FIU History Graduate Program Rises in the Rankings

In 2022, the FIU History Graduate Program rose not just a few places in the national rankings of public university history programs, but two dozen: from 88th to 64th in the nation in just a single year! We are proud to offer graduate students such a strong program in history, and thankful for the students that make […]

Faculty collaborate with City of Pompano Beach

Drs. Otovo and Capo (alongside the Green Library’s Vicki Silvera) have secured a grant from the City of Pompano Beach to provide consultancy services regarding African American History and the role of the Blanche Ely House Museum in particular. Hopefully this will be the first stage in a long and fruitful collaboration that will give public […]

Dr. Uribe featured as AHA Member

Dr. Otovo Secures Major Award

Dr. Okezi Otovo who is the lead investigator for “The Black Mothers Care Plan: Reducing Racial Bias and Supporting Maternal and Infant Health” (BMCP). The BMCP has just received a major 5-year grant from The Children’s Trust as one of the 2021 Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Projects. Joining Dr. Otovo are Co-PIs Drs Alex […]

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. […]

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 […]

WPHL secures second major grant

Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project called ‘Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating and Narrating Everyday Stories’ to collect and preserve the stories of South Floridians. To learn more, click here.

Mellon Just Futures Grant Secured

The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab under the auspices of Drs. Rebecca Friedman and Julio Capo have teamed up with FIU’s Extreme Events Institute to secure a ‘Just Futures’ Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation worth $4.63m over the next three years. An interdisciplinary team of FIU researchers, including the History Department’s Dr. Dan Royles will […]