Accomplishments: Department of History
July 24, 2020
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) received the American Society for Legal History Small Grant to conduct digital research during the COVID-19 pandemic for her project, “Saving The Bad Kids, Caging Los Chicos Malos: Juvenile Justice and Racialized Surveillance in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1900-1970." She is a doctoral candidate.
July 22, 2020
Caryll Batt Dziedziak (WRIN and History) has been awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA), having made outstanding levels of contributions to SOHA for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the institutional home for SOHA at UNLV in 2014, which provides SOHA with an institutional office, graduate assistant, and limited operational funding. She has served this organization in such capacities as president, past president, and...
July 7, 2020
Carlos S. Dimas (History) worked as an exam reader for the 2020 AP World History exam for high school students all over the country and abroad. He was part of a global team that successfully reviewed more than 300,000 AP high school student exams in the form of document-based essays.
June 30, 2020
John Curry (History) worked as an exam reader for the document-based section 2020 AP World History exam for high school students all over the country and abroad, which was conducted through almost entirely remote means for the first time. The work of the readers led to the successful review of over 300,000 AP high school student exams.
June 15, 2020
Jeff Schauer (History) will serve a two-year term as secretary for the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS), an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Britain, its former empire, and its global context. He previously has served on prize and program committees for the PCCBS, and on prize and search committees for its national counterpart, the North American Conference on British Studies.
May 19, 2020
Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been nominated president-elect of the Western History Association (WHA), and will serve as president of the organization in 2022. The WHA's mission is "to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands."
February 20, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had a piece published in FixGov, a Brookings Institution blog. Their piece "Electing a President: The Significance of Nevada," discusses that "while the outcomes of the Nevada caucuses may only yield a handful of delegates to the winning candidates, those who perform strongly in diverse, urban Las Vegas are well positioned to gain the nomination and to...
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors. The panelists who shared their knowledge and insight were Frank Rudy Cooper (Law), A.B. Wilkinson (History), David Robinson (Student Counseling and Psychological Services), and Phil...
February 12, 2020
William Bauer (History, American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "I'm Afraid It Would Not Be Allowed to be Put in Print": California Indian Oral Histories and a Reimagining of the United States History" at the International Conference on Oral History held at Birkbeck College, University of London, earlier this month.
January 28, 2020
Jeff Schauer (History) published an invited blog post, "An Ecological Anomaly: Wildlife Policy on the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt," on the Oxford University-based, European Research Council-funded Comparing the Copperbelt project site. Comparing the Copperbelt combines the efforts of transnational and borderlands scholars of the colonial and national eras to explore the significance of the central African Copperbelt (which spans contemporary Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to...
January 24, 2020
Carlos S. Dimas (History) recently presented his working paper "Science on the Pampas: The Development of the Argentine Meteorological Service and the Formation of the Nation-State" at the annual American Historical Association Conference in New York City. The research for this paper stems from his work as a Residential Fellow at Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
January 22, 2020
Michelle Tusan (History) is the author of the book, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill, which now is out in paperback.