Ph.D. Candidate Sibaja Accepts UMBC Postdoc

Ph.D. Candidate Sibaja Accepts UMBC Postdoc

Ph.D. Candidate Rwany Sibaja has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). At UMBC, Sibaja will complement a strong and globally-focused history department with his background in Latin American and digital history, as well as history education. His appointment is part of UMBC's Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity, which will begin its second cycle this fall. The fellowship prepares scholars for tenure-track appointments by providing research and teaching mentors, courses to teach in the host department, specialized professional development, and support for further research. UMBC is an Honors University located in Catonsville and is a member of the University System of Maryland.

In June, Sibaja will defend his dissertation, "¡Animales!: Modernity, Civility, and Constructions of Identity in Argentine Soccer, 1946-1970." His dissertation advisor is Professor Matthew Karush, with Professors Joan Bristol, and John Nauright as additional committee members.