History Team win National Park Service Contract

Dr. Dan Royles and his team have won a contract worth $180,000 awarded by the National Park Service to carry out a 2.5 year historical context study on the subject of ‘Violence against people of African descent in the United States and its territories from 1500 to the present day’.  This research effort will include […]

Ph.D. Alumna publishes book

Paula de la Cruz-Fernandez (Ph.D. 2013) expanded her dissertation and recently published the resulting book, Gendered Capitalism.  Sewing Machines and Multi-National Business in Mexico, 1850-1940, in the Routledge International Studies in Business History series.

Ph.D. Student awarded CLAH fellowship

Alfredo Escudero has been awarded the James R. Scobie Award from the Conference on Latin American History to conduct pre-dissertation research in Peru and Spain on the role of Spanish colonial censuses in fostering agricultural experimentation and technology transfer between indigenous communities and European settlers.

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. 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.

Ph.D. student in AHA Interview

Khary Pestaina, a third year Ph.D. candidate, was featured in a March 2021 ‘Perspectives on History’ interview. For more, see here.

FIU Student Receives Master’s from King’s College London

Chris Stotts received confirmation that he has been successfully awarded a Master’s degree in Science and International Security from King’s College London’s War studies department. He has also been awarded a distinction on his dissertation.

Ph.D. Student wins Competitive Fellowship

Richard Denis has been awarded a Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship from the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami enabling him to pursue research towards his dissertation on the role of print media in Cuba from 1902-1969.

Graduating Ph.D student secures postdoc

Congratulations to graduating Ph.D. Felix Jean-Louis who has secured a competitive postdoctoral archival residency at the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During his residency, Jean-Louis plans to research the Pan African Congresses of the 1920s held in Paris, London, Brussels, Lisbon, and Harlem, under the direction of W.E.BDu Bois. Building upon his dissertation research, […]

Undergraduate accepted to summer research program

Congratulations to Daniela Gutierrez, who has been accepted to the University of Georgia’s History Summer Fellows Institute. Gutierrez is one of eight students who will spend a month at the University of Georgia immersing themselves in historical research through this fully-funded program.