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Congratulations to our undergraduates

Erik Baker’s SHC honors thesis project, “Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi: Credibility, Consensus, and Concern in the History of the Origins of AIDS,” has been awarded the SHC Essay Prize for 2016. Erik’s work was also accepted for presentation at the NU Undergraduate Research Expo. The Expo will be held on June 1st with Erik's panel taking place between 1:00- 2:30 pm in the Arch Room, Norris Center. Erik will be starting the History of Science PhD program at Harvard University in the fall.

Congratulations to our graduate students

Jaimie Morse has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-17 to complete her dissertation, “Documenting Mass Rape: The Emergence and Implications of Medical Evidence Collection Techniques in Settings of Armed Conflict and Mass Violence.”

Congratulations to our graduate students

Alka Menon and Margarita Rayzberg have both been awarded Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants from the Science, Technology, and Society program of the NSF. Alka’s dissertation is “Constructing the Ethnic Body: Race and Social Identity in Cosmetic Surgery in Multiethnic Societies,” and Margarita’s is “Controlling the Field: The History and Contemporary Practices of Social Experimentation in International Development.”

Congratulations to our graduate students

Kevin Baker has been selected as the Charles Babbage Institute's Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year in support of his dissertation project on the history of computer simulation models and international development policies.

Congratulations to our graduate students

Margarita Rayzberg has been awarded a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy to complete her dissertation. On top of their regular grant, Margarita was selected as their annual Robert K. Merton awardee “for the most outstanding project in Theory and Practice.”