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Latest Faculty Books
Dr. Emma Kuby has published Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight Against Concentration Camps After 1945 with Cornell University Press.
Dr. Anne Hanley has published The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822-1930 with University of Chicago Press.
- Professor Anne Hanley's recent book, The Public Good and the Brazilian State, earned Honorable Mention for the 2019 Warren Dean Memorial Prize. The prize "recognizes the book or article judged to be the most significant work on the history of Brazil published in English during the year prior to the award year."
- Professor Amanda Littauer has received a Distinguished Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Professor Sean Farrell was selected as Distinguished Graduate Faculty for 2019.
- Professor Taylor Atkins received a short-term research grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.
- Professor Taylor Atkins' comments in a panel discussion about the Ishida Tetsuya exhibit at Wrightwood 659 were quoted in the Chicago Tribune.
- Professor Rosemary Feurer was interviewed on WGN Radio about a possible Chicago Teachers Union strike.
- 2019 History Newsletter (PDF version)
- M.A. student Heather Darsie, J.D., has published a book entitled Anna, Duchess of Cleves: The King's 'Beloved Sister.'