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Ph.D. Student, Satgin Hamrah, organized a panel for the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). She is both an organizer and a paper presenter presenting. She will be presenting in the session titled "From the Cold War to the War on Terror: The Paradoxes of U.S. Involvement in the Middle East & South Asia since the Second World War." Her paper title is "The Mobilization of militant Islamists in the Cold War & its Long-term Impact on the Greater Middle East and South Asia."

The Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Shimla) has published an essay on early stages of our graduate student, Tathagata Dutta's, research. View the publication.

Read a travel log written by our own Ph.D. student Tathagata Dutta, published by The Quint.

Congratulations to sophomore Desmond Fonseca for receiving the Humanity in Action fellowship and the Laidlaw Scholarship.

The History Department is pleased to congratulate the following history majors on their recent awards.
Congratulations to Hong Jie Lim, LA '16, for being the recipient of the 1st place in the Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award for courses 001-099 for his paper, "Exploited Workers, Laboring Mothers: Plantation Women in the Formal and Informal Economy of Colonial Malaya, 1900-1940". The paper was written for the fall 2014 Foundation Seminar, History 95: Plantation Histories.

Congratulations to Katherine Eisenberg, LA'16, for being the recipient of 2nd place in the Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award for courses 001-099 for her paper "A'isha: The Evolution of Her Interpretation." The paper was written for the fall 2014 Foundation Seminar, History 97: Men, Women and Patriarchy in the Middle East.

Congratulations to Jeramey Evans, LA'16, Grigory Khakimov, LA'16, Sam Pearl-Schwartz, LA'17, and Andrew Wofford, LA'17, who are all recipients of 2015 Tufts Summer Scholar grants!

Congratulations to Aniket De, LA'16, and Natalie Girshman, LA'16, for being elected as juniors to the Tufts chapter, Delta of Massachusetts, of Phi Beta Kappa and to Hannah Arnow, LA'15, for her election as a senior to the Tufts chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Tufts Doctoral Candidate in History selected for National History Center Summer Seminar
Lata Parwani, a Ph.D. candidate in South Asian history, has been selected to participate in the National History Center's sixth international seminar on decolonization, to be held summer of 2011 in Washington DC. The Seminar is co-sponsored by the American Historical Association and the John W. Kluge Center for the Library of Congress, and supported by the Mellon Foundation.

Ms. Parwani will participate based on her thesis topic, "From Homeland to Motherland: Reflections on the Sindhi Hindu Exodus, 1947-1949."

Lata Parwani has received a Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowship at Williams College for 2011-2013. During the two-year residency, fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of their doctoral dissertation, and teach one course as a faculty member in one of the College's academic departments or programs. During the second year the fellows again teach one course, and spend their remaining time on academic career development.