Originally PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2015
History doctoral students marched at convocation on Saturday, June 13, 2015, and are now marching off to new positions.
Aidan Beatty's dissertation, "The Life That God Desires: Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, 1884–1938," won the 2014 Adele Dalsimer Prize for Distinguished Dissertation from the American Conference for Irish Studies; he is revising the manuscript for publication with Palgrave Macmillan. Aidan currently teaches at Wayne State University.
Torsten Edstam, PhD '14, returned for the hooding ceremony, which is only held in the spring. Torsten spent this year as the Alan Saks Public Interest Intern at the Chicago nonprofit, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest; he heads to Los Angeles this summer to begin a graduate internship at the Getty Research Institute.
Ingu Hwang received the first Pozen Human Rights Dissertation Completion Fellowship this year. In the spring, he and Patrick Kelly delivered talks at the conference in honor of Michael Geyer. In the coming year, he will teach "Human Rights History" for the Pozen Center for Human Rights. Ingu's family travelled from South Korea to celebrate his graduation.
Patrick William Kelly will spend two years at the University of Wisconsin—Madison as an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. The interdisciplinary theme for 2015–2017 is "Violences." Madison is both Patrick's home town and his college alma mater.
Stacie Kent (not pictured) received a four-year appointment as a collegiate assistant professor in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago. Fellows are selected for their original scholarship and excellence in teaching; she will teach the College's general education curriculum and prepare her dissertation for publication.
Sarah Panzer stops in Shanghai in August to talk on Germany's changing perceptions of Japan during the Russo-Japanese War at the Kongress der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik before joining the College of William & Mary as a visiting assistant professor of history in the autumn.
Eleanor Rivera ably administered History's undergraduate program this year before moving west to teach history at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Noriko Yamaguchi spent the year as the Croft Visiting Instructor of East Asian History at the University of Mississippi. She will teach at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the coming year. In a recent article for the Social Sciences magazine, Dialogo, Noriko describes how her doctoral research brought her closer to her home country of Japan.
By Joanne M. Berens, MFA '93, firstname.lastname@example.org