Accomplishments: Department of History

April 15, 2019
Carlos S. Dimas (History) has been awarded a Residential Fellowship at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology While there, he will research his new project A Nation of Climates: Agriculture, Climatology, and Nation-Building in the Argentine Patagonia, 1865-1950. The project examines the development of meteorology and its role in the formation of the Argentine nation-state.
April 8, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented, "Strongmen in the Northern Borderlands: Reconsidering Landholding New Mexicans in the Mexican State and American Territorial Periods, 1836-63" at the 66th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies in Oaxaca, Mexico, last month.
April 3, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) published a book review of Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. The book is part of The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Alarid's review appears in the spring 2019 edition of the Western Historical Quarterly.
March 26, 2019
Michelle Tusan (History) won the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies' biannual article prize for "Genocide, Famine and Refugees on Film: Humanitarianism and the First World War," which was published in the academic journal Past and Present.
March 6, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History) published an article, “Collaboration, Women’s Work, and the Unfinished Story of a Sonoran Tale Collection,” in the Journal of American Folklore. This article considers a body of research materials from an unfinished dissertation project, specifically a collection of Sonoran folktales documented by UCLA graduate student Ronald B. Melton and his wife, Lily Villanueva Melton, in the 1970s. The...
January 29, 2019
Jeff Schauer (History) published Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa with Palgrave Macmillan. This book recounts the emergence of wildlife policy in eastern and central Africa against the backdrop of colonial conquest, the consolidation of colonial rule, the process of decolonization, and the period of national states. It puts five core themes at the heart of this fraught and contested narrative: changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and...
January 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in the 1960s," at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, in Chicago in January.
November 26, 2018
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented "Beyond Banditry: Everyday Larceny in Territorial New Mexico" at the Zimmerman Library on the campus of the University of New Mexico earlier this month. His invited talk was part of the fall 2018 People and Places series at the University Libraries Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections. 
November 21, 2018
Joanne Goodwin (History) presented at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference in San Francisco Nov. 15.  The paper discussed the new research on women's suffrage activists in Nevada and her work to create a website on the Nevada suffrage network. Doctoral student Christine Lamoureux provided research assistance for both the presentation and the map.
October 29, 2018
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented a paper, "Ricos, Politicos, Hombres de Bien, or Something Else?: Reconsidering Landholding New Mexicans in the Mexican State and American Territorial Periods, 1836-63 " at the annual meeting of the Western History Association in San Antonio.
October 23, 2018
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Critical Indigenous Biographies: Elmer Busch, Federal Obligations and the Making of Modern California" at the annual meeting of the Western History Association in San Antonio.
October 19, 2018
Marcia Gallo (History) was featured on NPR's "It's Been A Minute" with Sam Sanders in honor of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.