Department Highlights

Dr. Sharra Vostral along with Tahira Reid in Mechanical Engineering has received an Innovate Learning Community Grant centered around a project titled "Beauty History and Design."  

Dr. Will Gray
published two important essays on the German economy and human rights.  They are: 

Peer Pressure in Paris: Country Reviews at the OECD in the 1960s and 1970s,” in The OECD and the International Political Economy since 1948, ed. Matthieu Leimgruber and Matthias Schmelzer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 209-231.

"Stabilizing the Global South:  West Germany, Human Rights, and Brazil, 1960-1980," in West Germany, the Global South, and the Cold War, ed. Agnes Bresselau von Bressendorf, Elke Seefried,and Christian F. Ostermann. German Yearbook of Contemporary History, Vol. 2, 2017, 119-35.

Dr. Yvonne Pitts' 
study abroad program, Sex, History, and the Cities that she co-directs with Lowell Kane (Dir. LGBTQ Center) has been awarded NASPA's (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Gender & Sexuality Knowledge Community's Exemplary Program Award for 2018. NASPA is the leading international association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. 


Dr. Randy Roberts
was named a 150th Anniversary Professor.  This named professorship recognizes Dr. Robert's achievements in teaching and research.

Dr. Margaret Tillman 
published "Uneven Terms:  Humanitarian Aid as Diplomatic Alliance or Political Weapon in China's Postwar Reconstruction,"  in The United States and China:  Agricultural, Economic, and Political Affairs edited by R. Douglas Hurt, Wang Siming, and Shi Hui (Beijing: China Agricultural Press, 2017)

Dr. David Atkinson
published "Chinese Green Tea Importation and the Development of the Nineteenth-century American State," in The United States and China: Agricultural, Economic, and Political Affairs, edited by R. Douglas Hurt, Wang Siming, and Shi Hui (Beijing: China Agricultural Press, 2017)

Dr. Sally Hastings
published "The Benefits and Lessons of Two Decades with U.S.-Japan Women's Journal," in U.S.-Japan Women's Journal: A Journal for the International Exchange of Gender Studies.

Dr. David Atkinson
published a piece that historicizes Donald Trump's immigration comments for Made By History in the Washington Post.  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/01/14/trumps-views-on-immigration-arent-as-bad-as-those-in-the-1920s-theyre-worse/?utm_term=.b7c4d0ee9354


Dr. Wendy Kline
published a piece in Made By History about the political stakes of Trump administrations's attempt to ban certain words at the CDC.  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/12/18/trumps-latest-assault-on-women/?utm_term=.9e94a69a3f43


Dr. Randy Roberts
had an interview on the Hammer and Nigel Show about JFK.  His interview aired on 93.1 WIBC in Indianapolis.

Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell
has been asked to write an article on Trump's use of celebrity as president for NBC's new opinion section.  Here is the link 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-obsession-his-own-celebrity-may-doom-his-legacy-ncna812656

Dr. Mary X Mitchell has published an article titled "History, Ethics, and the Environmental Archive" in Somatosphere.  Here is the link http://somatosphere.net/2017/10/history-ethics-and-the-environmental-archive.html

Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell has written a piece on the current allegations of sexual harassment and violence against Harvey Weinstein for Made By History.  Here is the link https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/10/13/harvey-weinstein-exposed-hollywoods-real-politics-sexist-and-exploitative-not-liberal/?utm_term=.0292a08729f4

Professor Wendy Kline
has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.  

Professor Kathryn Cramer Brownell and Ms Kayleigh Mann
announce the latest issue of The Purdue Historian, published by our Phi Alpha Theta Chapter. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/puhistorian/


Professor Sharra Vostral
was interviewed by The Guardian concerning changes in menstrual hygiene technologies.  Here is the link from The Guardian, “Heavy Flow: Are Period Pants the Revolutionary solution to an age old problem?”     


Professor David Atkinson
contributed a Q&A on Charlottesville and the alt-right with Dave Bangert of the Journal and Courier.  Please see the link. http://www.jconline.com/story/opinion/columnists/dave-bangert/2017/08/14/bangert-before-charlottesville-purdue-got-white-nationalist-wake-up-call/563060001/


Professor Margaret Mih Tillman
 received a good write up for her presentation at the Modern China Workshop at the Hoover Institution and Sanford University.  Please see the link.  http://www.hoover.org/news/exploring-contemporary-chinese-history-hoover-holds-annual-summer-workshop-modern-china

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