Patrick Brown Receives a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Russia!

April 9th, 2015

Congratulations to Patrick Brown for receiving a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Russia!

Patrick’s research focuses on working-class history from 1926 to 1941: a period during which the Soviet Union mobilized all possible resources to achieve accelerated industrial growth.

While in Russia, Patrick will be examining largely neglected published and archival materials and will interview workers and the families of those who labored during the period of “socialist construction.” Focusing on two distinct industrial districts of Nizhnii Novgorod—the older Sormovo district and the new Gorky auto district—the project will explore several dimensions of working-class history: social composition, commonalities and differences (in identity, cultural norms, material condition, expectations), and the party’s effort to orchestrate rapid growth and resolve or mask these internal differences within the “single” working class.

Patrick’s research will culminate in a dissertation titled, “Revolution in the Working Class: Community, Conflict, and Identity in Nizhnii Novgorod, 1917-1941.”

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Derron Wallace Awarded the 2014-2015 AERA’s Division G Distinguished Dissertation Award

March 19th, 2015

Derron is a Florence Levy Kay Fellow and Lecturer in Education and African and Afro- American Studies. He is a sociologist of education whose research interests include global perspectives on urban education, comparative and international education, Black ethnic relations, and disability studies. He recently received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall and Gates Cambridge Scholar. Previously, he worked as a community organizer and consultant with Local Educational Authorities in London. Derron currently teaches ED 170a, Critical Perspectives in Urban Education.

Derron was recently awarded the 2014-2015 AERA’s Division G Distinguished Dissertation Award, which is given to honor a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological, and rhetorical quality on an important topic that addresses social contexts of education.

Congratulations, Derron!


The 2014 Tomlinson Prize

January 15th, 2015

Dr. Paul Jankowski, Raymond Ginger Professor of History at Brandeis University, has won the 2014 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for his book “Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.”

The prize is offered annually for the best historical work on World War One by The World War One Historical Association. It consists of a check for $3,000 and a bronze plaque. For more information on the programs and publications of The World War One Historical Association, consult our website, ww1ha.org.

The winner is chosen by a panel chaired by Professor Dennis Showalter of Colorado College. Other members of the selection panel are Dr. Michael Neiberg of the U. S. Army War College and Amb. Leonard G. Shurtleff, a former WW1HA president.


The 2014 Tomlinson Prize

January 9th, 2015

Dr. Paul Jankowski, Raymond Ginger Professor of History at Brandeis University, has won the 2014 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for his book “Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.”

The prize is offered annually for the best historical work on World War One by The World War One Historical Association. It consists of a check for $3,000 and a bronze plaque. For more information on the programs and publications of The World War One Historical Association, consult our website, ww1ha.org.

The winner is chosen by a panel chaired by Professor Dennis Showalter of Colorado College. Other members of the selection panel are Dr. Michael Neiberg of the U. S. Army War College and Amb. Leonard G. Shurtleff, a former WW1HA president.


Shostak, Cunningham honored at ASA annual meeting

August 25th, 2014

Two Brandeis University professors will be honored at the 2014 American Sociological Association’s annual meeting on August 16-19.

Professor David Cunningham will be awarded the Outstanding Book Award from the Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict for “Klansville, U.S.A,” his work on the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan. Additionally, the book received an honorable mention from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.

Associate professor Sara Shostak will be awarded the Robert K. Merton Book Award by the Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology and the Elliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award from the Section on Medical Sociology for her book, “Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health.”

Read more about Shostak’s awards on Provost Direct.


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