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Faculty Achievements

Recent Faculty Achievements

Silvana Patriarca co-edited a special issue of the journal "Modern Italy" on Nation, 'Race,' and Racism in Twentieth-Century Italy" (November 2018) and published an article in the same issue entitled "The Invisibility of Racism: On the Eeception of Giovanni Vento'd 'Il Nero' and Antonio Campobasso's 'Nero di Puglia,' 1967-1982."

Kirsten Swinth published Feminism's Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Scott G. Bruce has two recent publications: The Penguin Book of Hell, ed. Scott G. Bruce (Penguin Classics, 2018) and "The Dark Age of Herodotus: Shards of a Fugitive History in Early Medieval Europe," Speculum 94 (2019), forthcoming.

Samantha Iyer has been chosen to be a part of the 2018 fellowship program at The American Council of Learned Societies. Her project is Agricultural Superpower: The Politics of Food in India, Egypt, and the United States, 1870s-1970s.

Book cover of Dr. Wabuda's Thomas CranmerSusan Wabuda published Thomas Cranmer (Routledge, 2017). Wabuda gave an interview to Fordham News concerning her new book. Read New Book Exlpores Complex Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

David Myers is now the Book Review editor of Renaissance Quarterly. 

DavidBook Cover for Dr. Hamlin's Germany's Empire Hamlin published Germany's Empire in the East: Germans and Romania in an Era of Globalization and Total War (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Silvana Patriarca was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies. In the fall of 2016 she was a fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University.

book cover for Steven Stoll, Ramp HollowSteven Stoll published Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia (Hill and Wang, 2017) which was reviewed by The Washington Monthly. Read the full article here

Wakeman Practicing UtopiaRosemary Wakeman was recently appointed to the editorial boards of Fordham University Press and the journal, Planning Perspectives. She recently published Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement (University of Chicago Press, 2016). She will be Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest in January-June 2018. 

Dietrich, history, oil revolution, book coverChristopher Dietrich published Oil Revolution: Anticcolonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, and the Economic Culture of Decolonization (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Dr. Dietrich was also named one of five Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows for 2016 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Malkiel Fellowship recognizes an emerging class of faculty leaders who are poised to play a significant role in shaping American higher education. For more details, see the website at

 Kirsten Swinth was awarded the Social Sciences Teaching Award for outstanding teaching, 2017.


To Follow in Their Footsteps

Nicholas Paul was awarded the John Nicholas Brown Prize for the best first book from the Medieval Academy of America for To Follow in their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages (Cornell University Press, 2012).

Maryanne Kowaleski was awarded the Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library for Spring 2017. In June 2016 she was a Visiting Scholar at the École des Hautes Études des Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. In 2015/16 she was the Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and co-edited Peasants and Lords in the Medieval English Economy. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Journal of British Studies.

Asif Siddiqi was named a 2015 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was also invited to serve as the Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in History at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with a joint appointment at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California for 2015/16.

Richard Gyug conducted research for the Monumenta liturgica beneventana project in Italy courtesy of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant.

Yuko Miki received a Fellowship at the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University for May 2015. Dr. Miki was recently interviewed about her new book Frontiers of Citizenship in Fordham News. Read Historian Broadens Narrative of Slavery in the Americas.

Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic

Doron Ben-Atar and David D. Brown published Taming Lust: Crimes against Nature in the Early Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)

Unearthing the Nation

Grace Shen published Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and National Identity in Republican China, 1911-1949 (University of Chicago Press, 2014)