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UofSC History Students and Alumni Continue to Excel

National Prizes and Awards, 2019-2021

AbbVie Immunology Scholarship: Jilliam Hinderliter


Alyce Whayne Hunley Grant (University of Kansas): Jeff Williams


American Historical Association Research Grants: Lewis Eliot


Association for Research Libraries Diversity Scholarship: Patrice Greene


Charleston Research Fellowship at the Center for Southern Jewish Culture: Jillian Hinderliter


Gilder Lerhman Research Fellowships: Lewis Eliot, DJ Polite


John A. Peters Fellowship (University of Wisconsin): Alexandra Belthenfalvy


John Carter Brown Library Fellowships: Lewis Eliot, Caleb Wittum


Massachusetts Historical Society: Pat O’Brien, Roberto Flores de Apodaca


Schoenecke Travel Grant: Andrew Walgren


Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Fellowship: DJ Polite


William A. Elwood Fellowship (University of Virginia): Emily Martin


UofSC Prizes and Awards, 2019-2021

Becht Family Endowment Fund Award: Alexandra Bethlenfalvy, Madeleine Steiner, Caleb Wittum


Bilinski Dissertation Fellowships: Andrew Gutkowski, Jillian Hinderliter, Maurice Robinson, Madeleine Steiner


Bridge Humanities Corps Fellowships: Melissa DeVelvis, Lewis Eliot, Andrew Gutkowski, Andrew Walgren


Emily Thompson Award (University of South Carolina WGST Program): Jillian Hinderliter


Graduate Civic Scholars Program: Jillian Hinderliter, DJ Polite


Harriott Hampton Faucette Award (University of South Carolina WGST Program): Jillian Hinderliter


SPARC Grants: Alexandra Bethlenfalvy, Melissa DeVelvis, Lewis Eliot, Jill Found, Stephanie Riley, Madeleine Steiner, Andrew Walgren, Jeff Williams, Caleb Wittum


University of South Carolina Breakthrough Graduate Scholar: Lewis Eliot


Walker Institute Fellowship: Helen Marodin


Books Since 2016

Kevin Dawson, Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).     

  • Winner of the 2019 Harriet Tubman Prize


Tiffany Florvil, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2020).


Tiffany Florvil (ed.), Rethinking Black German Studies: Approaches, Interventions, and Histories (New York: Peter Lang, 2018).


Bethany Johnson, You’re Doing it Wrong!: Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019).

  • Co-authored with Margaret Quinlan


Andrew Kettler, The Smell of Slavery: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).


Evan Kutzler, Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).


Evan Kutzler (ed.), Prison Pens: Gender, Memory, and Imprisonment in the Writings of Mollie Scollay and Wash Nelson, 1863-1866 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2019).

  • Co-edited with Timothy Williams


Evan Kutzler, Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2016).


Tyler Parry, Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020).


David Prior, Between Freedom and Progress: The Lost World of Reconstruction Politics (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019).


David Prior (ed.), Reconstruction in a Globalizing World (New York: Fordham University Press, 2018).


Rebecca Shrum, In the Looking Glass: Mirrores and Identity in Early America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).


Rebecca Shrum, Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences (New York: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2017).

  • Co-authored with Cherstin Lyon and Elizabeth Nix


Louis Venters, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bah’i Community (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015).


Since 2016, Uof SC Students and Alumni have published peer-reviewed articles in:


American Jewish History

American Studies

Archival History

Atlantic Studies

Early American Studies

European Journal of American Culture

Historical Journal

History Workshop Journal

Journal of American Culture

Journal of American History

Journal of American Studies

Journal of Civil and Human Rights

Journal of Contemporary African Studies

Journal of Glass Studies

Journal of Global Slavery

Journal of Presbyterian History

Journal of Southern History

Le Marin du Nord

Past & Present

Patterns of Prejudice

Slavery & Abolition


South Carolina Historical Magazine

The Public Historian


Since 2016 Uof SC Students and Alumni have published peer-reviewed essays in:

Black Perspectives

Borealia: A Group Blog on Early Canadian History

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum Blog

Contingent Magazine

Current Affairs




Jewish Women, Amplified

Kugels and Collards: An Affiliate Blog of Historic Columbia

Newport History


The Activist History Review

The Conversation

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Blog

The Professor Is In

The Washington Post



Students have Recently Presented at:

American Association for the History of Medicine

American Association for State and Local History

American Historical Association

British Association for American Studies

Comparative Abolition in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans

Consortium on the Revolutionary Era

Florida Conference of Historians

Institute of Humane Studies

Labor and Working-Class History Association

National Council of Public Historians

North American Conference on British Studies

Society for the History of Technology

South Carolina Historical Association

Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies

Transformations in Africana Studies

Urban History Association

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.