Benjamin Breen wins dissertation award, accepts Assistant Professorship at UC Santa Cruz

Benjamin Breen (2011-2012 Dissertation Research Fellow) completed his PhD from UT Austin’s history department in May 2015 and took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Society of Fellows at Columbia University in August. Last spring he was offered a tenure track position at UC Santa Cruz’s Department of History, which he’ll join in January of 2017, after completing the Postdoc at Columbia. His dissertation, “Tropical Transplantations,” was recently awarded UT Austin’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2016.