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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.
Dr. E. Taylor Atkins has published A History of Popular Culture in Japan, From the Seventeenth Century to the Present with Bloomsbury Academic.
- Professor Amanda Littauer received a Research, Engagement and Academic Diversity Grant to work with History majors Ronan Kaiser and Gabriel Sonntag on her Queer Youth History Project.
- Professors Stanley Arnold and Anne Hanley have both been awarded Research and Artistry Grants for summer research.
- Distinguished Teaching Professor Taylor Atkins' book A History of Popular Culture in Japan, From the Seventeenth Century to the Present was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018.
- Professor Sean Farrell has won a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for his next book project, “The Trillick Railway Outrage of 1854: Making Sectarianism in Victorian Ireland.” This is the second NEH Summer Stipend won by NIU History faculty in as many years (Anne Hanley won one in 2017).
- Presidential Research Professor Aaron Fogleman has won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to support work on his new book project, Immigrant Voices: European and African Stories of Freedom, Unfreedom, and Identity in the Americas Through Four Centuries.
- Professors Emma Kuby and Amanda Littauer have both won NIU's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards for AY 2017-18; History faculty won two of three awards given this year!
- On April 16, Professor Valerie Garver was interviewed by three Chicago media outlets about the April 15 fire at Notre-Dame de Paris (Univision, WBEZ, and Fox 32 Chicago).
- Professor Valerie Garver was cited in an Agence France-Presse story about the eighth season of Game of Thrones. She previously taught an Honors seminar on the series, which was widely covered in the press.
- M.A. student Heather Darsie, J.D., has published a book entitled Anna, Duchess of Cleves: The King's 'Beloved Sister.'
- Professor Emma Kuby's new book Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight Against Concentration Camps After 1945 was reviewed in the Chicago Tribune.
- Obituary for Professor Anita Andrew
- 2018 History Newsletter (PDF version)
History Awards Ceremony, April 19