Dr. Alvita Akiboh, who graduated from IU, AB with Honors in History, in 2013, has accepted a tenure line position in the History Department at Yale University, after declining offers from Michigan and Wisconsin. As a graduate student at Northwestern she managed to devise a research topic that required her to visit archives in the US Virgin Islands, Hawai’i, American Samoa, Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.
Stephen Buono (2020 Ph.D.) is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).
Beyond Truman: Robert H. Ferrell and Crafting the Past by Indiana University alumnus and former Ferrell student Douglas Dixon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in May 2020. Click here for details.
Donna J. Drucker (MLS 2000, MA 2003, PhD 2008) published her third book, Contraception: A Concise History in the MIT Press's Essential Knowledge Series in the first week of April. The book is a global history of contraception from the 1880s through the present. More information about it and a 15-minute podcast interview with her can be found on the MIT website.
Charlene Fletcher (2020 Ph.D.) is an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow affiliated with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.
Jake Hagstrom (2020 Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Military History at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Stephanie Huezo (2019 Ph.D.) began a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at Fordham University.
Denisa Jashari (2020 Ph.D.) is a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. In January 2021 she will take up her new position as Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Jason Lantzer (1993 BA, 2005 Ph.D.) published One Last Ride: A Journey into Dis-History in a Time of Uncertainty, the sequel to his previous book, Dis-History: Uses of the Past at Walt Disney’s Worlds, One Last Ride is among the first scholarly works to consider Robert Iger's impact on the company he led for over a decade as well as how (IU alum) Robert Chapek is now navigating the pandemic. Dr. Lantzer also published a chapter ("God's Country") which appears in a new book on Midwestern History, entitled The Making of the Midwest. In addition he is the co-author of Meridian Street United Methodist Church's bicentennial book, Great Is They Faithfulness and the author or editor of several entries for the soon to be launched Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis.
Amanda Lanzillo (2020 Ph.D.) began a three-year appointment as a Costen Postdoctoral Fellow with the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts in Fall 2020.
The Lakota Language Consortium, a non-profit organization working to revitalize the Lakota language, has received the NEH Cares grant for the further development and application of Lakota-language e-learning resources for teachers and schools in North and South Dakota. Jessica Leach (2017 Ph.D. in Medieval History), is a staff member of the Language Conservancy who was on the grant writing team.
Paul Musgrave (2004 BA, History, Political Science), an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named to third annual "20 Under 40" list of the College of Arts and Sciences.
College Distinguished Alumnus Jeff Richardson (1973 BA, History) is a member of the IU Presidential Search Committee.
Daniel J. Story (2019 Ph.D.), Digital Librarian at UC Santa Cruz, has produced a documentary history podcast titled "Stories from the Epicenter," examining the experience and memory of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Santa Cruz County, California.
Alexandra Tipei (2016 Ph.D. in Modern (Western) and East European History), has accepted a tenure-track job at the University of Montreal beginning Fall 2020.
Jill Semko Underly (BA History, 1999; Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, 2012) has been a teacher in public high schools and an academic advisor at UW-Madison. She currently serves as the Superintendent/District Administrator at Pecatonica Area School District, a rural district centered in Blanchardville, Wisconsin and is a candidate to be the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction.