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Student news

  • Claire Spahn (B.A., 2018) was accepted to the M.A. program in Anthropology at Florida State University, with a full assistantship.
  • Ph.D. candidate Nicole Dressler has received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.
  • Rachel Jacob, a double-major in History and Political Science, has been named the 2017 Lincoln Laureate.
  • Mathieu Billings, who earned his Ph.D. in December 2016, has received NIU's 2016-17 outstanding dissertation award in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education. Mat's dissertation was entitled "Potent Legacies: The Transformation of Irish and Irish-American Politics, 1815-45" (Sean Farrell, director). He is currently a full-time lecturer at the University of Indianapolis.
Undergraduate Research and Artistry 2018 Prizes 
  • First Place Humanities Award: Ronan Kaiser and Gabriel Sonntag (with Sam Lanigan and Billy Ritchey; advisor Professor Amanda Littauer) for Poster #118, "Understanding Queer Youth Through Life Writings and Oral History, 1940-1985."
  • Third Place Humanities Award: Emily Eckles (advisor Professor Amanda Littauer) for Poster #120, "Der Rosa Winkel: The Colors of Persecution and the Damnation of Homosexual Men in Nazi Germany."
2016-2017 Outstanding Women Student Awards
  • Undergrad Student-Katy Voight
  • Graduate Student-Jana Knezovic
2017-2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
  • M.A.- William Wojtkiewicz
  • Ph.D.- Heeyoung Choi

Faculty News

Upcoming Events

Lecture by Dr. Michael Bustamante, "Cuban Counterpoints: Memory Struggles in Revolution and Exile," September 12, 2018 (sponsored by Center for Latino and Latin American Studies)

W. Bruce Lincoln Memorial Lecture - Mark Steinberg, The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921, October 4, 2018

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