Members Making News

Members Making News highlights the accomplishments of AHA members. Members are encouraged to submit news about prizes, honors, significant publications, media appearances, and other professional achievements. (Please note that this page does not currently feature employment-related announcements, such as those concerning hiring or promotion.) Entries to be considered for inclusion in Members Making News can be about yourself, another AHA member, or a group of whom at least one is an AHA member. AHA staff will review all submissions; we reserve the right to reject or modify submissions that do not meet our guidelines.

  • AHA Member Wins 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Alaina Roberts (Univ. of Pittsburgh), winner of the Center for Great Plains Studies’ 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for her book I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land Univ. of Pennsylvania Press). The Stubbendieck Prize celebrates the most outstanding work about the Great Plains during the past year. The book prize committee selected Roberts‘s book as “a transformative work in its conceptualization of narratives about slavery, indigenous people, and settler colonialism in the Great Plains.”

  • AHA Members Named Winners and Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in History (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Nicole Eustace (New York Univ.), Ada Ferrer (New York Univ.), and Kate Masur (Northwestern Univ.) for their recognition by the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Committee. Eustace’s book Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (Liveright/Norton) and Ferrer’s book Cuba: An American History (Scribner) were named the winners of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History, and Masur’s book Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (W. W. Norton) was named the finalist for the same prize.

  • AHA Members Awarded ACLS Project Development Grants (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Andrew Britt (Univ. of North Carolina Sch. of the Arts) and Marcio Eugenio Siwi (Towson Univ.), who were named awardees of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Project Development Grants program. Britt’s project The Paradoxes of Ethnoracial Space in São Paulo, 1930s-1980s and Siwi’s, Making the Modern and Cultured City: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Post-WWII São Paulo, were selected for the program, which “offers grants in aid to faculty at teaching-intensive colleges and universities whose research projects are poised to make important advancements in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences.”

  • AHA Members Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (April 2022)

    Apr 28, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Sven Beckert (Harvard Univ.) and former AHA Council member David A. Bell (Princeton Univ.), who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences class of 2022 along with a number of fellow historians. Founded in 1780, the academy is “both an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to address significant challenges.”

  • AHA Members Announced as 2022 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellows (April 2022)

    Apr 28, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Christina Ghanbarpour (Saddleback Coll.), Tracy Lai (Seattle Central Coll.), and Kelli Yoshie Nakamura (Kapi'olani Comm. Coll.) for being named as recipients of the 2022 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Community College Faculty Fellowships. These fellowships “recognize the vital contributions to scholarship, teaching, and local communities made by humanities and interpretive social science faculty who teach at two-year institutions.”

  • AHA Members Named to 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows (April 2022)

    Apr 28, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Keisha N. Blain (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Sarah Cameron (Univ. of Maryland, Coll. Park), George Derek Musgrove (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County), and Mark R. Wilson (Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte) for being named to the 2022 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. The Carnegie Fellowship Program “recognizes… exceptional scholars, journalists, and authors with $200,000 stipends, making it possible for the fellows to devote their time to significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities.”

  • AHA Members Named 2022 Guggenheim Fellows (April 2022)

    Apr 26, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to the 12 AHA members who were named to the Guggenheim Fellows cohort of 2022. Fellowship recipients were chosen from “a rigorous application and peer review process out of almost 2500 applicants” and “appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.”

  • AHA Member Named ATBL Fellow for 2022-23 (April 2022)

    Apr 25, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Ben Wright (Univ. of Texas, Dallas), former AHA Career Diversity fellow Megan Piorko (Science History Inst.), and their fellow historian Helena Yoo Ruth (City Univ. of New York) for being named to the 2022-23 cohort of the American Trust for the British Library’s (ATBL) Transatlantic Fellowship Program. The Transatlantic Fellowship Program is “an integral part of the ATBL’s mission to promote and support the work of the British Library, one of the world’s greatest research libraries.”

  • AHA Members Awarded NEH Grants (April 2022)

    Apr 15, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to the 23 AHA members who have been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of $33.17 million in funding for humanities projects nationwide. The grants, which include summer research stipends and fellowship programsas well as support for other projects, wil l“lift up humanities organizations working to preserve and tell the stories of local and global communities, and bring high-quality public programs and educational resources directly to the American public.”

  • AHA Members Named as 2022 ACLS Fellows (April 2022)

    Apr 12, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to the seven AHA members who were selected as recipients of the 2022 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowships: Nancy O. Gallman (Lewis & Clark Coll.); David Newman Glovsky (Univ. of Albany, SUNY); Holly Miowak Guise (Univ. of New Mexico); Ceyda Karamursel (SOAS, Univ. of London); Elizabeth Lhost (Dartmouth Coll.); Ava Purkiss (Univ. of Michigan); and Justin Randolph (Texas State Univ.). The ACLS fellowship program “supports exceptional scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences that has the potential to make significant contributions within and beyond their fields.”