History Students Win Prestigious Awards

FIU recently recognized History students at both the graduate and undergraduate level for their outstanding work at the university. Sophomore history major and a member of the FIU Army ROTC Sabian Lopez was an inaugural recipient of the Robert Henry Stovall Military Scholarship, created to recognize students “whose journeys have been influenced by their military experiences.” You […]

History Student Honored as Real Triumphs Graduate

A history scholar and performing artist, Claudia Suarez deeply appreciates how the arts reflect and are impacted by society. Drawing upon her personal experience as a ballet dancer who sought political asylum at 16 in the U.S. from her native Venezuela, she is conducting research on the use of art and artists by governments, particularly […]

Alfredo Escudero Awarded 2023 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship

The History Department is proud to announce that Alfredo Escudero has been awarded a 2023 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship.  This new program supports doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences as they pursue bold and innovative approaches to dissertation research. The fellowships are designed to intervene at the formative stage of dissertation development and promote research […]

PhD student publishes in HAHR

Congratulations to FIU History PhD candidate Alfredo Escudero, who has published an article in the Hispanic American Historical Review, the top Latin American History journal in the US. “The New Age of Andeans: Chronological Age, Indigenous Labor, and the Making of Spanish Colonial Rule” explores how Spanish colonialism shaped the notion of the cycle of life among […]

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.