The Department of History at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that three scholars have joined the department as Assistant Professors. Dr. Benjamin Irvin specializes in the history of the early American Republic. Two scholars from Columbia University, Dr. Miranda Spieler and Dr. Fabio Lanza, bring expertise in modern France and modern China. Dr.Spieler's research focuses on the history of violence and slavery in French Guiana. Dr. Lanza, a native of Italy, studies the student... Read more

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Dr William Beezley published a new book Mexican National Identity: Memory, Innuendo and Popular Culture.


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Dear History students,

Thank you to all who applied for History scholarships for the Spring, 2008 semester. Congratulations to the following students who were selected to receive these awards:

Rocco Magni - Grace & Robert Cosgrove Scholarship Mary Alexander - Loretta & Joseph Cummings Scholarship Michael Baratta - William J. DeLong Scholarship Madison John - Donohoe Scholarship & History Undergraduate Scholarship Kelsey Allen - J. Robert Vignery Scholarship... Read more

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Richard A. Cosgrove Graduate Award –

Ryan Alexander

Serpil Atamaz-Hazar

Brett Bebber

Pamela Bennett

Elizabeth Henson

Alex Hidalgo

Julie Kang

Amie Kiddle

Mary Kovel

James Lockhart

William H. Hesketh Memorial Fellowship –

Julie Kang

... Read more

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Fall 2007


Grace & Robert Cosgrove Scholarship – to Christopher Bischof

Loretta & Joseph Cummings Scholarship – to Angela Mallard and Maureen Klaum

William DeLong Scholarship – to Tristan Curtis

James Donohoe Scholarship – to Maureen Klaum

Kathryn Ann Governal Perseverance Award – to Raven Johnson... Read more

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For AY 2007-08 Dr. Fabio Lanza will be an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faibank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University.


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A letter from one of our recent graduates talking about their experiences in the Teach For America training


Hello from Los Angeles! As you might know, I recently arrived here in California to begin my five-week training for Teach For America. I told many of you that I would try to send periodic updates throughout my next two years as a teacher, and this is the first of what I hope will be a series of "mini-States of the Union." If you would rather not receive these... Read more

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In May, 2007 Dr. Roger Nichols will serve as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the New Bulgarian University in Sophia, Bulgaria Where he will give a series of five lectures on American Western and Indian issues. Also, while there, he will critique their proposal to add a PhD program in American Studies to their existing MA in that field.


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Congratulations to Fawn Amber Montoya and Denise Bates who will be receiving their Ph.D.s in U.S. History this week. They both have also landed permanent faculty positions: Fawn will be assistant professor, Chicano Studies, Colorado State University, Pueblo, and you'll find Denise at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.


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  • Slavery and South Asian History (co-edited with Indrani Chatterjee).
    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006.
  • "Malik Ambar and Elite Slavery in the Deccan, 1400-1650," in Kenneth X. Robbins and John McLeod, eds., African Elites in India:

    Habshi Amarat (Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 2006), 45-67.


  • "Remembering the Imperial Chalukyas Five Centuries... Read more
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