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 Book Published: A Concise History of the Middle East.

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi has published a co-authored book, A Concise History of the Middle East (Routledge).

A Concise History of the Middle East (Routledge).

Book Published: The INS on the Line

Dr. Debbie Kang's book, The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 was published by Oxford University Press in January 2017.

The Society for History in the Federal Government has awarded her book the 2018 Henry Adams Prize.  The Immigration and Ethnic History Society recognized the book with its Theodore Saloutos Book Award for presenting a major new scholarly interpretation related to the immigration history of the United States. The book won the annual book prize for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. The South Texas College Center for Mexican American Studies recognized INS on the Line as the best nonfiction book on Latino/a, Chicano/a, or Mexican American studies with the Americo Paredes Book Award. The Western History Association has recognized the book with the W. Turrentine-Jackson Award.

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The INS on the Line

2017-2018 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award

Dr. Jill Watts has been selected by President Karen Haynes as the 2017-2018 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award. The award recognizes Dr. Watt’s outstanding work in teaching, research and service, and is the highest honor a faculty member may receive at this university.

JIll Watts

Committee Service for 57th Conference of the Western History Association

Dr. Debbie Kang and Dr. Jill Watts served on the local arrangements Committee for the recent 57th Conference of the Western History Association in San Diego. Dr. Jill Watts chaired a panel, “The Digital and New Media Frontiers: Doing Digital History in Western Contexts.” Dr. Carmen Nava presented a paper at this panel, “Identity & Visuality in Public Commemorations of Cesar E. Chavez.”

Book Published: Beyond the Black Jacobins

Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall has published “Beyond The Black Jacobins: Haitian Revolution Historiography Comes of Age,” Journal of Haitian Studies 23, no. 1 (Spring 2017), 4 - 34.

Book Published: New Directions in French Holocaust Film

Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall has published "New Directions in French Holocaust Film: The Origin of Violence, Once in a Lifetime, and Victor 'Young' Perez" in Fiction and Film for French Historians (Jan. 2017).

Book Published: The Modern History of Iraq

Ibrahim al-Marashi and Phoebe Marr published their 4th edition of The Modern History of Iraq (Westview Press) in February 2017. 

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The Modern History of Iraq