Accomplishments: Department of History
May 12, 2016
Joanne Goodwin (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) has been elected to the board of directors for the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites. The organization founded in 2001 supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. Goodwin's work documenting the history of women in Las Vegas was one of the reasons she was elected.
April 13, 2016
John Hay (English) has been awarded a 2016 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship. The ACLS annually selects its Fellows from across the humanities and social sciences. Fellows may be scholars at any stage of their careers. The last UNLV professor to receive an ACLS Fellowship was Joanne Goodwin (History) in 1995.
February 25, 2016
Michael Green (History) is the author of the book, Nevada: A History of the Silver State (University of Nevada Press), which recently was selected by Choice magazine as one of the outstanding academic titles of 2015.
December 10, 2015
Greg Brown (History) has been chosen as the new general editor of 'Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.' He will continue to broaden the temporal and geographic scope of the series to embrace global Enlightenment culture (including burgeoning areas of research, such as southern and eastern Europe, the Hispanic world, and environmental studies). Brown wrote a letter to colleagues following his appointment. This year marked the 60th anniversary of the series founded by Theodore...
December 9, 2015
Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute and History) gave a presentation on the development of — and her role as — co-producer in the television series MAKERS: Women in Nevada History at the National Women's Studies Association annual conference in Milwaukee in November. Also on the panel were representatives from the University of Wisconsin Gender and Women's Studies Consortium. Both Nevada and Wisconsin are creating multi-platform programming based on historical research on the history of...
June 15, 2015
Marcia Gallo (History) is the author of "No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, which was published in April. In this, her second book, Gallo examines one of America's most infamous true-crime stories: the 1964 rape and murder of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese in a middle-class neighborhood of Queens, New York. The story began when a front-page report in the New York Times incorrectly identified 38 indifferent witnesses to the crime, fueling fears of apathy and...
May 22, 2015
Katie Cannata (Journalism and Media Studies), Lee Hanover (History), Bella Victoria Smith (Interdisciplinary Studies), and Manuela Bowles (English) recently received the Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award. Given by UNLV's University Libraries, the award recognizes original research and sophisticated critical thinking skills across all disciplines. Winners received up to $1,000 in prize money, recognition at an award reception, and publication of their work in Digital...
April 1, 2015
Jordan Watkins (Graduate College) is the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in history. His dissertation is titled "Slavery, Sacred Texts, and the Antebellum Confrontation with History."
March 1, 2015
Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History) has been awarded the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is completing her book manuscript, The Aztecs at Independence: Culture Keeping in Central Mexico 1799-1832, on the campus of UCLA this academic year and will return to UNLV in the fall.
October 1, 2014
Joanne Goodwin (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) is the author of Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1990, which was released by the University of Nevada Press on Sept. 8. The book captures the shifting boundaries of women's employment in the postwar decades with narratives drawn from the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project. It counters clich?d pictures of women at work in the famed resort city as it explores women's real strategies for economic survival and...
September 1, 2014
Kendra Gage (History) will receive a scholarship from the Southwest Region of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) this month during a ceremony at the history department. Gage, a doctoral student studying American history, has written "The Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement in California's Delta, 1940-1988." It preserves the stories of women who made huge sacrifices so that future generations could have a better life. For those women, the California Delta represented...
July 1, 2014
Sue Fawn Chung (History) has been invited to speak at the Sun Yatsen University Conference on Chinese Workers in Guangzhou (Canton), China, in September; to the Stanford University Conference on Chinese Railroad Workers in October; and to the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, in November.