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 Members Named Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows (May 2021)

    May 13, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to the graduate students who have been named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows, including AHA members Gili Kliger (Harvard Univ.), Sherri Sheu (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, and councilor, at large, AHA Council), and Kristine Wright (Princeton Univ.). The Newcombe Fellowship, awarded by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, is the nation's largest and most prestigious award for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

  • AHA Member Wins Book Prizes (May 2021)

    May 12, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Thavolia Glymph (Duke Univ.), who has won the 2021 John Nau Prize for the best book in the American Civil War Era for her book The Women’s Fight: The Civil War Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation. The Women’s Fight also won the Tom Watson Brown Book Award from the Society of Civil War Historians and the Watson-Brown Foundation. She will be presented the award during the Southern Historical Association's November annual meeting. Glymph is a past member of the AHA Nominating Committee. 

  • AHA Member Awarded Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant (May 2021)

    May 12, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Tasha Rijke-Epstein (Vanderbilt Univ.), who has won a 2021-22 Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant for her project “Archiving Waste: Community Histories of Race and Environmental Justice in Nashville.” 

  • AHA Members among SAH Awardees and Fellows (May 2021)

    May 11, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Lonnie Bunch (Smithsonian Institution), who was awarded the Society of American Historians’ (SAH) Tony Horwitz Prize “honoring distinguished work in American history of wide appeal and enduring public significance”; Christopher Tomlins (Univ. of California, Berkeley), for winning the Francis Parkman Prize “honoring literary merit in the writing of history” for In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History; and Brianna Nofil (Coll. of William and Mary), who won the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize for "Detention Power: Jails, Camps, and the Origins of Immigrant Incarceration, 1900-2002." And congratulations to the five AHA members newly elected as fellows of the SAH: Daina Ramey Berry (Univ. of Texas, Austin), Crystal N. Feimster (Yale Univ.), Madeline Y. Hsu (Univ. of Texas, Austin), Claire Bond Potter (New School), and Claudio Saunt (Univ. of Georgia). 

  • AHA Members Named Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellows (May 2021)

    May 07, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Ariela Gross (Univ. of Southern California) and Tiya Miles (Harvard Univ.), who were announced as Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellows for 2021-22. 

  • AHA Members Named 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders (May 2021)

    May 05, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Mike Amezcua (Georgetown Univ.) and Gema Karina Santamaria Balmaceda (Loyola Univ., Chicago), who have been named 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders. The awards support junior faculty, and 11 scholars were selected for the 2021 cycle.

  • AHA Member Accepted into Academic Leadership Institute (May 2021)

    May 04, 2021 - 

    Reginald K. Ellis, councilor on the AHA’s Professional Division, has been accepted into the Academic Leadership Institute, a partnership between the University of Michigan and The New School. Ellis is an associate professor of history and the assistant dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Florida A&M University.

  • AHA Member Appointed Newberry Library Vice President (April 2021)

    Apr 29, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Laura McEnaney, who has been appointed the Newberry Library's vice president for research and academic programs. McEnaney is the AHA’s vice president, Teaching Division. She is will be joining the Newberry from Whittier College in California, where she is professor of history. 

  • AHA Member Appointed Director of NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access (April 2021)

    Apr 28, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Briann G. Greenfield, who has been appointed the director of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access. Greenfield joins the NEH from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, CT, where she served as executive director. 

  • AHA Members Named 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellows (April 2021)

    Apr 28, 2021 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Beth L. Bailey (Univ. of Kansas) and Francoise N. Hamlin (Brown Univ.), who have been named to the 2021 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. The program “provides philanthropic support for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society.”