News

Thursday, May 19, 2022

PhD Candidate Amy Fedeski has been selected as the incoming Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History in the department of history at Queen's University! 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Professor S. Deborah Kang was recently featured on the Democracy in Danger podcase episode, "Criminal Laws." In conversation with Professor WIll Hitchcock, Kang helps make the case of federal immigration laws having patently racist origins. This episode also includes converstaions with two federal defenders, Lauren Gorman and Kara Hartzler. 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

 UVAToday recently published a feature on Professor Justene Hill Edwards entitled, "Professor's Quest is Exploring the Roots of America's Racial Wealth Gap"

Read article here: https://news.virginia.edu/content/professors-quest-exploring-roots-americas-racial-wealth-gap

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Professor Neeti Nair wrote an article for The Hindu entitled, "What Might Gandhi Have Done Today.” Nair relates Gandhi’s politics in 1947 with his particular relevance for our contemporary moment.

Article: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/what-might-gandhi-have-done-today/article65375069.ece 

This article also includes a video on hate speech (available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6BRgrfmI4). 

Monday, May 9, 2022

 Ph.D. candidate Thomas Storrs's article on redlining and federal housing programs in the 1930s was recently cited in the White House's "Economic Report of the President."

White House report:  https://whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/ERP-2022.pdf

Read Thomas's article here: https://www.nber.org/papers/w29244?utm_campaign=ntwh&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntwg27

 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Elena Symmes for receiving the Boren Fellowship a prestigious award to spend next year researching and living in South Korea.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Clayton Butler (UVA PhD 2020) rececently accepted a position as Marketing and Sales Associate at the University of Virginia Press. Congratulations Clayton! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

History PhD candidate Ian Iverson has accepted a job as Editorial Specialist for the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition! Congratulations Ian! 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

PhD Candidate Nicholas Scott recently wrote a column for The Washington Post's "Made by History."  Scott discusses how Chile's current constitutional convention has resumed the unfinished business of the Chilean Revolution.

Read article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/04/26/chile-is-writing-new-c...

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Justene Hill Edwards on becoming a 2022 Carnegie Fellow! 

Read more here: https://www.carnegie.org/awards/honoree/justene-hill-edwards/ 

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Professor Claudrena Harold will be the keynote speaker for the May 21st graduation ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences!

 

Read more here: https://news.virginia.edu/content/finals-weekend-speakers-ralph-sampson-...

Monday, April 25, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Olivier Zunz on the publication of his new book, The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville (https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691173979/the-man-who-un...) Olivier’s book was also recently reviewed in the New Republic: https://newrepublic.com/article/165923/olivier-zunz-tocqueville-book-rev...

Olivier’s book was also recently reviewed in the New Republic: https://newrepublic.com/article/165923 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Ph.D. Candidate Nicholas Scott has been awarded the Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship for Teaching. This award is among the highest honors that a graduate student can earn in recognition of their dedication to teaching at the University of Virginia.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Professor Philip Zelikow co-authored an essay entitled,"How Ukraine Can Build Back Better" for Foreign Affairs Magazine. This article discusses the role political-economy strategy may play in the next stage of the war in Ukraine. 

Link to article here: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/ukraine/2022-04-19/how-ukraine-c...

 

Friday, April 8, 2022

On April 7th, 2022, Professor Justene Hill Edwards joined speakers Adom Getachew, Peter Hudson, Daniel Immerwahr for a discussion of the political economy of race and resistance from the vantage points of the Caribbean, US and Africa. The talk was part of the Schomburg Center's Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series organized by historians Jeanne Theoharis and Robyn C. Spencer.

A recording of the event can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVqc5jMbKrs 

Friday, April 8, 2022

On this UVA Speaks podcast, Professor Kyrill Kunakhovich provides a historical context of the war in Ukraine and the interconnected histories between Ukraine and Russia. Kunakhovich explores Russian motivations for the invasion, in part, to restore global significance and provide a territorial buffer zone from the West. He also explains that what we see in Ukraine is a violent clash between an authoritarian regime and a democracy, with allies lining up behind the different ideologies.

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/user-648419957/ukraine-and-russia-a-historical-co...

Friday, April 8, 2022

Professor Sarah Milov was selected as one of the University Center for Human Values's Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows at Princeton University for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Read more here: https://uchv.princeton.edu/news/announcing-our-incoming-laurance-s-rocke...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

On April 5, 2022, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem hosted a conversation on gospel music with scholars Claudrena Harold and Alon Confino. They discussed Harold’s book: "When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras."

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Read about and view Dean Risa Goluboff’s testimony at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

https://www.law.virginia.edu/news/202203/goluboff-testifies-supreme-court-nomination-hearings

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Congratulations to UVA History PhD Clayton Butler on his newly published book, True Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War and Reconstruction!

https://lsupress.org/books/detail/true-blue/

Book Description:

“During the American Civil War, thousands of citizens in the Deep South remained loyal to the United States. Though often overlooked, they possessed broad symbolic importance and occupied an outsized place in the strategic thinking and public discourse of both the Union and the Confederacy. In True Blue, Clayton J. Butler investigates the lives of white Unionists in three Confederate states, revealing who they were, why and how they took their Unionist stand, and what happened to them as a result. He focuses on three Union regiments recruited from among the white residents of the Deep South—individuals who passed the highest bar of Unionism by enlisting in the United States Army to fight with the First Louisiana Cavalry, First Alabama Cavalry, and Thirteenth Tennessee Union Cavalry.”

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