proved very fruitful for a number of our graduate students with four successful applications for Tinker research travel awards. Gremaud Angee will be visiting the Catholic Pontifical University of Sao Paulo to research Brazilian Catholic Youth Movements; Valentina Verbal will travel to the Historical Archive of the Archbishopric of Santiago, Chile to research family matters […]

Undergraduate admitted to top Medieval Program

Yanelis Suarez has been accepted to Western Michigan University’s Medieval Studies program with full funding in Fall 2022. This is one of the top Medieval Studies MA programs in the country and she will be joining Sabrina Fernandez, also an FIU alum, who will be entering her second year in the program.

History Undergraduates secure Summer Fellowships

Riley Ford, Franco Batista Garcia, and Kaleb Hernandez have been accepted to the University of Wisconsin’s Summer Research Opportunity Program. They will travel to Madison WI, all expenses paid, for approximately 2 weeks to work closely with mentors and gain skills valuable for postgraduate study.

MA Student Publishes Article

The latest edition of Tequesta, the journal published by historymiami, features an article written by MA student Iris Kolaya entitled ‘Richard Kiehnel: Master of Adaptation’ which analyzes the work of a leading south Floridian architect from the 1920s onwards.

BA alumna publishes journal article

Daniela Gutierrez (BA 2021) has had an article published in a special issue of the journal Anthurium concerning lesbian migrants who entered the country during the Mariel Boatlift. This paper originated in work undertaken during Dr. Michael Bustamante’s senior seminar in 2020.

Ph.D. alumnus secures tenure-track position

Dr. Chris Davis (2018) has been appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor in African American History at Adelphi University, NY where he joins another alumnus, Dr. Micah Oelze.  Dr. Davis had been a postdoctoral fellow and adjunct instructor in the department after the completion of his Ph.D.