Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate History Conference Presenters: 

Kayla Hoang

Alyssa Park

Ben Fuller

Angel de Jesus Castillo

Jacob Rodriguez

Kevin Qin

Undergraduate Student Awards

Outstanding Presentation Award - Spiro Sun, Catherine Johnson

Undergraduate Research Award - Kayla Hoang, Jacob Rodriguez

Vicki L. Ruiz Scholarship in History - Isabel Verduzco

Humanities Award in History - Jasmine Doan


Graduate Students

Master of Arts in History Graduates

Rivka Arbetter, “Rumor and Intercession: How Eleanor of Aquitane’s Mediator Role Affected Her Reputation as Queen of England” (Advisor: McLoughlin)

Gayane Iskandaryan, “A Crack in the Iron Curtain: Armenia-Diaspora Relations and Soviet Armenian Migration to Los Angeles County, 1988-2000s” (Advisor: Berberian)

Tram Vu, “Virginity, Identity, and Margery Kempe” (Advisor: Nancy McLoughlin)


Doctor of Philosophy in History Graduates

Noah Dolim, “‘To Grow and Give Life to the Nation’: Native Hawaiian Women’s Clubs, Governance, and Sovereignties” (Committee Chair: Adria Imada) Filing Summer 2023.

Javiera Letelier Carvajal, “Modernizing Households: Gender and Consumption in Chile, 1959-1973. The Promotion, Sale, and Acquisition of Household Appliances” (Committee Chair: Heidi Tinsman)

Brian Spivey, “Pollution Revolution: Maoist Environmentalism in the Late Cultural Revolution, 1970-1974” (Committee Chairs: Emily Baum & Jeff Wasserstrom)

Stephanie Narrow, “Systems of Subordination: Race, Culture, and Imperial Order in the Gold Rush Pacific” (Committee Chair: David Igler) Filing Summer 2023.

Pratichi Priyambada, ““Slaves,” “Prostitutes” or “Performers”: Indian Women Dancers in Colonial Western India” (Committee Chair: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu) Filing Summer 2023.

Makanani Sala, Title Unavailable - studies the use of education as a tool for US Cultural Imperialism in Hawaii in the 19th & 20th-centuries, (Committee Chair: Adria Imada), Filing Summer 2023.

Ayuko Takeda, “Chains of Internment: U.S. Military Governance of Camps in the Northern Mariana Islands and Okinawa, 1944-1946” (Committee Chair: Adria Imada) Filing Summer 2023.


Graduate Student Departmental Awards

Dickson D. Bruce Graduate Research Award: Christian Toshiro Okubo

Charles & Ann Quilter Graduate Student Awards:Emilee Ramirez, Jafet Rodriguez Yak, Camila Sanhueza, Gabi Straughn, Wyatt Wiggins

Summer Research Awards: Josthin Amado Hernandez, Clay Ammentorp, Dante Garcia, Nathaniel Pigott, Pedro Puentes, Bedros Torosian, Ogūl Tuna


Graduate Student Fellowships & Awards

Spencer Gomez, “Center for the Study of Global Slavery Internship, Smithsonian - National Museum of African American History and Culture”

Javiera Letelier Carvajal, “Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellowship”

Stephanie Martinez, “Ford Foundation’s Predoctoral Fellowship”

Stephanie Narrow, “Mellon Applied History Fellow, Center of the American West, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder”

Pedro Puentes, “H.O.T Summer Fellow”, “Outstanding Advisor of the Year, Sorority & Fraternity Life”, “UCI What Matters to me & Why Committee Member”, “UCHRI Multicampus Graduate Student Working Group Grant”

Elif Shannon-Chastain, “Armenian Studies Prize in Honor of Sylvie Tertzakian”

Brian Spivey, “Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellowship”

Berenice Tepozano, ““Ford Foundation’s Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention”

Ogūl Tuna, “OC Trex Scholarship”, “Armenian Studies Prize in Honor of Sylvie Tertzakian”, “History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M Paper Award for Best PhD Paper”

Wyatt Wiggins, “H.O.T Summer Fellow”, “DTEI Summer Scholars Award”, “UC MRPI Routes of Enslavement Research Grant”, “Center for Medical Humanities Research Award” 


Graduate Student Publications

  • Stephanie Narrow

    • Unequal Sisters: A Radical Reader in U.S. Women's History (5th edition), Co-Editor with Vicki L Ruiz, Kim Cary Warren, and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Forthcoming 2023

    • "'Nothing Less Than Justice:' The 1977 California International Women's Year Conference," Co-Authored with Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Haleigh Marcello, California History, Forthcoming Summer 2023

    • "'From the Margins Toward the Center: California Women and the National Women's Conference," Co-Authored with Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Haleigh Marcello, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Volume 26, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2022

    • "Empires, Oceans, and Emotion: Unexpected Encounters in the Archive,"Americas and Oceania Collections Blog, Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, 25 August 2023

  • Pratichi Priyambada

    • Review of Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema, by Usha Iyer. South Asian History and Culture, DOI: 10.1080/19472498.2022.2094951

  • Wyatt Wiggins

    • Book Review of Manuel Covo’s “Entrepôt of Revolutions: Saint-Domingue, Commercial Sovereignty, and the French-American Alliance”, in The Journal of the Early Republic 

  • Ogul Tuna

  • Pedro Puentes

    • "The Role of Academic Bridge Leaders in Higher Education: Setting the Foundation for Latinx Student Success" in Journal of Education and Social Justice (Forthcoming Spring 2023) 

  • Spencer Gomez

    • 2023 Borucki, Alex and Spencer Gomez. "Digitization, Datasets, and (Re)discovering Slaving Voyages in New Granada." Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation 4, no. 2 (2023): 22-26.


New Faculty Books

Talar Chahinian - Stateless: The Politics of the Armenian language in Exile, Syracuse University Press

Vinayak Chaturvedi - Hindutva and Violence: V. D. Savarkar and the Politics of History, SUNY Press

Matthias Lehmann, The Baron: Maurice de Hirsch and the Jewish Nineteenth Century, Stanford University Press

Mark LeVine, We’ll Play till We Die: Journeys across a Decade of Revolutionary Music in the Muslim World, UC Press

Chelsea Schields - Offshore Attachments: Oil and Intimacy in the Caribbean, University of California Press

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu - Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress, NYU Press


Fellowships & Awards

Kevan Aguilar, ““Paul Vanderwood Best Article Prize in Mexican History”

Alex Borucki, UC MRPI Grant for project “Routes of Enslavement in the Americas”

Diu-Huong Nguyen, “2023-2023 Hellman Fellowship Award”

Chelsea Schields, “Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Linda Hall Library”, “NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine”

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, “2022 Sarah Mazelis Health Promotion Practice Paper of the Year”, “2023 Mary Nickliss Prize in Women’s and/or Gender History”, “Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Association for Asian American Studies”