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Michael Aguirre received a full-year dissertation fellowship from the Center for Engaged Scholarship. His article "Excavating the Chicano Movement: Chicana Feminism, Mobilization, and Leadership at El Centro de la Raza, 1970- 1975" will be included in the forthcoming work ¡Chicana Movidas! Mapping Technologies of Resistance in the Movimiento Era. Katie Blank received a Fulbright Award U.S. Student Program Fellowship. Ross Coen won a scholarship from the National Colonial Dames of America, as well as the Patricia Roppel Scholarship from the Alaska Community Foundation. Josué Estrada received a Latino/a Scholars Fellowship from the UW Graduate School and a Graduate Labor Research Grant from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. His article "Democratizing Washington State's Yakima County: A History of Latino/a Voter Suppression since 1967" was included in We Are Aztlan: Chicanx Histories in the Northern Borderland. Emily Marie Anderson Hall presented her paper titled "Ambiguity as Resistance: The Liminality of Humor within Kim Sŏnghwan's 'Mr. Kobau' and the Rise of the Editorial Cartoon in South Korea (1955-1960)" at the History in Making Conference in Montreal at Concordia University. Brad Horst received a Fritz Boeing Fellowship from the UW Graduate School. His paper, "The Ethnographic Encounter in the East: Russian Colonial Knowledge and the Gendering of Bacha, 1870-1920," was accepted to the Central Eurasian Studies Society annual conference as part of a larger panel, "Bacha and Beyond: Crossdressing and Gender Diversity in Central Asia." Roneva Keel received a Sawyer Seminar Dissertation fellowship for 2017-18. Patrick Lozar received support through the Philips Fund for Native American Research awarded by the American Philosophical Society in 2017. In 2017 – 2018, he received a Cobell Graduate Scholarship, awarded by Indigenous Education, Inc. Anna Nguyen received both a Summer FLAS Fellowship and a 2017-18 FLAS Fellowship for Vietnamese. Zachary Smith spent the past year doing research in Spain as the David and Helen Pinkney Graduate Fellow. Taylor Soja worked at the Pacific Science Center (PSC) during 2016-2017 as a Public Communications Fellow. Rachel Taylor served as a summer historian with the National Park Service. She worked with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) on the boiler room and steam plant at the hospital on Ellis Island. Matt Van Duyn received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research/Independent study grant to research and write in Shanghai, China. R E C E N T D I S S E R TAT I O N S Eric Johnson: " 'Our Dear Kazan': Urban Initiatives and Imperial Legacies, 1774-1860" Symbol Lai: "Decolonizing Okinawa: Social Science, Agriculture, and US Militarism, 1945-1972" Kevin McKenna: "Safer Sex: Gay Politics and the Remaking of Liberalism in Seattle, 1966-1995" Huong T.D. Nguyen: "Eve of Destruction: A Social History of Vietnam's Royal City, 1957–1967" Michael Reagan: "Capital City: New York in Fiscal Crisis" Alyson Roy: "Engineering Power: The Roman Triumph as Material Expression of Power, 211–55 BCE" Shruti Patel: "The Play of History: The Swaminarayan Religious Community" Sarah Zaides: "Tevye's Ottoman Daughter: The Making of Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews in the Shatterzones of Empire, 1882-1923" A L U M N I N E W S Steven Beda (PhD, 2014) is joining the faculty of the University of Oregon Department of History. Jessie Kindig (PhD, 2014) recently accepted a position as an acquisitions editor with Verso Books in Brooklyn, New York. Kevin McKenna (PhD, 2017) will be joining the Social Studies Department at the Overlake School in Redmond, Washington, in fall 2017. Maria Quintana (PhD, 2016) is joining the faculty of San Francisco State University. She accepted a position in the Latina/Latino Studies Department of the College of Ethnic Studies. Shruti Patel (PhD, 2017) is beginning a post-doctoral position at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, in August 2017. GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S T O 2 0 1 7 P H D A N D M A R E C I P I E N T S D E P A R T M E N T O F H I S T O R Y   11 history matters

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