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Congratulations to Elisabeth Davis who successfully defended her PhD dissertation "The Consolidation Controversy: Women Religious, the Clergy, and the Development of the American Catholic Church, 1800-1870” on Janaury 27, 2020!
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.

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