Assistant professor of history Greg O'Malley has been awarded the 2010 ACLS Oscar Handlin Fellowship, plus the 2010 Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture's Mellon Fellowship.

O'Malley will use the awards to complete his book project, Final Passages: The British Intercolonial Slave Trade, 1619-1807.

He was additionally awarded the Cappon Prize this Spring for the best article published last year in the William & Mary Quarterly, the premier journal for colonial American history.

"In light of the retirement of many of the founding faculty that built UCSC and genuinely mourning their loss to the campus, we should not lose sight of our new faculty members who are admirably following in their footsteps," noted Humanities Dean Georges Van Den Abbeele.

"It's important to recognize we have many up-and-coming young scholars--such as Greg O'Malley, Minghui Hu, Matthew O'Hara, and Catherine Jones in the History Department--who are showing a similar profile of innovative research and prestigious awards, as well as dedicated classroom teaching," he added.