Undergraduate Alumni Update: William S. Cossen (2008)

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.

Emily Blanck (PhD, 2003) and Rafael R. Ioris (PhD, 2009) Publish New Works

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 (PhD, 1994) Receives University of Oxford Research Fellowship

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.