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Dr. Jennifer Binczewski receives Visiting Research Fellowship

We are happy to announce that Jennifer Binczewski (PhD WSU, 2016) has received a Visiting Research Fellowship from Durham University, to complete research from her book manuscript, based on her dissertation “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1620.” She will complete this research in Durham (UK) in this coming summer as she prepares her book manuscript.

Hans-Petter Grav is now employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

WSU graduate (PhD History spring 2018) Hans-Petter Grav is now employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, as PhD program advisor for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to his duties, he will teach occasional U.S. history courses for the University of Trondheim.

Foreign Language 300 counting for Asia Program credit, Sp. 2019

Foreign Language 300 will be focusing around Transnational anime in the Spring of 2019! Transnational Anime explores the development of the commercial Japanese animated film and television industry in the 20th Century. The course focuses on the many transnational, transcultural, and trans-industrial exchanges that took place between animation studios, animators, and audiences in Japan and the United States from the prewar era to the turn of the century, with a particular emphasis on two periods of major industrial change: the 1950s-60s and 1990s.


Reach out to your advisor as soon as possible with questions!

Daniel Fogt receives grant from Dutch institution

We are happy to announce that Daniel Fogt, PhD candidate in our department, has received a grant from the Catharina Halkes Foundation, a Dutch institution that provides support for scholarship relating to gender and religion. Fogt will use the grant to support to travel to the Netherlands in Summer 2019 to complete research for his dissertation, “The Reformation Across Borders: The Struggle for Purity and Acts of Nonconformity in Netherlandish Refugee Communities, 1565-1600.” Catharine Halkes (1920-2011) was a leading feminist theologian in the Netherlands and professor of feminism at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
Congratulations Daniel Fogt!

James Schroeder receives graduate fellowship!

James Schroeder (MA student in U.S. Foreign Relations) received a graduate student fellowship from the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. James is planning to conduct research in the National Archives and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. this summer for his M.A. thesis on the subject of Operation Paperclip.

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