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History Faculty Honored with College of Arts and Sciences Awards

Congratulations to three faculty from the Department of History who have received 2020 Faculty Awards from the College of Arts and Sciences. Unfortunately due to COVID, there is no Banquet to honor recipients this year. But, the Department is proud to congratulate them here.

Nikki Eggers has won a Faculty Academic Outreach Service Award. Dr. Eggers is Assistant Professor of Modern African History. Her work centers on religious communities in Eastern Congo. She has been extensively involved with the refugee community in Knoxville. Congratulations, Dr. Eggers.

Sara Ritchey has won a Mid-Career Research Award. Dr. Ritchey is Associate Professor of Medieval History. Her research focuses on premodern understandings of such categories as nature, the body, medicine, and matter. She is the author of two books, and editor of a third on gender, health, and healing in the Middle Ages. Congratulations, Dr. Ritchey.

Pat Rutenberg has won a Lecturer Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Rutenberg is Distinguished Lecturer in History. She has special interests in twentieth-century American political and social history, as well as public history. She is also, as one might guess from this award, a very popular presence in the classroom. Congratulations, Dr. Rutenberg.