Alumni News Terry H. Anderson (Ph.D., 1978), Professor of History at Texas A & M University, published a tribute to his dissertation advisor, Robert H. Ferrell, in the January 2019 issue of Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review.
Edward Brudney (Ph.D., 2019) begins a tenure track position this fall as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Henry Chambers, (Ph.D., 1968) volunteered to teach a class “Babylonia. The Seminal Civilization of the Middle East” in California State U, Sacramento, a program for community seniors called Renaissance Society. He credited Professor John Snyder who introduced him to Assyrian history in 1965.
Khaled Esseissah has accepted a full-time non-tenure position as Assistant Professor of Teaching in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Tanisha Ford's (Ph.D., 2011) new book Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion was published St. Martin's Press in June 2019.
Susan Gibbons (MA/MLS, 1995) has been appointed Vice-Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication at Yale University.
Eric Gonzaba, (BA, 2012) defended his George Mason University History dissertation, "Because the Night: Nightlife and Remaking the Gay Male World, 1970-2000." In 2019. Gonzaba has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of History in the Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. His interview with film director Josh Howard about The Lavender Scare: Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government recently appeared on History News Network.
Melvin A. Goodman (MA, 1964 and Ph.D., 1972) published his 9th book American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump, in March 2019.
Andrew Kahrl (Ph.D., 2008), an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, published his op-ed Black People's Land Was Stolen in the New York Times on June 20, 2019.
Samson Ndanyi (Ph.D., 2018) is Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Rhodes College.
Alaina Roberts (Ph.D., 2017) published her op-ed in the Washington Post “Democratic candidates are finally talking about domestic terrorism. Here's why that matters…” Dr. Roberts is starting this fall semester as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh.
Matthew Stanard's (Ph.D., 2006) new book, The Leopard, the Lion, and the Cock: Colonial Memories and Monuments in Belgium, was published by Leuven University Press in April 2019.
Ph.D. candidate Daniel Story has accepted a tenure-track position as Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Carl Suddler (Ph.D., 2015) has accepted a tenure-track position at Emory University (Atlanta). His book Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York was published by New York University Press in 2019. His column How the Central Park Five expose the fundamental injustice in our legal system was published in the Washington Post this summer.
Paula Tarankow (Ph.D., 2019) has accepted the position of Lecturer in History at Smith College.
Jordan Taylor (Ph.D., 2019) is the Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Discourse in the Disciplines: History at Smith College.
Kara Dixon Vuic's (Ph.D., 2006) new book The Girls Next Door. Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines was published by Harvard U Press in February 2019.
Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, by Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, and Paolo Squatriti, was published by Cornell University Press in February 2019.
Wendy Gamber's The Notorious Mrs. Clem represents Indiana in the New York Times Book Review's “50 States of True Crime,” July 26th, 2019.
Jeff Gould's Solidarity Under Siege was published by the Cambridge University Press June 13th, 2019.
Sarah Knott's Mother: An Unconventional History was published by Penguin Viking in the UK on March 7th, 2019 and received reviews across the British press: Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer and The Spectator. Sarah appeared on the television news programme Scotland Tonight on March 6. Guardian Book of the Day review here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/06/mother-by-sarah-knott-review.The US edition of her book was published by Farrar Straus and Giroux in April, 2019. The book was launched at the Library Company of Philadelphia and reviewed in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Public Books and Ploughshares. Sarah wrote for the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and Lit Hub and was interviewed for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Emeritus Professor of History Jim Madison gave the keynote address at the Midwestern History Association Conference. His talk on the Ku Klux Klan in the Midwest was recorded by C-SPAN and is at https://www.c-span.org/video/?460982-1/ku-klux-klan-1920s-midwest.
Roberta Pergher (together with Marcus Payk at Hamburg University) edited a book Beyond Versailles: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities after the Great War, published by Indiana University Press in April 2019.
Marissa Moorman's Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931–2002 was published by the Ohio University Press on August 20th, 2019.
Mark Roseman's book Lives, reclaimed. A story of rescue and resistance in Nazi Germany appeared with Metropolitan Books, New York, in August 2019. He gave the lecture “Surviving with a vengeance? Fears and realities of Jewish Revenge after the Holocaust,” at the conference Gewalt im Nachkrieg. Postwar Violence 1945-1949, organized by the NS-Dokumentationszentrum Munich, June 27-28, 2019. The talk was featured in an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Rebecca Spang's "For a fistful of ‘siege money'….” [on the threat by right-wing Italian politicians to issue low-denomination Treasury Bonds that would compete in circulation with euros] appeared in the Financial Times on June 13, 2019. (The on-line version, published a day earlier, has a slightly different title.) Her “What the French Revolution teaches us about the dangers of gerrymandering,” was published in the Washington Post on July 14, 2019.
Lynn Struve's book, The Dreaming Mind and the End of the Ming World, has been published by University of Hawaii Press.
Fei-Hsien Wang's op-ed “Why the Chinese government has blocked the nation's most popular soap operas: The current-day fight over China's imperial past,” appears in the April 8, 2019 issue of the Washington Post's Made by History blog.