Graduate Student & Alumni News

Congratulations to recipients of the 2017 History MA Program Awards!

Christopher Wright (MA, 2012, History Track) received his Ph.D in American history from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Bill Burton (MA, 2015, History Track) received a book contract from Penn State University Press for his book titled: Out in the Hinterland: Creating a LGBT Community in Rural Pennsylvania.

Catherine Shaw (MA, 2015, Teaching Track) has been appointed to the Abington Historical Commission.

Taylor Finch (Public History) is Historic Site Guide at The Church of the Presidents in Quincy, MA. 

Joven (Vini) Maranan (MA, 2016, History Track) is a Research Analyst at the Potomac Foundation in Vienna, Virginia, where he supports research on Sino-Philippine relations.

Caroline Littlewood (Public History Track) was awarded a competitive Library and Archives internship with Historic New England. She will be working on the Diana Korzenik Collection of Tintype Portraits.

Alexandra Borkowski (MA, 2016, History Track) will be entering the History PhD program at the University of Connecticut in Fall 2017.

Mary Concannon (Public History Track) is the new Program Coordinator at the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury.

Laura Kintz (MA, 2016, Archives Track) is Audiovisual Metadata Cataloger at the JFK Library.

Arabeth Balasko (MA, 2013, Archives Track) is the Digital Archivist for the Arlington, Virginia Public Library's Center for Local History.

Sarah Chaston (MA, 2015, Archives Track) is Document Control Specialist and Electronic Archivist at Toxikon Corporation.

Daniel Fleming (MA, 2015, Archives Track) is Archives Technician at NARA Boston.

Dan Sousa (MA, 2015, History Track) has accepted a two-year, full-time position in the Curatorial Department at Historic Deerfield in western Massachusetts. The position is an internship/fellowship funded by the Decorative Arts Trust. Dan will be spending the majority of his time at Historic Deerfield researching and writing about a particular group of objects in the museum’s collection and assisting with the management, organization, and preservation of the collection.

Arthur Motta, one of our online MA students, has an article in the The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology (2014) entitled “Water Wealth: The Quest for Economic Revival and a Public Water Supply in Nineteenth-Century New Bedford, Massachusetts."

Nicole Breault (MA 2014, History Track) began the History PhD program at the University of Connecticut.

Peter Liffers (MA 2015, Public History Track) engages visitors with the past through costumed role playing as a Historical Interpreter at Plimoth Plantation.

Judith Marshall (MA 2015, Public History Track) is Education and Research Specialist at the Lynn Museum.

Lauren Prescott (MA, 2016, Public History Track) is the Executive Director of the South End Historical Society. She has just received her first book contract from Arcadia's Postcard History Series. Lauren’s book will use the South End Historical Society's rich postcard collection from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to discuss the history of the South End.

Danielle Cournoyer (MA, 2016, Public History Track) is now a Researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Ashley Kennedy-MacDougall (MA 2015, Archives track) is Processing Archivist for the Facilities Division at Northeastern University. 

Caitlin Pinkham (MA, 2015, History Track) is a Program Analyst in the Department of Education in Washington, DC.

Lindsay Fulton (MA 2015, History Track) 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 (MA 2015, Archives Track) is Knowledge Management Assistant at Pathfinder International.

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

Kathy Shinnick (Public History Track) will co-edit with Doug Stark, Museum Director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, an upcoming volume in the AASLH’s Interpreting History Series: Interpreting Sports at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield).