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.
This article also includes a video on hate speech (available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6BRgrfmI4).
Thomas Storrs writes on redlining and federal housing programs cited in White House's "Economic Report of the President."
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
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.
Clayton Butler (UVA PhD 2020) rececently accepted a position as Marketing and Sales Associate at the University of Virginia Press. Congratulations Clayton!
Ian Iverson accepts job as Editorial Specialist for the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
History PhD candidate Ian Iverson has accepted a job as Editorial Specialist for the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition! Congratulations Ian!
Nicholas Scott discusses how Chile's current constitutional convention has resumed the unfinished business of the Chilean Revolution
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...
Congratulations to Professor Justene Hill Edwards on becoming a 2022 Carnegie Fellow!
Read more here: https://www.carnegie.org/awards/honoree/justene-hill-edwards/
Professor Claudrena Harold selected keynote speaker for the May 21st graduation ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences!
Professor Claudrena Harold will be the keynote speaker for the May 21st graduation ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences!
Professor Olivier Zunz's new book, he Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville
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
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.
Professor Philip Zelikow co-authored essay, "How Ukraine Can Build Back Better" in Foreign Affairs Magazine
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...
Professor Justene Hill Edwards participated in a conversation about Slavery, Capitalism, and Empire as a part of the Schomburg Center's Conversations in Black Freedom Series
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
Professor Kyrill Kunakhovich provides historical context to the war in Ukraine on UVA Speaks podcast
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.
Professor Sarah Milov among Princeton's University Center for Human Values 2022-2023 Visiting Faculty Fellows
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.
Professor Claudrena Harold discusses her book, When Sunday Comes, at the annual series “Encounters:” Conversations on Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia.
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."
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.
Clayton Butler's new book, True Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War and Reconstruction
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!
“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.”
Brian Neumann's new book, Bloody Flag of Anarchy: Unionism in South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis
Congratulations to UVA History PhD Brian Neumann on his newly published book, Bloody Flag of Anarchy: Unionism in South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis!
“Generations of scholars have debated why the Union collapsed and descended into civil war in the spring of 1861. Turning this question on its head, Brian C. Neumann’s Bloody Flag of Anarchy asks how the fragile Union held together for so long. This fascinating study grapples with this dilemma by reexamining the nullification crisis, one of the greatest political debates of the antebellum era, when the country came perilously close to armed conflict in the winter of 1832–33 after South Carolina declared two tariffs null and void. Enraged by rising taxes and the specter of emancipation, 25,000 South Carolinians volunteered to defend the state against the perceived tyranny of the federal government. Although these radical Nullifiers claimed to speak for all Carolinians, the impasse left the Palmetto State bitterly divided. Forty percent of the state’s voters opposed nullification, and roughly 9,000 men volunteered to fight against their fellow South Carolinians to hold the Union together.”
Professor James Loeffler recently published three articles discussing the history and memory of the concept of genocide
Professor James Loeffler has recently published three articles about the history and memory of the concept of genocide:
“The First Genocide: Antisemitism and Universalism in Raphael Lemkin’s Thought,” Jewish Quarterly Review 112:1 (Winter 2022), 139-63 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/849198; (see previous shared post for more detail)
“The Problems of Lemkin [Heb.],” Hazman Hazeh (Feb. 2022), https://hazmanhazeh.org.il/genocide/;
“The One and the Many: On Comparing the Holocaust,” Sources (Spring 2022), https://www.sourcesjournal.org/.
UVaToday featured Professor Karen Parshall in its “Faculty Spotlight” series as she discussed her new book, and the unique combination of her fields in history and mathematics.