Hoehne earns emerging scholar award

Photo Credit: Patrick Hoehne
by CAS MarComm Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:35

Patrick Hoehne, graduate student in the Department of History, has earned an Emerging Scholar Award from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to complete his dissertation, "American Reavers: A Genealogy of Extralegal Collective Violence in the United States."

The award recognizes promising graduate student researchers in their final year of writing a doctoral dissertation examining violence—especially projects aiming to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.

Hoehne studies extralegal collective violence between the American Revolution and the end of the Civil War. In 2021, he launched the Riot Acts project to accompany his dissertation, which uses maps, network analysis, and machine learning to explore over 2,200 instances of violence.