Academics

Graduate Student & Alumni News

Congratulations to recipients of the 2016 History MA Program Awards!

  • Award for Academic Excellence: Judith Marshall 
  • Book Award for Best Final Project: Kristof Nelson 

Ashley Kennedy-MacDougall (Archives track) will be starting a job as Processing Archivist for the Facilities division at Northeastern University. 

Nicole Breault (MA 2014) will be attending the History PhD program at UConn next fall. Congrats Nicole!

Caitlin Pinkham (MA 2015) is working as a Library Assistant at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in Manchester NH.

Lindsay Fulton (MA 2015) has been promoted to Director of Research Services at New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Catherine Shaw's (MA 2015) capstone paper was published in the Fall 2015 volume of the New England Journal of History as “An Experiment at Work: Women Workers at the Fore River and Hingham Shipyards during World War II.” Congrats Catherine!

Katie Fortier (History and Archives Track) will begin working as an archivist at Pathfinder International.

Lauren Prescott (Public History Track) received a 1-year position as Administrator at the South End Historical Society.

Judith Marshall (MA 2015) was interviewed by Chris Lovett of Boston Neighborhood News.  She and Jim Conway, former resident of Columbia Point and a member of the UMass Boston Board of Visitors, spoke about the community history event on May 9th, “Making a History of Columbia Point.”  Watch the video here.

Joan Ilacqua (MA 2014) is Oral history Project Coordinator at the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. 

Rachael Guadagni (MA 2015) is now on the staff at the Lynn Museum and Historical Society and is responsible for Guest Services and Social Media Outreach.

Jonathan Green (Public History Track) has been appointed Curator and Caretaker of the Suffolk Resolves House, a historic house that serves as headquarters of the Milton (Massachusetts) Historical Society. Jon oversees the general maintenance of the Suffolk Resolves House and the Milton Historical Society's collections, and he hosts monthly open houses. He also serves on the Board of the Milton Historical Society and assists in locating material culture relating to Milton's history that will be accessioned as part of the Society's collections.

Tara Mayes (Public History Track) has been appointed Collections Manager/Assistant Curator at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Vincent Capone (MA 2013) is teaching English as a foreign language at Kaplan International Colleges at their Northeastern University location. Vincent is also finishing up a project at Northeastern University’s Archives and Special Collections, digitizing the records of the Chinese Progressive Association.

History graduate student, Paige Kinder (Public History Track), served as a judge for the Massachusetts History Day regional contest in March 2015. Massachusetts History Day is the state affiliate of National History Day, a highly regarded academic program for middle and secondary school students that won the National Humanities Award in 2011. Ask the grad students about their experiences supporting young historians!