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History Department

Faculty Awards and Recognitions

The Department of History faculty continues to be recognized with a range of prestigious national awards and recognitions.

Here is a partial list:

Kristen Block continued work on her second book with support of residential research fellowships from the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California, and the Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

Tore Olsson was featured in the PBS American Experience documentary, The Man Who Tried to Feed the World. Olsson’s book, Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside (Princeton), received a fifth book award, The Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Book Prize, given by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action.

Sara Ritchey was awarded two of the most competitive fellowships in the humanities, an ACLS and an NEH research fellowship, which supported completion of her forthcoming book, The Recovery of Health: Religious Women, Caregiving, and Erasure in Late Medieval Europe.

Charles Sanft won the college’s Midcareer Research Award.

Alison Vacca received the Chancellor’s Research and Creative Achievement—Professional Promise award.

Brandon Winford won the Southern Regional Council’s Lillian Smith book award for John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights, (University Press of Kentucky, 2019). In addition, Professor Winford received the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Leadership Award, and UT’s Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award.

Shellen Wu has been awarded a research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey.