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Alumni Profiles

Jaime Lluch

April 13, 2015

Jaime Lluch (JD 1989; PhD 2007, Political Science), associate professor in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico, has three new books to his credit. Constitutionalism and the Politics of Accommodation in Multinational Democracies (... read more

Jody Weinstein

April 13, 2015

Jodi Weinstein (PhD 2007, History), adjunct professor of history at The College of New Jersey, has published her first book, Empire and Identity in Guizhou: Local Resistance to Qing Expansion (University of Washington Press), in the Studies on... read more

Mary Barr

April 13, 2015

Clemson University lecturer Mary Barr (PhD 2008, African American Studies, Sociology) is author of Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality (University of Chicago Press, 2014). The book is based on her prize-winning dissertation, “Black... read more

Honors for Original Work in Quantum Computing

January 23, 2015

Matthew Reed (PhD 2013, Physics) has won the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Physical Sciences. The prize was presented at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, in December. The award recognizes original... read more

How New York Became a Modern City

January 23, 2015

Catherine McNeur (PhD 2012, History), assistant professor of environmental and public history at Portland State University, recently published her first book: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City (Harvard University Press... read more

Congratulations, Senator Sasse!

January 21, 2015

Former university president Benjamin Sasse (PhD 2004, History) is now a US Senator, representing the state of Nebraska. Elected in November, he was sworn into office on January 6, 2015, when the 114th Congress met for the first time. Prior to... read more

Kathryn Gin Lum: Heaven and Hell in Pre-Civil War America

December 2, 2014

Kathryn Gin Lum (PhD 2010, History), assistant professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University, has authored Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book is based on her... read more

How and Why Chicago Created Suburbia and Urban Sprawl

September 24, 2014

Elaine Lewinnek (BA 1995, PhD 2005, American Studies) has published her first book, The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago’s Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book, based on her dissertation research,... read more

New Book Explores the Changing Status of Cats and Dogs

September 24, 2014

Science journalist David Grimm (Ph.D. 2004, Genetics) has written Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, he traces the changing status of dogs and cats, which were wild animals before... read more

Recent Yale Ph.D. Wins Two Political Science Awards..

September 16, 2014

MIT Assistant Professor Regina (Gina) Bateson (Ph.D. 2013, Political Science) has won the American Political Science Association’s 2014 Gabriel A. Almond Award for her dissertation, “Order and Violence in Postwar Guatemala.” In her dissertation,... read more

Alumnus Appointed to Serve on Yale Corporation

June 6, 2014

Yale President Peter Salovey recently named Peter B. Dervan (PhD 1972, Chemistry) to the Yale Corporation as a successor trustee. Dervan is currently finishing up a six-year term on the Corporation as an elected alumni fellow. “Yale is one of the... read more