Read more about the many accomplishments of our faculty and students during Fall 2021 through Summer 2022.
Spring 2023 Course Offerings
Winner of BSHS Pickstone Prize 2022
Dr. Pratik Chakrabarti, NEH Cullen Chair in History and Medicine, received the 2022 Pickstone Prize for the best scholarly book in the history of science in English by the British Society for the History of Science. See the award announcement.
Three graduating history majors are named Fulbright Scholars! Morgan Thomas will travel to Ghana, Sandra Tzul will travel to Mexico, and Ariel Durham will travel to South Korea. All three will serve as English teaching assistants.
Crossing Latinidades Mellon Humanities Fellowship
PhD Student Shine Trabucco is awarded a 2022-2023 fellowship from the Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Initiative. Trabucco will receive a one-year stipend and serve as a junior researcher in the Mapping Everyday Mexicana/Chicana Political Organizing in the Texas and Arizona Borderlands Working Group.
Career Enhancement Fellow
Dr. Tshepo Masango Chéry is a 2022 Career Enhancement Fellow at the Institute for Citizens and Scholars! The Career Enhancement Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects.
George Floyd Memorial Lecture
The Project on Race and Capitalism held the first annual George Floyd Memorial Lecture. Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, City University of New York) spoke on "Global Solidarity or Global Policing?".
Media & Moving Image Prize
Graduate student Jovan Slaughter wins a UH Media and the Moving Image prize for the 2022 Student Competition. The award honors his Public Historians at Work podcast episode, "Feeding the Third Ward," which examines the history of the Cream Burger hamburger stand.
Houston Endowment Fellowship
Brown Visiting Professorship
Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti will serve as the 2022-2023 Mahmoud Darwish Visiting Professor of Palestinian Studies at Brown University. Named after Mahmoud Darwish, a towering and beloved figure of Palestinian and Arab literature and humanistic values, this chair is the first of its kind at a major research university.
CLASS Fellowship for Research Excellence and Diversity
PhD Candidate, Allison Sáenz, is awarded a 2022 CLASS Summer Fellowship for Research Excellence and Diversity. Sáenz will continue work on her dissertation titled, "Being a U.S. Central American: Migration, Culture, and Ethnicity in Houston Post-1965."
Thirteen DOH undergraduates participated in special research experiences during 2021-2022. Faculty mentored their projects ranging from the ancient world and colonial Panama to urban farming and prison labor. Many of these students also presented at Undergraduate Research Day.
Three faculty members won 2022 Teaching Awards from the Provost's Office: Leandra Zarnow (Community Engagement Award), Alexey Golubev (Innovation in Instructional Technology), and Frank Holt (Career Award).
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Fishman Boyd, who has been awarded a Moores Professorship! The Moores Professor’s Program honors full-time tenured faculty who have achieved the rank of full professor at UH and have made outstanding contributions to research, teaching, and service.
Critical Language Scholarship
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Heather Butina-Sutton, who has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. Department of State to study Portuguese in Florianópolis, Brazil over the summer.