History Alumni

Recent Alumni Notes


Ellen Yutzy Glebe (PhD '08) is working as a translator (German to English) and editor (English) specialized in academic texts. Recent works include: a forthcoming translation (The Body Populace by Heinrich Hartmann) with MIT Press, a forthcoming volume of edited texts on medieval climate history, and an ongoing translation project on the Bruderhof during the Third Reich (Thomas Nauerth's Zeugnis, Liebe und Widerstand). Further details at writinghistory.de.


Filmmaker Roberta Grossman (BA '80) calls Oyneg Shabes "the most important unknown story of the Holocaust." In a recent with California Magazine, she discussed her documentary film, Who Will Write Our History, and the complicated reality of Holocaust narratives.


Erin Harvey Moody (BA '93) has been working as a needlework historian for the last several years. After graduating from Cal, Erin went on to study embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework, and continued researching and writing about early modern needlework. Erin is a partner of Relics in Situ, which focuses on writing, lecturing, and teaching workshops on period embroidery. Erin's articles include: "A Book by Its Cover: Embroidery fit for a prince," in Harvard Magazine, and "The Benefit of Wear: An Analysis of Damaged Needlework," in Needle Arts Magazine.


Jered Solow (BA '04) took up acting in Los Angeles and landed a guest spot on Parenthood as well as some fun movies and commercials. Since then Jered has taken on a role managing hearing aid stores, which are currently expanding to Danville and Los Angeles. Jered always says "Go Bears!" to anyone wearing Cal garb around the world.


An article by Macklin Thornton (BA '15) appears in a recent issue of The San Diego Law Review: "Laying Siege to the Ivory Tower: Resource Allocation in Response to the Heckler's Veto on University Campuses." The piece addresses the economic and First Amendment implications of the heckler's veto on public university campuses. Instead of focusing squarely on the university, the piece examines the university as part of the surrounding community and offers a solution that provides universities a roadmap to fulfill their constitutional obligations while allocating the cost between both the university and community.

Career Diversity Initiative

As a participant in the American Historical Association's Career Diversity Initiative, the Department is working to better prepare graduate students and early-career historians for a range of career options, within and beyond the academy. If you're an alum who's interested in getting involved with this initiative, contact Career Diversity Fellow Sarah Stoller.

History Homecoming

Our annual panel and alumni reception is held at the beginning of each spring term. This is your chance to mingle with fellow alumni and current students after enjoying a sampling of presentations from history faculty! The next History Homecoming will take place at Alumni House on February 6, 2019. Check back here in the winter for more information.