Accomplishments: Department of History

Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been elected to membership in the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to literary excellence in writing history and biography. Johnson is the first UNLV faculty member to be invited to join the society. On May 13, 2024, Johnson attended the society's annual dinner in New York City, where…
Ileana Jara Yupanqui (Linguistics), Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History), and Blanca Rincón (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) were selected to receive a 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA) for project entitled "A Planning Grant for NEH: Mural of Knowledges."
John Haberstroh (History) participated in an online panel discussion called "AI and Ancient Studies" hosted by the Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA). The panel discussed the intersections of "Artificial Intelligence" with research and pedagogy in Ancient Studies broadly defined.
Carlos Dimas (History) has been selected to join the editorial team of H-Environment Roundtable. The roundtables consist of 3 to 4 scholars reading and commenting on a selected new book in Environmental History, and highlighting its contribution to the field. Each year he will oversee the planning, coordination, and publication of 3 to 4…
Carlos Dimas (History) gave a talk at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán's Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Cultura Popular in Argentina on his book, Poisoned Eden: Cholera Epidemics, State-Building, and the Problem of Public Health in Tucumán, Argentina, 1865-1908.
Teddy Uldricks (History) presented a research paper on "Did the Wehrmacht Use Rape as a Weapon of War on the Eastern Front" at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History in Arlington, Virginia.
Michael Green (History; Honors) was elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society, based in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a national research library and learned society founded in 1812.
Carlos Dimas (History) co-organized and co-hosted the inaugural El Laboratorio: Seminar for the History of Latin American Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine that took place on April 11 and April 12 via Zoom. The seminar brought together 10 papers and scholars from the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and Brazil. The panel was…
John Curry (History) was the guest editor for the most recently-released issue of the World History Bulletin, volume 89:2 (Fall/Winter 2023). The special issue was dedicated to the topic of "Democratizing, Diversifying, and Decolonizing the World History Survey, and in addition to editing and finalizing the slate of six articles in the…
Jeff Schauer (History) organized a panel on converging and competing knowledge systems and conservation in southern Africa at the meeting of the American Society for Environmental History in Denver. Schauer's own paper was titled "Tracking Puku: Traditional knowledge, skills, and the crafting of Zambian wildlife science." The paper used the…
An article, "Cops or Coaches? The Statutory Role of Juvenile Probation Officers in a Transformative Age," co-authored by Justin Iverson (Law) and David Tanenhaus (Law/History) has been published in the Michigan State Law Review. 
Michelle Tusan's (History) book, "The Last Treaty: Lausanne and the End of the First World War in the Middle East" won the 2023/2024 PCCBS Best Book Prize.