Congratulations to Lily Faust, history major, who published a feature article in the Oxford University student magazine The ISIS. Her piece, “O Tell Me The Truth About Love,” appeared in The ISIS, 25 Feb. 2015 (Hilary Term 2015): 60-61. It will soon be online at http://isismagazine.org.uk/
Jonathyne Briggs, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University Northwest, recently published Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities and Pop Music, 1958-1980 with Oxford University Press. Briggs is an alumnus of the history graduate program.
Here is an update from William S. Cossen, a 2008 graduate who double-majored in History and Political Science:
I received my M.A. with honors in history at Penn State in 2012, and I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate there, writing a dissertation titled “The Protestant Image in the Catholic Mind: Interreligious Encounters in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” I have had two articles published in the last year inAmerican Catholic Studies and The South Carolina Historical Magazine, and I have another article forthcoming in The Catholic Historical Review. I also appeared on Jeopardy! in September and became a three-day champion.
Congratulations to history honors students – Lizzie Howell, Nathaniel Meyersohn, Bennett Ostdiek, and Erica Sterling – who were awarded Fox Center Undergraduate Humanities Honors Fellowships for Spring 2015.
Congratulations to former Emory graduate students Emily Blanck and Rafael R. Ioris for their new publications. Blanck, Associate Professor of History at Rowan University, published Tyrannicide: Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revoluationary South Caroline and Massachusetts (University of Georgia Press). Ioris, Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, published Transforming Brazil: A History of National Development in the Postwar Era (Routledge).
Christopher A. Snyder, Dean of the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University and Professor of European History, recently received a research fellowship to travel to the University of Oxford. Snyder, a former Emory graduate student working under Tom Burns and Steve White, will examine possible links between Mississippi State’s first Rhodes Scholar and the title character of The Great Gatsby. Read more about this fellowship here.
Assistant Professor Elena Conis published the following article in The Washington Post on February 2: “We can’t just blame anti-vaxxers for the measles outbreak. Parents skip vaccines for many reasons.” Conis is the author of Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization (University of Chicago Press, 2014).