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Department of History

FSU History News

Race Horse Men

Prof. Katherine Mooney's book Racehorse Men: How Slavery and Freedom were made at the Racetrack has received honorable mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize of the Organizational of American Historians. The prize is awarded to the best first book in the field of American history. Congratulations!

Members of the history department continue to gather local, national, and international awards. Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Arad Gigi for his Chateaubriand Fellowship, Ph.D. candidate Scott Shubitz for his Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society, Ph.D. candidate Chris Juergens for his Walbolt Dissertation Fellowship, Ph.D. candidate Hendry Miller for his Martin-Vegue Dissertation Fellowship, honors graduate Kristen Forehand for her Kingsbury Writing Award, Profs. Jonathan Grant and Robinson Herrera for their University Undergraduate Teaching Awards, and Prof. Charles Upchurch for his Honors Thesis Mentor Award. What a haul!

Avina Specters

Prof. Alex Aviña was interviewed by New Books in History about his Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside (Oxford University Press, 2014). Listen to his interview with Ryan Kashanipour (57:20) here.