University - Department of History
Dr. José C. Curto was appointed to a tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor in
African History, effective July 1, 2003. Professor Curto was also appointed to the
Graduate Programme in History, Faculty of Graduate Studies, for a 3 year term commencing
July 1, 2003.
King's College - Department of History
Dr. Renée Soulodre-La France was appointed to a tenure-track position position as
Assistant Professor in Latin American History, effective July 1, 2003.
Portland State University - Department of History
Omar Eno was appointed an adjunct position as Assistant Professor in the Department of
CIRMA (Guatemala) & CIHAC (Costa Rica)
Dr. Rina Cáceres Gómez will enter an administrative role as Presidenta de la Junta
Directiva de Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica (CIRMA), Guatemala, and
also Directora del Centro de Investigaciones Historicas e America Central (CIHAC),
Universidad de Costa Rica.
Dr. Femi Kolapo a former PhD student and post-doctoral fellow and currently Assistant
Professor at University of Guelph, Ontario was awarded a SSHRC Research Grant. His
research is titled "Patterns of West Africa's Integration into a New International
Economic Order: The Lower Niger River Basin Experience, 1807-1884".
National Endowment for the Humanities - Vanderbilt University 2003
Professor Jane Landers and Dr. Mariza de Carvalho Soares were sucessful in their
application to the NEH Council. The project is titled "Ecclesiastical Sources and
Historical Research on the African Diaspora in Brazil and Cuba"