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Recent Faculty Awards & Achievements

Congratulations to James Gelvin, who has been awarded the 2015 MESA Undergraduate Education Award. The MESA Undergraduate Education award honors individuals in the “craft of undergraduate teaching”, showcasing pedagogical and curricular achievements in Middle East Studies." According to the committee, Gelvin received the award due to his outstanding commitment to the practice and substance of undergraduate teaching, through his classroom performance, his training of future generations of undergraduate teachers, and his well-received undergraduate textbooks. This award recognizes the importance of undergraduate education, an activity to which so many MESA members devote time and creative energy. James Gelvin’s accomplishments as a teacher and the teaching materials he has produced for others exemplify the kind of undergraduate teacher this award is meant to recognize.

Congratulations to Brenda Stevenson, who has been awarded the John W. Blassingame Award from the Southern Historical Association.

Congratulations to Robin Kelley, who has been awarded the 2015 Angela Y. Davis Award for Public Scholarship by the American Studies Association.

Congratulations to Juan Gómez-Quiñones, whose new book, Teorizando sobre la Revolución Mexicana: Interpretaciones de sus Historiadores y Cronistas, has just been published by the National Institute of Historical Studies of the Revolutions of Mexico. In this book, Gómez-Quiñones offers a wide-ranging analysis of the historical and theoretical literature on the Mexican Revolution, extending its chronology back to the turn of the twentieth century and forward to 1940.

Congratulations to Amir Alexander whose recent book, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World has been selected as a finalist for the Phi Beta Kappa Science Award. The winner of the prize will be announced on October 1, 2015.

Congratulations to Peter Loewenberg who has been elected to the Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association as a North American Board Representative.

Congratulations to Soraya de Chadarevian who has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project "Heredity under the Microscope: A History of Human Chromosomes." This two-year grant of nearly $300,000 will provide Soraya with a 50% teaching release, and travel and research funds to complete research and write a book on this topic. (Read more...)

Congratulations to Debora Silverman who has been awarded the 2015-2016 Fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in the New York Public Library. Silverman also received (and declined) fellowships for 2015-2016 from the National Humanities Center and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Congratulations to Peter Loewenberg who has been conferred the "Champion for Psychoanalysis Worldwide" Award by the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

Congratulations to Kelly Lytle Hernandez who has won the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award.