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Graduate News and Awards 2023-2024

Current Graduate Students


John Sullivan received a one-month fellowship from UCLA's Clark Memorial Library to work with the manuscripts of the eighteenth-century French geologist Fleuriau de Bellevue.

Hope McCaffrey is serving as the Andrew Mellow Predoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. 

Elizabeth Barahona received a full-year Mellon Dissertation Grant from the Institute for Citizens and Scholars. 

Madelyn Lugli is serving as the Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholar Predoctoral Fellow with International Security Studies (ISS) at the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale University this year. 

Heather Menefee has won a Presidential Fellowship from the Society of Fellows at Northwestern University, which provides 2 full years of fellowship funding. 

Ming-hsi Chu has a raft of good news! First, Ming-hsi was awarded Buffett Institute's Global Impacts Graduate Fellowship for 2023-2024. Second, he attended the Max Planck Institute's Chinese Legal Tradition Workshop in summer 2023. Last but not least, Ming-hsi’s presented a paper, "From Tax Farming to Fiscal Miracles: The CCP's Legal Strategies for Tax Collection in China, 1931-1952," at the 17th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) in September 2023.

Aisiha Valiulla won the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for all of Weinberg College for 2022-2023. 

Mian Chen presented “Farewell to Revolution: Radical Leftist Cultures and the Colonial Government’s Responses in Hong Kong (1949-1952)” at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, January 2023.  Mian also won a research grant from the Library of Congress, The Asian Division Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship. 

Anqi Pan won a dissertation fellowship from the Sexualities Project at Northwestern. 

Charlotte Rosen won the Graduate Student Paper Prize from the Law and Society Association for her paper, "Harris v. Philadelphia and the Dilemma of Mass Imprisonment in Law and Order Philadelphia, 1986-2000.” 

Maria Katsulos won funding from the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) for archival research in the UK. She also presented a paper, "Queer Masculinities and Gender Performance in Jacobean Portraiture,” at the North American Conference on British Studies in Baltimore in November. 

Bogdan Pavlish published an essay, "Wandering Thoughts on Wandering Histories,” in Ab Imperio, vol. 2023 no. 1, 2023, p. 99-106. Project MUSEdoi:10.1353/imp.2023.0008.

Semiu Adegbenle won a TGS Graduate Research Grant, the Program of African Studies Travel Grants and Panofsky Award, as well as the Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA-Nigeria) Project Fund to help fund his predoctoral research in Togo.  

Morgan Barry published an article, “`SUBJECT’s Wife': The Racialized Gender Logics of Anticommunism and State Surveillance,” in Signs 48 (2023),