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Sari Siegel has been awarded the 2014 Exchange of Scholars Award from the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. She will spend four months in residence at the ifZ in Berlin, working on her research project on "Medicine Behind Barbed Wire: Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Labor, Concentration, and Extermination Camps in the Greater German Reich, 1938-1945".
Karin Amundsen has been awarded the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Graduate Essay Prize for 2014.
Recent PhD Graduate Sarah Keyes wrote a news update on her work at the Bill Lane Center. Find the text here.
Patrick Wyman moderated a USC History Department-sponsored panel at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May 2013.
Sari Siegel was selected as a participant for The Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization - Northwestern University 2013.
Natasha Pesaran was accepted by Middlebury College for their prestigious Arabic language program and received also a Critical Language Scholarship sponsored by the US State Department for Morocco for summer 2013. She declined the former and accepted the latter.
Justin Haar presented a paper entitled “Walkelin, William, and Winchester: Rethinking Reform” in a panel sponsored by Episcopus: The Society for the Study of Bishops and Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May 2013.
Nicholas Gliserman and Keith Pluymers have received PhD Dissertation Fellowships for 2013-14 from the Early Modern Studies Institute.
Recent PhD Graduate Jessica Kim has received a tenure track job offer from California State University, Northridge.
Mark Braude has won the Gargan Prize for the best graduate student essay from the Western Society for French History for his paper “Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Grace of Hollywood: Myth, Media and the Wedding of the Century.”
Recent PhD Graduate Catherine Clark (modern Europe and Visual Studies), has been offered a tenure track appointment at MIT.
Recent PhD Graduate Ben Uchiyama (modern Japan), has been offered a tenure track appointment at the University of Kansas.
Recent PhD Graduate Kristina Buhrman (pre-modern Japan), has been offered a tenure track appointment at Florida State University.
Sari Siegel's article, “Treating Dr. Maximilian Samuel: A Case Study of an Auschwitz Prisoner Doctor,” has been accepted for publication in the prominent peer-reviewed Journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is scheduled to appear in 2014.
Recent PhD Graduate Sarah Keyes has been selected an ACLS/Mellon New Faculty Fellow for 2013-15. She joins an elite group of just 26 such fellows nationwide.
Max Felker-Kantor has just published “‘A Pledge Is Not Self-Enforcing’: Struggles for Equal Employment Opportunity in Multiracial Los Angeles, 1964–1982.” Pacific Historical Review 82, no. 1 (February 1, 2013): 63–94.
Rebecca Cerling presented her work using spatial theory to study children's role in eleventh-century English monasticism in the panel, "Methods for Teaching and Researching about Children in Religions," at the November 2012 American Academy of Religion conference.
Sari Siegel gave a talk at an international conference, the Twelfth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust: The Holocaust Today: New Directions in Research and Teaching, at Northwestern University, Evanston, November 1-4.
Elizabeth Logan has been selected as a fellow of the USC Center for Law, History and Culture. This fellowship will support her work on legal conceptions of inferiority as seen through an analysis of Mendez v. Westminster School District.
Alicia Gutierrez has been awarded a 2012 EDGE Symposium Award by the Graduate School in recognition of her "outstanding research and ongoing professional development."