The Department of History Announces Graduate Fellowship Winners, 2010-2011
J. Leόn Helguera Dissertation Fellowships
The department will award two graduate students the J. Leόn Helguera Dissertation Fellowship established by alumnus W. Patrick McMullan in honor of Professor Emeritus J. Leόn Helguera.
2010-11: Paula Gajewski (Fall 2010), Rachel Donaldson, and Jaideep Prabhu
Ingram History Graduate Fellowship
Established in 2002 by Martha Rivers Ingram for the purpose of graduate student scholarship support in the department of history.
2010-11: Nick Villanueva
Albert H. Gordon Fellowship
Awarded to one or more graduate students in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Science.
2010-11: Caree Banton
Current Graduate Students Awards and Prizes
- Joanna Elrick has received a John Carter Brown Library Fellowship for summer 2012.
- Nicholas Villanueva has received a $45,000 award for "Excellence in West Texas History" Fellowship, Porter Henderson Library, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, for the 2011-12 academic year.
- Nicolette Kostiw is a NSEP/IIE Boren Fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year and is currently conducting dissertation research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is also the recipient of a James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowship and will conduct research at UCLA's Special Collections in January 2012.
- Rachel Donaldson’s article, "Broadcasting Diversity: Alan Lomax and Multiculturalism," is forthcoming from The Journal of Popular Culture.
- Nicholas Villanueva’s article “‘Sincerely Yours for Dignified Manhood’: Lynching, Violence, and American Masculinity During the Early Years of the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1914,” was published in the Journal of the West (Winter 2010).
- Jeremy DeWaal was awarded the Simpson Award for the best paper in European History at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Charlotte, 2010.
- William Hardin was awarded a 2010 Gilder Lehrman Fellowship by the John D. Rockefeller Jr., Library of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
- Joanna Elrick has been awarded the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship to perform archival research in Portugal during the 2010-2011 academic year, and, a one-month Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at The Huntington Library.
- Angela Sutton has received a NAF-Netherlands Fulbright Scholarship Award for the 2010-2011 academic year, and a Binkley-Weaver travel grant for research in Ghana summer 2010.
- Courtney Campbell received a Tinker Field Research Grant to carry out pre-dissertation research in Recife and Rio de Janeiro Brazil this summer.
- Erica Rhodes Hayden received a one month Library Resident Research Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia for the 2010-2011 academic year.
- Joanna Elrick, Erin Woodruff, and Miriam Martin were awarded summer research grants from Harvard University’s Atlantic World Seminar. Elrick will go to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Woodruff will go to the Dominican Republic; and Martin will go to Guatemala.
- Caree Banton received the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to do a yearlong research in Africa while serving as a Rotary Ambassador 2010-2011. The fellowship seeks to use scholars and their research as a medium to further international understanding and foster goodwill among different nations.
- Christina Dickerson has received a Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
- Nicholas Villanueva has been awarded the 2010 Webb-Smith Prize by the University of Texas at Arlington for best essay on some aspect of the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940, for his essay on a young Mexican immigrant accused of murder in Texas and the swirl of stories surrounding his apprehension, incarceration, trial, and execution in 1910s Texas. Villaneuva’s essay will appear in a Webb Lecture Series volume to be published by University of Texas Press.