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Congratulations to Marissa Rhodes and Joshua Schroeder for successfully defending their dissertations this spring! Dr. Rhodes’ dissertation is entitled “Working Bodies: Wet Nursing and Economies of the Breast in London and Philadelphia, 1750-1815.”   Dr. Schroeder’s dissertation is titled “Building a Godly World: The Efforts to Create a Puritan Atlantic in the Early Seventeenth Century.”
Professor Ndubueze Mbah has received a Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and has also been named an "ACLS Centennial Fellow in the Dynamics of Place" for his second book project, "Rebellious Migrants: Forging Cosmopolitan Identity and Postcolonial Spaces in the Bight of Biafra and West Africa, 1840-1960." His work examines how the social mobility and reintegration politics of nineteenth-century Biafran recaptives, particularly the Liberated Africans that returned from Sierra Leone to Calabar, facilitated postcolonial forms of ethnogeneses in West African territories including Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.
The History Department is happy to announce that several of our faculty and students have received Fellowships from the Humanities Institute at the University at Buffalo.  Victoria Wolcott and Michael Rembis are two of the eight faculty fellows for the 2019-2020 School Year.  Shuko Tamao and Elisabeth Davis have both received Advanced Dissertation Fellowships. Alexandra Prince is one of the two Humanities Institute Public Humanities Fellows.  Congratulations to our faculty and graduate students for their exciting awards!

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