PhD candidates Samuel Fajerstein, Szabolcs László, and Leah Valtin-Erwin organized a panel entitled “Transfers and Intermediaries Between East and West: Transnational Agriculture, Trade, and Linguistics in the 20th Century” at the Virtual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) on December 3, 2021. László gave a presentation on the topic of “Transnational Genealogies: How Uralic and Altaic Studies Traveled from Hungary to the U.S., 1950s-70s,” while Valtin-Erwin talked about “Transnational Intermediaries and the Making of Poland's First Supermarket After 1989.” The panel was chaired by IU alumna and History Department graduate Alex Tipei, now Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Montréal.
PhD candidate Aaron Fountain has received the African American Cultural Heritage Fellowship position with the Cleveland Restoration Society for the 2022 calendar year. He will help implement the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail project, which will honor 10 sites that were significant to the African American Civil Rights movement in Cleveland between the 1950s and 1970s and remain relevant today.
Faculty and Alumni News
Judith Allen and Janine Giordano Drake have been nominated and elected to two OAH national committees with four year terms 2022-26. Allen will serve on the Membership Committee and Drake will serve on the Committee on Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Employment. Four of our PhD graduates--Emilye Crosby, Charlene Fletcher, Chad Parker, and Alaina Roberts--are also joining the organization's committees.
Michael Dodson and the students of his H699 colloquium on urban history visited Columbus, Indiana, this past weekend. Columbus is of course famous for its world-class modernist architecture and the class toured examples by Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Kevin Roche, and Edward Bassett. The class is pictured in front of I. M. Pei's brick and concrete Cleo Rodgers Memorial Library.
Denisa Jashari, who earned her PhD in Latin American history from the Department in 2020, won the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in the Humanities and Fine Arts for her dissertation, “Cartographies of Conflict: Political Culture and Urban Protest in Santiago, Chile, 1872-1994.” She was honored at the Council of Graduate Schools 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans.