May 2014 graduate Alec Tare was named recipient of Phi Alpha Theta's Lynn W. Turner Prize. This is the highest national award granted by Phi Alpha Theta (the history national honor society) for a piece of undergraduate research. Alec's paper was based on the senior thesis he wrote under the supervision of Professor Justin Behrend, entitled "Nobody Should Use Them Ill...Strike One and Strike All: Patterns of Evolving Resistance among Slave Trade Sailors during the 18th Century". Congratulations to Alec!
The History Department is pleased to welcome Professor Ryan Jones as our newest tenure-track faculty member. Ryan comes to us from Washington University in St. Louis where he spent a year as a visiting professor. With a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jones brings expertise in Latin American history, cultural history, and the history of gender and sexuality. Ryan came to Geneseo as part of a cluster hire in Latin American Studies that included searches in the departments of History, Political Science and International Relations, Anthropology, and Languages and Literatures. You can learn more about Ryan and the cluster hire here.